If you’re a LEGO enthusiast, you won’t want to miss the exciting news from last week. LEGO has unveiled its latest masterpiece, the LEGO Ideas Viking Village 21343 set, consisting of a remarkable 2,103 pieces.
This captivating creation originated from the imaginative mind of German LEGO Ideas fan designer Florian (aka BrickHammer over at the LEGO Ideas fan community) back in 2020. Florian’s determination and passion for this project led him to resubmit the LEGO Ideas Viking Village in 2022, even though it was not approved on two prior occasions.
But even more fascinating is the story behind this design and how it eventually made its way into production. In 2022, through a collaboration with the US retail giant Target, the LEGO Ideas Design Team delved into their vault of 10K Club submissions that had previously missed the mark. They then presented three exceptional creations to the LEGO community for a fan vote, where the winning design would become a reality. The LEGO Ideas Viking Village emerged as the clear favorite, garnering an impressive 16,000 votes to secure its path to production.
Let’s dive into the inspiration behind this extraordinary brick design. Florian reveals that while the LEGO Ideas Viking Village doesn’t aim for historical accuracy. However, the inspiration behind this set was first born in his history studies at the university. His interests focused more on the Norman conquest of 1066 and its impact on Anglo-Saxon society. As he immersed himself in books about Norman culture and its Danish Viking origins, a spark of creative inspiration led to the birth of this stunning LEGO Ideas Viking Village masterpiece.
As a fan favorite, Florian’s remarkable concept was brought to life as an official LEGO Ideas set thanks to the collaborative efforts of LEGO Design Manager Isaac Snyder and Graphic Designer Johanna Wurm Jensen.
Now, the eagerly anticipated LEGO Ideas Viking Village 21343 is available for pre-order at $129.99, with a release date of October 1st. Below, let’s explore some of its remarkable features.
Unveiling the LEGO Ideas Viking Village 21343 Set
Historical Inspiration Meets Creative Imagination
The LEGO Ideas Viking Village draws inspiration from Viking history while maintaining a creative and imaginative twist. It’s a perfect blend of historical charm and LEGO’s signature creativity.
The LEGO Ideas Viking Village Clocks in at 2,103 Pieces of Endless Building Fun
With an impressive 2,103 pieces, this set promises hours of enjoyment as you bring this Viking world to life, piece by piece. Whether you’re a seasoned builder or a newcomer, the process of building this fascinating set will be rewarding and exciting.
Unique Viking-Inspired Minifigures and Details
The Viking Village set includes a variety of unique minifigures and intricate details that add depth and character to your creation. From warriors to villagers, each figure tells a story of Viking life. Whether you’re a collector or a young enthusiast, the LEGO Ideas Viking Village 21343 is designed for both display and play. You can showcase your creation proudly or embark on imaginative adventures in the Viking world.
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2,103 pieces | Includes a blacksmith, chieftain, shield-maiden, and archer minifigures | $129.99 | Pre-order this item today, it will ship from October 1, 2023
Take a trip back in time as you build and explore this richly detailed LEGO® Ideas Viking Village (21343) play-and-display model. An ideal gift for history-lovers, it features 3 connectible sections with a blacksmith’s smithy, chieftain’s longhouse and a watchtower, plus blacksmith, chieftain, shield-maiden and archer minifigures to bring the scene to life.
Revel in the details
Discover delightful features such as the blacksmith’s forge with a flame-billowing function, shields printed with Odin’s 2 ravens and 2 wolves, the chieftain’s throne, a bridge to the watchtower and a cave for mineral mining. And look out for brick-built references to classic LEGO Vikings sets. There are instructions in the box and on the LEGO Builder app to guide you through every step of the mindful creative experience.
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- LEGO® Ideas Viking Village (21343) play-and-display model – Step back in time to the Viking Age as you build this detailed model, with a blacksmith’s smithy, chieftain’s longhouse and a watchtower
- 4 minifigures – A blacksmith, chieftain, shield-maiden and an archer, plus weapons and accessory elements including multiple shields, a paintbrush, hammer, sword, spear, goblet and a bow and arrow
- Easy access – The blacksmith’s smithy and longhouse interiors have removable roofs and the medieval watchtower has a removable wall for easy viewing of the detailed interiors
- Authentic details – A forge with a flame-billowing function, carved rune stone element, shields printed with Odin’s 2 ravens and 2 wolves, chieftain’s throne, bridge, cave for mineral mining and more
- Gift idea for adults – Treat yourself or give this 2,103-piece Viking Village building set as a birthday present, holiday gift or special surprise to a medieval history lover or keen LEGO® builder
- Brick-built centerpiece – The buildable Viking Village model comprises 3 connectible sections and measures over 9.5 in. (24 cm) high, 18 in. (46 cm) wide and 10 in. (26 cm) deep