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What other iconic vehicles models should Lego make?

rchaddrchadd Member Posts: 187
Just completed the VW Camper Van #10220 and think its a really great model.

Got me thinking what other "iconic" vehicles would you like to see lego make a similar detailed set for?

From a UK point of view I would like a minifigure scale Routemaster bus and London Taxi.
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  • rchaddrchadd Member Posts: 187
    i think a london bus would have enough international appeal.
    dougtswagnerml2
  • odueckodueck Member Posts: 48
    I think a Citroën 2CV would be quite neat.
    legoprods
  • rchaddrchadd Member Posts: 187
    silly suggestion:

    Only Fools and Horse's Reliant Robin with Batman Del, Robin Rodney and Grandad minifigs.
  • whatsinanamewhatsinaname Member Posts: 17
    Bond's DB5 would be brilliant.
    Shelby Cobra.
    Rolls Royce Phantom.

    We are getting the Delorean so that is something to look forward to.
  • ArdalisArdalis Member Posts: 37
    Mini ofc, with Italian job livery and gold bullion bricks.
  • rchaddrchadd Member Posts: 187
    oh this looks ace...

    http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/1744

    but where to find the LDD file?
  • julian977julian977 UKMember Posts: 65
    Think angles!
    Cusoo has granted us a Delorean, I guess other classics with lots of long straight angles would be perhaps easier to render in lego. Lotus Esprit springs to mind, but in lego it might end up a similar shape to the Delorean.
    What I would love to get around to MOCing would be this though:
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    Or this:
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  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,942
    edited January 2013
    ^Got a 'thing' for 80's Italian rustbuckets, do you? ;-) Just kidding.
    The main problems with cars is getting the licenses from the manufacturers and finding ones that are popular enough to justify making into a set. Sure, the Lancia Integrale thingy up there is a classic, but does it have a big enough fanbase to make a Lego model of it economically viable? That said, I'd LOVE to see more licensed cars from Lego.
  • cozycozy Member Posts: 153
    Chitty chitty bang bang !
  • ravnutravnut South BrumMember Posts: 25
    edited January 2013
    Audi Quattro E2 ?

    It's Surprisingly tricky thinking of an original one that ticks all the boxes! How about a Land Rover?

    @cozy good call !
  • sctty1987sctty1987 Member Posts: 24
    my personal choice as a landrover fanatic would be something from the landrover range it would combine my 2 hobbys but i suppose i can dream
  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    If they can acquire the rights to make a large-scale model of a particular automobile, I wish they'd simultaneously release a system-scale version of it as well. In a sense they did that with the VW van and the vehicle in the City Garage though I'm not certain the latter is necessarily a smaller scale version of the former.
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    The Ford Model T.

    Tie two themes together. The first vehicle to roll off the assembly line, and you get to be that person who assembly's it. Just like the old days.
    SirBendougts
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,703
    I would like to see some system-scale rally cars but I wonder if the lack of awareness for rally in the US would/is keeping it from happening being the biggest Lego market
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    I've been very pleased so far with their choices of VW, lambourghinis, unimog and T2 camper.

    next?
    land rover would be awesome - there's a great cuusoo one too.
  • julian977julian977 UKMember Posts: 65
    @plasmodium -yes I have a massive thing for italian rustbuckets!
    There is a cute but mnon copyright-infiringing 'tribute' to a series one Landy in this set: #4637
    -I reckon an 800-piece 12-or-so wide version is definitely a goer! (scurries off to LDD)
    plasmodium
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,942
    edited February 2013
    ^There are several City sets which included VERY Land Rover-like SUVs recently...I can't remember the numbers, but one was towing a horse-box and another was towing a trailer with dirt bikes on. And the one in the Forest Police HQ. (Not to mention the "Hummer" in the 2013 police line).

    I had this awesome idea the other day for a set which just comes with pieces to make several licensed cars, like a Creator/bucket set but with real licensed vehicles in...my mind hasn't decided what scale they'd need to be at, though. :P

    One more feasible thing they could do is something more like the SW Planet sets: small, accurate 'display' models which use more complicated building techniques (and thus look better) than the 'Tiny Turbos' (and the recent Shell promo Ferraris). I think those would be quite popular with the AFOL market.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited February 2013
    @julian977 .. I found that cuusoo land rover
    http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/16894
  • rchaddrchadd Member Posts: 187
    do you think lego even care much about the AFOL market? Or design specifically for it?

    I think they should definitely have a range of more complicated stuff (not unnecessary huge stuff like SSD) but more complex. Maybe that's where Creator Expert will be going?



