Press release – Please help the New Lego Routemaster prototype become a reality

10 October 2016 – For immediate release

Please help New Lego Routemaster prototype become a reality

A New Routemaster made entirely of Lego has entered the market and its ‘creator’ Dominic Lund-Conlon is calling for the transport sector to help him encourage a rollout of the fleet.

The 10 cm tall vehicle, dubbed the Legomaster, was made by the father of three and Passenger Transport Manager at Essex County Council, following a request from “people smaller than him” to create something London-centric for them. With the Legomaster in mind, his customers Monkey, Nuzzle and Scratch requested inside capacity for Lego passengers, opening doors and the ability to withstand ‘play’.

Having showed the resulting prototype to colleagues who suggested he approached Lego to consider building it and adding it to their range, Dominic has registered the concept on the Lego Ideas website.

“There has been a Routemaster renaissance in London and beyond in recent years and if my Legomaster does enter the Lego market, I believe the product has great potential to put the idea of the bus into young people’s lives as something they can use in everyday life,” commented Dominic.

“However, standing in the way of the product going any further is the need for 10,000 ‘supports’ within a year on the Lego Ideas website from people who would like to see it on the shelves and I would urge anyone and everyone who thinks this is a good idea to add their support,” continued Dominic.

You can support the innovative Legomaster project by visiting http://bit.ly/ldn-bus and clicking ‘support’ once you have registered your basic details.

 

ENDS

Notes to Editors

[1] The Legomaster is Dominic’s brainchild and has not been endorsed by The Lego Group, Transport for London or Wright Bus.

[2] Support can only be given by visiting http://bit.ly/ldn-bus or https://ideas.lego.com/projects/154570

[3] A high resolution image of the vehicle is attached; additional images can be supplied on request.

[4] For further information, please contact via social media: Twitter @daddydoink; Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/creativedoink

New Bus for London – Made from Lego

How this came about

New Bus for London out of LegoAs you can imagine, my children spend a lot of time with our Lego collection.  Recently, they asked me to build them a Lego bus based on those seen in London, following a trip to the capital and the result was the bus you can see here.

The outside has used Lego Bricks to replicate the style of the New Bus for London whilst the internals allows minifigs to be seated. There is also a wheelchair space for those with mobility issues.  The roof and top deck can be removed to enable access to the lower deck which means that it is easy to allow people to sit downstairs.  The destination panel is blank to allow customisation, either by Lego or the user.

New Bus for London - By calflier001 - TRANSPORT FOR LONDON METRO LINE WRIGHTBUS LT CLASS BUSES THE SO CALLED BORISMASTERS AT HAMSTEAD HEATH BUS STATION LONDON SEP 2013Uploaded by MainFrame, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28882192

New Bus for London – By calflier001

Because there is nothing else like this out there, I’ve decided to ask Lego to make it a set available to others.  I believe that this would sit well on the shelves of the Transport Museum and in Lego Stores around the world.  What I need next is 10,000 “supporters” – people who agree that it’s a good idea. This does not mean you have to buy it.  It only asks you to sign up to the Lego Ideas website, support the idea and answer 3 questions.  You won’t be bombarded to buy the product afterwards.

Click here to open the Lego Ideas New Bus for London page

New Bus For London

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