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Lego City 2012 Hospital ideas?

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There will be an ambulance in the jan city wave as part of a "great vehicles" subtheme. That can be taken as a sign both that there will be more hospital sets in the second wave as well as that there won't be...

Thank you very much for this information, Mirandir! :classic:

It's great that we'll get a new ambulance.

But since it will be on its own, I highly doubt that there'll be a hospital in the next years - in the past always vehicles and houses came together in one wave.

For sure there will even be some construction vehicles.

Can you please give us some more information or hints on the first half of 2012 concerning City? That would be very nice. Will there even be some civilian vehicles? Which theme can we await for spring?

Klaus-Dieter

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So.... what exactly is a 'Great Vehicles' sub-theme? What else?

A truck, A garbage truck, a 4x4 with a Motorcycle trailer and a car with a camper.

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I'd like to see an air ambulance jet. That would be nice. Cannot have enough planes.

Something like 6356 I may have to dig out the parts for this and build it up, it's in the shed somewhere

As a kid, I had the 6380 Emergency Treatment Center and it was one of my top favorite sets! I remember being fascinated by the ambulance and the overhead surgical light. :cry_happy:

I built this a couple of weeks ago, it's sitting on the side in the shed waiting for me to build my town, I always remember this hospital from growing up, it's a great set

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A truck, A garbage truck, a 4x4 with a Motorcycle trailer and a car with a camper.

I like the sounds of the last two but I have enough trucks and garbage trucks. I'll probably skip the new ambulance unless it totally wows me.

As for a possible new hospital. When one turns up I'd quite like it split into different sets rather than one big set.

Set one the hospital main building with the main entrance and foyer on the ground floor then some sort of consulting/examination rooms above. possibly a couple of vending machines or a little gift shop. and a small side ward with just a couple of beds.

Set two would be a main ward with the usual beds and curtains between beds and bits and bobs of patient treatment like leg casts and crutches and a wheelchair etc. This could be bought in multiples and stacked to build the bulk of the hospital.

Set three would be the ambulance bay with an office and a roof over the top of the ambulances as they're parked.

Set four would be the operating room. with gurney, overhead lamp with light brick and fibre optic hose detail used to illuminate the operation. Then the usual medical equipment like oxygen tank and mask, light box for x-rays, trolley with forceps and scalpels, computer screens and a machine that goes *ping!*.

Vehicle wise, I wouldn't bother with an air ambulance. Very few hospitals have helipads. I'd go with a paramedic car and fast response paramedic motorbike. Also a non-emergency patient transport bus.

Lots of uniformed minifigs from ambulance crew to various nursing/surgical staff and suited doctors in white coats. The odd patient in night attire or surgical gown. Nothing exciting but exactly what you'd expect.

I know it's highly unlikely Lego would make a properly modular hospital like this but to get one that's a decent size and has all the parts you'd want it would have to be split up across various sets.

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I am hoping they come up with some sort of North American style ambulance and come up with some better paramedic minifigs. Here is something I came up with awhile back (first MOC after the dark ages!) with 7942 Off Road Fire Rescue serving as the basic design for the cab (I revised the wheels later to be flush) and for the minifigs I used the paramedic torso from 4857 Doc Ock's Fusion Lab - much better than the standard generic one. In the scene below I outfitted the ambulance with the same kit as 7890 Ambulance (last picture) and added a walkie-talkie.

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Ambulance by Triborough, on Flickr

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Ambulance by Triborough, on Flick

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Paramedics in Action by Triborough, on Flickr

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A truck, A garbage truck, a 4x4 with a Motorcycle trailer and a car with a camper.

A car with a camper?! :cry_happy::wub:

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I wish they would do a hospital proper...I know that I have at least 4 kids I know that would want one...plus myself.

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I like the sounds of the last two but I have enough trucks and garbage trucks. I'll probably skip the new ambulance unless it totally wows me.

As for a possible new hospital. When one turns up I'd quite like it split into different sets rather than one big set.

Set one the hospital main building with the main entrance and foyer on the ground floor then some sort of consulting/examination rooms above. possibly a couple of vending machines or a little gift shop. and a small side ward with just a couple of beds.

Set two would be a main ward with the usual beds and curtains between beds and bits and bobs of patient treatment like leg casts and crutches and a wheelchair etc. This could be bought in multiples and stacked to build the bulk of the hospital.

Set three would be the ambulance bay with an office and a roof over the top of the ambulances as they're parked.

Set four would be the operating room. with gurney, overhead lamp with light brick and fibre optic hose detail used to illuminate the operation. Then the usual medical equipment like oxygen tank and mask, light box for x-rays, trolley with forceps and scalpels, computer screens and a machine that goes *ping!*

Vehicle wise, I wouldn't bother with an air ambulance. Very few hospitals have helipads. I'd go with a paramedic car and fast response paramedic motorbike. Also a non-emergency patient transport bus.

Lots of uniformed minifigs from ambulance crew to various nursing/surgical staff and suited doctors in white coats. The odd patient in night attire or surgical gown. Nothing exciting but exactly what you'd expect.

I know it's highly unlikely Lego would make a properly modular hospital like this but to get one that's a decent size and has all the parts you'd want it would have to be split up across various sets.

This is what Im kind of hoping for too as I put in my previous post about a hospital theme. Seems about the best way for lego to do this as people can then decide how big they want to make their own hospital with add ons.

