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Meet the Creators of LEGO Narnia

Meet the Creators of LEGO Narnia

NarniaFans has beforehand featured articles about two superb Narnia LEGO fan creations on LEGO Concepts. Narnia Think about… by Brickproject_7540 is an correct copy of the Wardrobe from Walden Media’s film The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005) with greater than 950 supporters. The Wardrobe by Parsom is a special model of the wardrobe that’s greater on the within with an animated diorama and backed by greater than 1,350 supporters. For the primary time we current an interview with the 2 fan designers who created these excellent fashions. If their tasks get 10,000 supporters then LEGO Narnia might be made as an actual product in the identical method that Analysis Institute, WALL•E Undertaking, Physician Who and Companions, and Tron Legacy all began as fan submitted concepts. On the finish of the article there are hyperlinks and directions on tips on how to help the tasks at no cost.

March 22, 2019, eight:47 PM

Are you able to please introduce your self and the way you turned a Narnia Fan?

My identify is Thomas, I’m 20 years previous, and I stay in Switzerland, in Vaud. Since studying wasn’t my favourite factor, I can say that the primary time I heard about Narnia, was when It was tailored by Disney in 2005. I beloved this film a lot that I started to learn a number of the work of CS Lewis! And I used to be not disenchanted in any respect. Narnia is now a part of my coronary heart, and I can cease to learn/watch something associated to this magical world!

Thomas

I’m a midlife educational instructor, who’s enjoying Lego bricks. Truly, I’m unsure if I can name myself a Narnia fan. Positive, I like Lewis’ books. As for the films – I’m moderately reluctant, though I’ve a passion for previous BBC collection. However I’m undoubtedly a fan of three issues from Narnia collection. The primary is the idea of getting into the wardrobe to find the utterly new and unusual world inside it. It jogs my memory of this thrilling feeling once I was a toddler and was wanting into my grandparents wardrobes and drawers to find some artifacts from previous occasions. The second is the winter surroundings from the primary chapters of the “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. It additionally jogs my memory of my childhood – once I was dwelling in slightly city surrounded by a forest, and when the winters have been very snowy. Sadly, there was no lamppost in my forest. And the third factor from the Narnia collection, that I additionally like so much, is the oneiric sea journey within the remaining chapters of “The Voyage of the Daybreak Treader”.

Paweł

How would you describe your LEGO Narnia creation?

This can be a very long time effort venture: as a fan of Narnia and Lego bricks, I all the time needed to seek out one thing associated to this third half IP in lego shops. Once I noticed that Lego concepts allowed you to submit an concept for a subsequent official lego set I began to design certainly one of my favourite aspect of the saga with lego bricks: the wardrobe, the place all began! I already submitted two model in 2015 and 2017, who acquired an enormous help, however as we speak I’m happy to introduce probably the most lifelike and excellent model I manufactured from my wardrobe! I’m really satisfied that this concept have a excessive potential to be was a set, I solely want 10 000 helps on lego concepts to make it occur(it’s free, you solely have to create a lego account).

Thomas

It’s fairly an enormous and brown wardrobe, with an ornate entrance. It was modelled on the idea of various illustrations in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and on the flowery picket wardrobes constructed within the baroque period in Gdańsk, a metropolis within the north of Poland. After opening the doorways you will notice the winter panorama, with timber and snow on the bottom. There’s additionally a lamppost and you may see Lucy assembly Mr. Tumnus. This seen may be simply modified – figures for various scenes are hidden in one of many drawers. You will see there White Witch and the witch’s sleigh, Dwarf, Mr. Beaver and Edmund, Peter and Susan. The wardrobe is filled with different hidden features. The lamppost may be illuminated by a Lego mild brick. When turned on it is going to be casting a light-weight on the winter panorama contained in the wardrobe. The moon and the celebs are glowing at the hours of darkness. Father Christmas is hidden in the correct drawer. He’s popping up whenever you open the drawer, and is supplying you with a gift – crank which can be utilized to drive the mechanism to rotate the primary scene and animating a minifigure to maneuver forwards and backwards from behind the tree.

Paweł

What was probably the most difficult a part of your design?

This time I needed to focus myself in constructing one thing actual with the most effective form as attainable: so I took a number of footage of the wardrobe from web and tried to respect the proportions. However probably the most difficult component is definitely the design of the customized plates of the entrance of the wardrobe. I designed all of them on my own with adobe illustrator: it was an enormous work however I’m so pleased with the ultimate outcome, thinks it actually seems good!

Thomas

As I keep in mind – two issues have been costing me some sleepless nights. One was the mechanism enabling Father Christmas to pop up type wardrobe. It’s fairly a simple mechanism, however the lack of area was a problem. The second factor was crafting the entrance ornaments, particularly the Aslan face.

