You can bring heroes, giants, beasts, armies, modern vehicles, futuristic spaceships, and even the whole fleet of Jedi Starships through this portal, which opens to greater than 16-studs-wide. The translucent-light-blue wings and gears of the two aperture layers open in unison like the lens of a camera, each turning simultaneously and automatically in opposite directions to create a brilliant eight-pointed-star motif as it opens. Now the heroes of every imaginable realm in the Cosmos can be summoned to help humankind defeat the Titans as a team... Every story, every epic, every team-up of super-heroes, and every Galactic Alliance you have ever imagined in your life is now truly possible!
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?!"
You can see the Flickr slideshow
of hi-res images and concept art for the whole series.
I redesigned the aperture ring a bit so that it can open much wider now, almost all the way out to the teeth of the gears, opening a complete circle that is wider than 16 studs diameter all around.
In terms of complexity, the aperture ring is very similar to the "Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive Booster Ring" set from 2007, and the "Portal of Atlantis" set from 2010, which was aimed at ages 8-14.
The Sagas of Norse Mythology are deserving of an entire Lego Theme unto themselves, beyond just the realms of Midgard, and beyond just the existing Viking ships and forts.
There are many fascinating thematic connections between the various mythologies across Ancient Europe. In fact, most ancient people believed that all of the civs of Ancient Europe worshipped the exact same gods, but that they simply appeared in different guises from one civ to the next. There are especially many parallels between the Greek Myth of the Titanomachy and the Viking Saga of Ragnarok!
The Ancient Norse deities named Heimdall and Sif are loosely styled on their counterparts in the Marvel movies, but are not meant to be a direct representation of any copyright.
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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