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Why Legomen like coffee

Silber334Silber334 Member Posts: 147
edited August 2011 in Everything else LEGO
Ever wonder why Legomen have been drinking more and more coffee lately? Maybe it's the increasing stress they're putting up with in Lego City, a simple marketing idea at Billund, or someone in the coffee industry tipped them off ( yeah, right). You'll see "mugs" in many Lego sets, especially working vehicles, implying how popular the caffeinated drink is. You see coffee makers in some City sets, including the police truck (7288), fire station (7298), and transport system (8404; which they don't sell officially in Japan, bummer! ). Have I missed any?
Even the bandit Legomen are reported to kill for a nice drink ( yes, kill a cop or an unarmed citizen with their favorite crowbars! ) They'll probably rob a coffee shop or break into Cafe Corner to get high on caffeine instead of just a bank.

Comments

  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    edited August 2011
    There's one in the apartment above the Pet Shop. They've been in numerous sets over the years. As I recall, the design hasn't changed much since its debut in the 1980 Lego Idea Book (at least that's the earliest I recall seeing it).
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    edited August 2011
    I think one in the space shuttle is the oddest! Clearly a cup of coffee in zero gravity is not practical
  • slovakiastephslovakiasteph USAMember Posts: 62
    My lego people are clearly drinking orange juice out of their mugs. :D ;)
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,035
    I never thought of those as coffee mugs. My minifigs prefer hot chocolate. (c;
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    Lego sets are designed for children and most children associate coffee drinking with work and adults which is why you see them in city sets all the time. They do appear in star war sets as a cute joke as well.
  • vynsanevynsane Member Posts: 179
    There's also a coffee maker in the 'break room' of the Space Police Central set, which was a cute addition.
  • Silber334Silber334 Member Posts: 147
    Yep, so much coffee associated with Lego that they even have them in Star Wars, eh? Now I think Lego should collaborate with Nestle or SegaFredo. Now I think I'll go and make a full-scale coffee maker.

  • prof1515prof1515 EarthMember Posts: 1,561
    Yep, so much coffee associated with Lego that they even have them in Star Wars, eh? Now I think Lego should collaborate with Nestle or SegaFredo. Now I think I'll go and make a full-scale coffee maker.

    They're already worked with Nestle before. Remember the Quik Bunny?

    http://lego.wikia.com/index.php?title=Quiky&image=Gen003-jpg
  • bluelion3bluelion3 Member Posts: 156
    They need a doughnut for the Police Sets. I can see it now -- LEGO Police Doughnut Attack.
  • brickmattbrickmatt USAMember Posts: 96
    edited August 2011
    There was a coffee maker in one of the Power Miners sets as well - the Rock Wrecker I believe it was.
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva 1904 World's FairMember Posts: 542
    There is also one for the prince in the original Knight's Joust. You can see it in front of him in the picture:
    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=383-2

    In the days before we had LEGO goblets, I guess.
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