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#76 Wolvarie

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:50 PM

Thinking Farm/Castle/City themes
1. Sheep / Ram / Lamb bambalam!
2. Deer
3. Wolf
4. Bison
5. Lion

6. Ducks
7. Fox
8. Tiger
9. Squirrel
10. Eagle

11. Crow/Raven
12. Turkey
13. Rabbits
14. Otters
15. Moose
16. Wild Boar
17. Zebra
18. Giraffe
19. Antelope
20. Elephant

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 06:01 PM

View PostBonaparte, on 12 June 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:

Only Duplo might have those (I'm not much of Duplo expert), but nothing minifig scale.

I know they don't, I'm just saying they are kindof animals kinds find cool so it feels a little odd lego haven't already done them.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:32 PM

yo people

Rhino

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:07 AM

1. Hippo (designed to enable the top half to be pulled apart from the bottom to create a half-submerged look when put on a blue 'water' plate)
2. Rhino
3. Sheep
4. Giraffe
5. Toucan
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 12:52 AM

1) jackal
2) iguana
3) hippo
4) giant sloth
5) falcon

I just realized that my wishlist in reverse is in alphabetical order.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 01:43 AM

1. lion
2. kangaroo
3. stoat
4. badger
5. other small rodents (weasel, beaver, etc.)

I'm just glad they have a bear! A good one, too.

EDIT: Rhino! Deer! Yes! And do Centaurs count? I we counting half-animals?

Edited by billdeen, 15 June 2012 - 01:45 AM.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:31 AM

They should make;

-Lion

-Penguin

-turtle

-Wolf

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:57 AM

1. Big cat (different colours and prints for lions, tigers, leopards, pumas, etc)

2. Boar

3. Deer (with detachable antlers, per cow horns)

4. Kangaroo

5. Koala (with vertical clip).

Forgive the Australian bias. (And picture it: your spawling modern City metropolis, overrun with hundreds of koalas, in trees, on lamp posts, on TV antennae...)

#84 nikink

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 05:44 AM

Tough choice... only 5 you say... hmmm...

1. Bulls
2. Big Cats (Lions/Tigers) (ok, bit of a cheat :) )
3. Deer (including detachable horns for Stags!)
4. Boar (Wild boar, large enough to have a minifig ride it!)
5. Galapagus Turtles

All of these would be (could be) made ridable, or hitched to carts, or whatever. :D

#85 Aeturnus

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:49 AM

My top 5 are:

1)lion
2)tiger
3)wolf
4)giraffe
5)penguin

I can't really limit my opinion to just that..I mean if you have a giraffe..then you need Zebras ...and if you have penguins..then sea lions would be awesome too.
Lego should make a zoo series I think...with A Main gate..cafeteria ..and separate enclosures ...as separate sets.

Oh yes and a Rhino would be cool..The more animals the merrier i think is the overall theme of my post.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:58 AM

1. Sheep
2. More Horse Variants (Unicorns, foals, donkeys, centaur legs for minifigs)
3. Falcon/Eagle
4. Proper wolf mold
5. Living Turkey

#87 Hellfyre

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:29 PM

1. Turtle/tortoise
2. Penguin
3. Rhino
4. Lizard
5. Tiger

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

View PostUltr6L3g0, on 14 June 2012 - 08:32 PM, said:

yo people

Rhino
This pretty much.

There needs to be a Rampant Animal Zoo-Escape theme just so we can have new Lions, Bears, Birds, Lizards, Turtles..

I want to see a cute cuddly Panda made, A new Elephant with a flexible trunk, A big lion or a tiger that isn't Tigger, and perhaps maybe a Frilled Lizard/Dragon. That would be cool I think.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:53 PM

JUST five? Seriously? (Sigh.) Okay, I'll narrow down my list of obsessively needed LEGO animals to just five then.  

1.)  Bison
2.)  Gorilla
3.)  Giraffe
4.)  Turtle
5.)  Walrus

#90 Micco

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:06 AM

My top 5 would be:

  • Falcon
  • Wolf
  • Fly
  • Sea monster
  • Unicorn


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Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:29 AM

I guess it's safe to say that mythological animals, especially a new one-piece dragon, are top-ten wants?

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#92 chrism

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:08 PM

... A further thought: I think the parrot mold could be used to make a passable bird of prey, if made in the right colours (eg brown body, white head, yellow painted beak for an eagle).

Also, if the parrot mold had a little hole in the top of the head, and again was made in the right colours, you could insert a plume (as in a knight's helmet) to make a cockatoo. For example, white body, grey painted beak, and yellow three-feathered plume for a sulphur-crested cockatoo. Splendid!

