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



  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,099
    How about Creator homes in midieval style. You could buy multiple sets and build a village.
  • DaddyDeuceDaddyDeuce Member Posts: 272
    A 2000 piece "Beatles Yellow Submarine" set with minifigs... HUGE crossover appeal for collectors!
    That is brilliant.
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    edited February 2012
    Lego Roman Empire

    Seems like this would be a really cool set to do.. Looking at my CMF collection I've noticed they've already done a Cleopatra and a Roman soldier. They could do Julius Caesar, Pompey, Marc Antony, Augustus, etc.. Even Spartacus, as he was around at the same time. They could build the Roman Forum, even the pyramids for Cleopatra. Lots of stuff they could, just thinking out loud.
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    They've done a gladiator too.. They could do a ludus to house the gladiators, all kinds of things. Seems like it would be popular with kids as well as adults.
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    I think it's a good idea. Maybe you should start a request on Cuusoo...
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    I would love a roman/egyptian set
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    What's Cuusoo? Just got back into Lego a few months ago..
  • MCNwakeboardMCNwakeboard Member Posts: 321 is a crowd-sourcing platform that Lego uses to request models. Once a set has 10,000 supporters, then Lego considers the set for development.

    Here is a project that might be close to what you are suggesting.
  • kufkuf Member Posts: 66
    I think we would see a LEGO mythology set before we see a straight up ancient Roman or Greek empire set. I would see it coming after Monster Fighters is retired. My $0.02
  • prof1515prof1515 Member Posts: 1,550
    Based on the characters, the title should be Lego Roman Republic. The Principate doesn't start until after Octavian's victory. ;-)
  • TheBigGuyTheBigGuy Member Posts: 69
    I came to this thread to suggest Lego Roman empire but I see it has already been mentioned :)

    My brother (who isn't into Lego) actually suggested it to me, he's into his Roman histiry in a big way. If LEGO was to bring out a Roman Empire theme he said he would definately start collecting that theme.
  • prevereprevere Member Posts: 2,923
  • SweetLoganSweetLogan Member Posts: 34
    Some of my thoughts... (and some of these ideas exist in duplo)

    1.) To meld into the previously discussed here: Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, to utilize the different historical landmarks. A modification/twist on this idea - There could be 'mystery' sets across multiple series (for similar sized/piece count sets) that are numbered, so parents could know what they are buying or what they have, but the kids don't know until they start building what they are making.

    2.) Army base, maybe even with no weapons... just vehicles and minifigs, there are too many kids with military parents/family. It would be nice to have a military base for lego towns, especially with no guns or bad guys. Just a 'Dad/Mom/Brother/Sister works here' kind of place.

    3.) Is there a current gas station set? Every city/town needs one, presuming there are cars. Also, car dealership. Was that mentioned yet?

    4.) Baseball, football, other sports sets? (I know there was a world cup set, but there are plenty of sports/activities) There is a boxer in the minifigs... so boxing ring?

    5.) Gym. Both gymnasts and weight lifting/cardio style.

    6.) Warehouse, with a forklift and hardhat wearing minifigs.

    7.) I think something was mentioned about construction sites or similar. Small sets would be easy with this, just a vehicle (crane, bulldozer, cement truck/mixer) and minifig or two. A building being built would make an awesome addition to a city/town.

    Then again, I tend to enjoy more average, everyday sets, but don't get me wrong.. fantasy and sci fi are great too.
  • SweetLoganSweetLogan Member Posts: 34
    Also, I didn't mention Firefly/Serenity. It would make a great short run series for Lego, but I don't think it is as kid friendly as Star Wars (Such as a 'revered' version of Serenity haha) but just think of the minifigs and the Serenity. Firefly fans would devour theses sets like candy.
  • SweetLoganSweetLogan Member Posts: 34
    Sorry for the triple post, but to edit my first post... cross out 7. There are construction sets. Doh.
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 4,004
    edited March 2012
    Skimming through the earlier pages I'd summarise that Lego should make Lord Of the Rings, Superheroes, a large R2-D2, a detailed haunted house, a delorean from back to the future, and space-pirates.

    What do you mean they're working on those already?! Where's my space-pirates?!
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
    yup, our market research cheques in the post :)
  • BadzMaruBadzMaru Member Posts: 19
    edited May 2012
    Has anyone here ever thought of something that would make a great Lego theme? I had a thought that angry birds would make great Lego sets, with the 2x2 bricks moulded into birds and pigs. Each set could be constructed and played with and to help kids build on there imagination, they could construct there own angry bird levels from Lego :)
  • pricey73pricey73 Member Posts: 352
    edited May 2012
    Bands, but then royalties would probably involved!
    Check out LEGORENA on flickr for Metallica!
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Member Posts: 1,437
    I'd love to see Southpark as a lego theme, BUT it will never happen! (unfortunately)
  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 719
    I think a modern military aircraft model theme would be really cool. I'm not into war or the military at all; I just think the aircraft are cool (contradictory, I know).

    But, similar to the Southpark reference above, it will likely never happen because of Lego's anti-war sentiment (with which I agree).
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Member Posts: 1,437
    *waves fist in the air*
    You bastards!!!
  • graphitegraphite Member Posts: 3,275
    haha.. that kenny is awesome. Are the plans for that available somewhere?
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Member Posts: 1,437
    I have no idea.
    I found it here on this site:
    Check it out!
  • BustinBustin Member Posts: 286
    Lego stated this on a Cuusoo angry birds project.

