Who reading this has never played with a LEGO set? No matter your age, you have probably played with a LEGO set, either one for yourself or while playing with your children, odds are Lego has been in your life at some point. I personally remember the late 80’s and searching out yard sales, and the like, for LEGO’s that others outgrew. Many times I scored huge boxes, four to five pounds worth, of LEGO’s for $5 to $10 worth of my saved up money. This was much cheaper than buying sets at the store plus it gave me a variety of LEGO’s to draw from when building things. Lego now has this thing called “LEGO Ideas” where you can create something on your own, submit it to the company and if it gets enough support from the community eventually possibly see an official release by LEGO. That is the main feature of this article because a fan has created some mini Sega arcade machines using LEGO’s and submitted them to Lego. Now do your part and show some support so this might actually happen.
Me personally I never really created anything all that exciting out of those LEGO’s that I purchased. I was able to create basic castles, walls, boxes and the like but nothing truly inspiring like this:
LEGO Ideas is a way for fans to help LEGO expand their offerings with things that the community actually wants to purchase. That community aspect is the key to LEGO Ideas, you have to have the community support your submissions before LEGO will even look at your creation. Add in licensing concerns and the like and you will begin to understand that a lot of submissions that still get enough support simply will not be created. Sadly, this is probably what the ultimate fate of these classic Sega Arcade cabinets will be as I am sure it won’t be cheap to license everything.
Still, head over to LEGO Ideas and show your support for these sets, you never know, they might actually get made.