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CLASSICS IN THE LEGO SYSTEM

This page is dedicated to creating a full cataloguing of all LEGO System Sets, Minifigures, Accessories and Bricks that have an ancient history inspired theme, so watch this space as more are added as my research continues. As part of the Brick Classicists’ Classics In Pop Research Project, covering major Pop Culture mediums Motion Pictures, American Comic Books and Cinema Posters, this page is dedicated to the use of Classics in LEGO toys.

Over the long history of the LEGO Group and all the many imaginative themed Sets, Minifigures and games that have been officially produced through the LEGO System many have often drawn from human history and legends. 

Starting with the medieval history themed sets, that first appeared in the 1970s with knights, castles and the legends of Robin Hood, to the golden age of Pirates and the imperial navies of British and French marines as their adversaries, and Cowboys in the Wild West of the late 1800s America, it should come as no surprise that LEGO has also drawn inspiration from ancient history too, with Greece, Rome and, most frequently, Egypt, though Archaeology adventurer themes.

You will note that I never use the term "Mythology" in this catalogue. This is because of my own personal dislike of the term being used to describe an ancient and presumed extinct religion (therefore suggesting it is less valid than contemporary religion) and therefore it is my aim to present all religions as equally valid. In order then to respect all people’s beliefs, whether past or present, here I use the terms "legend" and/or "theology".
 
All research has been gathered from online resources including LEGO Group's Pick A Brick, BrickLink.com and Brickset.com. If you know of any LEGO pieces I have missed that should be in the catalogue please email: contact@brickclassicists.com

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The Great Pyramid of Giza

Historical Theme:

Ancient Egypt

LEGO Theme:

Architecture

LEGO Type:

Model

Year of Release:

2022

Designer:

Rok Zgalin Kobe

This LEGO System model set depicts the Great Pyramid of Giza as it might have looked in Ancient Egypt. This model is made in a cross section to show the internal burial chambers on the back of the model and the outside shell can be removed to show the Pyramid during construction. This was released in 2022 and designed by Rok Zgalin Kobe who also designed the "21058: SPQR Colosseum" set in 2020

Notes:

This LEGO System model set depicts the Great Pyramid of Giza as it might have looked in Ancient Egypt.

This model is made in a cross section to show the internal burial chambers on the back of the model and the outside shell can be removed to show the Pyramid during construction.

This was released in 2022 and designed by Rok Zgalin Kobe who also designed the "21058: SPQR Colosseum" set in 2020

Image sourced from BrickLink

Centaur Warrior

Historical Theme:

Ancient Greece

LEGO Theme:

Collectable Minifigures, Series 21

LEGO Type:

Minifigure

Year of Release:

2021

Designer:

Unknown

This Minifigure was released as part of the Collectable Minifigures, Series 21, in 2021.

Notes:

This Minifigure was released as part of the Collectable Minifigures, Series 21, in 2021.

Image sourced from BrickLink

Three-Headed Dog 2 (Cerberus)

Historical Theme:

Ancient Greece

LEGO Theme:

Harry Potter

LEGO Type:

Set

Year of Release:

2021

Designer:

Unknown

Available in the "76387: Hogwarts Fluffy Encounter" set as part of the LEGO Harry Potter 20th anniversary in 2021. Although this is not a true LEGO depiction of the legendary Cerberus but the three headed dog called Fluffy from the film "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" based on the book by the same name. It is obvious that the author J.K. Rowling was inspired by the Ancient Greek legend of Hades's three headed dog. This is the second time Fluffy has been made in a LEGO System set, the first in 2002 in the "4706: Forbidden Corridor" set.

Notes:

Available in the "76387: Hogwarts Fluffy Encounter" set as part of the LEGO Harry Potter 20th anniversary in 2021.

Although this is not a true LEGO depiction of the legendary Cerberus but the three headed dog called Fluffy from the film "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" based on the book by the same name. It is obvious that the author J.K. Rowling was inspired by the Ancient Greek legend of Hades's three headed dog.

This is the second time Fluffy has been made in a LEGO System set, the first in 2002 in the "4706: Forbidden Corridor" set.

Image sourced from BrickLink

SPQR Colosseum

Historical Theme:

Ancient Rome

LEGO Theme:

Icons

LEGO Type:

Model

Year of Release:

2020

Designer:

Rok Zgalin Kobe

This LEGO System set of the Roman Colosseum was the largest to date on release in 2020 consisting of 9036 individual pieces. This set was talked about with a lot of excitement in the Classical community after Prof Michael Scott leaked a post on his Facebook page and it even featured in a blog in the American Institute. The set was also featured in an article in Blocks Magazine when it was put on display in the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford. Designed by Rok Zgalin Kobe who would also design "21058: The Great Pyramid of Giza" set later in 2022.

