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National Park Service Centennial Vignettes

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20 Designs!


With the latest designs for Hovenweep and Denali, the NPS LEGO Vignettes now have 20 designs for LEGO to choose from if this set gets to 10,000 supporters!

Hovenweep National Monument

Our fifth and final new design for December features Hovenweep National Monument.  Located in southwest Colorado, Hovenweep preserves beautiful Ancestral Puebloan structures.  This is our first attempt at one of the many prehistoric sites in the National Park Service.  Let me know what you think and what National parks you would like to see featured in future updates. 

Only 1300 or so supporters to go!  Log your support before it is too late! 

8000 Supporters

It is a Christmas miracle!  We made it to 8000 supporters today.  Only 2000 more supporters are needed before LEGO will consider a set dedicated to the National Park Service.  Can you believe it?!  Thank you every one for your support!

2000 to go.  With your help we can get this done in no time.  Share this proposal with everyone you know.  Share it with blogs you follow and anyone you think might love the National Parks.  Please, please, please help me get this to 10,000 supporters.

 

Denali National Park and Preserve

For our 19th (!) potential vignette design let's head back to the great state of Alaska. Denali National Park and Preserve is one of the icons of the National Park Service. To capture Denali at this small scale, this vignette features the park's world famous dog sled team. Let me know what you think.
 

Congaree National Park

 

For our 18th National Park Service LEGO Vignettes design we are featuring Congaree National Park.  Located in South Carolina, Congaree preserves a beautiful old growth bottomland hardwood forest.  It is a amazing hidden gem of the National Park Service.

With 18 different vignette designs, LEGO will have a lot to choose from when this set reaches 10,000 supporters!  

Grand Canyon Version 2

Here is a second version of our recent Grand Canyon National Park vignette to consider.  This one has a hiker taking a break rather than the mule rider.  Let me know in the comments which you prefer.  Also, let me know what other pages you would like to see featured as we upload a new design every Monday in December.   

Grand Canyon National Park

For our 17th National Park Service vignette design we finally get to one of the most requested and most popular sites.  Grand Canyon National Park is one of the crown jewels of the National Park Service.  This vignette features a Park Ranger and mule rider heading out of the canyon.  Let me know what you think.

Joshua Tree National Park

 

In recognition of the continuing support for the proposed National Park Service Vignettes LEGO set, I will be uploading a new vignette design each Monday for the next five weeks.  Here is the first new design: Joshua Tree National Park.  Joshua Tree, located in southern California, preserves a beautiful portion of the Mojave Desert.  It is the home to the iconic Joshua Tree which are featured in this vignette.  Let me know what you think and what other parks you would like to see featured in future updates.  be sure to check back next Monday for the next new vignette design.   

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of the LEGO Park Rangers.  Have you supported the National Park Service LEGO Vignettes yet? 

Top 6!

 

With two great projects reaching the required 10,000 supporters today, the National Park Service Vignettes are now in the top six most supported list!  Thank you very much for all of the continued support.  To celebrate, and continue to gain new support, I will feature a number of new vignette ideas in December.  Stay tuned and keep spreading the word.  We will be at 10,000 in no time!

15 Vignettes and Counting...

We continue to add more and more vignette options.  It is my hope that when this set reaches 10,000 supporters, LEGO will consider making the set with four of the proposed National Park Service vignettes.  I will continue to add more until we reach 10,000.  Are there any parks you are waiting for me to feature? 

As always, any help you can provide promoting and sharing this set is greatly appreciated.  I don't think I ever realized jus how many 10,000 really was.  With your help we get closer every day.  Thank you!

Homestead National Monument of America

It is the start of a new month and time for another National Park Service Vignette idea.  This is our 14th official design for LEGO to consider when this proposal reaches the required 10,000 supporters.  This is also our first design to feature one of the NPS sites of the Midwest.  Homestead National Monument of America preserves the site of the first homestead claimed under the 1862 Homestead Act.  Today, the park includes the Palmer-Epard Cabin which is featured in this vignette. 

