6 Other Video Game LEGO Sets I Want to See
I had a bit of an adventure this past weekend trying to get my hands on the LEGO set of the Horizon: Forbidden West Tallneck. I had to go out of town to the nearest LEGO store, only to quickly learn that it was also a big day for new Star Wars LEGO and a huge line had formed even before the store opened! Suffice to say, I did not get my Tallneck…
…at the store. I just went home and immediately ordered it on Amazon for the exact same price, with free shipping. So I’ll be getting the LEGO Tallneck this week no problem! I think it’s great that LEGO is branching out into more video game sets. They’ve done some recently for Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog, and I own a couple of the Overwatch sets. This is hopefully the start of even more LEGO sets from video games!
Join me after the jump for more video game-themed LEGO sets I want to see in the future.
6. More Horizon robot dinosaurs
I’m a big fan of the Horizon series and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Tallneck. But that creature is only the tip of the iceberg for what we could see. All their robo-dinosaurs are intricately designed and look gorgeous. And they come in a variety of sizes, so they don’t all need to be big sets. We could do some of the alligators — called Snapmaws — or hippos — called Widemaws, with obviously some of the raptors — called Clawstriders. But the crown jewel would be the Thunderjaw, the giant, beastly Tyrannosaurus Rex robot. Those things are a beauty, and a big LEGO set would be a dream come true.
5. Mortal Kombat mini-figs
I love Moral Kombat characters. Ever since I had a guidebook to Mortal Kombat Trilogy way back in the day and I just devoured the lore and the characters. But there aren’t too many good sets. Maybe the acid pit? Maybe the bridge? or Shang Tsung’s arena? I dunno. I think the best bet would be to do one of those mini-figure waves, in the mystery bags. They just did the Muppets in this style. LEGO could go all-out on some cool ninja warrior mini-figures and we could worry about building them arenas on our own.
4. The Normandy
There aren’t too many iconic video game spaceships to play with in LEGO. I’d recommend some Halo sets, but those were already made by some crappy LEGO knock-off a few years ago. And I don’t think The Unreliable from The Outer Worlds is well-known enough to recommend. So how about the very famous Normandy from Mass Effect? It’s big, it’s sleek, and it could have a bunch of fun mini-figs to populate the crew quarters. And then LEGO could do the Citadel or a Mass Effect Relay. So there are options.
3. Those fancy Final Fantasy airships (with Chocobo)
There comes a point in a lot of Final Fantasy games where you eventually get an airship to fly around the planet on. I’m familiar with the Highwind from Final Fantasy 7, or the Ragnarok from 8, or the Strahl in 12. They all look pretty neat. The problem is that they’re also all very intricate, with lots of tiny bits and pieces. That might make for some difficult design work, but I think LEGO could pull it off if they really wanted.
2. Sweet Tooth
I’m really surprised the Twisted Metal video game series has been dead for so long. Brutal car combat? It was a fun game, and I’m surprised we aren’t having bi-annual sequels like other franchises. Maybe because there was only one iconic vehicle? Sweet Tooth the evil clown ice cream truck? Even if that’s the case, I love a good vehicle LEGO set, and Sweet Tooth would be fun! I think there’s a live action movie or streaming show coming up that could use a LEGO tie-in toy.
1. Any Starcraft anything
Starcraft is an untapped building block market. Warcraft had some bad sets from some knock-off company several years ago. But nobody has touched Starcraft. And there are so many options! Terrans have Battlecruisers, Vikings, Banshees, Wraiths, Medivac dropships, and that’s just the basics. The Protoss have all sorts of pretty ships, both ground units and air. The real jewel would be the Carrier, with its little drone armies. And then the Zerg have every gnarly monster under the sun! To say nothing of buildings! And mini-fig possibilities! Starcraft is a much beloved franchise with so much potential. A fella can surely dream.