E is for Egypt

One of the greatest mysteries of ancient times is the construction of the Pyramids of Giza. I have always found the topic fascinating, and so have a great many others. Ancient Egypt has inspired literature, Hollywood, and academic debate.  It has even inspired LEGO. Many themes over the years have dealt with exploration and discovery. So, Egypt is a natural turn to take in designing new sets.  1998 saw the Egypt theme, and 2011 saw the Pharaoh’s Quest theme. The Minifigure series have also featured a pharaoh (series 2), an Egyptian queen (series 5), and an Egyptian warrior (series 13). The recent LEGO Batman Movie Minifigure series also contains King Tut, an Egyptian themed villain created for the 1960s television series.

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LEGO King Tut

I missed the pharaoh and Egyptian queen Minifigs, but interestingly enough, as I write this, you can build the a reasonable facsimile of the Egyptian queen. The LEGO store Minifigure station currently has her torso, dress, and hair. The only part you can’t reproduce perfectly is her face. My wife recently made one for me.

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The Egyptian queen Minifigure that my wife created at the LEGO store.

I also had a bit of fun with the photo shoot for this post as it gave me an excuse to buy a new LEGO set. I picked up the Scooby-Doo set “Mummy Museum Mystery” (75900) to use as a backdrop. You can read my review of it a little later in another post. I have had my eye on this set to incorporate into a future custom project. This shoot gave me the little push I needed to finally get it.

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Minifigures Series 13 – Egyptian Warrior

I think it would be pretty cool to see more ancient Egypt themed sets in the future. Perhaps a super huge Great Pyramid with all the internal passages? I’m talking a 5,000 brick masterpiece a-la Taj Mahal (if you’re not sure what I’m talking about, see my “B is for Big” post). What do you think?

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LEGO Egyptians

This post is part of the April A-to-Z blogging challenge. If you want to know more about the challenge, you can visit the official website. Be sure to check back tomorrow for my LEGO themed letter “F” post!

Until next time,

-T.N.B.

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14 thoughts on “E is for Egypt

  1. Ha, I just read another A to Z post about Egypt! Imagine that.

    I have a fondness for Ancient Egypt and especially Egyptian mythology. Heck, that’s the only reason I could sit through the borefest that was Kings of Egypt.

    Awesome post!

    Today’s unusually strange tale: Exit Stage Left

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  2. Hi,
    I am a huge fan of Egypt both ancient and modern 🙂 had no idea Lego had ancient Egyptian themed sets. Too cool for words!

    Btw, my post today is also on Egypt, not as charming as a Lego set, but still 🙂 a fellow A-Zer left me your link.

    Great to meet you,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  3. I actually assumed when I saw “Egypt” as today’s topic that it would be about a pyramid set. That would be awesome, but as you say it would need a lot of cool interior stuff. The outside would be rather boring… :-/

    I’ve actually been eyeing the Scooby Doo mummy set, too. My kids LOVE Scooby-Doo.

    E – Jumbo the Elephant

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  4. I find the LEGO world quite amazing. They surely do their homework in making the replication so precise. My son never did catch the LEGO bug, so I cannot say we even have one LEGO brick in the house. But when we went to Chicago in 2015 on a high school band trip we visited a LEGO store and it was dazzling. Plus in 1998 or so I visited a big LEGO store in the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, so I know how far the LEGO reach is.

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  5. Pingback: LEGO Review: Mummy Museum Mystery (75900) | True North Bricks

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