The LEGO Group appears to have a new collection of sets paying tribute to legendary figures from throughout history and with one released and another on the way, some may wonder who might be next.
Earlier this month, 40450 Amelia Earheart tribute was revealed, joining 40410 Charlies Dickens Tribute in what is slowly becoming a new range of gift-with-purchase sets. However, there are plenty of other historical figures worthy of their own LEGO tributes, from ancient civilisations to the modern day. Here are a few that might suit their own builds, recounting their contributions to history.
Perhaps the most obvious choice for a future tribute set would be one for the LEGO Group’s founder, Ole Kirk Kristiansen. Without this man, there would be no LEGO bricks, and surprisingly, he has never received his own minifigure. The founder could be accompanied by a brick-built recreation of the original factory floor, or maybe the original moulding machine, similar to what was featured in 4000001: Moulding Machines, a set exclusive to the inside tour.
Another potential choice for the future of the tribute sets could be William Shakespeare, an English writer who was widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. The writer is known throughout the world and has already been subject to a minifigure in The LEGO Movie’s Collectible Minifigure Series, so some of the work is already done. A greater tribute to the playwright isn’t hard to imagine, with his famous Globe Theatre practically and dramatically begging for a LEGO model. A smaller build that could still capture the detail of the exterior walls, with a microscale performance within could be the perfect accompaniment to a Shakespeare LEGO tribute.
There are so many more historical figures that are worthy of a tribute set, from Leonardo da Vinci to Pythagoras, but for now, LEGO fans can look forward to the landing of 40450 Amelia Earheart Tribute whenever it becomes available.