“Makethewinchester.com”, what is this?
It is the insane project of 2 LEGO fans who want to turn the Winchester Tavern from the movie Shaun of the Dead into an official LEGO set.
How could this be?
It’s actually fairly simple:
A few months ago Lego launched a website named CUUSOO, it’s a platform where fans can post their creations. The community can then vote for the ideas they like best, if a project gets enough supporters LEGO will consider making it a real set!
We already have the support of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg!
People need to register before they can cast their vote, it’s free and it only takes 2 minutes.
Why would anyone want to support such a project?
Because it’s cool! No, seriously, we think that this project has the potential to make a great LEGO set.
The “Win” could become a great ambassador of the best LEGO can do today. The idea is to make a “modular house” out of it, one that would of course be compatible with the existing line. We believe that the modular house line is one of the best products LEGO has developed in years, it remains however an exclusive line aimed at fans. This build got a huge visibility thanks to the involvement of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and more generally “the outside world”. The story has been told on websites and blogs all around the net and not just on Lego fan sites. This is in our opinion a great opportunity to improve the visibility of the AFOL (Adult Fan Of LEGO) hobby and beat some cliches.