There are some areas which Danish toy maker, LEGO, never ever touch. Areas like, you know, realistic military-related LEGO models, for example. That said, I didn’t think a LEGO set based on a maximum security prison will be any different because of its accurate depiction of the dark side of the society.
Will LEGO think that a child is ready for such burden of life? Probably not. But here we are, a LEGO Ideas submission based exactly on a maximum security prison. Created by LEGO Ideas member GabKremo, this custom LEGO Maximum Security Prison Set is an accurate depiction of a, well, maximum security prison.
It features a bunch of details in a 2-floor setup built on a 32×32 base panel. Included are an open space for prisoners to stretch out and do activities like play basketball, lift some weights, or just do their gang thing. Just kidding. I made up the last one, but hey, that’s how it play out in real life, isn’t it?
Other details include a kitchen, a canteen, a medical care room, a watch tower, a phone booth for calling their loved ones (or mob boss?), and individual spartan prison cells with a bed, toilet, and a small sink with running water. There’s even an armory where prison guards stow their firearms.
Finally, what’s a maximum security prison with the requisite prison bus to play out transfer of inmates? Love the concept, but I highly doubt it will be the set elect even if it makes the 10,000 supports it needed to qualify for a review. In any case, we can all hope. Then again, it is not like LEGO never had a prison set, albeit the said set was very much lacking realism.
Notwithstanding my skepticism, I kind of like the idea, but I do have issue with the brick wall style watch tower and the roofing there that looks too much like a resort. Anywho… since GabKremo is already at it, I thought it will be nice there’s a below ground feature with dug tunnels to play out image escape.
Images: LEGO Ideas (GabKremo).