Van Buren inspiration, more fan LEGO, and the PPN story!

Hi Gs,

What isn’t happening in the world of Poptropica? Prepare to have your mind blown with all the new things happening in the Poptropica universe! 😀

Van Buren inspiration

PHB reader JLBblue2003 recently discovered something about the antagonist of Survival Island — he’s based on yet another character from the classic Robin Williams movie, Jumanji. If you’ve ever seen the film, you may remember an angry hunter that chases the movie’s main characters around with a barrel shot gun and a wicked ‘stache. He bears an uncanny resemblance to Van Buren.

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If that wasn’t enough, the hunter from the movie is named Van Pelt! Such resemblance. 😛

More Fan LEGO creations

Blake recently posted about a new LEGO creation made by a fan called TheFastComet, but if you check out the page of the project you’ll find even more from the set. The small rock acts a containment unit for swords! Also, check out that flag. 😛

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That’s pretty neat, but if you check out Fast Comet’s other creation, Binary Bard’s Citadel, you can see how awesome LEGO Poptropica could be.

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He plans to do more, so keep up to date on his E. Vile creation update page. The next project of his is the red rocket from Legendary Swords. Go support him for more awesome Poptropica creations! And while you’re at it, check out Dr. Hare (not the official one) on LEGO Cuusoo for more awesome ideas. 🙂

And it turns out that the original LEGO Cuusoo project from Poptropica was rejected because another project was chosen instead — a Ghostbusters project. Bah. 😛

The Story of the PPN

Remember the Poptropica Police Network that I posted about a while back? Turns out some evil things have happened to it, and I’ve told the story of how these things happened here. I’d love if you could take the time to read the story, it’s fully illustrated and explains everything. 😀

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Sorry about the Poptropicast, guys. I was delayed — but I will get it done sometime this month. 😛

-HPuterpop

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Passing the legendary brick-built torch

What’s popping, Poptropicans? Blake here, with a little tidbit of news from the Creators’ Blog. The Creators have officially announced that the Poptropica LEGO set has been…

TURNED DOWN FOR WHAT *cue bass drop and people smashing flower pots*

But all jokes aside, the Creators have passed the brick-built torch onto none other than TheFastComet’s Legendary Swords LEGO CUUSOO project, which can be seen below. You can also see more details and descriptions on his official LEGO ideas page.

This set is amazing in my opinion, and at least now we have confirmation that the Creators’ own Dr. Hare LEGO set has been canned, although the PHB did report this finding at least four months ago. Now we have this one to root for! Stay popping, Poptropicans.

Dr. Hare LEGO project turned down

Remember the big campaign last year for the Dr. Hare’s Lair project on LEGO CUUSOO to reach 10,000 supporters so that it could be considered for production? We haven’t heard from the Creators on this since the goal was reached last August, but this is what shows on the site now:

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Yup… it looks like we’re not going to have a Poptropica LEGO set anytime soon. 😦 Apparently, the LEGO CUUSOO team had already reached this decision about a month ago (on Jan 30, 2014). The Creators never mentioned this, so had I not checked, I wonder when we would’ve found out. 😛

Here’s an excerpt of what they said about the decision:

LEGO Review Results for Poptropica: Dr. Hare’s Lair

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First and foremost, congratulations to PopCreators for reaching 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO, and toward everyone for all of the support of the Poptropica: Dr. Hare’s Lair project! The results of the LEGO Review are in and you can see full details on the LEGO CUUSOO Blog.

Review Results for Poptropica: Dr. Hare’s Lair

Our team has thoroughly considered the possibility of releasing this project as a LEGO set according to the criteria of the LEGO Review. Unfortunately the LEGO Review Board has decided that we will not produce this project as a set.

Thank you to PopCreators for the passion and creativity that went into this project, and to all of you who voted so that we would have the opportunity to consider this as a potential LEGO set. We’re sorry to deliver this disappointing news.

To read more, visit the archived Dr. Hare LEGO project page and scroll down. Personally, I quite like LEGO products, and to combine it with Poptropica would have been really cool, so I’m sad to hear that the final decision was a no. 😦 Still, at least we got some cool Dr. Hare stuff out of the campaign. 😛

We DID it! (new code: DRHARE10000)

Hey guys, BT here with an awesome announcement!

