Some locations in the world are so iconic that they feature prominently and often in popular culture. Landmark structures serve as obvious identifiers of locales like London’s Big Ben, or Paris’ Eifel Tower. Sometimes however, a location doesn’t need to be iconic in that sense to get tourists flocking to it. They may be something as simple as a street or neighborhood like Broadway in New York City. You can go further down and have it be a cozy neighborhood that still grabs attention. That would explain perhaps this new 10-K addition to LEGO Ideas First 2022 Review Stage.
The Notting Hill Market is the brainchild of Ideas 10K Club Member Lepralego. Yep, it’s his second submission to hit 10-K support and join the First 2022 Review after the Magical Village. Lepralego replicates a portion of London’s Notting Hill district, particularly the outdoor market at Portobello Road. This section of Notting Hill encapsulates the area’s artistic, fashionable and multicultural character. It’s no small surprise that pop culture has set some stories there. There’s “Bedknobs and Broomsticks,” “Paddington Bear” and 1999’s “Notting Hill” itself starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant.
As you can see here, Notting Hill Market is a busy street-scene set. Rows of shops face market stalls just off the roadside curb. And if you think the outdoors are all there’s at, the shop building interiors are pretty sweet too. If Lepralego should see this set approved in review, then Notting Hill Market could be a potential hit.
No LEGO City build of London would feel completely well-rounded without it. It’s a good dream, and we wish Lepralego luck with this product idea. Hopefully it and Magical Village over the Bridge won’t cannibalize each other’s support to the LEGO Ideas reviewers.