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Anyone ever build a "modern version" of an older set?

CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 350
Modern meaning how Lego does things nowadays as opposed to the 80s and 90s.

I've seriously considered building a "modern" verison of old Town sets, as the ideas behind a number of them are great, but, would look very awkward next to modern City stuff. I actually do wish Lego would revisit some of those old 90s Town sets, and, give them a modern throwback.

With that out of the way, I was curious if any of you have actually done such a thing. 


  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,544
    I have seen some really good ones on Flickr in the past but can't recall who made them. I have been toying with a couple projects along these lines in the works but won't have anything worth showing until this summer at the earliest.
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,353
    Sure, i built a 'modern' version of Eldorado Fort and Pirate island a few months back, images are in the builders thread here somewhere, you might need to scroll back a bit though.

    Basically took the original models as inspiration then used modern pieces, build technics, colours and styles to build a updated version but making sure there were clear nods back to the original models, mostly in some of the features and architecture. good fun.
  • dragologerdragologer U.S.AMember Posts: 133
    i really want to make a version of good old 720 from the 80's
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 489
    edited February 2017
    Are has made a habit of doing just that. Updating the Classics and more on his Flickr[email protected]/sets/72157632953134804
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    ^^What a great collection, the buildings are fantastic.

    I will be watching my back though, don't want to run into the campers from page 3.
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 489
    @AllBrick Are presented his Updating the Classics builds at AFOLCON and he is a funny guy, I remember laughing at that...
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,426
    ^ Ooh, I'll have to take a look at that when I have some time - thanks for the update, Elspeth!
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 612

    Check out neoclassic space (either its own site or the flickr site) for very well-done models based on our favorite classic Lego theme.  I have not created any of these models or anything like them...

  • TechnicNickTechnicNick Berkshire, UKMember Posts: 277
    Had some fun making this a while ago:

    A smaller #853 with studless pieces. Works the same way as the original.
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 350
    DeMontes said:
    Are has made a habit of doing just that. Updating the Classics and more on his Flickr[email protected]/sets/72157632953134804
    Thanks for sharing the link!
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836
    I was thinking of modernizing the airport shuttle monorail when I had it, if I'm able to get another good deal on a monorail I'll probably do it.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,184
    Thinking I might have to give this a go with a few of my old space sets, sort of did something like that, but as Microfighters.
  • CaptainLegoCaptainLego FloridaMember Posts: 350
    edited February 2017
    Seeing as how I eventually want to start building structures+being into cars, I wouldn't mind attempting my own modern version of 6561 Hot Rod Club. 2140 would also be a fun one as well.  
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