    "You might be aware that a LEGO competitor currently has the license to produce Angry Birds branded construction toys. This means that it is unlikely we would be able to produce this should your project achieve the 10,000 supporters required for the LEGO review. While we like this idea too, and would love to see it become a reality, please keep in mind that the competing license is outside our control."
  • mrseatlemrseatle Member Posts: 410
    An observatory... Could use it in City, Alien Conquest, or do a Rebel Without a Cause MOC.
  • weinnerweinner Banned Posts: 148
    Really? You think that would make a fun toy?
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ Member Posts: 4,179
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 4,004
    ^Wasn't there an Arkham Asylum set in the original Batman stuff as well? Which is not only a prison, but a mental hospital... Fun for everyone!
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    How about accessory sets like trees, maybe a set of two large and one smaller tree. A park setting would be nice.

    Also I'd like to see them do realistic looking airplanes to go with the airports, after all no airport has just one airplane, or just one airline flying out of it. Most of the airplanes now are technic and are less than realistic, or are very large. There are no private planes or commuter planes that look right with the airports.

    Most of all I'd like a Design-It-Yourself House which you could choose from several floor plans, choose window styles, roof styles, porch styles, etc.

    Next modular should be a southern mansion!
  • weinnerweinner Banned Posts: 148
    TLG seem to think so
    A police station isn't prison.
  • TrabbTrabb Member Posts: 12
    I'd love to see some special themed minfig sets like they are doing for the Olympics. I would love to see superhero minifig set with lesser-known superheroes that won't be released in bigger sets.

    I would also love to see a modular Disneyland set!
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    How about Creator homes in midieval style. You could buy multiple sets and build a village.
    Yes, with the popularity of the Modular Building line and Modular Medieval Village/Town would be awesome. I would buy a ton!!!
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    Outside the box...hmmmm. I would love a licensed Evil Dead: Armies of Darkness Lego sets. It would be like combining LotR with the Monsters theme. Zombies, witches, Army of the Dead and of course Ash.
  • dsdg88dsdg88 Member Posts: 133
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    I know it would never happen, but I think it would be awesome.

    "You found me beautiful once"

    "Yeah, but you got real ugly"
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    As I was thinking little more. Lego produced Spiderman sets from the movie. Bruce Campbell made cameos in all the movies right? Maybe it is not as far fetched as I imagined it :).
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    Anyway...I would also like to see Star Trek, Battle star Gallactica and Clash of the Titans. Out of the three mentioned, Clash of the Titans would have the best chance of being produced. This would be sets based off the newer movies. I grew up with the first one and I loved how they played homage to the first movie with the mechanical owl.

    Can you imagine a Medusa play set? A Medusa minifigure would be awesome!!!
  • jadedancjadedanc Member Posts: 1,302
    @Pitfall69 YES!!! Clash of the Titans I would love.
  • SiESiE Member Posts: 238
    gherkin building would be cool or maybe a ucs buckingham palace for the jubilee.
  • seonadancingseonadancing Member Posts: 92
    I'm still waiting for architecture students to use Lego bricks when they create their building models instead of the card board that they are currently using. Given that, I think Lego should come up with one piece beds, tables, sofas, refs, toilets, bath tubs, sink, and license Bo concept's furniture design as a luxe package for building your dream home. They basically need to create pieces that would make it easier for architecture students to build their structures.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,838
    Still holding out for a TRON line, but probably will not happen....
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,099
    Still holding out for a TRON line, but probably will not happen....
    Lots of trans blue, yellow and red along with black bricks. I would of loved it.

  • BustinBustin Member Posts: 286
    Still holding out for a TRON line, but probably will not happen....
    There is a UCS light cycle on Cuusoo.
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Member Posts: 1,437
    OK it is neither Pixar nor Disney, however this animation movie would be perfect for a Lego license if you ask me:
    Despicable Me (released by Universal pictures) in 2010 with a sequel to be released in the summer of 2013.
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375
    andhe said:

    Yes. Nice to see an update on the classic mould rather than that previous giant shark monstrosity.

    Now an update of the foal/pony would be nice. And some sheep while they're at it.

    How about a city-themed zoo or circus? My daughter digs the Duplo circus set... everyone loves animals.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor Member Posts: 3,937
    edited June 2013
    ^^I couldn't agree more. there have been many calls for City to have more than just Police & Fire. Sure they have been branching out a bit (Forest police), but it's not what I'd call a quantum leap (It's still police), and there have been many city staples simply not receiving the love.

    Even the coast guard is a retread, as is the new city square. At least the museum is forging new ground, so that's a plus.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 Member Posts: 2,146
    Isn't it interesting though, the amount of sets that are fire/police? I remember growing up with similar sets as to what is out now! Albeit much newer and more sleek design now, but why do you think TLG has been so reluctant to branch out as some are saying? There are so many possibilities in a "city" that it's hard for me to believe these designers haven't at least thought of SOME stuff...
  • KingDaveKingDave Member Posts: 974
    ^ All the small children I know love fire and police toys of all sorts (not just Lego) because when they see a police can or fire engine they are often driving past at high speed with cool Neeeaaa Naaaaa sirens blaring. To a small child this is one of the most exciting things they are going to experience in their day. That is why TLG and other toy manufacturers have a wide variety of police and fire toys, because small children think they are extremely cool.
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375
    I guess they can't build fun stuff in Lego land for all the crime and fires...
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