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Non-Licensed Set with Biggest Potential for a Re-Do (Part Deux)

prevereprevere Member Posts: 2,923
edited July 2012 in Collecting
I was looking through some of the less attractive sets from the archives. Many sets of the past 15 years or before have a lot of potential to be re-done. Some could be made into a Modular building; while others just could use an update with more details - with newer parts, and such.

I apologize if this has been covered before. Most of the re-do discussions seem to be SW, HP and licensed related. I'd like to get a perspective on really good candidates for non-licensed re-launches.

One that really comes to mind is the Amusement Park set #5525.


  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    How about a new Skyline #5526 ? Doesn't even have to be an exact re-do, but something similar to go along with all the mini sets that's rolling out, just like the Amusement park you mentioned. I think its a good idea that still looks okay (not excellent) considering its age but can get a big improvement using today's design skills and part selection.
  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,506
    I'd really like to see a re-make of #3450 Statue of Liberty. I feel like with the new pieces that LEGO has to utilize, they could make a much more clean and polished model of it. Maybe even with a stand this time (at that scale)?
  • VenunderVenunder Member Posts: 2,666
    That set does have some interesting elements although I'm not sure about the robot?
    I cannot remember seeing many robots at modern Theme parks but maybe I am wrong?
    There should be at least one roundabout or rollercoaster....
    The trouble is that would push the set above £100.

    Maybe they could break it down into a modular Theme Park with six, seven or more £15 - £30 sets which you can pick or choose to match what you want in your Park ???
  • sidersddsidersdd Member Posts: 2,432
  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Member Posts: 696
    edited July 2012
    ^^^ Definitely a good call... I would snap up a new Statue of Liberty set in a New York minute!!!
  • prevereprevere Member Posts: 2,923
    Sorta related to this thread:
    Thanks sidersdd. I had a feeling this was brought up, and will need merged.

    I do absolutely love the rollercoaster park concept. And given the success of the Carousel and Ferris Wheel - I'd think Lego would have this on the concept table somewhere. I lot of people really love the K'nex rollercoaster - but I'm not trying to compare that with anything Lego.

    A new skyline set would be great too. Especially with the popularity of micro-scale sets right now.
  • sidersddsidersdd Member Posts: 2,432
    ^ Dunno if it'll be merged, as that thread was specific to TLG's request, and has been closed. But there's some content in there which is relevant to this thread.
  • prevereprevere Member Posts: 2,923
    edited July 2012
    There's also some very interesting 1970s sets, like #1620-2, which could be beautifully re-done (and at an appropriate price range).

    It's a vintage "chocolate" factory. I've built this recently, and remember it looks absolutely nothing like a factory. It includes a tiny office, car port and attic!
    Edit - @Matthew - Added Link
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    ^Wrong set number maybe? I got a Space I jetpack BP when clicking on it.
  • nkx1nkx1 Member Posts: 719
    edited July 2012
    I would really like to have a set like 8285 (Technic tow truck) or 5571 (Model Team Giant Truck) for a reasonable price. These are pretty amazing sets that have sky rocketed in price after EOL; it's sort of surprising that there have not been any similar remakes as of yet. The 8258 crane truck and 9397 logging truck, to me, aren't as impressive.
  • VenunderVenunder Member Posts: 2,666
    I can see some good possibilities in the Pirates range.
    6241-1: Loot Island
    6264-1: Forbidden Cove
    6273-1: Rock Island Refuge
    6278-1: Enchanted Island
    6299-1: Pirates Advent Calendar
    I really want a peg leg pirate and a sawfish :) :) :)

    Or for town building:
    5-4: Large house set
    14-3: Small house set
    377-1: Shell Service Station
    1589-1: Main Street
    1620-2: Chocolate Factory
    675-1: Snack Bar
    6306-1: Road Signs
    6375-2: Exxon Gas Station
    6683-1: Hamburger Stand
    6373-1: Motorcycle Shop
    1966-1: Car Repair Shop
    1472-1: Vacation House
    6395-1: Victory Lap Raceway

    Seaside stuff
    6401-1: Seaside Cabana
    6410-1: Cabana Beach
    6350-1: Pizza To Go
    6414-1: Dolphin Point
    I want a dolphin :) :) :)
  • Legofanatic2414Legofanatic2414 Member Posts: 37
    Anyone think LEGO should seriously consider reviving the Adventurers theme?
  • andheandhe Member Posts: 4,000
    ^Wasn't that what Pharaoh's Quest was?

    Now that POTC has hit the dust, would be great to see a return to a non-licensed Pirate theme.
  • bluelion3bluelion3 Member Posts: 156
    edited July 2012

    ^Wrong set number maybe? I got a Space I jetpack BP when clicking on it.

    The link sends you to #1620-1, and the chocolate factory is #1620-2.
    I love the classic town style. You wouldn't know it's a chocolate factory except for the sign. It could have been a toy factory or accounting office or anything.

    I like some of @venunder's suggestions. Another thread talked about the need for more minifig-sized buildings while we always get vehicles. The old 675 snack bar and 6683 hamburger stand are excellent examples of nice, small, inexpensive buildings!
  • sonsofscevasonsofsceva Member Posts: 542
    ^ I wonder how much or little of the next Ninjago line will play with that pirate theme. I want to see new Castle Forestmen (Robin Hood) sets. They could improve on the old ones, which were pretty fun. And improve on the old Western sets too.
  • OldfanOldfan Member Posts: 707
    ^Western might be nice, although the theme really is limited. The western Cuusoo modular buildings would be great to see; the original Western theme never had a great "town" setting. I was wishing for a return of the classic horror monsters, and lo and behold Monster Fighters comes out!
  • gifinimgifinim Member Posts: 174
    I'd like to see small Pirates sets again. Big, £100+ sets are OK but the smaller sets like the early 90s Battle Cove and Desert Island offer much more in terms of playability and scene building.
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