Cuusoo of the Week : FTL: Faster Than Light

By Nathan Lyle On 18 Feb, 2013 At 02:02 PM | Categorized As Weekly Articles | With 0 Comment

In this section we help promote LEGO Cuusoo idea’s to help them reach the 10,000 likes needed for their idea to get created! This week we feature the idea called “FTL: Faster Than Light” created by CrashSanders. Here’s what the creator had to say about the idea:


FTL: Faster Than Light is a rogue-like indie game developed by Matthew Davis and Justin Ma, also known as Subset Games team, which brings player to the edge of a conflict between remnants of Galactic Federation and a huge Rebel Fleet. A small ship called The Kestrel has some critical information about Rebels and must deliver it to the allied forces encamped just a few sectors away from it’s current position. But Rebels are already on a pursuit so there’s no time to waste! Onward to the great unknown!

Your task as a player is to take control of a ship’s crew and lead them to the target. You must jump from waypoint to waypoint in order to reach the exit beacon that leads to the next sector. Every waypoint is a random event, some unexpected encounter. It could be Rebel pilotless scout sneaking around in search of you, or a trader, or maybe a random weapon just floating in the space! The main difficulty is the rebel fleet which comes closer with each jump you make.

Every decision is critical.

You can upgrade your ship, hire or acquire during events new crewmembers, and obtain new weapons. Spend your only currency – scrap metal – wisely, because you will never know what will happen after the jump.

This is FTL as I love it. I spent hours playing, trying again and again, and only once did I make it to the victory. FTL: Faster Than Light is a great game that I recommend to everyone I know. Such a love deserves a proper contribution.

So firstly I made The Kestrel Itself and posted it on the official FTL forums. I received many warm comments from the community so I decided to make another model. That’s when the FTL devs contacted me. Justin Ma wanted to make a few real Kestrel’s copies by himself, but I told both Justin and Matthew that we could try to make a CUUSOO project so The Kestrel will have a chance to be officially released as a set. It will bring more FTL fans to LEGO and vice versa. And they agreed, allowing me to make a project and promised some community support.

Also I asked GlenBricker for help and he agreed, becoming my collaborator. So for all renders, custom decals and Mantis species model I must thank this respectful man.

This project is under supervision of Subset Games team. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me in comments.


This is The Kestrel itself. This ship is the only one available when you play the game the first time. Other ships are unlockable under certain circumstances. Every ship has a second layout which can be unlocked by completing ‘personal achievements.’


This is an advanced Stealth Cruiser being secretly developed by Engi species to help the Federation. Once The Kestrel reaches the Engi Homeworlds, they transfer the blueprints.


This is the Mantis cruiser that has been surrendered by the famous Mantis pirate to the Kestrel crew after fierce battle and successful boarding. Image features Mantis species made by GlenBricker.


These are the other species that you can meet/fight/hire in FTL: Faster Than Light. In order from left to right: Engi, Zoltan, Human officers, Slug, Rockman.

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What do you think about this idea? Would you buy it?

About - Hi, my name is Nathan Lyle and I'm the owner of BrickUltra. I love soccer and creating YouTube videos with LEGO! I love listening to community suggestions and opinions so that we can make your time on BrickUltra the best!

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