As always, let me know what you think about this design and other NPS sites you would like to see in the future.  And please continue to support this project if you have not done so already, and share a link on every social media platform you use.  Thank you very much for your continued support!

A Mount Rushmore Disaster

Disaster!  The Presidents of Mount Rushmore National Memorial have awoken from their slumber in some sort of Lovecraftian nightmare!  We would tell you to run, but it won't do any good.  Please support and share the proposed National Park Service LEGO Vignettes​ set before it is too late...

12 Vignettes and Counting

When I originally uploaded this project I only featured three vignettes.  As of today we now have 12 different National Park Service LEGO Vignette ideas, with more on the way.  If you had to pick your top three or four to ultimately be included in the LEGO set which would they be?

As we approach 7000 supporters I want to again thank everyone for the overwhelming fanbase this set has generated.  Please continue to log your support and share the link to this set with anyone you can. 

Zombie Attack!


It is amazing what adventures you can have playing with the National Park Service LEGO Vignettes set.  Here, Park Rangers at Springfield Armory National Historic Site are being overrun by zombies.  Visitors often comment that the Springfield Armory would be an excellent place to ride out the Zombie Apocalypse.  I wonder how long it would take for those survivors to realize they have no idea how to load a Civil War musket?!  

As always you support for this set is greatly appreciated!  Please share it with someone you know, blogs you follow, celebrities you watch on tv, and magazines you read.  The farther the word is spread, the faster we get to 10,000 supporters and everyone can start playing with their own National Parks!

 

Lincoln Genie

If we had one wish for the Abraham Lincoln Genie it would be for 3,106 more supporters and a pony.  Wait, that's two wishes.  We can do without the pony, for now.  

Top 8!

the National Park Service LEGO Vignettes are now in the top 8 most supported sites on LEGO Ideas!  Wow!  Thank you everyone for your continued support!  We have only a little over 3000 supporters to go to reach the magic 10,000!  

 

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

It's a new month so it is a perfect time for a new vignette for the proposed LEGO Ideas​ National Park Service LEGO Vignettes​ set.  Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site preserves the home and studio of American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.  The New Hampshire park also features a number of Saint-Gaudens most famous statures and monuments around the beautiful park grounds.  The vignette features a Park Ranger and visitor at the shrouded Adams Memorial.  Let me know what you think of this vignette, our 12th official vignette, and if you have other park suggestions for future designs. 

As always, thank you everyone for your continued support for this set.  Please continue to share a link to the site as far and wide as possible.  With your help we will be at 10,000 supporters in no time!

Lunar Eclipse

The LEGO Park Ranger was very excited for the lunar eclipse, but forgot it was also a full moon.  It is going to be a long night!  Support and share this proposed set dedicated to the National Park Service to change the Ranger back into a human!  

 

National Comic Book Day

In honor of National Comic Book Day, here are my LEGO friends versions of Wonder Woman and Batgirl, joined by their friend Zatanna, visiting the Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park.  This combines both of the proposed sets, "Wonder Woman to the Rescue" and "National Park Service Centennial Vignettes."  I would love it if you would log your support for both projects.  Links:

National Park Service set:  https://ideas.lego.com/projects/96402

Superheroes set:  https://ideas.lego.com/projects/104050

Talk Like A Pirate Day

 

Avast ye scurvy dogs!  Today be International Talk Like A Pirate Day!  In celebration some pirates took time from burying treasure and pillaging to visit the LEGO National Parks.  Now drink up you scalawags, hoist the main sail, and share and support this LEGO Ideas set, or ye be walking the plank to Davy Jone's Locker!    

Springfield Armory National Historic Site

For our 11th vignette design celebrating the National Park Service we wanted to expand on the number of historic sites we currently feature.  Springfield Armory National Historic Site, located in Massachusetts, celebrates the first armory established in the United States by George Washington in 1794.  One of the highlights of the park is the "Organ of Muskets," a display of stacked Civil War muskets.  In reality there are 647 muskets on the organ.  This vignette features 64 muskets, a Park Ranger, and an excited visitor.  Let me know what you think of this design, and what other National Park sites you would like featured in future vignettes.  I am currently working on designs for Great Smoky Mountains, Valley Forge, John Muir, C&O Canal, and have the early ideas for a Grand Canyon vignette. 