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This is what Im kind of hoping for too as I put in my previous post about a hospital theme. Seems about the best way for lego to do this as people can then decide how big they want to make their own hospital with add ons.

For some reason I didn't see your post. :look: Modular does seem the way to do a Hospital justice though. I mean modular in the sense of various interconnecting sets rather than a building in the modular range. I think a lot of parents baulk at the cost of the larger sets so a series of sets would split the cost and allow parents/family to spread the thing over birthdays and Christmas with the odd pocket money priced set in between. which is sensible given the current global economy.

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For some reason I didn't see your post. :look: Modular does seem the way to do a Hospital justice though. I mean modular in the sense of various interconnecting sets rather than a building in the modular range. I think a lot of parents baulk at the cost of the larger sets so a series of sets would split the cost and allow parents/family to spread the thing over birthdays and Christmas with the odd pocket money priced set in between. which is sensible given the current global economy.

Here's hoping Lego are paying paying attention to what the customer is looking for as Im sure there are many out there that are interested in a Hospital/medical theme.

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Here's hoping Lego are paying paying attention to what the customer is looking for as Im sure there are many out there that are interested in a Hospital/medical theme.

The problem is that last time Lego did a hospital theme it didn't sell. I remember seeing hospital sets on shelves long after the theme was discontinued.

So if this new Ambulance sells well I believe we have a chance at a new hospital theme around 2014-2015. As I believe I read somewhere that the design of a set takes about two years from idea to store shelves.

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The ambulance and Doctor's car seemed to sell okay. The problem with the last hospital not selling is that it wasn't really a hospital. It didn't look like a hospital. It had a huge one piece baseplate with very little sitting on top. Just a bit rubbish really. That hospital was a box full of nothing.

And there was too much red. Hospitals never use red because there's a psychological connection with blood and anger. Most hospitals use greens and blues in soft shades as it gives an impression of soothing calm and cleanliness. Nurses are also quite superstitious and don't like red or white flowers on the wards. White flowers are seen as funeral flowers and again, red flowers invoke images of blood. Besides, why use red for a hospital when there's a red fire brigade and the postal service uses red? The red cross was abandoned years ago in favour of the blue star of life and if a cross is used it's usually green. Only the Red cross organisation that provides aid in war torn places uses the red cross now.

I digress. For a hospital sub-theme to work it has to be substantial and diverse. It can't be skimped on detail. There are so many specialist departments to a hospital it can't include many but obvious areas like Emergency room, operating room, ward, x-ray room, ambulance bay, main entrance foyer and reception desk, general clinical consulting room and the very important elevators must be included or it's just going to fail dismally. Hence my reasoning that making it a moduler sub-theme and breaking down the hospital into several sets is the logical way of achieving something like this.

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Well with the current rumours flying around and coming from previously reliable sources who post them there is to be atleast an ambulance in 2012 but no sign of a hospital/medical theme at the beginning of 2012. Here's hoping since TLG are creating a new police and fire theme that we might get our wish in the later part of the year and TLG make 2012 an emergency services theme year by adding a hospital/medical theme. Fingers crossed

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The upcoming hospital should be 4-6 stories in height. The design of the hospital building should be unique, futuristic, and sleek, not boring and unoriginal like it's been done before. It should include a reception, waiting area, a doctor's office, several surgery and recovery rooms, a full-sized ambulance, doctor's car, and a helicopter, plus an entrance where EMTs can wheel patients through, garages for the vehicles, and a helipad. A wheelchair should be introduced in this set, including a ramp for it. The hospital cannot be built on a hill, as it did in 7892, because it does not make any sense. Finally, the hospital should all be built on a single 32x32 baseplate that can be integrated easily into any city; it is possible to fit a decent-sixed hospital on to a 32x32 baseplate if space is not wasted and used effectively, especially if your city, like mine, is high density and cannot afford to waste space.

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I started working on a 32x32 hospital yesterday. So far it looks pretty good. It's almost entirely light bluish gray profile bricks, with trans blue flags, and has an ambulance pull through. :classic:

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The upcoming hospital should be 4-6 stories in height. The design of the hospital building should be unique, futuristic, and sleek, not boring and unoriginal like it's been done before. It should include a reception, waiting area, a doctor's office, several surgery and recovery rooms, a full-sized ambulance, doctor's car, and a helicopter, plus an entrance where EMTs can wheel patients through, garages for the vehicles, and a helipad. A wheelchair should be introduced in this set, including a ramp for it. The hospital cannot be built on a hill, as it did in 7892, because it does not make any sense. Finally, the hospital should all be built on a single 32x32 baseplate that can be integrated easily into any city; it is possible to fit a decent-sixed hospital on to a 32x32 baseplate if space is not wasted and used effectively, especially if your city, like mine, is high density and cannot afford to waste space.

As much as many of us would love to see a proper big hospital, this size may be pricey if it wasn't able to be bought and built in sections

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I started working on a 32x32 hospital yesterday. So far it looks pretty good. It's almost entirely light bluish gray profile bricks, with trans blue flags, and has an ambulance pull through. :classic:

ACCURATEin will we get to see your Hospital?

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As a kid, I had the 6380 Emergency Treatment Center and it was one of my top favorite sets! I remember being fascinated by the ambulance and the overhead surgical light. :cry_happy:

Yes, this was my favourite set as a child!! I can't wait for my childhood Lego to get over to Canada so that I can make it into a modular! :D

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