A year ago this week, I posted this image to my Facebook page. Looking back, it almost certainly started the chain of events that led to beginning of Brick à Brac. Though it was nice to show off these creations to friends and family, I felt a need to share this on much more public platform (as opposed to a Facebook page heavily locked down with privacy settings.)
“Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” was relatively easy to assemble. Realizing full well that the Star Wars universe provides LEGO with strong, steady income and that LEGO doesn’t want to do anything that would upset one of its cash cows, the comparative dearth of sets for sci-fi’s other major franchises feels like a massive oversight. Yes, Kre-O and Mega Bloks both issued some nice Star Trek sets, and Character Building similarly created a quality LEGO-compatible Doctor Who series. However, no one currently possesses a license for either franchise, and the total number for both were relatively small.
The less that’s said about the Stargate SG-1 and Terminator sets sold by Best Lock, the better.
It’s a shame that LEGO didn’t do more when they had the Doctor Who license. Since its reboot, the show has contained plenty of memorable, iconic scenes that easily provide inspiration for sets in just about every size, as today’s photo shows. In fact, “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” is flexible enough to be a bigger set, complete with any combination of robots, companions, dinosaurs and awesome looking set pieces. Alas, all we got were the Ideas set and a couple character packs for the Dimensions game.
Well, I was able to throw this one together, with a little assistance from those aforementioned Character Building and Mega Bloks sets. Maybe I’ll revisit to it and throw together a bigger version later this year.