Once again, Thank you everyone for our continued support and please keep spreading the word about this proposed LEGO Ideas set.  We are over 6300 supporters on our way towards the required 10,000.  We your help we can make it in no time! 

 

If you are interested, we also have a Facebook page to help promote this site and an Instagram account:

https://www.facebook.com/NPSCentennialLEGO

https://instagram.com/legoparkranger/

 

 

 

 

99th Anniversary of the NPS

This past week the National Park Service celebrated its 99th anniversary.  In honor of this momentous occasion, here is my LEGO version of the legendary photo from 1922 of NPS Founding Father Horace Albright at Yellowstone National Park attending a "Bear Dinner."

 

 

And here is the original photo for comparison:

 

Thank you everyone for your continues support of this set.  With your help we are over 6,000 supporters and will be at 10,000 in no time.  Please continue to support, share, and promote this proposed LEGO Ideas set. 

Acadia National Park

In honor of today's 99th Anniversary of the National Park Service, here is our latest vignette idea.  Acadia National Park, located in the state of Maine, is an overwhelming combination of beautiful ocean views, historic sites, lighthouses, and rugged mountains.  This vignette features a LEGO version of Cobblestone Bridge, a picturesque site along the historic Carriage Roads.  With this vignette we now have 10 official designs for LEGO to choose from when this proposed set reaches 10,000 supporters. 

 

As always, thank you very much for your continued support.  Please keep sharing this set everywhere and with everyone possible.  With your help we will be at 10,000 supporters in no time. 

Clara Barton National Historic Site

Let's add a ninth design to our growing list of National Park Service LEGO Vignettes.  Clara Barton National Historic Site, located outside of DC in Maryland, is the home and office of one of the most famous women in American history.  This vignette shows a Park Ranger and Clara Barton in her office with her beloved pet cat.  Let me know in the comments what you think of this design and if you have other NPS sites you would like to see as future vignettes. 

And once again we are humbled by the overwhelming support this set has received so far.  Keep sharing the link and letting everyone know to register their support.  We are well over half way and get closer to 10,000 every day!

 

 

Popular This Week

Yesterday this project was shared by Assateague Island National Seashore on their official Facebook page.  Today the set is back on the "popular This Week" list!  Thank you everyone for the continued support and sharing of this project.  With your help, we can certainly get to the required 10,000 supporters. 

  

Eight Vignettes and Counting!

Here is a photo that combines all eight of our official National Park Service vignettes options that we have so far.  Vignettes ideas include the original three Katmai, Saguaro and Everglades, and newer options including Yellowstone, Independence, Death Valley, Assateague Island, and Hawaii Volcanoes.    If you had t pick your top three or four for the eventual set, which would they be?  And are there parks that you would like to se included in future updates?  Let m know in the comments.  More vignette options are coming soon... 

Top Three

Recently, I had a totally unscientific poll on the Facebook page supporting this project.  I asked fans to pick their top three National Park vignette designs to include in the final set.  Out of the eight official designs so far, a majority, two people,  picked the Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Katmai designs.  That selection of vignettes is now illustrated in this phot.  Were the fans right?  Should this be the combination of vignettes when this project hits 10,000 supporters?  Let me know in the comments. 

Almost half way!

As of writing this, we have 4997 supporters.  Three away from half way!  Thank you everyone for the continued support.  We are nearly half way there!

Yellowstone National Park

Our latest National Park Service LEGO Vignette is one of the true crown jewels of the NPS.  Yellowstone National Park is the first National Park.  Yellowstone is home to Bison, both Grizzly and Black Bears, a giant lake, and incredible thermal features.  this vignette depicts possibly the most famous feature in the National Park Service, Old Faithful Geyser.  Let me know what you think in the comments and please continue to share other park vignette ideas.  And please continue to spread the word about this project.  We are very close the half way!   

