What’s fun about the Lego Ideas kits are that you either get to imagine what it would be like to have a full fledged fan set or they actually make it. How it works is you submit your idea and get the word out there. If you win then they make your set! And boy I hope this “Princess Bride” idea makes the cut.
Daniel Metcalf has created a great set here with Vizzini, Inigo Montoya, Fezzik, The Man in Black, Princess Buttercup and a R.O.U.S. or Rodent of Unusual Size. In order to get this an official set they need 10,000 votes and are currently sitting at just under 6,000 at the time of this writing with two days left to go.
Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles!
All this, and more, is contained the 1987 classic The Princess Bride. This 1,000 piece project contains the three classic duels and the journey through the fire swamp.
The Princess Bride is loved by many people, including me, and I have always wanted to see it in LEGO. As no set emerged, I took it upon myself to create the best set of it that I could through LEGO IDEAS. After a few months of pondering, I started the actual building process, and have tried my best to do the classic justice.
This project contains six figures:
- Inigo Montoya
- The Man in Black
- Princess Buttercup
- An R.O.U.S (rodent of unusual size) – brick built
If 10,000 people support this project, it will be considered by the LEGO group for production as a set. I believe that this would be a great addition to the LEGO IDEAS line, and that it would be a great way for people to show their love both for LEGO, and for The Princess Bride.
To paraphrase the movie: “There’s a shortage of perfect sets in the world. It would be a pity if you didn’t support this one.”