Product Idea

The Andy Griffith Show - Mayberry Courthouse

For this project, I propose a Lego set based upon the classic tv series The Andy Griffith Show. The show is vintage, having aired from the years 1960 to 1968. However, it remains a classic due to its lessons on parenting, living life, and entertainment value. The series starred Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor, the police force of the small town of Mayberry, North Carolina. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Griffith

Starring alongside Andy Griffith were Ron Howard as Opie Taylor, Andy's son. Ron Howard would grow up to become a director of such movies as Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, American Graffiti, and many other films. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Howard

Francis Bavier as Aunt Bee, the housekeeper of the Taylor household. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Bavier

Don Knotts as Deupty Barney Fife. Easily the most recogniseable character from the series, Barney Fife was Andy's know-it-all, trigger happy deputy, always ready to make an arrest or write a citation. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Knotts

The series was well-renowned for its lessons and humor, and this set aims to recreate the location where most of the show took place, the Mayberry Courthouse/Jail. included with the set would be figures of Andy Taylor, Deputy Barney Fife, Deputy Waren Ferguson, and both Gomer and Goober Pyle!

This set could provide much play value for children, and display value for adults. For children, the courthouse/jail feature would provide hours of endless entertainment, having the police lock up various criminals in the vintage police car, or chasing speeding vehicles in Barney's motorcycle!

Adults would love this set for its displayability, blending in excellently. I created the set as a modular, so that you could place it in with your other modulars, and it wouldn't look out of place.

Features!

  • 5 minifigures
  • 3 vehicles: Goober's truck, Andy's police car, and Barney's motorcycle
  • Jail cells with working doors
  • Open layout for easy play while following the show's layout
  • Removeable second floor
  • Roof access
  • Furniture: Chairs, desks, a TV, cell cots

Now, to those of you asking what is on the second floor.. absolutely nothing. The show only ever showed the mayor's office, which was implied to be on the second floor. No other rooms were shown. As such, I left the second floor empty. This frees up space to store the vehicles and figures when not on display or for play. I realize this MAY be a turn-off, but if demand is great enough, I will go through and do what I can. For now though, it will remain empty as a storage space.

You may also notice the building is slightly disproportionate to how it looked on the show. This was due to a design issue. The show's exterior and interior took place on two different sets, and the interior was larger than the exterior set was. So I had to extend the cell area to accomodate for the difference.

Wrapping this up, if you'd like to see a Lego set based on this classic TV show, then kindly support and follow! Updates will be implemented based on feedback, as well as when I decide something needs to be gone back and looked at. I hope you show your support, and thank you for looking!

External links:

  1. http://mayberry.wikia.com/wiki/The_Andy_Griffith_Show_Wiki
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Andy_Griffith_Show
  3. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053479/
  4. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6c/0d/a0/6c0da0267a4a36e5f02c07de0dcc9ac5.jp...
  5. https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/mayberry/images/4/47/Courthouse.jpg/rev...