The First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review is shaping up to be one of the largest LEGO Ideas reviews ever, if not the largest, as a 15th project qualified today to be considered as an official LEGO set. The Castle in the Forest needed less than 2 months to achieve the required 10,000 support votes to join the upcoming LEGO Ideas review.
Similar to the recently released Pirates of Barracuda Bay and the recently approved Medieval Blacksmith, The Castle in the Forest is a meticulously detailed tribute to classic LEGO themes. Inspired by sets like 6054 “Forestmen’s Hideout”, 6066 “Camouflaged Outpost”, and 6077 “Forestmen’s river Fortress”, The Castle in the Forest tells the story of a hidden abandoned castle, rediscovered after 30 years, where fugitives “used to hide from tax collectors, forced marriages, and other evils of the harsh medieval world.”
The LEGO Ideas set proposal contains contains just over 2000 parts. In addition to the beautiful design and coloring, it includes a number of creative build techniques including angled walls, hinged walls to access the castle interior, and a must-have requirement for any castle, a secret trap door hidden in the floor.
The design proposal also calls for 5 minifigures, including custom-designed torsos and a request for a new LEGO animal – squirrels.
You can the 14 other projects that already qualified for the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review on the Ideas page of the BrickGeekz Blog. You can also read our blog post on the 12 projects that are currently under consideration for the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review. Results of both LEGO Ideas reviews will be announced later this year.
And we’re not done yet with the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review – several more projects are racking up supporters and will reach the 10,000 supporter mark soon. Make sure you subscribe to the BrickGeekz Blog for all the latest LEGO news and reviews.