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Any rumors on what the next monument set might be?

bigjsdbigjsd Member Posts: 62
I really enjoy the large sets such as the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and Tower Bridge. I know the Tower Bridge has to be coming close to the end of the road so I was just wondering if anyone has an idea of what may replace it or will it be replaced?
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  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    Hopefully something very cool! I would kill for a Hoover Dam!
  • beatlefan1966beatlefan1966 Florida, USAMember Posts: 31
    I was just wondering the exact same thing earlier today! The Roman Coliseum would be awesome!!
    yys4u
  • 111ins111ins Member Posts: 265
    when is the next big convention that TLG has a history of showing off soon to be released sets?
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,390
    ^ There's a set reveal on the schedule at Brickfair, I think on the 18th. It could be anything.
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    I'm thinking one of the following would be cool.

    Kremlin
    image

    Colosseum
    image

    Angkor-Wat
    image

    Heaps of others, I think the Kremlin would be cool personally.
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 630
    edited January 2013
    @basta I think you mean Saint Basil's Cathedral - Moscow
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^ Indeed, the Kremlin would be a little bit big.

    I would have to buy a St Basil's Cathedral though, although I can't see them doing it and I can't see them getting the roof right if they did.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,296
    I'm not sure about the Moscow one. It was primarily a religious building, but now (well, since before WW2) a secular one. So even though it is a religious symbol, it might be possible.

    The Blue Mosque in Istanbul would be cool, but obviously ruled out due to religion.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^ Its been almost 100 years since it was actively religious and is no more political than the white house, so you'd think it wouldn't be off limits to TLG.

    The Blue Mosque would be great too, but like you say I can't see them doing it. I wonder if its likely to be an American one this time?
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    How about the White House?
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,292
    Golden Gate Bridge could be a good one but perhaps two bridges in a row would be a bad choice.
  • aeloleaelole Member Posts: 34
    The Parthenon, Athens, could be good as well..
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited January 2013
    UKtsumi said:

    @basta I think you mean Saint Basil's Cathedral - Moscow

    Lol, yes um well, that's what happens when you use google image seach, with out doing much research.

    Saint Basil's was the one I pictured in my head atleast.
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,454
    Mount Rushmore would be cool.
    Difficult, but cool.
  • PicopiratePicopirate Member Posts: 323
    Leaning tower of pizza, sydney opera house. Personally i would love to see the milwaukee art museum but that is probably better suited for the architecture series. Thought it would be hard to do right at that scale.
  • cozycozy Member Posts: 156
    edited January 2013
    The best monument in my opinion would be a choice of H.M.S Belfast or the the iconic U.S.S. Nimitz :) a bit sneaky i know but we can hope
  • jpczjpcz Member Posts: 95
    Wasn't there a recent post about the UN building? Someone's family member was contacted by lego to include their photo or something like that?
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^Would be ok as an architecture set, but beyond dull compared to Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, Tower Bridge etc.
    UKtsumi
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,594
    In answer to the OP, it seems there are no rumours but a huge variety of wants :-)
    Thanks @Jenni for the info about the set reveal at Brickfair. That might be Palace Cinema.
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 630
    Neuschwanstein Castle would be great.
    image
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    ^someone already did a huge (and impressive) MOC of that. I think it's probably a bit too big for a retail Lego set.
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 630
    ohhhh yes, found it


    LEGO Castle Adventure

    .. I WANT ONE!
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    I wasn't meaning that one, I was meaning this one:

    image

    The one you've shown is nice though...
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^Or as crocodile dundee said... "That's not a knife."

    In some ways I actually think the smaller one is better, seems to be more skill in making a small replica that actually looks like it. As the Sydney Opera House architecture set proves.
  • JenniJenni JapanMember Posts: 1,390
    @lostintranslation That would be nice.

