LEGO fan FACEBRICKUP has created a concept LEGO set idea and is hoping to gain enough support to get it through to the final judging panel. If successful, this Charlie and the Chocolate Factory concept will become an official LEGO set available to purchase.
The concept is listed on LEGO Ideas, a creative website designed to find the next big thing. Home of the AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO), individuals upload their MOC (My Own Creation) plans for peer review. Sets that achieve 10,000 votes from within the LEGO Ideas community move through to a quarterly 'Expert review' stage. If successful, the concept is refined by LEGO designers before it becomes an official set, available for sale through official channels.
I've discussed the scheme before when I took a look at this bean-to-bar chocolate maker set.
This latest concept by FACEBRICKUP depicts a scene from Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book°. Specifically, it's the famous scene of the tempting chocolate waterfall and river.
"Come with me, and you'll be in a world of pure imagination" crooned Gene Wilder, and this set epitomises this lyric.
Build upon a chocolate brown irregular base. the scene faithfully recreates the bright colours of the chocolate and candy land. Highlights include the chocolate waterfall (that actually moves), and the bridge that crosses the river of molten chocolate.
The set comes with a cast of minifigures: Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teevee, plus two Oompa-Loompas.
The main interactive feature is the chocolate waterfall. Turn the crank-handle hidden beneath the chocolate river and the waterfall springs into life. Better still, it can be motorised thanks to LEGO's Power Functions, which will likely be sold separately. Personally, I think the addition of a motor would ramp up the immersive factor of this set tenfold.
The set currently has 8,266 votes and I suspect it won't be long before it hits the 10k milestone. Best of luck to FACEBRICKUP in the judging panel. Hopefully this set will become a reality soon, perhaps as soon as 2022.
Turn this concept into a reality
We've had a bean-to-bar maker and now a chocolate factory. What chocolatey idea would you like to see immortalised in LEGO? Let me know in the comments below.