Product Idea

Classic Thunderbirds

54321 THUNDERBIRDS are go!

Have a FAB time with International Rescue aboard Thunderbird 2

This LEGO set proposal is based on the Classic 1960s animated science fiction TV series Thunderbirds created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. Growing up I loved watching the Thunderbirds with its epic and detailed vehicle designs, practical effects and exciting characters and missions. 

Set in the mid- 2060s a team called International Rescue go on exciting missions with futuristic tech and vehicles. One of the most iconic of these is Thunderbird 2  which features pods that can hold other vehicles, such as Thunderbird 4 which is designed for underwater 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.

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The images shown are renders to showcase what it would look like with printed parts, and all parts in the right colors. This short video showcases that it works as a physical build. The core frame of TB2 is very robust, and does not stress the elements. 


This video shows my updated design for the legs. Rather than snap on, they fold out and extend.


Set includes:

  • Thunderbird 2: features a cockpit roof that can detach showing a detailed cockpit interior with Microfigures, controls and various printed parts. Pod can detach and hold one vehicle. Design includes two 2x3 tiles for Pod. One tile printed with the number 4, for TB4 and the other printed with 3 for the Master Elevator Car, and Mole. Thunderbird 2 has a new leg design that enables the legs to fold out of the bodywork, as shown in the video.
  • 3 Microfigures of IR members Virgil, and Gordon Tracy, and Brains that give a sense of scale to the model. They can be placed in the cockpit or on a 1x3 yellow, or green brick with FAB printed on. 
  • 1 Minifigure of Virgil Tracy the main pilot of Thunderbird 2, with an alternate head showing his stressed expression. I will look into wigs as an update.
  • Thunderbird 2 cockpit chair that can tilt as in the show, and have Virgil seated, or in a more upright position.

Have any thoughts what pod vehicles you would like to see? Let me know in the comments.

Set Information:

  • Total set part count around 753
  • TB2 measures 11" long 8.25" wide 4" high, and 7" high with legs on.

Thank you for your support and consideration.