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Ideas for Lego sets - the more 'out of the box' the better!



  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    a yacht, preferably an americas cup one
  • ThezoofoxThezoofox Member Posts: 188
    Maybe Madison Square Gardens or another sporting stadium. I'd like it similar size to falling water.
  • OdinduskOdindusk Member Posts: 763
    A massive Technic roller coaster could be sweet. After typing that thought out I went to Google to make sure it didn't already exist, and I find out there's an actual "Technic" roller coaster at one of the theme parks?? Heh.
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Since I am a big LEGO City fan, the following should be made:

    More and more cars and trucks
    Modular Police Station
    Hospital (coming out in 2012 so Yay)
    Sporting Stadium
    Amusement Park
    Military Base, vehicles, planes, tanks and the works

  • kempo81kempo81 Member Posts: 961
    for me it would have to be a UCS scale Batman Tumbler! i know they have made it already in a set (7888) but IMO it lends itself to being made as a larger model. lots of technic building under the shell with heavy focus on functioning parts (maybe even PF included). ahhhh, one can dream....
  • 4brickmoney4brickmoney Member Posts: 27
    Im with Odindusk I want a roller coaster.
  • prof1515prof1515 Member Posts: 1,550
    I can't say there's any single set I'd like to see; I can always build something if I really want it. There are themes I would love if Lego did though because it would likely result in new molds and prints. Chief amongst these would be a Roman theme, naturally given my field, and a Star Trek license. So, something in either of those would be my choice.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,331
    The volcano base from 'You Only Live Twice' as part of a wider James Bond theme.
  • IstokgIstokg Member Posts: 2,366
    As seen in Chapter 56 - Glued LEGO Retailer Display Models of my LEGO Collectors Guide.... a 1963 version of the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) made completely in LEGO.

    Of course TLG no longer makes 1x1x1, 1x1x2 and 1x2x2 windows anymore...
  • purple_hazepurple_haze Member Posts: 96
    ^^ A James Bond theme would be amazing - think of all the gadget laden vehicles and bases they could do (from the older films not the rubbish that passes for Bond these days!)
    Also I agree with previous posts about cruise liners and paddle steamers etc. Maybe Lego could do a 'Ship' Theme with various styles ranging from smaller pleasure/official vessels to great big cruise liners old and new!
  • eragon3443eragon3443 Guest Posts: 5
    LOTR LEGO is coming out. That's all I want ATM. Maybe some more BIONICLE sets.
  • kkskks Member Posts: 60
    I would love to see a large scale cathedral. There are so many good options.
  • prevereprevere Member Posts: 2,923
    edited January 2012
    A cathedral would be perfect for a Modular Series structure. Have some faith Lego!

    Another one for me would be an Apartment Complex. Another great one for City theme or Modular.

  • dsdg88dsdg88 Member Posts: 133
    A huge playset from "The Incredibles."
    Ideally Nomanisan Island with headquarters, monorail, hoverplanes, rocket, omnidroid, and of course all the minfigs.
  • StevenAshbyStevenAshby Member Posts: 155

    not a Zoo but shows it can be done and lego animals are in legos thoughts right now.

    we just had this set in at work and i personally like the way the animals have been done
  • IstokgIstokg Member Posts: 2,366
    In the theme of this discussion... just look at the entire 1979-89 Fabuland series of sets.... they had everything from an amusement park to a town hall to a fire station to a country store...
  • LambringoLambringo Member Posts: 104
    Giant detailed Haunted house.
    Any military vehicles. Sonic boom is pretty much military apart form the colour scheme.
    Mosaic designs with a backing plate and frame that can be hung up.
    Gladiator battle theme. Including arena and animals.
    Historical scene theme, where certain historical moment such as Martin Luther King Jrs Speech, the Berlin wall being torn down, moonlanding, etc are recreated in a diorama style.
  • legoDadlegoDad Member Posts: 529
    ^I second Lambringo's Historical scenes theme. Great moments in history in detailed diorama form with a well researched booklet on the details of the historic event.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Administrator, Moderator Posts: 5,234
    ^ I third this idea. This could be really incredible.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    I've just skimmed through this entire thread. There should be some very happy people out there as some of the ideas put forward are/will be happening soon: LOTR, monster fighters, Superheroes.

    As I posted in a different discussion, my wants are: zoo/safari/aquarium, amusement park/funfair, cinema, bowling alley, school (mostly city stuff).

    As for a new theme, I like the idea of a historical range where each set depicts a scene/building from a different era: Roman, Viking, Mediaeval, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian. That would also tie in nicely with some of the various history topics covered in the schools national curriculum (uk) so could be marketed under the education banner.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    edited January 2012
    ^ great idea.. funny, was just discussing something similar last night, whilst building MMV, about how good it is for teaching kids about old technologies .. in MMV's case the water powered trip hammer ( It wouldnt be difficult to include some photos of real ones in the instruction book.