    How do these things work? Will the model be there? It's during the convention part, which I'm not attending, so would love for whatever it is to be at the public days too.
  • bigjsdbigjsd Member Posts: 62
    Great suggestions even if nothing more than speculation. I personally would love to see Lego do one of the Disney Castles. I know they aren't really a monument so to speak but they are certainly recognizeable by the masses. With the new Friends colors I think they could do an awesome model.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,152
    St Basil's Cathedral..... Knowing TLG, they'd probably cover something so detailed with stickers to get the desired effect.
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    I would like to see Giza Pyramid and Great Sphinx, Great Wall of China or the Acropolis of Athens. This is my favorite line of all time....love it!
    mcvitie
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    Oh my just gorgeous:

    bc.jpg 59.6K
    tp.jpg 48.2K
    Penkid11
  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 719
    ^Very nice gingerbread house and Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    To be honest they seem to go for iconic well known buildings like the Eiffel tower, I don't think the Milwaukee museum is in the same league because I don;t know what it looks like. I could google it, but if I have to do it, its not really what Lego are going for. Wheras every knows that the Sphinx is
  • SherlockbonesSherlockbones Member Posts: 411
    If 9/11 never happened, I would LEGO to do the WTC, now I would ask them to do, the Empire State Building,
  • PicopiratePicopirate Member Posts: 323
    @jockosjungle I agree, the milwaukee art museum is not iconic which is why I think it is better suited for the architecture series. I just think it would make a great large scale model (so the sails could open and close like the real thing). BTW, here is a picture: http://imsoboring.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/exterior.jpg?w=740
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    WTC would be a pretty dull model, big tall tower x 2
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,296
    ^ After what they did with the Sydney Opera House, they should stay clear of that.
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    US Capitol?
  • emilewskiemilewski CT, USAMember Posts: 476
    I would like to see Big Ben in a large scale model. Doubtful though as they just did a London landmark. So next I would hope they would do the Roman Colosseum.
  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    Heard voices today which said that upcoming architecture sets are some hotel (which I am quite sure has been reported somewhere else before) and the leaning tower of Pisa (which I am not sure has been reported before).
  • UKtsumiUKtsumi Member Posts: 630
    edited January 2013
    ^ I think that's the Imperial Hotel, Japan
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,296
    Will there be an alternative build to finally correct the lean?
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    Maybe it'll include a superman mini figure
  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    CCC said:

    Will there be an alternative build to finally correct the lean?

    Yes, actually there is indeed! It's a horizontal configuration, they call it the fallen tower of Pisa.
  • ElynoleElynole Member Posts: 1
    Considering that the U.S.S. Enterprise officially retired in November 2012, it's possible right? :D
  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,454
    @picopirate
    Wow!
    That's the first time I've seen the Milwaukee Art Museum - it's absolutely astonishing.
    If nothing else, I've certainly got some new wallpaper for my Mac!
  • OndraOndra Member Posts: 74
    I hope there is something coming, something big off-course :-D.Lets wait and see.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    bigjsd said:

    I know the Tower Bridge has to be coming close to the end of the road so I was just wondering if anyone has an idea of what may replace it or will it be replaced?

    #10234 - Sydney Opera House

  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,079
    @Legoboy: is this confirmed?
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    Given they already did the architecture model of the Opera House (and failed horribly) I was hoping they would tackle something different. I just don't know if TLG designers are good enough to really do justice to this building....hopefully they consulted BadLeo and borrowed his technique to get the curves right.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,837
    Diggydoes said:

    @Legoboy: is this confirmed?

    That is what I am told. Given the info was provided with a set number, I'd suggest the info is good. I hope so anyway. :o)

  • Mr_PogleMr_Pogle Member Posts: 13
    Hmm, how about 'The White House'? I have some more UK ideas too, for example 'The Post Office Tower' (or BT tower as it's called these days!') complete with revolving restaurant, 'The Gherkin', 'London Eye' or to go large maybe in the future 'The Tower of London'.
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