  • rchaddrchadd Member Posts: 187
    i don't normally like technics stuff much but this looks like its going to be good!

    the forthcoming 42009 mobile crane
    http://thumbsnap.com/cgPxQTiF

    RRP is expected to be about £150, and it is expected to be available in August.
  • ptericpteric Member Posts: 156
    Ford Mustang, Model T, Airbus A380, Lamborghini Countach,
  • glendoglendo Member Posts: 22
    oooooooooooo a lambo would be sweet. the london bus idea sounded fantastic as well, as long as it is a modern one, not one of those 1950-60's sorts.
  • rchaddrchadd Member Posts: 187
    oh would like old style routemaster
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Edsel, a true iconic car in spite of it's reputation it is immediately recognizable.
  • RunSubRunSub NorthWest UKMember Posts: 34
    Routemaster is a great idea. Would love some historical F1 or sports cars, like 1966 Lotus F1 car , or the 6 wheeled tyrrell F1, Ford GT40 (Gulf livery).
    Many commercial Jet all look a bit similar but the A380 or Jumbo stand out. Military has the variation, but as TLC only as far as WW1 with the Sopwith, might have to wait another 5 years to get Spitfire etc. Maybe Nasa test stuff? Chunk Yeagers X1, or the forward swept X29
    UPS delivery truck? At least it's known worldwide! ;-)
  • RunSubRunSub NorthWest UKMember Posts: 34
    Ok.. two more.. The X15 (But like the X1 needs a B52 wing to hang off) and SR71 - Blackbird . High speed reconnaissance isn't Military
  • rchaddrchadd Member Posts: 187
    A spitfire would be great - but not sure how popular that would be in Germany (one of Lego's biggest markets!)
    alzamba
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    ^^ It's true, the SR71 blackbird isn't military in the slightest. It was funded by hunter gatherers looking for good places to pick mushrooms.

    ^ The same could be said for the Sopwith Camel. It's also clearly military, no idea how the rules dont apply for that one.
    Phonebooth
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,897
    edited February 2013

    ^^ It's true, the SR71 blackbird isn't military in the slightest. It was funded by hunter gatherers looking for good places to pick mushrooms.

    ^ The same could be said for the Sopwith Camel. It's also clearly military, no idea how the rules dont apply for that one.

    Because TLG's anti-military rules clearly spell out that they apply to modern-day, realistic military combat. The Sopwith Camel is a WWI-era military vehicle with hardly even a resemblance to anything being used in military conflicts today.

    If you extend TLG's anti-military rules to apply for all time periods, then LEGO Castle, LEGO Pirates (at least, those sets with Imperial Guards), and LEGO Wild West would all have violated them from the very beginning. Not to mention the Indiana Jones licensed theme, which featured WWII-era military vehicles and weapons.

    It should be noted that Germans are typically not proud of their involvement in either World War, and so I hardly think they'd take offense at military vehicles of the countries they were fighting against. The place TLG has to play it safe with WWII vehicles is that they can't portray anything with Nazi iconography, since it would then be illegal to sell in Germany.
  • rchaddrchadd Member Posts: 187
    the new sopwith camel is a remake of #3451 there was also a red baron plane #10024 so maybe they lego will release a remake of that too? would be great of some dog fights :)
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,669
    I am with @RunSub, I would love to see the Ford GT40, I really like the Technic version made by Sariel and would also love a non-technic model like the camper.
  • murphquakemurphquake Member Posts: 651
    NYC Checkered Cab! some old 1950s style boat with brick built checkering all around, we'll invent the 1x1x2/3 brick just for that =-)
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,266
    A 1 x 1 x 2/3 brick is just 2 plates. No need to reinvent the wheel.
  • sctty1987sctty1987 Member Posts: 24
    a military theme would grab my attention any thoughts on that idea?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,457
    edited February 2013
    If you are after modern military, forget it. Lego won't go there.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,942
    ^&^^ I believe this was adequately discussed here: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/3895/lego-and-warfareweapons

    Please don't start another huge argument about that! (I mean 'discussion'. :P Another huge 'discussion')
    Si_UKNZDiggydoes
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    How about a Mini Cooper, Harley Davidson, C1 Corvette, classic Cadillac...
    plasmodium
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,917
    Lego actually has a Routemaster London Bus already, of course it's not easy to come by.

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=3300006-1
  • ChompersChompers Member Posts: 658
    I would love to see a Technic PF Cement Mixer or maybe a PF multi deck Car Transporter like #6753
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 588
    DeLorean DMC-12. That is all.
  • Mr_PogleMr_Pogle Member Posts: 13
    For a massive model, The Titanic, or a Eurostar liveried train.
  • BustinBustin Member Posts: 286
    I don't know about iconic but more minifig sized vehicles for city layouts would be nice. There has been a better release mix lately but at the same time some are just rereleases.
    plasmodium
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    @RunSub, I love the idea of a parcel delivery truck - branded or otherwise - some sort of cruel irony whereby your delivery of said set is stamped on, soaked with rainwater and then thrown over your back gate...!
    Bumblepants
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    @luckyruss Maybe a Yodel themed one would be quite easy, just get an old Vauxhall Cavalier model and ding it up a bit
    Si_UKNZ
  • roxioroxio UKMember Posts: 1,352
    ^my yodels come in a '95 ford escort lol
  • streekerstreeker FranceMember Posts: 299
    Something that evokes the romance of travel - the Spirt of St. Louis, the Orient Express, SS Normandy, a hot air balloon
    sidersdddougtsDiggydoes
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited February 2013
    Orient Express .. YEEEESSS!!!

    With Agatha Christie minifigs and a Cluedo game included.
    New part = lead pipe.
    Joseph
  • Mr_PogleMr_Pogle Member Posts: 13
    Concorde or a Mississippi (sp.) steam boat?
    sidersddSi_UKNZ
  • OndraOndra Member Posts: 74
    Next year volkswagen golf will have 40 anniversary and there is also three years gap between camper van.So i think there will be volkswagen golf as model.
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