Paweł

How lengthy did it take you to place collectively your design and what number of items have been used?

three full days! I often take rather more time in constructing a lego creation however this time I began a problem on my twitter account: the thought was to construct a 3rd model of my lego narnia wardrobe as quick and as good as attainable with some circumstances.

I used precisely 930 items to finish the entire set (686 for the wardrobe, 67 for map lampost, 75 for Cair Paravel, 102 for Queen citadel).

Thomas

I used about 2000 bricks. It took me virtually 6 months, from which the intensive constructing part took about three months, and over the past three months I used to be solely testing some minor modifications and enhancements sometimes.

Paweł

How has the thought on your LEGO Narnia wardrobe modified over time?

The primary time, I made a decision to construct one thing that appears cool with a Narnia themed construct: and the end result wasn’t good in any respect however I nonetheless favored it. For the second, I attempted to seize the entrance particulars with lego bricks. Nevertheless it isn’t potential to get a pleasant impact in that scale, the general look is sweet however I feel that there’s nonetheless lacking one thing. For this last third construct, I needed to repeat the precise shapes, and seize as greatest as potential the engravings of the entrance of the door: I took the choice to make use of lego plates as an alternative of studded bricks and I can say that I’m actually pleased with this selection!

Thomas

Initially I deliberate to construct solely the winter scene with the lamppost, Lucy and Tumnus and a few primary mechanism to rotate this scene. However the day after I got here up with this concept, I realised, that it needed to be constructed contained in the wardrobe. And this primary concept remained unchanged, solely the precise options have been altering.

Paweł

Are there any easter eggs or hidden particulars in your mannequin that Narnia followers may recognize?

Yeah there’s one easter egg and I’m planning so as to add one other one. There’s a little lure on the again of the wardrobe filled with Turkish delights/lokum! Didn’t point out it on my official lego concepts web page, perhaps I’ll add it as an replace to the challenge.

Thomas

There is just one prototypical easter egg, I assume – Mr. Tumnus parcels are the truth is Lego packing containers. Nevertheless, there are some hidden particulars. It’s the previous wardrobe, so yow will discover misplaced key on the highest of it. There’s additionally spider dwelling within the wardrobe (which is used to modify the lightbrick) and you may see spiderweb on the highest of the wardrobe I additionally the carvings Aslan’s face s on the doorways. And the Father Christmas pops up from the drawer – it’s my tribute to the previous, in all probability not know extensively toy:

Paweł

Do you have got another Narnia themed fan creations at house that you simply want to share about?

Sadly not. I shouldn’t have a lot free time and I actually need to focus myself in sharing the thought to the group to hit the 10 okay milestone however I might like to construct one thing else associated to Narnia. I’m actually considering to construct one thing associated to the white queen fort…

Thomas

I’ve one other Lego construct Narnia wardrobe. I constructed it as an add on to the Lego Concepts Pop-Up Guide set. Right here you’ll be able to see the way it works:

Paweł

 

Are there any LEGO units that you simply want to see from the subsequent Narnia film The Silver Chair?

I actually hope that the lego group is planning some units in 2020. I might like to see one thing associated to Ettinsmoore, one thing actually loopy for positive, however I feel it might seems cool to see some big figures subsequent to small basic lego minifigures in a rocky panorama!

Thomas

I hope that first Lego Narnia set, if it is going to be ever produced, will probably be based mostly on “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” e-book.

Paweł

For those who might have any Narnia character as a LEGO Minifigure who would you selected?

Nothing unique in any respect, however I might select to get a determine of Peter Pevensie: the bravest and coolest character of the saga to my thoughts!

Thomas

Properly, we have already got two minifigures at the least loosely based mostly on Narnia characters. The primary is the Faun from collection 15 of collectable minifigures. Even when he isn’t referred to as Mr. Tumnus, is missing scarf, and holding a flute as an alternative of an umbrella, he’s undoubtedly wanting like James McAvoy. And the second is the Ice Queen from collection 16, which the truth is is the White Witch. So now it’s time for Lego Reepicheep.

Paweł

How can Narnia Followers help your challenge in the event that they need to see it grow to be a actuality?

Voting for this venture on lego Concepts and sharing it in all places with your folks, on social medias is the one factor I want! It’s very easy: you solely have to create and account or join together with your fb or twitter account and click on on the blue « Help » button and that’s it! I might additionally respect I you write a remark within the remark part, it’ll assist to extend the visibility of the undertaking. Don’t overlook it: each help counts so much for me, for Aslan and for Narnia!

Thomas