TL;DR: This is an idea for a new LEGO set, with any number of different animals built entirely out of LEGO. If you have a CUUSOO account, you can support it. When it gets enough supporters, it will be turned into an official set that you can actually buy. If you don't have a CUUSOO account, please take twenty seconds to create one. It's completely free.
Then you can click the green "Support" button (to the right of the image above). You'll be asked how much you'd be willing to spend on such a set. Each animal will cost approximately four bucks, so if you'd like to have ten animals, enter 40, if you'd only need five, enter 20 and so on. You don't have to actually pay anything, not right now, not in the future.
You will also be asked why you like this idea. So you could, for example, specify which animals you like most and which you don't care about, or perhaps why the animals are a good fit for the sets you own, or why they make for a good present. Really anything you like. LEGO will then consider your feedback when creating the set.
And that's it! Of course if you're not convinced just yet, scroll down for more pictures, or read on for a more detailed description of this set, and why LEGO should make it.
Thank you for supporting. And tell your friends! We can always use more votes.
As a token of appreciation for reaching 600 supporters, here are free building instructions for the donkey
and the goat
More building instructions, and of course more animals, will be released as more supporters come in.
So spread the word, together we can make it!
Actual project description follows
LEGO already has a wide range of animals covered, but it's hard to find sets that work together to form a coherent collection with a consistent look and feel. From one-piece premolds to monthly builds, from Wild Hunters to Creator sets, from City farms to keychains, from Friends collectable series to thousands of MOCs — it's a crazy mix of creatures. Some are very blocky, others rather detailed; some cartoonish, others ferocious; some huge, some tiny; some are glued-together, while others are just B models or submodels of universal building sets not really designed with animals in mind.
Each of them serves its particular purpose nicely, but the purposes are vastly different, and there are only a few animals (often just two or three) in each of these categories.
Additionally, with the obvious exception of premolds, barely any of the animals work at the City scale. We've got so many cars to choose from, so many ships, planes, fire stations, even prisons — and so few animals. Hundreds of spaceship sets — but only one rhinoceros, from 1997, in red!