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Ultimate Collectors Series - Expand beyond SW

prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
edited July 2011 in Collecting
Nothing against anything that involves the Force. But the thought just hit me today. Why haven't we seen Ultimate Collector's Series for anything else?

There are some others, including the Michael Keaton Batmobile (and really without a fig it's a questionable buy); the Modular Building Series (aka Town UCS), and some of the architecture stuff like the Eiffel Tower, Sopwith/Wright/Red Baron, Jumbo Mega Minifig, and Shuttle Adventure I suppose.

I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts on sets from other series that you'd like to be super-sized with great detail.

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  • EricEric Queensland, AustraliaMember Posts: 376
    I reckon a really detailed Lighthouse, would be a nice thing. :)
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 609
    They need to give a spaceship set the "Modular Building" treatment...gosh, that would so rock. But with the mainline "Space" theme going dormant again (and no, Alien Conquest doesn't fully count), I guess that's still a far-off dream.
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 832
    Well, they've done the major playthemes of space (Star Wars, Space Shuttle?), town (modular buildings, landmarks), trains (BNSF, Santa Fe, Emerald Night), and sort of pirates (Imperial Flagship, USS Constellation). But castle's been pretty lacking, unless you count the Medieval Market Village. I'd love to see a UCS-style model of a famous castle-- Mont Saint Michel? Caernarfon? Neuschwanstein? Windsor?

    DaveE
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,741
    edited July 2011
    While I'm sure some would argue the point, I think LEGO have already expanded UCS beyond Star Wars:

    www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=7784-1

    I'd also suggest that the Modulars are basically UCS versions of the more basic buildings (creator, City), and as for Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower etc., surely these are effectively UCS as well, albeit under a different name ?

    So if LEGO just continue as they're doing with the bigger sets, I for one will be happy !

    D.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,245
    Add my name to the list for a UCS Boat, Spaceship, Space Station, or Castle. That being said, most castles already sit at the $100 mark so I'm not sure how much better they can get without pushing the $200+ mark...
  • YpresYpres Member Posts: 200
    No no no.... If Lego got the Licence for Lord of the Rings (around the release of the Hobbit movie) it would be super-awesome to see an UCS Fortress. I'm already drooling. Anyone who watched the epic movies would know there are tons of options.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited July 2011
    ^^ A UCS castle - ooooh yes please! They should have done the tower of london, not tower bridge, so break that $200 mark and some, I say.
    (also the large scale models dont have minifigs, that saves a big of money to allow for a bigger building)
  • Wardie73Wardie73 Member Posts: 16
    edited July 2011
    UCS Aircraft Carrier.... £1000?? lol
  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,735
    You probably can guess what I'm about to say, but what about a UCS Hogwarts Castle? Although a UCS Cruise ship wouldn't go amiss...
    AdeelZubair
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    UCS Aircraft Carrier.... £1000?? lol
    I'd buy it at such a cheap price :)
    The guy who built one spent more like £30000 IIR

  • AScaryOctopusAScaryOctopus Member Posts: 57
    UCS Flying Dutchman? It would cost $200 and would have giant green sails, come with Davy Jones, Koleniko, Crash, Angler, and Clanker, and the triple cannons. It would be a truly grand way to end the line until the next movie...
    AdeelZubair
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    For space, a UCS of the Galaxy Commander would be phenomenal. It would also give Lego a chance to re-release old sets, but the UCS format would make many very happy. Imagine a UCS Battrax...oooohhh, or a UCS Explorien Starship...aaaahhh.
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    You probably can guess what I'm about to say, but what about a UCS Hogwarts Castle? Although a UCS Cruise ship wouldn't go amiss...
    Nonsense, Matthew. You were put on this earth to be the one to bring us the definitive Hogwarts
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 542
    I thought we already had a UCS Batmobile and a UCS Lightning McQueen and that Formula 1 from Cars 2. The Batmobile is great (and scale for the old Batman:TAS Batman figure!), but I don't see how the Cars cars are particularly UCS. Then again, how does TLG define the use of the UCS title? The Millennium Falcon is legendary, but Obi-Wan's Jedi ship is not particularly fascinating.
  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,735
    ^^ Maybe so, my house is currently filled with Lego brown shipping boxes which I haven't had time to unpack! If so, maybe it would be appropriate for @Huw to build us my second suggestion :-)
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    A UCS Hogwarts would be amazing. Maybe some of the DC/Marvel stuff will grow into UCS material. TLG didn't start doing UCS Star Wars until that series took off. The same will happen with DC/Marvel.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    a UCS building (like Hogwarts) would have to be done in one of three ways:
    1) large and detailed minifig scale.
    2) scaled down (like the UCS SSD and ISD)
    3) some sort of minifig scale diorama-style, sacrificing appropriate scale/realism (like the current Death Star set) to allow for playability with

    (1) would be too cost prohibitive, (3) would seem to just be a high-end playset duplicating current editions with more detail, piececount and/or scope, and not particularly appealing to the target AFOL collector market. this really leaves only option (2).
  • MatthewMatthew Cheshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 3,735
    ^ (#2) Exactly what was discussed here: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/526/hogwarts-castle-building-the-set-i-have-always-wanted-lego-to-make.#Item_1
    I've settled on 3 floors and dungeons, instead of the 10 levels in the books.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    A UCS Hogwarts would be amazing. Maybe some of the DC/Marvel stuff will grow into UCS material. TLG didn't start doing UCS Star Wars until that series took off. The same will happen with DC/Marvel.
    The first UCS Star Wars sets debuted only a year after the start of the line.

    AdeelZubair
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    edited July 2011
    ^ (#2) Exactly what was discussed here: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/526/hogwarts-castle-building-the-set-i-have-always-wanted-lego-to-make.#Item_1
    I've settled on 3 floors and dungeons, instead of the 10 levels in the books.
    Number 2 wouldn't suggest any floors or dungeons or any internal arrangement. #2 would be similar to the Taj Mahal or Tower Bridge.

    Number 3 would be similar to the Death Star and they've already done Hogwarts like that four times, only on a slightly smaller scale. As a result, a UCS Hogwarts with an internal design would constitute a redundancy that ultimately wouldn't appeal to many people, especially since there are presently two different sets offering numerous rooms already available.
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    As for offering UCS scale sets from other franchises, it's really not all that viable of an idea. The Star Wars sets are more familiar than anything in most other themes save Star Trek which would far exceed Star Wars in potential for UCS sets. Aside from getting a license for Star Trek (which I would love) Lego has been producing sets based on real-life examples for some time. From the Taj Mahal to the Eiffel Tower to the Tower Bridge, they've been doing real-life buildings and there's still plenty of famous landmarks (Coliseum in Rome, Westminster Hall, Sydney Opera House, anything already done in the Architecture line, etc.) to go.
  • bluelion3bluelion3 Member Posts: 156
    I'd be on board for a UCS Minifig-scale Castle for about USD $300-500. Maybe just a small fortress instead of a full castle, but something much bigger than the typical $99 castle.
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