    Or, someone could produce a book to go alongside all the sets, discussing the real history behind them .. 'how to use lego for historical teaching' hmmmm, maybe I should leave my job ...
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    ^ I was thinking each set could come with a book, maybe a period minifig telling the kids all about what their life was like in that era.
    I think it could really work. Maybe we should develop this together Si.and put it on Cuusoo ;-)
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    D'oh! I forgot to add my other 'want': Circus!!
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,331
    edited January 2012
    ^^^ Lego have done similar~ish things in the past. The city:arctic range for example had little sections within the instructions explaining some of the equipment used in the arctic and i think some of the history and challenges of arctic exploration as well. It was a nice little distraction whilst I raced through the build.

    Lego in education is interesting though, like many I know that my lego obsession as a child led me to do Engineering at University (I think I even stated so in my admission interview). I now work in a University and some of my colleagues get to go into schools with bucketloads of Mindstorm - sounds like a good idea to me! Also my children in the early years of primary education get to play with lego as a means of encouraging their creativity in class (I wish I'ld been able to do that when I was their age!).

    But I do wonder how much real use (given the cost) historical building sets would be within an educational setting. They'ld have to be historically accurate and very well detailed, building interiors etc, to be of use and that would ramp up their cost considerably. Also they'd be so specific to a particular place/time that within an educational theme like the romans, egyptians, modern european history (yawn) that it would only be relevant for a tiny proportion of the teaching.
  • LambringoLambringo Member Posts: 104
    edited January 2012
    I was thinking a similar educational train of thought with my historical theme. I would image it being presented similar to the architecture range with the thicker booklet. It may not appeal to everyone, but the architecture range is very specific, as I had never seen quite a few of them, and would not have recognised most of them if the name wasn't listed.

    New one to add. A big Trojan Horse!

    I think the out of the box ideas are no where close to where they could be yet. Imagine if someone said they wanted ninjas flying snake helicopters or snake cranes prior to the Nijago 2012 range.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation Member Posts: 5,572
    Another want would be a Princess Bride licence - "Heroes. Giants. Villains. Wizards. True Love. - Not just your basic, average, everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum fairy tale". (Plus of course the R.O.U.S.'s :)

  • prevereprevere Member Posts: 2,923
    I know somone already mentioned a rollercoaster. But how about an Amusement Park Theme. Each year 1 or 2 "rides" are introduced - in the neighborhood of 1,000-2,000 parts each. This could go on for years.

    Geez, one of K'nex most popular items is that rollercoaster (my Wal-Mart had one on display at Xmas). I know several people that have bought and liked it. Imagine a Lego one. I know creating new parts is probably part of the problem, but still.
  • emilewskiemilewski Member Posts: 482
    I would like to see a line of detailed historic space craft/satellites/stations. They already have a start:

    Hayabusa -
    Shuttle Expedition -

    There are a lot of additional ideas for the series...Hubble, Mir, Mars rovers, Apollo moon lander, etc.

    I would have to get the whole series.
  • prevereprevere Member Posts: 2,923
    Actually, they've done a bunch of those. No Mercury, Sputnik or Apollo though...
  • emilewskiemilewski Member Posts: 482
    ^ Ah, I had no idea! They should re-release them (I don't really want to pay ebay prices...bricklink has one Lunar Lander 10029 for $329 MISB).
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    Not sure if it's been said, but I would like to see a really good submarine.

    The Red October with Ramius minifig would be ideal.
  • isaacisaac Member Posts: 1
    Lego will soon be coming out with seven Lord of the Rings sets.
    I think they should make way more than seven.
    Lord of the Rings should be somthing big in Lego like Star Wars or somthing.

    Here are some suggestions to some sets they should have:

    The Fellowship of the Ring:

    Buckleberry ferry: A small set with a dock, a ferry boat, some hobbits, and a black rider.

    The prancing pony: A 40-50 dollar set with a building that opens up having two bedrooms on top and the tavern below. It should have the Strider (Aragorn) and the bar keeper, some ring wraiths, some hobbits.

    The council of Elrond: a ring of seats with the whole fellowship and Elrond, with the ring in the center.

    The bridge of Khazad-dum: the Belrog, the bridge, some of the fellowship.

    The mirror of Galadriel: Frodo, Gladriel, and the mirror.

    The ruins where Aragorn fights of a lot of orcs on his own: Aragorn, Some orcs, Frodo, the Ruins.

    The two Towers:

    Treebeard: Treebeard, Mary, and Pippin.

    The Warg attack: A warg, some Rohirim, Legolas, Gimli, Aragorn.

    The forbidden pool: Frodo, Smeagol, some Gondorian Rangers.

