In a surprise move, the popular ManuelBastioniLAB project has been discontinued. After a failed attempt to raise some funds (which surprisingly wasn't shared on social media, Blender Artists or here), Manuel reached the conclusion that he needs to move on.
I’m sorry, I did my best, but I cannot continue the development of the lab. I will use Blender as artist, since Blender and its community are part of my life.
I realized that the lab community size is not enough to support a so expensive project.
Many fans are sad to see this project go, but we should be thankful for the many years that Manuel invested. Perhaps someone else can carry the torch instead?