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The Goonies 30th Anniversary - The Inferno
I have updated this project to fit in with LEGO CUUSOO's new guidelines. Originally this campaign was for several kits, but now I am splitting them into different projects. Because the Pirate ship was the most asked for, I am keeping this as my 'main' Goonies project. In this project there are no Lego Logos, non-Lego elements or proposed new molds. Everything in this project can be made out of exisiting LEGO, bar a few new printed decals for the minifigs.
Now to business. The Goonies is one of the most iconic movies of the 1980’s. It gave us adventure, pirates, mobsters, the loveable Sloth and of course, the Truffle Shuffle! It was an action packed movie told through the eyes of children.
Even now, The Goonies is very much represented in modern popular culture. T-Shirts, Badges and other apparel are all available everywhere and as a franchise it is still very popular, especially to those who were young when it came out, as it is a movie very close to a lot of people's hearts.
In 2015, the Goonies will be 30 years old, so what better time than now to start a Cuusoo campaign to reignite Lego’s interest in this franchise in time for the celberation? With the success of the Back to the Future set, and Ghostbusters in review with Cuusoo, there's definately enough interest in retro movies from the 80's to warrent this.
My campaign offers up all our favourite characters in Mini-Figure form, as well as concepts for several interconnecting sets, which will help kids (and adults) to re-enact the story from start to finish. The other sets will appear in different campaigns.
In regards to Lego’s brand standards,The Goonies very much fits into the ethics that Lego believe in. It’s fun, exciting and offers many possibilities for expansion. It is also very reminiscent of other existing Lego licensed products such as Indiana Jones and Harry Potter, and just like everyone’s favourite wizard. Everything is centred on children as the main protagonists. It also has the added appeal of being a nostalgic setpiece that the older collectors of Lego will cherish.
This set is based on the finale of the Goonies Movie, where the kids finally find the treasure.
When I created this set, I looked at some of the existing Lego Pirate sets out there. I thought the Pirates of the Carribean set 'The Black Pearl' was very similar to the Inferno so I used a lot of the design aspects from that to create this. What I didnt like about the Black Pearl set tho was that it was basically just one deck. So I have restructured the design and the Inferno is taller, and has 2 decks. You can lift part of the top deck up and there is a playset underneath, with cannons and skeletons littered about. The cabin to the rear of the ship is also bigger than the Black Pearl and opens up to reveal the dead pirate One Eyed Willy sat at his table covered in treasures. I have also added the dreaded 'plank' that the Goonies have to walk, and for fun, I added a crows nest for extra playability. Surrounding the ship are jagged rocks, and for the harcore fans, I've added the infamous 'Octopus' from one of the deleted scenes.
This is probably the 'big' set in the series, so I would have all the minifigures in this one.
Chunk (no....Captain Chunk!!)
* Jake Fratelli
For a larger pic go to my Lego Goonies Facebook Page
Thanks again to Glenbricker for creating a wonderful render of the model.
Below we have closeups of the minifigures I've designed. Apart from the various 'print' requirements all the hair pieces are taken from other sets.
Top Left to Right: Chunk, Mikey, Brand, Stef.
Bottom Left to Right: Data, Andy, Mouth, Sloth
I am working on the Fratelli's too.
Please stay tuned for information about the other Goonies Sets I have.