    The Return of the King:

    Mount Doom: The doorway of the mountain with a ledge, Frodo, Sam, Smeagol.

    Lego will also make Hobbit sets once the movies come out.
    Here are the sets they should make for that:

    Bag End in Hobbiton: the hill the Bilbo lives in that would pivet open to reveal a table, a fire, a small kitchen, Bilbo, some dwarfs, and Gandalf.

    The Trolls camp ground: Three trolls, Gandalf, Bilbo, some dwarfs.

    The goblin caves: Goblin king, two goblins, some dwarfs, Bilbo.

    Riddles in the dark: Smeagol, Bilbo, Smeagols hut.

    Beorns Hall: a big 100 dollar set with Beorn (who would be big like Hagrid) and Gandalf and Bilbo and some dwarfs.

    The lonely mountain: the dragon, some dwarfs, Gandalf, Bilbo.

    Lake Town: a 100 dollar set with some lake town men, boats, the town, and a dragon, and Bart the Bowman.

    The battle of five armies: With Beorn in his bear form. and some men, dwarfs, goblins, eagles.
  • JohnnyFiveJohnnyFive Member Posts: 10
    Think Si_dorking_uk already mentioned this way back but a Canal barge would be great. Picture it being about the length of the Maersk container ship. Perfect for minifigs, all the flower pots on the roof, cabins, cooker, tables etc. Would be a great build!
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva Member Posts: 542
    For large scale models: Neuschwanstein; Red Square's Cathedral; the Forbidden Palace; a re-built Acropolis or Colosseum;
    A series on the Labors of Heracles or Jason and the Argonauts (or Odysseus);
    And the historic diorama idea is fantastic.
  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    My list:

    Ucs AT-AT (long overdue)
    Modular build mansion
    Rancor pit for new jabba palace
    BTTF delorean
    Car show room for city theme
    Car transporter for city theme
    Another passenger train to replace the current one
    Perhaps a waterloo station/grand central
  • oansunoansun Member Posts: 87
    I actually would like some more in-house themes, as I will demonstrate. I really though "Monster Fighters" was going to be a kaiju type setting since the had made strides with the dinosaurs in Dino. I'm thinking in terms of 6 sets (standard for waves I guess). My piece counts and prices aren't what I would WANT, but what I think Lego would charge un my insane fantasy land of near reality. Each set would take place on a different inhabited continent (if in Antarctica, we would have the Mountains of Madness/the Thing...which I'd like as another fantasy set...)

    The story would be some crazy thieves found the kaiju on a Monster Island type place, but stole the an ancient artifact that keeps them enclosed on said island. They are about to leave, and find the Baby kaiju egg in the jungle. They hop on the plane out, and the big daddy/momma kaiju chases to mainland while the other monsters can now escape. Back on mainland, they enter restricted airspace in South America and are shot down. The artifact is broken into 6 pieces from the blast and land in various places around the country. Different groups of people (related to each set) find each piece and take them. Now the Monsters have started attacking cities around the world, so the HRS (Humanity Rescue Squad) are going everywhere to save the world and collect the broken pieces (they are aware of the stone after the ADU captured Hypaxxus-8 and were aware that he planned to release these guys too. I mean whatever, it was fun tying in the others and this is my fantasy release!).

    11.99- Baby kaiju/monster and handler, plus agent. 94 pieces
    This would be like (yup) Baby Godzilla from the Heisei series, maybe a hatching pod. A nice lady scientist doing paleontological digs in South America finds the egg and helps hatch it in her lab back in the US. This will have a piece of the stone that was next to the egg, and is the lead the HRS has to try and find the others. They glow when another piece is near. Or something. This is South America.

    19.99 Flying Monster attack on Village 178 pieces
    This will be a monster attacking some type of village in another country. The piece was found by a missionary or traveller or something and the monster attacked. I would prefer a Mothra type here (let's be real, Dino is Jurassic Park, Monster Fighters is Van Helsing/Monster Squad, Pharaoh's Quest is The Mummy, let's have comparisons to make this easier). But I would understand a Rodan since they have 2 Pteradon bodies made already. This would have the traveller that took the stone, and and 2 HRS agents. This would be Australia.

    34.99 Underwater Destruction 315 pieces
    This will be the sea creature. It can be a Nessie type, or it can be some kind of squid monster, I'm not here for design purposes, but an underwater set is definite for this theme. This would be the Africa based setting, near a coast. A marine bay, with the taker of the piece, 2 agents, and a civilian sailor guy (to be eaten of course, but not on the box...). A boat for the Agents would be great, maybe a high tech spear weapon.

