Dorothy, Rose, Sophia and Blanche — the women we know and love as “The Golden Girls” — could be getting quite a makeover!
LEGO, everyone’s favorite childhood building blocks, accepts ideas and design submissions from everyday people. One of the new ones is a special tribute to the 1980s sitcom:
This is a recreation of the Golden Girls House used in filming the popular 1980’s show that is still watched daily around the world. It is the Foyer, Living Room, and Kitchen built like a TV set, with one wall removed and a full view into the space. It comes with 5 minifigures including Dorothy, Rose, Sophia, Blanche, and Stanley. It has been meticulously recreated to have opening cupboards and fridge in the kitchen, Wicker Sofa and Chairs, a hallway backdrop, a storage closet in the kitchen, and an outdoor area with potted plants and a hose.
I have recreated many classic scenes from the show, including a visit from Burt Reynolds, Rose shooting Blanche’s Vase, Dorothy Playing “Grab That Dough” and Rose rescuing her Teddy Bear from a mean little girl.
The project has not yet received the 10,000 supporters it needs for an official review from LEGO, but it is getting some interest and many comments from people who pledge to buy the set if it makes it into production.
“The Golden Girls” followed the adventures of the four women, sharing a home in Florida, as they juggled romance, family issues and other challenges. Considered one of the best-written shows in TV history, the program ran from 1985 to 1992. It also smashed many stereotypes — from aging to sexism to love at later ages, this show challenges the beliefs that many had about life in your 60s, 70s and beyond.