Thanks to Lego Ideas, a portal where Lego creators can submit specific designs and vote on those who want to see them in action, Lego has made some Rad kits like Saturn V And the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1. Video game designs are being introduced to Lego Ideas all the time, but few are ever created – I suppose for rights reasons more often than disinterested. It’s a long shot, but I sure would love to see this one Prince of Persia Standard Creator Group actually getting green light.
The aesthetic is right here. I immediately recognized the color palette (DOS version, naturally): the turquoise doors, yellow hallways, and those arched windows above the guards waiting to be cut to pieces. I especially like the arrows at the bottom of the deck that repeat health bars for you and your opponent.
The really cool thing about this set is that it is designed to be modular, allowing you to create small dioramas from different levels of Prince of Persia. As you make your way through the castle in the game, you had to climb from the dungeon to the most beautiful parts of the castle. The design here will allow you to pretty much create that experience. Down to subtle screen layouts, in some cases.
“The set contains enough pieces to fill the screen with gray” dungeon “cubes and also pieces to build any” golden “palace setting, Fussell writes. “The miniature figures in the set include the prince, the princess, the villain Jafar and two of his bodyguards. Of course the level III skeleton. If you want more, just combine two or more groups and connect the ‘screens’ with technical pins.”
Lego Ideas sets need thousands of backers to get Lego to actually think about making them, so I doubt I’ll have this Prince of Persia picture on my desk. But it is a nice idea.