"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Please consider voting for a Lego version of the novel "The Little Prince" ("Le Petit Prince"), by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. S'il vous plaît voter pour mon projet de faire une version Lego du Petit Prince!
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UPDATE: Thanks to glenbricker for the great rendering of the Asteroid B-612! I am now collaborating with him on this project. Stay tuned as there will be additional images posted....
This is my first submission to Cuusoo. I believe that The Little Prince/Le Petit Prince would make a wonderful Lego set/theme because it is a timeless classic enjoyed by children and adults all over the world. The story was first published 70 years ago, in 1943, and according to Wikipedia there have been over a million copies sold each year (with the total over 140 million). It is also the most translated novel in the world. This would make a great gift item for adults and children, and would be something that some of TLG's bookseller partners (for example, Barnes and Noble) could market as well in conjunction with the book. "All grown ups were once children... but only a few of them remember it" wrote Saint-Exupery, but I think that AFOLs are part of the few that do.
I have a few ideas:
The Little Prince: two versions could be created - 1) the iconic version used on the cover for many editions (green mini-legs, green shirt with buttons and red bow tie, red belt) as well as 2) the image with the cape and sword - "the best portrait" - that the narrator drew of him. Ideally the hair would be the same as the male tennis player CMF, and the sword for the second version would use the "Three Musketeer" CMF sword. Rather than creating a new textile robe, it would be easier to simply have him wear a blue and a red cape together.
Asteroid B-612: First of all, using one of the Star Wars Planet Sets (for example, 9676 - the Death Star), and adding a few studs here and there, Asteroid B-612 can be created. I made a version of this with actual Legos after first trying my hand at a computer generated image. Adding studs to the existing planet design would essentially be a new part from TLG, but it could also be used in other sets as well (asteroids for space sets, a new line of planets in our solar systems, other Star Wars sets). I do believe this would actually make future Star Wars and other sets more useful (more "playable") as well. This would allow for the Little Prince, the rose, a sheep, a chair, other flowers, and - of course - volcanoes to be affixed to the asteroid. Alternatively, only part of B-612 could be pictured in the model (as seen in the computer generated image). A dark blue background with yellow "stars" would complete the set. This model would of course use the green shirted version minifigure. This set would come with the Little Prince's rose (along with a glass globe) and a sheep.
Airplane: While Saint-Exupery and his crashed airplane aren't pictured in the book, I think it wouldn't be a stretch to create a set with them as well. This set would have the airplane, equipment to fix it, the pilot, the Little Prince with capes and sword, and maybe a sheep too.
There are of course other sections of the book that could be imagined in Lego form as well (and it would be good to have a fox), but I think the two main scenes (sets) would be the asteroid with rose and the airplane.
These are modest proposals - the Star Wars sets, which would be for a similar number of pieces and complexity, run for $9.99 retail, and I'm guessing something like the airplane with extras would be similar to a $19.99 set.
Again, please forgive my rough draft images below: "But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart." I hope this concept brings a smile to your face and that you find it to be "unique in all the world".