The Brick Show has been following up on the LEGO Ideas platform in some recent updates, bringing you word whenever a particular fan submission has garnered the first step on its (not always completed) journey to official set status. We haven’t been disappointed yet with the project submissions reaching 10,000 votes of support.
Our last featured 10K-passer on LEGO Ideas was a sweet model of the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane submitted by JustOneMoreBrick. This new entry is in a way more impressive, in that it’s a structure with a natural component; in other words, a tree-house. And this one’s an absolutely brilliant build.
Created by LEGO Ideas member KevinTreeHouse, this Treehouse set is both new and familiar to the eyes. There’s a tall tree, with a ring of three distinct tree house structures over halfway up its trunk, connected by a pathway that also leads to a spiral staircase to the ground.
KevinTreeHouse’s backstory for his build has it to be the emergency home of a family of three (man, woman, child minifigures) who got lost or stranded in the wilderness. They build the 3-cabin structure (2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom) and settle in for a rough life, with four pets for company.
That’s right. Not only does this tree house submission have minifigures, the tree cabins (looking like something out of Swiss Family Robinson or Return of the Jedi) are spacious enough to accommodate them, with furniture and equipment to spare. All in all, this set comprises of over 2,600 individual pieces.
With the passing of KevinTreeHouse’s Ideas build thanks to its 10K support achievement, there are now three sets waiting for the LEGO Ideas First 2018 Review Stage. Aside from this and JustOneMoreBrick’s Blackbird model, there’s also the Brazilian-built Embraer A-29 Super Tucano (Smoke Squadron), submitted by Alex Paschoaletto.