Notes:

This LEGO System set of the Roman Colosseum was the largest to date on release in 2020 consisting of 9036 individual pieces.

This set was talked about with a lot of excitement in the Classical community after Prof Michael Scott leaked a post on his Facebook page and it even featured in a blog in the American Institute.

The set was also featured in an article in Blocks Magazine when it was put on display in the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford.

Designed by Rok Zgalin Kobe who would also design "21058: The Great Pyramid of Giza" set later in 2022.

Image sourced from BrickLink

Centaur

Historical Theme:

Ancient Greece

LEGO Theme:

Harry Potter

LEGO Type:

Minifigure

Year of Release:

2020

Designer:

Unknown

This LEGO Centaur is visually depicting the Centaurs appearing in the film "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" based on the book by the same name by J.K. Rowling. This figure is only available in the 2002 "75967: Forbidden Forest: Umbridge's Encounter" set but it is sold separately on the online market place BrickLink.com.

Notes:

This LEGO Centaur is visually depicting the Centaurs appearing in the film "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" based on the book by the same name by J.K. Rowling.

This figure is only available in the 2002 "75967: Forbidden Forest: Umbridge's Encounter" set but it is sold separately on the online market place BrickLink.com.

Image sourced from BrickLink

Mummy Queen

Historical Theme:

Ancient Egypt

LEGO Theme:

Collectable Minifigures, Series 19

LEGO Type:

Minifigure

Year of Release:

2019

Designer:

Unknown

This Minifigure was released as part of the Collectable Minifigures, Series 19, in 2019. Nondescript Ancient Egytion inspired Mummy Queen Minifigure.

Notes:

This Minifigure was released as part of the Collectable Minifigures, Series 19, in 2019.

Nondescript Ancient Egytion inspired Mummy Queen Minifigure.

Image sourced from BrickLink

Disney Hercules (Heracles)

Historical Theme:

Ancient Greece

LEGO Theme:

Collectable Minifigures, Disney series 2

LEGO Type:

Minifigure

Year of Release:

2019

Designer:

Unknown

This Minifigure was released as part of the Collectable Minifigures, Disney series 2, in 2019.

Notes:

This Minifigure was released as part of the Collectable Minifigures, Disney series 2, in 2019.

Image sourced from BrickLink

Disney Hades

Historical Theme:

Ancient Greece

LEGO Theme:

Collectable Minifigures, Disney series 2

LEGO Type:

Minifigure

Year of Release:

2019

Designer:

Unknown

This Minifigure was released as part of the Collectable Minifigures, Disney series 2, in 2019. LEGO Minifigure depiction of Hades that appears in the 1997 animated Disney film Hercules, who was voiced by James Woods.

Notes:

This Minifigure was released as part of the Collectable Minifigures, Disney series 2, in 2019.

LEGO Minifigure depiction of Hades that appears in the 1997 animated Disney film Hercules, who was voiced by James Woods.

Image sourced from BrickLink

Pegasus

Historical Theme:

Ancient Greece

LEGO Theme:

Harry Potter

LEGO Type:

Animal-figure

Year of Release:

2019

Designer:

Unknown

Although this is not a true LEGO depiction of the legendary Pegasus, as this is from a Harry Potter themed set based on the book and film "Goblet of Fire", it is quite clear that J.K. Rowling was inspired by the ancient Greek theology of Pegasus with this these winged horses. This winged horse is only available in the "Beauxbatons' Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts: 75958" set but it is sold separately on the online market place BrickLink.com

Notes:

Although this is not a true LEGO depiction of the legendary Pegasus, as this is from a Harry Potter themed set based on the book and film "Goblet of Fire", it is quite clear that J.K. Rowling was inspired by the ancient Greek theology of Pegasus with this these winged horses.

This winged horse is only available in the "Beauxbatons' Carriage: Arrival at Hogwarts: 75958" set but it is sold separately on the online market place BrickLink.com

Image sourced from BrickLink

Roman Gladiator

Historical Theme:

Ancient Rome

LEGO Theme:

Collectable Minifigures, Series 17

LEGO Type:

Minifigure

Year of Release:

2017

Designer:

Unknown

This Minifigure was released as part of the Collectable Minifigures, Series 17, in 2017. This is the second Minifigure Gladiator released as part of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures.

Notes:

This Minifigure was released as part of the Collectable Minifigures, Series 17, in 2017.

This is the second Minifigure Gladiator released as part of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures.

Image sourced from BrickLink

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