LEGO bricks may not come in floral prints or white wicker textures, but that hasn’t stopped Golden Girls enthusiasts from sharing their desire to see Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia—and yes, even Stan—turned into tiny plastic playthings.
As part of the LEGO Ideas initiative, in which fans submit and vote on each other’s proposals for new LEGO sets, Samuel Hatmaker (a “lifelong LEGO fan who works in product development and marketing in New York City” and goes by the handle lostsleep) has put forth a proposal for a Miami-Bricksburg mashup that would reconstruct the foyer, living room, and kitchen of the ladies’ fictional Florida bachelorette pad. But with a quirky, fourth wall-breaking touch: the house would be constructed as a television set, with one wall removed.
Even with 343 days left to go in the voting process, The Golden Girls LEGO Set has already gotten the thumbs up from 10,000 supporters—the total number needed in order for LEGO to take the idea seriously. And they do: LEGO Doctor Who came to be from another LEGO Ideas proposal.
Next up for Hatmaker is a LEGO Review, in which a team of designers and marketers evaluate its viability in the marketplace. If that goes well, the product goes into production to be sold around the world, with the creator earning both royalties and bragging rights.
“I have re-created many classic scenes from the show,” Hatmaker explains, “including a visit from Burt Reynolds, Rose shooting Blanche's vase, Dorothy playing ‘Grab That Dough,’ and Rose rescuing her Teddy bear from a mean little girl.” Clearly, the details of this proposed play set are in the hands of a true aficionado. Which means that he did not forget the cheesecake.
All photos courtesy LEGO Ideas.