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Or maybe they make the minifigures then decide upon themes that they can reuse the new molds in?
So will we see a ski resort this Christmas for the winter village? A circus does look possible from the CMFs, that would be awesome but it would need a lot of new, complicated molds if there's going to be a bunch of animals.
You should put it on cuusoo @starfire2, couldn't hurt.
Re zoo: there are bear, camel and ostrich moulds too...
This seems like as good as any place to put this, this chap went for an interview with TLG and he posted his portfolio on his blog.
I'm guessing he got the job as a lot of his ideas have now become CMFs or even themes (monster hunters etc).
He also has some Circus designs, so you never know...
Wow, whenever I check out this forum and come across a comment by you, it often contains an interesting link. Thanks!
This Alexandre Boudon had a lot of interesting ideas/designs, of which many have been realized and turned into actual CMF's. Nice!
I have the Roman legionnaire, and the Hoplomachus (if I am not mistaken) styled Roman Gladiator.
I unfortunately have not been able to obtain the Spartan minifig from an earlier CMF series (2?!).
I have bought the underwater City of Atlantis set (number: 7985) though, which comes with a really nice golden minifig which might be a representation of (Greek) Poseidon or (Roman) Neptune. Although Poseidon/Neptune was (to my knowledge) never portrayed with a Hoplite style helmet. Not that I like that set less of it, that helmet is really nice.
So if as you suggest CMF's are maybe precursors to new Lego themes. Who knows!?! An ancient Roman/Greek Mythological Clash of the Titans theme will be fantastic!!! Recreating the entire classical world along with its mythologies in Lego with many of the different peoples of the ancient world such several Germanic and Celtic tribes such as: Gauls, Goths, Franks, Saxons, Batavians, Frysians and also e.g. Huns, Persians, and Egyptian etcetera turned into Lego sets to go along with the Ancient Greek and Roman sets would be really really wonderful!
However, since I am already intend on collecting the new later this year to be released LOTR sets. Developing yet another theme would financially definitely be overkill.
Nevertheless I really would love it if TLG in the not to near future would make a bunch of sets based on the story of Perseus, or Homer's Illiad, and/or Odyssey. Imagine a set with the Gorgon monster Medussa, with a hairpiece full of snakes, and a serpent body, a bunch of unfortunate minifigs turned into stone etcetera etcetera.
Deffo interested in his Mythology, Circus and Fairytales themes (all right up my fantastical street!), and it really is incredible to see how some of his designs have now become immortalised as CMFs. Wish they'd gone with his idea for the wide sleeves on kimono girl though!
I'm intrigued as to the flippers. I'll have to rummage on the internet for a pic of that!
We're on Series 6 now, so that means we've had 96 different minifigures - it would be hard NOT to relate at least one of them to pretty much every single set that ever existed.
So I don't think that they're precursors - if they were we'd have had the biggest skate park ever by now - but I do like that in a lot of cases they fit really nicely into existing themes! A lot of my CMFs exist in my city as people in costume doing one thing or another (mainly annoying the general public)... except for the monsters that have all escaped from the mad scientist's lab, and the spacemen and women have all been recruited into the EDF to fight off the Aliens from AC (who have successfully recruited the Series 3 alien to their cause...)
That could be a really nice move after Friends theme
- Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, etc.
Just having some fun, but I also began seeing a connection between the CMF line (around series 3) and new sets/lines that appeared/are appearing on the market.
I just hope indications lean towards a wild west theme... especially with the gold mine appearing in 2012 city theme... and mining car tracks in the batman series :) (not-so-subtle plug for a return to the wild west).
That's a wonderful idea! Ever since the release of the Spartan, the Roman Soldier and the Gladiator I have been pining for some Ancient Greek/Roman sets. The Spartan Warrior is an excellent minifigure; it's a shame they're so expensive because I'd love to recreate a '300' scene with all 300 Spartans.
Some Ancient Mythology sets are definitely needed though. How about all 9 of Hercules' Labours, all small sets with just Hercules and the Lion, or Hercules and the Tree with the Golden Apple etc. I would love to see how TLG would represent the Gods in minifigure (you're right about Poseidon; I'm pretty sure he's never been represented with a Hoplite helmet'). Perhaps Homer's Odyssey represented in sets? I'd also love to see some of the monsters as lego, especially as Cerberus has been done in one of the HP sets. The Chimera, the aforementioned Gorgons, the Cyclops etc. Perhaps a Mount Olympus set with all of the major Gods/Goddesses!
I'm not sure just how excited the Lego target groups could get about ancient mythology type sets though, so I wouldn't expect a theme... fortunately we can do anything we want with these little bricks for ourselves :)
I wonder if the future LOTR sets will reduce the prices for the collectable series elves and dwarfs, now there will be official minifigs of Legolas and Gimli. Or will people want armies of yellow skinned elves and dwarfs alongside their pink skinned official friends?
So the Monster Fighter parts were first seen in the CMF range (actually, this only seems to apply for the Frankenstein head).
Or it might be more a case of someone higher up in TLG saying "yes we will let you make a new part for that CMF as we can re-use it in these upcoming sets also (presses a button, a large screen revolves, and the future sets for 2012 are highlighted on the screen)" :P.
i would like an einstein and a punkrocker please!
Rick Riordan? Percy Jackson? Lost Heroes? Goddess Girls? Pandora?
That are multiple Greek mythology book series aimed specifically at kids. There are that many because Percy Jackson/Greek mythology are such big themes right now, especially with the 3rd-6th grade groups. The Goddess girl books, brings the reading level down to the 2nd grade, and I recently saw a new series targeted towards boys at the 2nd grade level. My third grader did an entire unit at school on ancient Greece, and began reading agreed myths at 6.
The question to me at this point is more why on earth have we NOT seen such a series yet? This is a series that could easily aim at both girls and boys, since there are a number of good female minifigs that could also be done.