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

 

We had a request yesterday for a LEGO National Park vignette featuring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Located on the Big Island in Hawaii, the amazing park preserves a highly volcanic and very beautiful natural wonder of the world.  This vignette depicts one of the many must see locations in the park, a location where the lava flow ran across the road on its trip to the ocean. 

As always, I am overwhelmed by the amount of support this idea has generated.  Keep sharing this site as much as you can and we will be at 10,000 supporters in no time.  If you have any suggestions for future vignettes please share them in the comments section!

4650 Supporters

4650 supporters!  Each step we are a little closer to 10,000!  Thank you everyone for the continuing support and continuing to share this.  We will have photos of a new vignette ideas soon and are working on a number of other ideas.  Stay tuned...

4600 Supporters!

We hit 4600 Supporters today!  Thank you everyone for all the help getting this far.  Onward to 10,000!

Death Valley National Park

It has been a while since we have featured a new National Park Service LEGO Vignette idea.  At 3.3 million acres, Death Valley National Park is the largest park outside of Alaska.  One of the highlights, and sometimes difficult places to get to, is the Racetrack Playa.  Here, rocks move across the valley floor leaving a trail behind them.  The mystery of why and how the rocks move has never fully been solved.  This vignette is a very simple depiction of this very cool place.  With this vignette, I have six designs featuring different NPS sites.  Keep suggesting ideas and I will continue to upload new vignettes from time to time.

Once again I want to thank all of the supporters of this set.  We are slowly but surely making our way to 10,000 supporters.  The set will need a lot of help to get there, so please continue to share it as much as possible. 

I would also appreciate support for my new set Wonder Woman to the Rescue which can be found at: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/104050

 

A Rendezvous of Rangers

We debated long and hard on what to call a group of Park Rangers.  I think rendezvous sounds pretty great!

LEGO Ranger on Tour

This week I had the opportunity to take photos of one of the LEGO Park Ranger in actual National Parks.  I will totally admit to being inspired by one of the Legal Justice Team's great updates. Pictured here is the LEGO Park Ranger visiting the great Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Steamtown is a railroad roundhouse with a staggering collection of different trains.  It is well worth the trip if you find yourself in Pennsylvania.

 

500 Days

There was an interesting change to LEGO Ideas recently.  New rules now give projects up to two years to gain 10,000 supporters.  After 1000 supporters you get an additional six months, then another six months after 5000.  As of today, the National Park Service Centennial Vignettes set has 500 days left.  When we make it to 5000 that will be upped by 180 days.  With 4375 supporters as of this afternoon, we need roughly 8 supporters a day to make the goal of 10,000 (although we would miss the National Park Service​ centennial all together if we took the full 680 days).  Keep spreading the word, we still have a long way to go!

Olive Green Pants

In an attempt to update this set using available pieces, I recently found dark green pants for the Park Rangers.  These more closely match the olive green pants that are part of the National Park Service Park Ranger uniform.  The shirt still needs work.  The current shirt was an available coast Guard shirt, the only LEGO shirt that was grey with a badge and belt.  I think the new pants work pretty well and are a great improvement.  What do you think?

 

 

 

Once again, thank you very much for all the support.  We are now the 21st most supported active project on LEGO Ideas.  That is pretty impressive!  Keep spreading the word and we will make it to 10,000 in no time!  And keep the suggestions and requests coming.  It is great to hear about the National Parks that people love the most.  I will have another Vignette design when we finally make it to 4500 supporters. 

 

 

Rangers in Their Natural Habitat

With three different Vignettes included in this set, the possibilities are endless for National Park adventures. Sometimes you may even catch the Park Rangers in their natural habitat.  Keep spreading the word and supporting this project.  We are closer, but still a long way from 10,000!
 

National Park Service Centennial Vignettes Facebook Page

For those interested, I have now started a Facebook page dedicated to the National Park Service Centennial Vignettes LEGO Ideas project.  Here I will be offering updates and hoping to inspire support as we move towards 10,000 supporters.  The address is: https://www.facebook.com/NPSCentennialLEGO

 

Thank you again for spreading the word, sharing this project, and inspiring everyone you know to support this project.  So far it has been a great run!  let's keep the momentum going!

