The eighth series of Still Game brought Jack, Victor and the inhabitants of Craiglang back to our screens in six new episodes on BBC 1. Now the popular comedy characters have been recreated as a Lego set.
Still Game started as a stage play featuring three characters: Jack Jarvis, Victor McDade, and Winston Ingram. The stage play toured Scotland, England, Ireland and Canada before returning to Glasgow, where it was filmed and released on video and DVD. This will be the eighth television series of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill’s hit comedy.
When the latest series was confirmed, Hempill commented: “We can’t wait to get started on the next batch of adventures with Jack and Victor. We have lots of surprises in store for you!”
Kiernan added: “Greg and I have been cooking up some absolute corkers and we can’t wait to show you what they are.”
Meanwhile, Michael Dineen released his Lego creation this morning.
— Michael Dineen (@younglivinguk) April 12, 2018
We’ve contacted Michael for more details
How did you get the idea to create the Still Game characters in Lego?
Well I’ve always been a huge fan of the show and wondered why nobody had created the cast in Lego before. I looked into the process and realised that there is a “Lego Ideas” portal where anyone can submit an idea to Lego as a suggestion for them to add to their shelves. I got the ball rolling and employed a company who specialise in creating mini figures to create the main cast. I then spoke to Lego who sadly advised that Still Game doesn’t fit the “family friendly” theme and ethics that Lego pride themselves by so, on this occasion, wouldn’t be able to endorse it. So I’m not looking to do it myself.
What characters have you put together so far?
So far we have Jack, Victor, Winston, Tam, Isa, Navid and Bobby.
What’s the process for making them?
I worked with a company in England and specified the detail I required for each character that they then custom made. It was a 4 weeks process from start to finish with a lot of back and forth.
What’s the reaction been like?
Overwhelming. I thought folk would like them but the response has been amazing, far better than I ever anticipated. It’s given me even more reason to see this through and get it on the shelves so people of Scotland can share in the fun!
Have you thought about creating sets for fans to buy?
Yes. I’m in discussion with a company to produce the faced of the Clansman and Navid’s shop, possibly to also create the pub and shop in its entirety. So watch this space!