Τρίτη, 22 Νοεμβρίου 2011

Lego in search of Atlantis - 100th post



In 2010 the well-known Lego toy company released Lego Atlantis, a product range themed around the underwater world of the long lost ancient city of Atlantis.


The product range includes 19 sets and a crew of basic characters. The "good" characters are the deep sea salvage crew who search the ocean for shipwrecks and treasure, including Captain Ace Speedman, Marine biologist Dr Jeff Fisher, First Mate Lance Spears, 'Tech Expert' Axel Storm, apprentice Bobby Buoy and Professor Sam Rhodes. 
The "evil" characters are described as 'Atlantis Warriors', have human-like bodies with the heads of a sea creature, and are accordingly named: i.e. 'Squid Warrior', 'Manta Warrior', 'Shark Warrior'.

The company has released 19 sets of toy products so far, as well as a movie and an online game named "The Quest for the Golden King" -you can play it clicking HERE.



In the following first part of the Lego Atlantis movie (3.22 ff), Prof. Sam Rhodes explains the story of the city using a projector (!) and black & white slides -not-so-high-tech right?

"Legend tells of an island in the Atlantic that contained a great city with riches beyond our imagination. Its walls were made of precious metals, its architecture so advanced some believe we still have not matched it today, but volcanic activity on the ocean floor led to a tidal wave. The entire island was swallowed up by the sea, never to be seen again"



May thanks to Dr Kalliopi Sarri for alerting me to this exciting product.


By the way, this is the blog's 100th post~ Many thanks are due to all the readers, especially to those overseas, who have kept this project going and expressed their intense interest.

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