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Lego Music Sets

Postby Peppermint Pig » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:17 am

Dear Lego, I really think it would be prudent to consider expanding your demographic and filling in overlapping niches with product lines sure to sell very well. Some of these I may have mentioned before, but it never hurts to repeat them :)

We know Lego city is full of cops, firefighters, medics, and construction workers... we get it. But what about its citizens, and its other business professions??? How about musicians?

Bridge the gender gap and release a pop culture line starting with music artists (fictional). Each set could contain 4 to 6 figures and accompanying instruments (microphone, a grip-able guitar (maybe with a 1x3 plate fretboard that can be swapped out??), a keyboard (brick built?, a brick built drum set. Here are _SOME_ things that could be included in each of the sets:

A. Hip Hop/Rap Set. A minifigure torso with a giant medallion (flava flav/mr t). One Blue, one yellow, and one magenta windbreaker jumpsuit torso with black shirt printing and white double-stripe accents (black for the yellow one (kill bill, anyone?)). A few brown heads might be nice (some gold teeth in a nice grin for one, sunglasses for another??). Throw in a black overalls top perhaps. Dreadlocks hair piece. Female face with hoop earrings.

B. 60's Rock: Silver peace medallion torso. The long hair piece (harry potter mermaid/exo force), but in dark tan? Tie-dye shirt!!! Perhaps an afro. Mutton chop head. Rose colored glasses female head (janis joplin?) Torso with vest and ascot, and an afro hair piece (hendrix??).

C. Punk & Metal: Black minifig head with white facepaint design (with light blue accents). Two mohawks, one green, one black. Brown arms on a white torso with suspenders and some kind of logo. Black torso with red anarchy logo and yellow arms. Could recycle some extreme faces here. Dark Red Hermoine hair for female rock diva of some kind. Skeleton face. A top hat. Frilly tuxedo pattern (can't think of which two colors would be best)??

D. Country/Folk. Nuff said.

E. Fringe/Electronic: Headphone 'hair' piece? Devo flower pot (lol). Dark purple female hair normal. Etc...

The well is running dry at this point, but I'm sure there's enough substance here to run with. Just need to bundle 'similar' music themes together and let people mix and match what they want their band to be like.

Then release a stage set with bouncers and a few fans, maybe a contemporary singer figure. Your customers will come back and buy the stage after they get the separate band set they want.
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Postby Relnvar » Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:09 am

Hah, I kind of like this idea! I would love a rock band theme. A Battle of the bands set, with some brick-built drums, a guitar & bass, some brick-amps, and maybe a mechanical skull for part of the stage. That would be awesome.
Maybe even a tour bus, and a few other stages and instruments.
Then to accompany those, some minifigure packs like those that you mentioned.

Though, I'm not sure how well this would sell... Hopefully it would; if it should come out. Nevertheless, an awesome idea.
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Postby RichardAM » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:50 pm

Sign me up for this idea. :wink:

With the recent Impulse sets though, maybe TLG could provide a range of musicians that you could buy individually, e.g guitarist&guitar+amp, drummer and drum set- this would be a good method of introducing other civilians too.

I definitely like the idea of having different genres or ages of music though- i'm pretty sure it would be educational as well as fun, and i'm pretty sure it would only encourage youngsters to learn an instrument for themselves.
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Postby Jacob C. » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:06 pm

I love the idea.
Lego could do a concert festival set called "Brickstock", Lego's version of Woodstock. A couple of bands and at least 20 minifigs for the crowd.
The set would be expensive though, probably $200.
A Volkswagen Bus should also be included!
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Postby Athos » Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:04 pm

Or a little set with a band in a gazebo in a park.

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Postby Black Falcon » Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:34 am

LEGO could do a lot with a music theme! How about a set with a concert stage and rock group (and adoring fans around the stage of course)? Maybe a "build a band" kind of thing where they could sell a stage/performing area separately from small sets of three or four minifig bands/music groups?

And what about classical? It'd be neat to see a LEGO orchestra (and then I could recreate the little animation at the end of the Lego Star Wars game with the stormtroopers playing in an orchestra! If you don't know what I'm talking about look here).
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Postby Peppermint Pig » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:08 am

I like the classical concert idea, and the tour bus. A gazebo... barbershop quartet with some pinstripe vests! :)

Interesting suggestion that some of these be impulse sets... In that case, Lego ought to start a theme (lego metropolis, or lego world, etc) of profession impulse sets. These could be collectible one-off productions, even.
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Postby Lamanda2 » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:35 am

This is a very interesting and unique idea, one that I think LEGO should really take notice of.

I'm sure such a line (or such sets) would do very well among a wide age range.
Classical would be really cool! Not too sure how it wold market with children, but I'd sure love to see it.

Even if LEGO just introduced one type of town set with musicians I would be quite happy.
A coffee shop similar to the design (quality) of Cafe Corner, Market Street, ect. With a couple of performing musician would be neat.

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Postby Paradosis » Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:03 am

I'd love to see something like this, either in regular sets, or even in impulse sets.
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Postby Sir Kohran » Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:59 pm

I'm sure it would be a great line, though I don't think Lego would be too eager given some of the things bands are often related to (drugs, etc.) that Lego would rather not touch.

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Postby RichardAM » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:19 pm

Sir Kohran wrote:I'm sure it would be a great line, though I don't think Lego would be too eager given some of the things bands are often related to (drugs, etc.) that Lego would rather not touch.

Lego City's got that many police stations i'm sure there wouldn't be a drugs problem. ;)

But there's no need for references to drug-use to be made- as a showcase of musical genres and themes and educating in this respect, I don't there's any problem with target markets or the theme being child unfriendly?
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Postby Matt BeDar » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:26 pm

What if Lego made a minifig of Weird Al from his White and Nerdy music video along with a Donny Osmond minifig. :lol: I could see that set sealing like crazy. I would most definitely buy one.

Oh, just a spin off this thread inspired. City Comedians. Of course, it would be kind of difficult to do.
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Postby Peppermint Pig » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:38 am

Or even an entire line of impulse sets dedicated to professions/various activities.

Street vendor selling hotdogs in a cart
Weight lifter (yellow arms, black torso, magenta legs, curly moustache?? Dark tan flat top hair?)
Flower Delivery (white baseball cap with flower print on it)
Mime (striped torso)

AFOL :) (lego print container or bricks and a mini lego set)
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Postby The_Vanquished » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:42 pm

This is actually a really good idea. A few other things is stuff like Jazz and Blues. The gazebo with the band is a great idea too. Remaking some famous musicians for impulse sets would be cool, but I doubt that would happen.
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Postby boses » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:04 pm

This thread reminded me of my lute-playing creatures...

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