Rejoice, because yesterday, the Dr. Hare’s Lair LEGO CUUSOO project finally hit 10,000 supporters!!!

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As a thanks to us Poptropicans who helped support the project, Dr. Hare wrote the following:

Minions,

It’s been a long road, but at last we’ve done it. We’ve reached 10,000 supporters for our LEGO CUUSOO project!

Now, it’s up to our friends at LEGO to review the project and decide it’s something they want to move ahead with. We hope they do. If not, we still had a great time working on “Dr. Hare’s Lair,” and we enjoyed being able to share it with you.

Of course, we’ve got one more item to give away to thank everyone for their support. The Dr. Hare Light and Shadow Outfits are available now, absolutely free! All you need to do is log into your Poptropica account and enter the promo code DRHARE10000.

(Not sure how to redeem a code? Find out here.)

That about wraps it up! Thanks again for all your help. And keep an eye out for more exciting Poptropica announcements!

Yup, the DRHARE10000 code is now available! Not only is the goal reached and we get our prizes, we don’t have to worry about Dr. Hare nagging at us anymore… for now. Well, here’s the video that he also posted along with the post:

The Creators have done so much for us, and it was great of us to help return the favor by supporting this project.

BT out!

Virus Hunter: Pandemic Panic! (Part 5 of 6) & LEGO panic!

The penultimate page of the Pandemic Panic! comic is here! If you missed the previous parts, you can catch up from our previous posts. Here we see Dr. Lange finally realizing her deathly mistake…

Well, at least there’s still that last cup of maple syrup she can attempt to calm her nerves down with… assuming it’s not contaminated too, of course.

Also, the LEGO CUUSOO project Dr. Hare has gone on and on about since last winter is almost to its 10k goal, currently with 9,325+ supporters! A final prize has been promised for when we do get there:

So, let’s keep going! These Dr. Hare Light & Shadow outfits won’t be available until the 10,000 mark – so if you haven’t supported the project yet, be sure to cast your vote and earn the bragging right to say you helped with the project (which has gotten over 2 million views)! LEGO has closed comments on the project page on the grounds that “there were too many off-topic comments,” but, of course, you can still share your thoughts here on the PHB.

Launch Rabbot (paper craft)

In the quest for 10k supporters on LEGO CUUSOO (currently close to 8,500!), Poptropica has released another paper craft to match the previous Dr. Hare construction. Just print out the new and totally rad Rabbot PDF, then cut, fold, and paste as needed, and you’ll have your very own robot rabbit!

Remember, Jeff Kinney (& co) is counting on you. And until we reach ten thousand, he’s the only one who gets to have a “Dr. Hare’s Lair” set, so be sure to vote!

In other news, today’s the day of the PHB’s 5 Years & 9m Hits Party on our Poptropica Help Chat (the PHC)! Click here for the specific time and other details, and we hope to see you there! :]

Crafty Dr. Hare becomes paper craft

Are you the type of person who always roots for the villain no matter what? Do you never tire of seeing Dr. Hare’s face? Or do you just love to make things? Well, while we’re still waiting to reach the 10,000 mark on Poptropica’s LEGO CUUSOO project (we’re up to 7,700 now!), you may as well build your very own paper Dr. Hare with this pink-infested template.

Aww, isn’t he cute? (Or creepy, depending on how you look at things.) By the way, you’re probably going to need some scissors and glue for this little DIY project. Look, there’s even a banner on the Poptropica homepage for the crafty villain in paper form!

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NEW PHB PAGE ALERT! If you’re in the mood for something else, good news! The PHB now has its own page for any and all Off-Topica (meaning off-topic from Poptropica), which you can find under the Chat tab in the navigation bar above. As long as you follow the guidelines mentioned on the page, you get to talk about anything non-Poptropica! Even ex-Pop players can join in here!

Oh, look at this Daily Pop sneak peek! Did someone say Fishy?

Fishy – Don’t see much joy to these fishies in the deep blue sea.

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Wha-? Did you just-? I am offended, Daily-Pop-Pencil-Wielding Shark Boy. Offended.

Also, a final word from MT (you may remember him as a former PHB author and the creator of PWH)…

His new show, Happy Endingz – a brand new webseries about three friends London, Raeen and Trev getting into trouble in the streets of LA – is expected to premiere Thursday, July 11th.

And be sure to check out the posts below to catch up on Poptropica’s latest shenanigans!