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For my entry into the Eurobricks Create a Theme Contest , I've decided to create a new theme centered around cryptozoology, entitled Cryptid Hunters. This theme features a team of super-secret agents, scientists, and researchers sent out on missions to find, document, and analyze various legendary cryptids! The team has to avoid the dangers of the cryptozoology world while documenting the sightings and interviewing witnesses. This theme would function as a spiritual successor to Monster Fighters and Hidden Side; two beloved spooky themes from TLG. I've outlined two sets from the theme below, both built digitally using Bricklink's Studio:

Flatwoods Monster: Encounter in the Forest [78 pieces, 3 minifigures, $10 USD]

The legendary Flatwoods Monster has been spotted in the forest! Enter the forest, investigate the crashed meteor, and attempt to document the elusive monster.

Includes tree, crashed meteor with a crystal inside, and a light brick!

Includes three minifigures: Secret Agent, Scientist, and the Flatwoods Monster!

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Mothman: Encounter at the Old Lighthouse [913 pieces, 4 minifigures, $100 USD]

Mothman has been drawn to the light at the old lighthouse! Hurry to the lighthouse using the stealthy speedboat, draw Mothman away using the searchlight, and save the lighthouse keeper!

Includes speedboat, old dinghy, and lighthouse with detailed interior and working light!

Includes 4 minifigures: 2 secret agents, lighthouse keeper, and Mothman!

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[Author's note: the lighthouse would work similarly to the one seen in set 5770, even using the same mirrored sticker]

 

In theory, this theme would also feature 3 other sets: a small set with the Loveland Frog in a swamp, a medium set with Bigfoot and a log cabin, and a medium-large set with the Loch Ness Monster. I would absolutely love to see a theme like this from TLG one day; I feel like it would work well and be in line with their previous spooky themes. Thank you for checking out my contest entry, I hope you all enjoy it!

Edited by Nokturn

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Brilliant idea!  I was quite fond of Hidden Side so I would be happy to see its spiritual successor.

I especially like the red light hidden behind the rock to give it an eerie red glow, coupled with the red-leaf tree.  I'd buy that one for sure!

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20 minutes ago, Grey Magistrate said:

Brilliant idea!  I was quite fond of Hidden Side so I would be happy to see its spiritual successor.

I especially like the red light hidden behind the rock to give it an eerie red glow, coupled with the red-leaf tree.  I'd buy that one for sure!

Thank you!

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Great work! Both of these look very LEGO-set-like to me and you have nicely presented them as well. Doesn't get much more LEGO than a small set consisting mainly of a tree, though you have made a nice distinct tree.

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Great job! That lighthouse would be an instant buy for me. And the inclusion of the light brick in the small set works perfect.

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On 9/12/2022 at 10:55 PM, Clone OPatra said:

Great work! Both of these look very LEGO-set-like to me and you have nicely presented them as well. Doesn't get much more LEGO than a small set consisting mainly of a tree, though you have made a nice distinct tree.

Thank you! I'm glad I was able to capture the feel of an official design/theme.

On 9/14/2022 at 6:14 PM, Mandalorianknight said:

Very nice, I could easily see this being the next evolution of monster hunters/hidden side, and I like the 1950s era.

On 9/17/2022 at 2:30 PM, The Reader said:

Great job! That lighthouse would be an instant buy for me. And the inclusion of the light brick in the small set works perfect.

Thank you both!

 

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Amazing! The idea is fantastic and the sets are lego-y enough to be real sets. As a fan of the supernatural, thatˋd be a must buy.

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This definitely feels a great spiritual successor concept to Hidden Side/Monster Fighters! The slightly darker vibe is an interesting touch there, cool job! :thumbup:

Also yeah, I do want to give my thanks too. It's because of your entry (Encounter in the Forest, in particular, a really nice set), I was able to keep my head straight and set myself on which idea I should stick with as I was struggling to pick between three different ideas for my entry. I'm really happy with the direction I've gone as the other two ideas had high chances of ending disastrously.

Again, thank you and All the Best with the contest!

Edited by JJ Tong (zfogshooterz)

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On 9/23/2022 at 9:59 AM, JJ Tong (zfogshooterz) said:

This definitely feels a great spiritual successor concept to Hidden Side/Monster Fighters! The slightly darker vibe is an interesting touch there, cool job! :thumbup:

Also yeah, I do want to give my thanks too. It's because of your entry (Encounter in the Forest, in particular, a really nice set), I was able to keep my head straight and set myself on which idea I should stick with as I was struggling to pick between three different ideas for my entry. I'm really happy with the direction I've gone as the other two ideas had high chances of ending disastrously.

Again, thank you and All the Best with the contest!

Thank you! I'm glad I could be of some inspiration; happy to help. Good luck to you too!

On 9/23/2022 at 1:54 AM, Mirror1810 said:

Amazing! The idea is fantastic and the sets are lego-y enough to be real sets. As a fan of the supernatural, thatˋd be a must buy.

On 9/23/2022 at 2:56 PM, williejm said:

Love this 

On 9/23/2022 at 6:58 PM, DBlegonerd7 said:

Oh my osh….what great job you did! I love it. 

Thanks everyone! Glad you guys enjoyed it. I enjoyed making it!

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