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Ideas for Lego sets - the more 'out of the box' the better!
Here's my list of ideas for sets I wish Lego would produce
- A sailing yacht - Can't believe we have pirate ships and motorboats but no yachts, what an oversight!
- Minifigs of grunge guys, emos, ravers, and of course Bootsy Collins.
- Female minifigs with proper dresses instead of strange triangles.
- An army tank
- A zoo which isn't duplo (I know there's an ancient one, but these days they could do a much better job).
- A tudor mansion (like Bramhall hall or something)
- A properly historically accurate castle, i.e. in the style of the Taj Mahal rather than Kingdoms.
- The virgin one spacecraft
- Road plates with wiggles
- A waterslide park
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Maybe not structurally significant, but can you imagine the increase of Animals?
... or this river cruiser -
... or any of the thousands of different cars -
Recently working on some proof-of-concept models to see if I could readily duplicate some of them with Lego. Actual sets would certainly make my life easier!
- Future City: some futuristic minifigures and robots, metallic building pieces, colored light up bricks (ex: red, green, orange), movable elevator and those moving walkways you see in airports, and hover cars!
-Fairy tale sets: Fairies, gnomes, trolls, enchanted object minifigs, Mushroom house, a giants tree with hidden passage ways and rooms and special fairy tale accessories.
-Classic horror sets: To include Frankenstein, Mummy, Vampire, Creature from the Black Lagoon. They could all be collected in to one big playset, i.e. a haunted mansion with traps, labs, hidden passage ways, a lagoon, haunted gardens and a graveyard.
-Raised road plates
Edited by Yellowcastle 4/3/11 - formatting
What you end up with is a very classy luxury yacht that looks almost exactly like Lex Luthor's yacht in Superman Returns... I think that's what they modeled it after, because it looks way too luxurious to be a normal police boat!
If you can't get set 7899, then set 7287 from this year might be almost as good.
There might also be a yacht in this year's Harbor theme, but probably not as cool.
Am I like the 8,000,001st person to suggest this?
Why are lego women all so tall?!
If lego had a house like this for $200.00 I would buy at least 2 of them.. maybe 3..
I know Guys and Girls alike would love to have a couple of these in their collection..
beville set 7586 was too pink and not mini figure scale..
Ever try getting a boy to play with Barbies, you can't do it.. don't force them into it.. make a house that is not Pink and that boys and girls can play together.. they wanna play house.. let them play house that is not made out of pink bricks..
I used to play with my Cousin when I was smaller in the 80's, he didn't like to play with barbies so we played a bit with lego's but eventually Little people (fisher price) won out.. They had little houses that were not pink, they had entire village pieces so you could build a town.. Like on Mr. Rogers.. I think most AFOL's grew up watching Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers.. they grew up on the idea that boys and girls could play together.. But not with houses that look like this..
they should look like this..
This is one reason Lego is so outta touch with girls.. not because girls don't like lego bricks, but because boys hate to play with Pink toys..
Lego should have the people who created the death star team up the the creators of the medieval village come up with line where they could make a village more in depth. people only need 1 store for $150 or 1 fire station.. people need 4 to 5 houses..
We also need farms that have lots of different animals and crops.. I don't wanna buy a farm that has 2 cows and a tractor.. what am I supposed to do with the tractor? pretend that there is crops to harvest? The cows were a great idea, but expand on it..
cows, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, rabbits, sunflowers, corn, sounds familiar huh? Put them all together and watch that set sell for $150 be #1 on the list for 8 straight months.. collectors, kids, parents and dealers will buy them like mad..
wake up Lego.. or l will start buying Playmobil for my children instead..
look at this TLC this is what we want..
hey look no tractor, they have animals..
this is small but cool for the money
great for a castle theme, for $50 bucks I would buy 5 of these..
This is another house that is not pink.. $100 set means I would buy 5 of these.. if they were made outta lego..
YOU NEED HOUSES..that are in detail TLC..
Supermarket-wise, Spongebob 3833 isn't far off, I've seen those used in City layouts. Ever been to Denmark? ;-) Just to be clear, a sailing yacht has sails. I know some people call motor boats 'yachts' but I meant the wind-powered type. Love all these ideas - can you go work for Lego please :-)
There is a (really very good) technics Motocross bike, but assume you mean minifig-scale.
