Sunday, November 15, 2009

Could it be an idea?

Don't know whether TLG ever considered to release a Product Line with models like this featured here today, but I believe it could turn into an interesting business case.
This is something different from the LEGO Technic theme, but still plenty of functionality/playability and a significant step ahead from the former Model Team or some modern Creator sets. They are actually designated 'crossover' models and a style used by many AFOLs and amateur builders.
The new PFS elements came to make creations like these, a lot easier.

A very well done video, indeed!

With some nice stickers applied, this 6 PF motor mobile crane model from Co1Der (DoubleBrick, Russia) would turn into a very nice toy for the teens and above.
You may find additional photos at this BS folder (after moderation).

Meanwhile let me just recap some other constructions previously featured here at TBs , together with a few other models that would fit in the same conceptual range of products.
All these covering different set sizes, making an example how such hypothetical theme or product range, could look like into a given year lineup.

Most but not all of them motorized, these are models from M-longer, Han and Franzhe. Click over the pictures for more images about each of these.

For the high-end consumer range, also believe some like these (or slightly simplified versions in some cases - 6 motors may be a bit too much to make it affordable) would be feasible into a line of commercial sets, price and partcountwise.
I'm just still missing a good marketing name, for such crossover product line, but I can already imagining some appealing boxes on the shelves.


arezey said...

I have to admit I didn't really understand the idea at the first read and thought they were really making such a line - especially when I saw the model pictures there. It was only when I noticed that the double bevel gears were gray rather than tan/back that it was a MOC. :D

Seriously, sans the gear colors it really looks like a real set to me - and like one of the better ones. Too bad it's not..

sqiddster said...

Wow. I am impressed and inspired. Nice video too.

Designer-han said...

Massive!!! Powerful video and very well done with all functions motorized! And, building instructions to be expected? :-)

blakbird said...

These types of combination Model Team / Technic models have always been my favorite. In this case, the designer did an amazing job of putting in functions at a small scale. I would gladly buy any/all of these if they were official products, though I suspect Han's creations in particular would be too expensive for the general market.

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