Breaking Bad Unofficial Lego SetBy: Alex Williams - September 10, 2013
You ever just want to relive the fantasy of being a kid even though you’re an adult? How about reenacting your favorite Breaking Bad scenes with this little number; a meth lab play set made with Lego pieces.
(image) Citizen Brick, a company that specializes in custom Lego designs, created a 500-piece play set called the “SuperLab Playset” which is based off the Emmy-award winning TV show, Breaking Bad. The set is based off a meth lab that was often seen in season three of the show. It includes a three figure set of all your favorite characters like “Chemistry Enthusiast” (Walter White), “World’s Best Grandpa” (Mike Ehrmantraut), and “Chicken Enthusiast”(Gus Fring). The odd names for the figures are given due to the potentiality of copyright issues; Citizen Brick is not affiliated with AMC or authorized by Lego.
Just look how Citizen Brick markets the set, never uttering any words or names that can land the company in hot water:
“Bummed out that your favorite show is going off the air? Well soothe yourself with the Citizen Brick Superlab Playset. Who knows what fun you’ll cook up with this deluxe set, chock full of realistic details, and three exclusive minifigs! Over 500 parts! Please note: Due to the sheer awesomeness of this building set, please allow added time for delivery. Sets ship approximately 2-3 weeks after time of purchase. This set is a product of Citizen Brick, and is not sponsored, authorized or endorsed by the LEGO Group, owners of the registered LEGO(R) trademark.”
Joe Trupia, the founder of Citizen Brick, told ABC news that he wanted to pay homage to what many consider to be one of the greatest television series of all time. Trupia declined to state how many units were sold and said that he was unsure of whether or not he wanted to print more.
“When an idea crosses our path that seems like a good one, we tend to do that. We think of it as an expression of fan-hood for the show. It’s accelerated fan art.” Trupia told ABC news.
And with the announcement of the toy, came the diverse voices of Twitter:
The play set is currently sold out and sells for $250.
With only three episodes left of Breaking Bad, how will we BB-fans ever relive the magic?
(Picture source: www.citizenbrick.com)