"Star Wars" fever is at a high pitch with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" coming in December, and "Star Wars"-themed Lego sets are always popular toy items. Perhaps some of that love will rub off on the sci-fi series' most famous parody, Mel Brooks' "Spaceballs."
A Lego concept version of the movie's space-worthy Winnebago is gathering support on Lego Ideas, a site where fans submit Lego plans in hopes of having them made into official sets. The Eagle 5 is a lot less impressive than the Millennium Falcon, but it does have a kitchenette and secret hyperjets.
The Eagle 5 Lego concept is faithful to its inspiration. It's beige and brown with both wheels and wings. Creator NvdK says it would come with a Captain Lone Starr minifig armed with a Schwartz-saber. In case you need a refresher, the Schwartz is the "Spaceballs" equivalent of the Force from "Star Wars."
I would like to see a whole series of "Spaceballs" minifigs, including Yogurt (Yoda), Dark Helmet (Darth Vader) and Barf (Chewbacca). A high-stepping, straw-hat-wearing alien spawn minifig would really complete the collection.
The Eagle 5 set has had a little trouble summoning the power of the Schwartz. It needs to collect 10,000 supporters before Lego will even consider the project for production. It currently has a little more than 1,500 with 142 days left to gather the rest. Come on, people. We need to cross-pollinate the Lego universes of "Star Wars" and "Spaceballs." I want to see Lego-Chewbacca take on Lego-Barf.