Future City; I'm imagining something like the film Fifth Element.. Niiiiiiice!
Classic horror, there's always 1382 but it's quite rare. After all they learnt in the Batman series, a remake could be fantastic. Maybe as part of a more modern "dark castle" - we could do with one of those too!
Raised roads is a great idea - with the road plates, I actually wish they'd reinvent a new system for doing roads whcih is more flexible, and also allows you to build tram tracks into them, mess with the gradient, add wiggles and generally make them more realistic as well as more playable. Look at Ramp Crash etc - those should be able to plug into the road network but they don't - a new, more modular road system should allow you to do this. Couldnt agree more, but don't you think the new castle sets (Medieval village and the new mill) are a big step in the right direction? Not sure I buy this - have you seen the punk minifig? (And the skater is hardly Emo!) Which ones specifically?
I'd like to see a Lego Guppy for carrying plane parts around.
Second, I like the new harbor sets coming out and they were my vote for new sets until I saw the pictures...and the large pieces they use. I know they are intended for a younger audience. Is anyone not sick of huge pieces and floating boats? I mean I think I'm beyond the bathtub phase. The giant wings and floatable boats are my least favorite. The set ideas are great for any sprawling city. However, they are too juniorized.
Mine are mainly for city:
A road grader that isn't giant
A scraper that isn't giant or oversized
A Steam Roller that fits in one lane with two drums
A normal non-yellow dump truck
A Burger Joint
A scaffolding set (better than the one that was in that huge construction set)
An Extreme engineering series about building bridges and parking garages.
I also agree about any sets for war. Especially so we don't have to pay such high prices at Brickarms.
Ferry boat that goes around tom sawyers island. Monorail.
Could do hotel lines. Contemporary. Grand Floridian. Polynesian.
The ideas are nearly limitless. And they would be very collectible once someone started getting the sets. The consumer would tend to want to get all the sets.
Please, please Lego. Make this idea a reality. I have to think that they have thought of this idea but have business reasons as to why they haven't done it. Maybe it's not international enough of an idea to pursue.
I'd like a Waste Processing Plant, a Flower Shop, a Record Store, or a Toy Shop.
A ski-run and chairlift could be cool too.
I'd also like if Lego went more modern with their architecture too, like the Beach House. Why not do some some famous architect-designed houses in minifig-size?
A space range with pyramid-shaped cockpits and transparent purple windows and lights
Blacktron 3 (with the original colour scheme from Blacktron 1)
A school (big modular building)
A library (ditto)
Some decent lamp posts
Actually scrap all that, although i liked the idea of a minifig of say Eminem and Churchill and Ironman, this idea would just turn LEGO into Galactic Heroes or Kinder toys.
So in summary ignore all the above!! :)
I would LOVE to see a TARDIS (I know that they havent got the licence but would love to see it done properly). And some of the old Dr Who sets would be awesome (and probably more realistic in LEGO than the cardboard they were made from :) ).
Underground station and a Tube train would be cool.
Prehistoric land could be good, Dinos are alway popular and you could have a cool Volcano with lightup red bricks, suppose its a tad limited on what you could build though.
A game in the style of Mouse Trap could work really well with LEGO I think.
A tad 'out there' but i would like a bowl of fruit, like a little modern art piece for the dining table, that would be kinda fun, making a bunch of fruit. :) ok maybe i am losing it now.
A minifig scale house with rooms to promote boys and girls playing together is perfect. You could have a core two-level house with say four rooms and a flat roof and then sell 'extensions' that work standalone or can be added to the core to add extra rooms, an optional pitched roof for it including an attic room in and even minifig scale fixtures & fittings / furniture in poly bags - so that you can add the interiors that you wanted, say antique or modern.
Future City made me think of Blade Runner and the possibilities with Steampunk for a crossover into ornate Gothic/Victorian buildings is immense.
A School and an extended Farm range of animals are also standout winners.
Finally "some famous architect-designed houses in minifig-size?" Oh yes! Where do I sign?
I also like the school, library, colosseum and future city suggestions.
Dinosaurs are also very cool however I didn't really like the Dino 2010/ Dino Attack series, I find them kind of unLego like somehow... The minifigs were nice though.
@Creature I'm also from Belgium (Bruges) the atomium could be a really good looking set, or... ( I just had an idea ) how about 'manneken pis' 1:1 scale? There's already a statue of liberty and eifel tower so why not...