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:41 AM

1. Deer (This should work well with Forest Police Subtheme)
2. Eagle (Just cool.)
And some farm animals would be nice:
3. Pig
4. Cow
5. Chicken

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:48 AM

View Postcpw, on 17 June 2012 - 12:41 AM, said:

And some farm animals would be nice:
3. Pig
4. Cow
5. Chicken

These have all been made (and they look excellent):

Pig
Cow
Chicken

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:32 AM

Hmm, late to the fĂȘte again it seems.  :wink:

The obvious choice for new Lego animal molds would definitely be some exotic specimen of contemporary megafauna. TLC has had such a wild run on churning out all the extinct reptilian predators, that it almost seems as if it'd neglect our pretty abundant wildlife on purpose...
So if I had to choose, these would be my favourites. Order doesn't indicate importance, although the Top5 would be of priority!
Here goes:

1. Lion/Tiger - I imagine this to be a singular mold, that could be "lionised" by attaching a separate
                mane-piece to the basic "large cat" mold. Just for the sake of keeping it cost effective.

2. Wolves!! - Come on, it's a damn obvious choice! And please not the bad, grim, maneating, always growling
              type of scare-the-kids wolf. Just a plain but recognisable wolf. Might represent a husky with
              a repaint.
3. Elephants - We had those with the Adventurers once, but never again. New updated mold time, hands down!
               Removable tusks and interchangable ears to distinguish m/f and asian and african varieties
               please!
4. Mules/Donkeys - If the horse was the Ferrari in ancient times, now it's time for us to acquire the poor
                   man's truck. Should have the same hind-joint as the new horse for some serious kicking  
                   action! Overdue!!
5. Sheep - Why we don't already have these is waaay beyond me. Removable fur for shearing action would mean
           bonus points, but isn't that much of a necessity.

Runner ups:
- Llamas, alpacas, guanacos, vicunjas  - My "favourite" animals! And they're sooo cuddly and adorable!  :cry_happy: (Also I'd need some of them for these CMF Aztec eagle-warriors, just sayin' :wink: )
- More fowl! - Geese, ducks, turkeys, eagles, crows and parrots should have a separate mold each. A generic
               "small bird" mold with different paint jobs could represent almost everything from a sparrow
               to a robin. Eagles, crows and "small birds" should have either movable "clip"-wings or  
               separate sitting/flying molds!
- new "standing" cat - analogous to the standing german shepherd mold
- more variety in dogs - Evolution ftw! Being stuck with only german shepherds is an unsatisfactory state!
- Giraffes - never been done before, not desperately needed, but cool anyway. Obvious choice for a future
             safari-theme!
- Rhinoceros - see Giraffes
- Hippopotamos - see Giraffes
- Antilopes/Wildebeests - see Giraffes
Almost forgot the obvious cry for deer and boar of any kind! These are needed by Castle-builders!!

And should we ever have a prehistoric theme that DOESN'T necessarily pit man vs. dinosaurs (that still are being portrayed falsely!) here'd be some ideas for that:
- Mammoths and mastodons
- "Sabretooth" cats
- Cavebears
- Giant sloths
- Giant deer
- Giant tapirs
- Giant Hyenas

Seems anything was a bit bigger before we invented bow and arrow...

So, "Wall of text" achievement is unlocked, I'll rest for now.
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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:38 AM

View PostCutty, on 17 June 2012 - 08:32 AM, said:


1. Lion/Tiger - I imagine this to be a singular mold, that could be "lionised" by attaching a separate
                mane-piece to the basic "large cat" mold. Just for the sake of keeping it cost effective.

It would actualy be better for keeping costs down if they did a lion with mane in one.  they already needed to make 2 molds.

And a lion+mane in one would use less plastic than a lion  +  mane.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:53 AM

View Postdeskp, on 17 June 2012 - 09:38 AM, said:

It would actualy be better for keeping costs down if they did a lion with mane in one.  they already needed to make 2 molds.

And a lion+mane in one would use less plastic than a lion  +  mane.

But bear in mind, you'd just have a male lion then, without the simple option of removing the mane for a female...
In the end one would have to evaluate the scenario by producing some mock-ups and see whatever option qualifies as the most feasible.
Still I'd argue that one mold plus one minor accessory is superior to TWO almost identical molds.

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#98 AmperZand

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 10:33 AM

A few animals that LEGO has done but I don't think have been mentioned in the opening article or in this thread:

- Manta ray
- Crab
- Alligator/Crocodile
- Ant
- Clam
- Sawfish

The reason that TLG has done pigs but not sheep is that pig farming and its products such as bacon are more common than sheep farming and its products such as lamb and wool in Denmark.

I suspect there will be a re-issue of the City bear later this year or some time next year but in a different colour. I don't want to reveal any spoilers but my suspicion stems from a creature in The Hobbit.

My personal wish-list of animals would be full of fantasy ones. But of real-world animals, I'd most like to see:

- Lion/lioness/other great cat especially if it could be ridden like a horse
- Eagle/hawk/falcon/other bird of prey
- Giant turtle
- Anaconda/large snake
- Hippopotamus

Incidentally, for a non-purists, BrickForge does a cool sheep as well as other animals. I have a number of their animals and they are extremely well sculpted (more Legoey than Lego!) and made.
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Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:40 PM

1. Stag/deer
2. Sheep
3. Pigeon (City fans will love that)
4. Falcon (Castle fans will love that)
5. Wild Boar

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:23 AM

1)Elephant re-release
2)Lion (or other large cat)
3)Rhino
4)Smaller Dragon (Similar in size to Dragon Masters?)
5)Perhaps some oxen.
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