Product Idea

LEGO H.G. Wells Tribute Set

H.G. Wells is among the most renown and enjoyed science fiction authors in English literature. His works continue to capture the imaginations of readers more than a century after their initial publishing. I have created two renditions of two of his most famous works: The Time Machine (1895) and The War of the Worlds (1898).


This proposed set is certainly a display piece, but I don’t think that takes away from much of its appeal. The builds are fun, especially the infamous Martian Tripods, and make for an interesting display piece. The Time Machine is completely my original design, combining elements of the classic film and the novel’s own description. Together, this model has around 350 pieces, and again, has an enjoyable build, incorporating fun techniques and plenty of detail.


As this is portraying a fictional event, I do not feel the violence in War of the Worlds is overly gratuitous, especially since this is not even remotely politically inclined. Given that the story is over 100 years old, and given the sci-fi context, I do not feel this model clashes with any of Lego’s ideology.