The Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia is the Cradle of Civilizations, giving rise to almost all of the hallmark inventions that we associate with urbanized life, and it is long overdue to be celebrated in a Lego set. Here you get wondrous blue, dark-blue, dark-azure and trans-blue, emblazoned with iconic cuneiform script and ancient motifs, a raised temple baseplate that doubles as an archaeological dig site, with multiple modular build options!
There are 10 pages in all... If you think that these set a standard for design quality that Lego should uphold, or if you just want to see the possibility of more full themes from Cuusoo, or heck, if you just think that these will make a nice profit for Lego that will help fund everybody's favorite themes and dreams, then please come and support them all!
Absolutely thanks again to everyone!! =D
And Keep on Building...!
THE CREATOR'S NOTES:
These sets have been in the making for 36 years now. In sum, this is the fruit of the input of over a hundred archaeologists, scientists, and historians from six continents, most of whom have 4-to-8-year-olds of their own now. And when they see this, all of them are all asking the exact same question... "Why hasn't Lego done this years ago?!"
I carefully designed this set to be right around the $120 to $130 mark for everything you see on the whole page, just like all the bigger castle sets and headquarters sets. I planned it within that limit so they could sell this on the shelf at any store in the world... but if you want, you can vote to make it bigger or smaller when you click to support!
You can see the Flickr slideshow
of hi-res images and concept art for the whole series.
This design includes 8 extra dark-red Roman rectangular shields, 8 extra dark-blue Roman rectangular shields, plus over 16 extra round bronze Spartan shields, so you can beef up your ranks and equip all your extra guys as auxiliaries. Hope that's enough!
The Greek Helepolis was the largest siege tower ever constructed in the world. In real life, it weighed over 160 tons, and required over 3,000 men working in relay teams to push it!
Greek Fire was the unique and iconic wonder-weapon of the Byzantine Navy, but experimental prototype versions were used many centuries earlier.
Marduk was the patron-deity of the Ancient Mesopotamian city-state of Babylon, an enigmatic figure who gradually evolved into the most powerful force in the Babylonian Pantheon. His closest equivalent in the Greco-Roman world is Kratos, the God of Power.
Inanna, also called Ishtar, is the Mesopotamian equivalent of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love.
The raised baseplate was used in the Indiana Jones Series and for Pharaoh's Quest. It was obviously designed to make a perfect realistic Lego archaeological excavation site!
All of the temples and all of the fortifications in this series can come apart into neat modular sections, based on an 8x8 grid... And so they can all be rearranged in multiple ways, they can all be expanded and redesigned easily, and they can all be connected together for maximum modular possibilities!
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