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A Golden Girls LEGO Set Is One Step Closer to Becoming Real

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LEGO bricks may not come in floral prints or white wicker textures, but that hasn’t stopped Golden Girls enthusiasts from sharing their desire to see Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, Sophia—and yes, even Stan—turned into tiny plastic playthings.

As part of the LEGO Ideas initiative, in which fans submit and vote on each other’s proposals for new LEGO sets, Samuel Hatmaker (a “lifelong LEGO fan who works in product development and marketing in New York City” and goes by the handle lostsleep) has put forth a proposal for a Miami-Bricksburg mashup that would reconstruct the foyer, living room, and kitchen of the ladies’ fictional Florida bachelorette pad. But with a quirky, fourth wall-breaking touch: the house would be constructed as a television set, with one wall removed.

Even with 343 days left to go in the voting process, The Golden Girls LEGO Set has already gotten the thumbs up from 10,000 supporters—the total number needed in order for LEGO to take the idea seriously. And they do: LEGO Doctor Who came to be from another LEGO Ideas proposal.

Next up for Hatmaker is a LEGO Review, in which a team of designers and marketers evaluate its viability in the marketplace. If that goes well, the product goes into production to be sold around the world, with the creator earning both royalties and bragging rights.

“I have re-created many classic scenes from the show,” Hatmaker explains, “including a visit from Burt Reynolds, Rose shooting Blanche's vase, Dorothy playing ‘Grab That Dough,’ and Rose rescuing her Teddy bear from a mean little girl.” Clearly, the details of this proposed play set are in the hands of a true aficionado. Which means that he did not forget the cheesecake.

All photos courtesy LEGO Ideas.
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Here's How to Turn an IKEA Box Into a Spaceship
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Since IKEA boxes are designed to contain entire furniture items, they could probably fit a small child once they’re emptied of any flat-packed component pieces. This means they have great potential as makeshift forts—or even as play spaceships, according to one of the Swedish furniture brand’s print ads, which was spotted by Design Taxi.

First highlighted by Ads of the World, the advertisement—which was created by Miami Ad School, New York—shows that IKEA is helping customers transform used boxes into build-it-yourself “SPÄCE SHIPS” for children. The company provides play kits, which come with both an instruction manual and cardboard "tools" for tiny builders to wield during the construction process.

As for the furniture boxes themselves, they're emblazoned with the words “You see a box, they see a spaceship." As if you won't be climbing into the completed product along with the kids …

Check out the ad below:

[h/t Design Taxi]

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14 Things You Owned in the '70s That are Worth a Fortune Now
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From old toys and housewares to books and records, these pieces of '70s memorabilia have aged (and increased in value) like fine wine.

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