It would be fun and educating to have a line of Ancient Greek or Roman sets. It could be like LEGO® City, but with ancient designs. You'll find some ideas in my flickr account
. (I can only upload 5 pictures here, so you'll find more there.)
As LEGO has already released a gladiator will release a Sea God (Poseidon?), a minotaur and a Roman soldier with the collectibles, I see potential for more ancient minifigures and accessories.
There could be nice female (!!!!) hairdos with curly hair and hairbands. Also longish, curly hair for the Greek hero would be nice.
And a Socrates like beard.
White and purple (senators') togas for men and nice long dresses for women.
And slaves... (not a nice concept, slavery, but they were culturally and economically essential back then...)
It would also be an opportunity to have another set with those 2x2 round stones used in the Atlantis sets for columns.
* Attack of Troy (with Trojan Horse)
* Meeting with Socrates
* Family Life
* The Forum (like the Medieval Market Village): with a temple, a taverna, a slave trader
, latrines and more!
* The consul's wife goes to town (a sedan
with two slave carriers and the lady inside, maybe two bystanders)
* Horse race at the arena (chariots, horses...)
Ideas for new parts:
* amphora (see below)
* musical instruments: lyra, pan pipe (see below), cornu
* 2x2 tile with abacus print on it (for school or market scenes)
* hairpiece for the emperor with laurel twig in it OR single laurel wreath
to clip on the hair piece like with the cave women from CMF (see below)
* eagle for building a standard or for architecture (like the bat, but in eagle form)
* white toga pieces (like Lady Liberty, but white) for Roman ladies, senators and statues
* grapes in white/lime and dark blue
PS: mminnit has a related project with a military focus: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/9068
2012-02-14: 50 supporters. Yeah! (It's not much, but I'm happy to have passed the 50 mark.)
2012-04-14: 100 supporters. Double-yeah!
2012-07-22 200 supporters. C'mon, that's only 1/50. But thanks to all who have supported so far.