I personally would love to see a whole Star Trek series but I guess that would offend alot of Star Wars fans?
And more non pink girl stuff. My daughter is 9. She loves Lego but struggles with the themes. She likes Harry potter. I've been buying her the Christmas buildings and recently bought her the carousel. But why does TLG insist on girl Lego being pink?
More big giant sets please. I want to see more $300+ sets.
And more giant technic sets. The more complex the better.
- A more modern monorail (preferably which plugs nicely into an airport)
- An airport with proper gates (bendy tubes to get to the planes)
- A Suspension bridge (see previous idea for a more modular road system, would work nicely with that)
- An updated ICE train (i.e. without the design flaws and with power functions and an extra carriage) - or possibly as a TGV instead.
- I'd like sonic boom and the passenger plane to look in-scale next to each other, so whichever one needs to be updated to fix that.
- An antique shop (medieval village meets green grocer)
- A canal barge and a cute little bridge over the canal (using new idea for modular roads)
- More different types of guitars for minifigures.
- A 'grand theatre' or 'opera house' in the modular style
- Park Guell (in Barcelona) - especially the entrance buildings - although I'm concerned they might have to add loads of bespoke pieces to do it, in which case forget that idea.
- A technics downhill mountain bike
+1 for the minifig scale architect designed buiding idea
+1 for the atomium
+1 for roman amphitheatre
+1 for hotel (modular style with a french flavour would be sweet)
And of course a functional fly system (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly_system). Maybe even trap doors in the stage to lead to a trap room.
Here are cross section models:
I'd like to see it minifig scale, so an accurate scale representation of real opera houses would be unlikely to work. The stage would need to be bigger than normal and the rest would have to be smaller. They could do something along the lines of the Death Star that had all those play features.
If so perhaps our only hope for some of these, if we don't already have TLG people lurking in the forum and reading these threads (Have you checked the server logs Huw? ;-) would be the Lego Cuusoo initiative, which is rumoured to be launching an English language version this year: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=47120
It is the prototype 717 Junior Constructor set.
The prototype set was based on a 1959-60 glued continental European retailer model, which was modified slightly (adding a left 3 window dormer).
However this set demanded 9 10x20 thick baseplates, and a lot of bricks... so it was remodeled to a smaller more modern flat roofed house using only 4 10x20 thick baseplates. It was this smaller house that was actually produced as the 717 set (from 1961-65) in USA and Canada only.
In the English Cotswold style...
I have a fascinating 15 page history of the prototype/actual sets, including several pages of instructions on how to build the prototype... using nothing more than regular bricks and 22 white classic windows/doors (two 32x32 green baseplates can easily replace the 9 10x20 green thick baseplates). Also included are LEGO idea book images, and images from a USA Samsonite commercial of the early 1960s. A very interesting read and a great build. Available from my Bricklink store for only $2.95 (no shipping charge, since it'll be Emailed).
This involves a 15 page Email'ed PDF color copy.
I was let down by the new fishing boat. I thought it would be something like in the perfect storm or deadliest catch... that would be a cool set...
An offroad unimog would be cool too. Or perhaps a defender 90 style vehicle...
A police swat type troop carrier vehicle...
Old school 80's gi joe would be cool, but I doubt the market is there for that.
Great call on the classic monsters sets!! I've been thinking the same with the vampire, wolfman, mummy, witch, etc minifigs.
There is a guy on mocpages who builds some unbelieveable interpretations of Transformers, and I envy him so much, as LEGO and Transformers are 2 of my favorite things growing up. To combine them is super-awesome.
I'd want to see LEGO do something like a transforming jet, and car, etc. There is so much design space in that, and it would appeal to both LEGO fans and Transformer/Voltron/etc. fans.
A set of transforming robots that combine into a super robot like a Voltron- or Constructicons-style would probably put me in a nerd heaven.
and I can't wait!
More City building not just the front wall like the bank or the toys r us in the tru truck
but a real bank, supermarket, marina boat repair, stuff like that
submarines -(for city) Apartment buildings shopping mall
More Cars (different color same design and different designs suv, coupe, sports)
Walt disney parks /ride would be cool
Warcraft or starcraft sets
expand on the army men and make more set like that for army