    49.99 Monument Collision!
    This would feature an Aguirus/Gamera armored monster (spikes preferably) that is attacking some type of European monument, or as close as they could get legally. Big Ben? Eiffel Tower? Stonehedge? Red Square? Something fun. This would have 2 agents, in some type of Mech suit to attack the larger monster (controlled by both), and a gangster thief that took the piece. Also, 2 civilians. Can't get enough of those, maybe with cameras? This is Europe.

    69.99 Ape-tastic Demolition!
    This would be the King Kong type. Now, I'm thinking most would want a King Kong type in this series, I could live with out it (I'd rather a Gigan type, but that wouldn't have broad appeal and would be WAY too close to Godzilla) so this would be New York. Let's have a building for the large primate to climb, a male agent, the kid that took the piece while in South America, and a flying vehicle for a female pilot used to combat the ape. This is North America.

    99.99 Oh No There goes Tokyo!
    Here is the set we are all waiting for, the Main Monster that is looking for the baby comes to Asia. Lets have a city play set, full of small buildings and a large skyscraper. Flames to erupt from the large Godzilla type monster. 4 agents in this, plus the mad cap scientist that took the piece from South America. 2 civilians as well, lets go mini fig crazy and populate the city! Let's have some kind of armored vehicle/tank/car to combat the monster, with 2 drivers, and a flying pod/jetpack for another agent.

    Then all the pieces can combine to make the creatures docile until they are taken back to the monster island. The baby goes back. You can always have another egg be left for a 2nd wave.

    Target Exclusive: 29.99 Teenage Monster in the Jungle
    The baby grows up rapidly due to a serum a bad guy that tries to steal him gives to knock the baby out, and is now mid sized, running around the jungle. Lets have a jeep, the scientist lady that found the egg with an exasperated expression, and 2 HRS agents. Will have a couple of trees, maybe a net, and an action on the tree.

    Polybag- Agent with flying surfboard
    Polybag- Smaller Dragon type of monster.

    So there is my dream set. A wave 2 would have a mechagodizlla and other crazy monsters. that was fun, excellent for days off work!
  • GalidorneveragainGalidorneveragain Member Posts: 89
    Yeah a BTTF theme would be cool and with the annivesary of BTTF coming up in 2015, it could become a possible set. Also with the support for Back to the Future on cuusoo nearing 4,000, im pretty sure it can get 10,000 in less than 3 years.

    A another idea is to make a new Anime theme, sought of like a new Exo-Force
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    I don't see why a Historical Educational theme couldn't work. Playmobil did it with Romans and Egyptians, Those were being marketed to schools, and were on sale at museums etc.
  • cloaked7cloaked7 Member Posts: 1,448
    edited February 2012
    What does everyone want to see for the next Modular? I would like to see a barber shop or a movie theater. What would you like to see. What do you think it will be?
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,099
    How about a small cathedral with graveyard... Would love to build a stained glass window out of transparent legos. For the graveyard they could use those cool crypts from the LOTR: Mines of Moria set.
  • prevereprevere Member Posts: 2,923
    For a modular, I would hope a Justice Center would be made at some point. Similar to the realm of FB and Town Hall though. But a court room would be really nice.
  • legirllegirl Member Posts: 105
    I would like to see a school or a library next in the modular series but I think it is more likely to be another shop + town house next, I was thinking yesterday that a barbers would be cool as I drove past one locally that has a barbers pole
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Member Posts: 2,142
    medieval city walls. These could be streteches of differenet bits of walls with shops and houses attached that could then be clipped together to form a huge outer wall to encompase your village or town and give more houses and shops. such as a bakers, clothes shop, market stalls, taverns. And of course plenty of mini figs.
  • krklintkrklint Member Posts: 502
    I'd like to see an oldfashioned butcher shop (hoping CMF series 6 butcher is an indication) next to a barbershop. What fun a person could have with three dogs and a cat behind the butcher shop. Curved glass display cases (new mould needed?) to show off the different cuts of meat? and a barber pole that, with some technic work, could rotate? male minifigs going into barber with surfer hair or beards, coming out clean shaven and cleancut.

    Also, would love to see a magazine/newspaper stand.
  • ThezoofoxThezoofox Member Posts: 188
    Apolgies if this has already been mentioned but after visiting 221b Baker street this week i'd like to see Sherlock Holmes house. Holmes, Watson, Morriaty, Mrs Hudson and maybe gladstone the dog.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    ^ if you believe that CMFs are a clue to future sets, as per the other thread on the matter, this might happen
  • ThezoofoxThezoofox Member Posts: 188
    Yeah true, @Si_Dorking_Surrey_UK although i think you can sometimes read to much into it the CMF's. However Sherlock and the Hounds of the Baskervilles in a monster hunter style might be cool.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    yeah, im not sure I believe it either, but others on that thread do :)
  • skherbeckskherbeck Member Posts: 33
    A 2000 piece "Beatles Yellow Submarine" set with minifigs... HUGE crossover appeal for collectors!
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