This has been talked about many times before, but I think many of us would love to see a line devoted to Greek/Roman myths. As I'll show below, they could actually do all of this without even needing to make any new molds, or at least a very minimal number of new molds.Leah
have shown how easy it is to make good figs and even mythic creatures without having to make any new molds. We've certainly seen a number of variants on centaurs, either brickbuilt like these by Onishi Shinji
or they could make a new mold to add a piece replacing the horse-head with something that a torso could connect to, resulting in something like this by Chris
. The hippogriff wing piece in white can be attached to a horse body in a number of ways to make a Pegasus
. Micah has made tons of great creatures
, and his updated Minotaur is cooler, but even his simpler original version would be very appropriate in a set geared to kids. Of course there could be sets with traditional Greek style buildings
, and our army builder friends would love to see some soldiers in either Greek
styles (also chariots, new weapons and helms, even appropriate siege weapons and triremes). You can cover several centuries of history, with realistic things like armies, temples and Roman emperors, and mythic sets like Perseus versus Medusa.
One year they could do mythic heroes, from a small set of Perseus vs Medusa, a medium set with Theseus and the Minotaur in a labyrinth, Jason and the Arognauts with their ship could be a larger set, as could one all about the trials of Heracles. A second year could do the tale of Odysseus - include his ship, various monsters, and with the biggest set be the Trojan War - think a big city gate, the Trojan Horse, lots of soldiers and siege engines. A third year could be Olympian Gods - small sets about individual gods, a medium level set of Poseiden's undersea palace, and a largest set of Olympus.
All of the things I've linked show both how doable this is and also how popular such a thing might be. I loved Greek myths when I was a kid, so at least some in the target group would want these (assuming I wasn't a total aberration). Also, Playmobile has a Romans line (including a big colosseum) - not that LEGO has to copy Playmo, but at least one company has decided this is a profitable line for kids.
Of course, this whole post also proves that we could already do all of this as MOCs, but then I assume that creative AFOLs can do anything better than LEGO would produce given their restrictions, except for making new elements and accessories (and we already have BrickArms, BrickForge and other customs dealers for that).
Added bonus, of course, is that there is no need for a license. Also, it might be educational (shhhh, don't tell the kids).