A must-have addition to any themed collection is a relevant LEGO set. LEGO has done one heck of a job over the years (88 years, to be precise) of staying up-to-date on the latest trends and keeping fans coming back for more. LEGO and Star Wars have been good friends since 1999 when the first LEGO Star Wars set appeared at an international toy fair – since that fateful day, over 700 additional Star Wars sets have been produced much to the delight of fans around the world. LEGO has also created niche sets based off of some of our favorite movies and TV shows like Home Alone and Seinfeld.
It’s no secret that the LEGO people (the big ones who run the company, not the little guys that come with the sets) love their fans. LEGO users everywhere can submit ideas directly to the LEGO website, where others can see and vote on user-generated content. Recently, a user named FSLeinad submitted an incredible design idea to the people at LEGO, and the LEGO community is all over it. With over 6,000 supporters so far of the 10,000, the design needs to be considered by LEGO, this movie-inspired set is well on its way to becoming a reality.
The Princess Bride LEGO set would contain 1,000 pieces – enough to recreate three classic dual scenes from the 1987 film, and your very own fire swamp. It will also include six figures – Vizzini, Inigo Montoya, Fezzik, The Man in Black, Princess Buttercup, and a rodent of unusual size. FSLeinard explained on his product idea page, “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.”
LEGO and Princess Bride fans agree this set goes above and beyond. “Super beautiful set! I love everything about it from the details to the colors,” one user commented, “supported a long time ago!” Another said, “I love this project. With the updates, it just keeps getting better.” FSLeinad takes the time to respond to most comments on his project, which is extremely impressive given that there are currently over 2,400. FSLeinad has made modifications to his set based on suggestions from the LEGO community, one of which added a rock for Fezzik to throw (an essential addition, if you ask us).
Paying homage to the movie that inspired him, FSLeinad wrote: “There’s a shortage of perfect sets in the world, It would be a pity if you didn’t support this one.” What are you waiting for? Make the inconceivable conceivable – head over to the LEGO Princess Bride product idea page to show your support.