6 Sci-Fi Shows That Need The Lego Treatment
Lego is so freakin hot right now. The Lego Movie, which featured a massive array of DC comics heroes has blown up the box office, raking in over $300million worldwide so far, and it was just announced today that The Simpsons were getting the Lego minifigure treatment. There's a childish excitement that comes from seeing your favourite characters shrunk down into yellow lego form, which is exactly why Lego video games such as Lego Star Wars and Lego Marvel Super Heroes have proven so popular. So with the Danish building blocks slowly invading the realm of science fiction, it got us to thinking, which sci-fi characters deserve the Lego treatment next?
Yes, yes, I know that a Lego version of the good ship Serenity has already been created, but what about the folks that inhabited it? Indeed, Lego modeller Saber Scorpion had a go at creating some Firefly Lego figures and it left us hungering for more. Hungering, in fact, for one thing in particular. Lego Reevers!
2. Battlestar Galactica
Another iconic spaceship that got the Lego treatment was the Viper Mark II from Battlestar Galactica. Both the 1970's original and the 2004 reboot of Glen A. Larson's sci-fi classic offer so much Lego-worthy material it is incredible that more hasn't been done with it. Everything from Lego Cylons to a Lego Commander Adama would provide hours of play-time fun. Chuck in a giant Battlestar Galactica ship set and you would truly have something to rival the Star Wars collections. However I would give it all up if someone could just make me a Lego version of Muffit the robotic Daggit
3. Doctor Who
Lego's CUUSOO site is a bit like a Kickstarter for Lego sets. It gives fans an outlet to launch campaigns for that lobby for the production of themed Lego sets based on their own creations. CUUSOO has already given us a Lego Curiosity Rover and a Lego Delorean, but recently there was further proof that these people are doing god's work when it was announced that a campaign for a Doctor Who Lego set had achieved enough support for consideration. In fact, there are so many Whovian brick lovers, a second Doctor Who campaign is close to achieving that magic 10,000 votes needed for consideration by Lego HQ. The decision will now ultimately live with Lego and BBC who own the license, but should these campaigns succeed, I can't imagine a Lego Dalek being anything other than a huge hit with brick-builders everywhere.
4. Red Dwarf
It is hard to imagine this British Sci-Fi comedy having the global appeal required for a Lego set, but that doesn't mean it isn't worthy of one. For those not familiar with it, Red Dwarf followed the adventures of Dave Lister, the last known human in the Universe, who travels through space with a pompous hologram, an overly polite cyborg and a cat that evolved into human form. Does that sound worthy of a Lego set to you? You're damn right it does, especially when you add in the potential of being able to build either the Red Dwarf itself or its miniature companion, The Star Bug.
5. Knight Rider
Lego David Hasselhoff. Lego KITT. Need I say more?
6. Lost In Space
Visually, Lost in Space perfectly represents the cheesy science fiction of the 1960's. Its penchant for metallic spacesuits, mini-skirts and turtlenecks are just about as 60's as you can get and it's hard to argue that they wouldn't look awesome in Lego form. But as great as Irwin Allen's human creations were, it was a Robot superstar and his counterpart that truly stole the show. Robby the Robot first shot to fame in Forbidden Planet but he could also be seen in a few episodes of Lost in Space. Despite only making brief appearances on the show, Robby's influence was felt throughout its 83 episode run in the form of 'The Robot' who was designed by Robby's creator Robert Kinoshita. His famous line of "Danger Will Robinson!" has gone down in sci-fi history, but is that really enough to warrant a Lost in Space Lego set? Probably not, but the episode where Robby battles The Robot certainly is!