It's probably fair to assume that the Apple fans amongst you were really disappointed when the Playmobil Apple Store that appeared on ThinkGeek turned out to be just a good April Fools' joke. ThinkGeek did mention that it would consider stocking the set if enough people expressed interest, but almost year on, the set has yet to surface. Fortunately, if this proposed set gets some love, Lego could create an alternative worth lining up for.
Lego Cuusoo member gotoandbuild put forward a Lego set design dedicated to the typical Apple Store. The prototype uses over 800 pieces, as not only do you get the bricks needed to build the store, but also bricks for Apple products like iPhones, iPads, iPods, MacBooks, iMacs, and Mac Pros (plus accessories!). It also comes with a Genius Bar, store employees, shoppers that you can make queue up outside, and--of course--Steve Jobs.
In addition to the Genius Bar, the inside of the store has a couple of tables to show off your stock, some colorful posters, and--the handiest bit--a few studs on the floor that let you prop up your figurines. The roof of the store is also customizable at present, with either a white Apple logo on the top, or a transparent one, like a skylight--the roof design Lego Cuusoo members like most will be put forward in the final design.
Gotoandbuild is open to suggestions to improve the set, but also points out that using standard brick shapes is preferred. At present, the idea has just over 1,000 supporters on CUUSOO, so has a long way to go before reaching the 10,000 needed to get Lego to consider turning this idea into an actual product.
Just think of how many times you would be able to launch an iPad and get your Lego figures to camp outside for it. The only thing this set needs now to be on a par with the Playmobil version is Steve Wozniak riding up on a Segway...
If you think this is a set worth supporting, head on over to Lego Cuusoo and vote for the design.
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