THUNDERBIRDS go micro!
Have a FAB time with Scott , Virgil, Alan, and John Tracy!
This LEGO set proposal is based on the classic 1960's science fiction TV series Thunderbirds created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Set in the mid- 2060's a team called International Rescue go on exciting missions with futuristic tech and vehicles.
Growing up I loved watching the Thunderbirds with its epic and detailed vehicle designs, practical effects and exciting characters and missions. Thunderbirds has a lot of scope for missions, play, and display, and there is a lot of cool source material to base models and sets on. The color palette also matches well with LEGO, and those who grew up with the show like myself feel a sense of nostalgia.
Vote for my other Thunderbird project based on a larger Thunderbird 2 HERE
For this set proposal I wanted to design a smaller set, yet still include most of the main Thunderbirds characters, and vehicles. To achieve this I created the models at a different scale to the Minifigures. I wanted the vehicles to visually work well with, and without seated Minifigures, for play, or display. Including Pod Vehicles was something I felt added a lot of value and interest for a small part count, the challenge was getting the builds small enough, but recognizable.
This set proposal includes:
Seats Scott Tracy. Highly swooshable. It has printing on the underside, so that when upright in launch position it looks correct and works as a display model with no Minifigure.
Seats Virgil Tracy. Has a detachable pod that can contain one of three pod vehicles. Pod mechanism works by slightly sliding out the rear engines that connect to a Technic Axle. ( I will update to show how this works. ) Legs can attach and the pod can fit underneath. A 2x2 Green tile, with yellow stripe printing can fill the area where the Minifigure is seated to create an accurate looking exterior with no Minifigure, for play or display.
Seats Alan Tracy. Mid section can swap out for either a seated Minifigure, or a section of the Rocket, to create an accurate looking exterior with no Minifigure, for play or display.
Seats John Tracy. Has an attachable stand for display. Top segment can be replaced with dome version for accurate display with no Minifigure.
Four Minifigures, Scott Tracy, Virgil Tracy, John Tracy, and Alan Tracy. Each Minifigure has a cap, and radio element.
Total part count around 442
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Thank you for your support and consideration.