Bruce N H wrote:Of course ancient Greece or Rome would be wonderful. I think the popularity of Collectible Minifigs from these eras has proven the viability of such a theme. It could either be realistic, with armies, chariots, buildings etc, or else go mythical, and include Medusa, Pegasus, Hercules, etc.
A revamp of Vikings would be great, especially if they went more realistic, with less of the bionicle-monsters they had in the previous line.
Those said, my ideal would be a modular castle. They could have larger sets like a gatehouse and a keep, and then sets like corner towers and wall sections that you could buy more or less of and fit together to make a castle of any size. Like the old classic sets had walls that could go together, but with more modern building styles. For instance, see that extra castle wall set that could be hooked on to the larger Helms Deep set. In order to boost sales, they could have two different wall section sets with two different factions of soldiers, so you could buy several sections both to build up a larger castle, and also to build up two larger armies.
How I would love some classical-era sets and some more Vikings! I just missed the last series, which was pretty cool, but could definitely have been improved!
My brothers and I often discuss possible modular castles, and I still think it would be one of the best things LEGO could do for the castle theme, as long as each part was a real, 'playable' set in itself. I would love that so much, and Bruce's ideas are almost perfect!