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Postby Ye Olde Republic » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:53 pm

The style of my topic header is for Quickblade.
Now that we seem to be getting a camel and an ostrich, how about bringing back the elephant and painting zebra stripes on a horse and give us a zoo? We have an assortment of reptiles and insects and candidates for a primate house already. I'd love to see a giraffe, lions and maybe a hippo? We do have penguins and polar bears, how about a seal? That animal could cross-theme to perhaps a circus too.....

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Postby Bluesecrets » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:06 pm

I would very much like the idea of a zoo. Animals are always welcome in MOC's. It brings more realism.
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Postby Quickblade22 » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:07 pm

This is a theme just waiting to be explored. Zoo's are full of adventure. Kids like animals, adults like animals. It equals profit. I can see fans of many themes wanting zoo animals. Why not spend the time and creativity on such a broad range of molds instead of the one off parts in certain liscensed themes. "Oh boy, I can't wait to get my hands on a.......(whetever that stupid animal from the Avatar sets is called)". Regardless, I know there are people that want these sets and have for some time. Hopefully in the future, we won't have to scream "ZOO" to ourselves and instead scream about wanting to own the finished product in the forums. :wink:
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Postby Athos » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:57 am

Well really need a lion and a tiger. And bears in a color other than white.

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Postby Bruce N H » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:27 am

CIRCUS!!

:) I think that circus might actually have better set possibilities. In addition to animals you could also get clowns (use the jester hat maybe), maybe something like a trapeze set or tightrope walker, maybe a human canonball etc. It just seems like a zoo is more animals in cages, while a circus might have a little more action and variety.

I'd love either, though. Of course, Duplo has done both. Looking at the Lugnet guide they've actually come back to these two themes several times over the years in Duplo form. Seems like they could go there at least once in System.

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Postby porschecm2 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:56 pm

In lieu of a zoo/circus theme, I'd be happy with a simple animals pack, like the City Workers fig pack. No new molds even necessary; Like Trevor says, paint stripes on the horse for zebra, make the horses in new colors (grey, tan), and the polar bear in brown or black, and we're good to go. It would sell like hotcakes, without all the mire necessary to put a full line into production.

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Postby Athos » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:46 pm

I think Safari would work nicely too.

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Postby Quickblade22 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:57 pm

Circus and or Safari would be neat and have potential. I think ZOO is easier and more fun to scream.
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Re: ZOO!!

Postby JoshWedin » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:59 pm

Quickblade22 wrote:Circus and or Safari would be neat and have potential. I think ZOO is easier and more fun to scream.


I went outside and tried it. The neighbors think I'm weird, but that isn't anything new. I agree, we need a Zoo theme.

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Postby Athos » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:01 pm

If you want to make them think you're even more weird, go by and ask, which did they think was more fun to listen to.

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Re: ZOO!!

Postby Karalora » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:45 am

Quickblade22 wrote:"Oh boy, I can't wait to get my hands on a.......(whetever that stupid animal from the Avatar sets is called)".


Momo. He's a lemur. A winged lemur, technically (almost all the animals in the series are mashups of two or more species), but the wings aren't visible in the LEGO piece.

And yes, a zoo line for City would be lovely.
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Postby Username » Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:55 am

They have it for Duplo, so why not System? I'd like to see a Park Ranger with a nice off road jeep.
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Re: ZOO!!

Postby Baites » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:29 am

As many have already mentioned, there is alot of potential here.

Year 1 - Limited zoo. Only animals that are already available. The polar bear (with repaints for other members of the bear family and a panda bear), a monkey, horse (repainted with zebra stripes), penguins (brick built like in the Batman line), the new animals coming out in the Prince of Persia line and a cow (not really a zoo animal). Add all these animals and this could be set in the Medival Market price range. Or release various pens featuring a different animal.

Year 2 - Aquarium. Shark, dolphin, alligator and fish.

Year 3 - Animals not available (yet, hopefully). In the Lego Batman game, there were lions. The Lego Indianna Jones game, there were llamas. Now, I wonder if these animals are somewhere in the Lego designers studio only and were made available to TT to scan for their games.

This line could go into production after the farm theme is finished with.
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Re: ZOO!!

Postby Karalora » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:04 am

I don't think the polar bear mold would make a very convincing panda even with a paint job. It's too attenuated, not chubby and loveable enough. Polar bears and pandas are about at opposite ends of the bear phenotype spectrum.
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Re: ZOO!!

Postby Count Blacktron » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:47 pm

I can already do monkeys, alligators, horses, cows, owls, falcons, parrots, sharks, narwhals, dolphins, sea rays, octopi, clams, starfish, fish, snakes, giant snakes, spiders, scorpions, rats, smart rats, cats, dogs, t-rex, stegosaurus, triceratops, pterodactyl, baby t-rex, little dragons, big dragons, baby dragons, Kaadu, Tantauns, hippogriff, phoenix, cerberus, small rock men, large rock men, rock monsters and soon camels and ostrich. I think there's still room for a couple others in the menagerie. :wave:
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