Official Comments

This is a great development.  There has been an official comment from the National Park Service in regards to this LEGO Ideas project:

"The National Park Service had no official role in the national park Legos set that was posted on the Lego Ideas site. That said, the national park Lego proposal is a fun opportunity to connect two things people enjoy - national parks and Legos. While there are already Lego sets for several National Park Service sites, including the Lincoln Memorial and the White House, the creative ideas to expand Lego to showcase more of the special places that the National Park Service cares for on behalf of the American people are inspiring and fun."

Assateague Island

4000 supporters!  Can you believe it?!  Once again we are overwhelmed by the interest in this project to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service.  


After we passed 3000 supporters we featured a new vignette of Independence National Historical Park.  Featuring a new vignette for every 1000 supporters seems like an excellent celebration of our march to 10,000 supporters.  If we keep that up, by the end we will have 10 vignettes designs for LEGO to choose from if they decide to go ahead with the project.  For this 4000 supporters update we would like to feature one of the many suggestions we have received.

Assateague Island National Seashore is located off the coast of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Besides the beautiful beaches, the park is home to a heard of wild horses that thrive on the island.  This vignette features a Park Ranger and excited beachgoer watching the wild horses from a safe distance.  The wild horses may be an amazing site, but boy does it hurt when they bite!


Keep the suggestions coming.  It is great to see the wide variety of National Park sites that people love.  And please continue to share this project far and wide.  To share this new vignette simply click on the photo above to make it larger then take a screen grab and save and share the photo.  Look for another new vignette when we hit 5000 and celebrate being half way there!  

Hats or Hair

With the recent update featuring a build for Independence National Historical Park, I thought it would be a fun opportunity to feature the three Park Rangers without their flat hats.  There have been a number of comments from supporters about needing to include a female Park Ranger in the set, and I agree.  The middle Park Ranger from the original photos, and in the Katmai vignette, is female, but it is hard to tell when she is wearing her flat hat.

A set celebrating the National Park Service would be incomplete without the iconic flat hat, but this makes it difficult to distinguish between male and female Park Rangers.  Working with currently available LEGO pieces, you can either have flat hats, or hair, but not both.  With outdoor vignettes, like The Everglades, Saguaro and Katmai, the Park Rangers need to be wearing their flat hats.  Indoor vignettes, such as the Liberty Bell, offer the chance to also include hair for the Park Rangers. 

Once again I would like to thank everyone for their continued support.  We are close to crossing 3500 supporters!  Keep spreading the word by any means possible.  It is our fans that are driving the overwhelming support for this project!

Independence National Historical Park

It is unbelievable that we have already sailed past 3000 supporters!  Thank you everyone for all the support, great comments, and for sharing this far and wide. 


As a bonus for reaching such a great milestone, I wanted to share another park vignette that I have been working on.  There have been a lot of requests for cultural resource/historical parks to be included in this set.  Independence National Historical Park, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is an icon of American History.  This vignette shows a junior ranger, NPS Passport in hand, getting his photo taken in front of the Liberty Bell, the most famous cracked bell in the world.

There are a number of other vignette ideas that I am currently working on.  I will use future updates to highlight these new ideas and new parks.  The goal of this project was always to hopefully include three small vignettes in the LEGO set.  If this does reach 10,000 supporters, LEGO could ultimately consider which of the featured vignettes to include. 


Thanks again for the support so far.  Please continue to share this project as much as possible and keep the suggestions coming.  It has been exciting to see all the passion people have for our National Parks. 

1,916 Supporters!

I want to thank all of the people that have taken the time to support this LEGO project in the first week.  We passed a good milestone this afternoon.  1,916 supporters!  It was the year 1916 when the Organic Act was signed into law creating the National Park Service. 


It is great to see the passion that so many people have for these special places.  As we continue to gain support on our way to 10,000, I will be updating with additional designs featuring other National Park Sites.  There have been many requests and suggestions in the comments for both big parks and small.  I have a few designs already built and a number of others in mind.  Keep the suggestions coming and please continue to spread the word about this potential LEGO set.  Thanks again for all the support.  It really has been an amazing week!