Here is the Breguet 14 that Saint-Ex flew (the airplane he is most famous for flying).
”It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." -Saint-Exupery.
This is my 1st submission to Cuusoo. The Little Prince would make a wonderful Lego set 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 there are over 2 million copies sold each year (with the total over 400 million). It has the world record as the most translated novel in the world (over 280 translations so far - and let's translate it into LEGO together!). 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 some of the few that do.
I have a few ideas:
THE LITTLE PRINCE: We would likely need to decide on one of two versions - 1) the iconic version used on the cover for many editions (green pants, green shirt with buttons and red bow tie, red belt) or 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. For the 2nd version, 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: Based on the December 2013 guidance from Cuusoo, I adjusted this description. For the asteroid, I'd either 1) use a base plate and half the asteroid coming out of it, using curved pieces that are already in the Lego supply, or 2) use pieces to make a "ball" out of Legos (see main image above). This would include the rose (with glass globe), a sheep (there is now a LEGO Friends sheep), a chair, other flowers, and - of course - volcanoes to be affixed to the asteroid. A black (or preferably dark blue) background with white or yellow "stars" as a base would complete this part.
AIRPLANE: Saint-Exupery crashed in the desert in real life, and that partly inspired the novel. The narrator of the story is working on his downed airplane when he first meets The Little Prince, so it makes sense to include the him (St.-Ex) and the airplane. The airplane would include tools and food.
There are other sections of the book that could be imagined in Lego form as well (and it would be good to have a fox - hopefully the Friends animal line will come out with one soon), but I think the two main scenes would be the asteroid and the airplane (or have one scene that combines them both - we are working on that).
To be consistent with the new Cuusoo guidelines, my proposal is to have A) The Little Prince minifigure, B) the Asteroid B-612, and C) Antoine de Saint-Exupery with his airplane.
I hope this proposal brings a smile to your face and that you find it to be "unique in all the world".