A must have iconic set.
When LEGO revealed the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store on the first night of the RLFM days, we knew we had just laid our eyes on a most gorgeous, iconic set. A collector’s item in the making.
Most probably one of the best sets of 2017.
A toy photographers dream.
A must have.
The RLFM Days
So, when we met with the LEGO ideas team the next day for our 30 minutes fame with the LEGO ideas developers (real journalists call it an interview, but we are creative photographers), we were happily surprised to meet Robert Bontenbal, the original fan designer side by side with the in-house LEGO Ideas team.
We discussed a variety of subjects in the 30 minutes we had together, ranging from everyone’s favorite set over the LEGO flower challenge (more on that later) to the Saturn V which kind of dominated the room.
The Sea Village
And then there was Robert.
A warm-hearted Dutchman, who has a passion for LEGO.
A passionate designer who build his own Sea Village of which the Old Fishing Store was part of. If you want to see the full village, have a look at Robert’s Flickr page.
Robert shared with us how his village is an evolving project, and told us how the Old Fishing Store was created.
First, there was a mood book to collect some initial sketches and the colors. Colors are key to get the mood right, according to Robert and we could not agree more.
Then there is the whole process of designing the house in CAD.
And finally, the actual brick building process starts.
From ideation to final build took six months.
Talk about a project.
And when you look at Anton’s Old Fishing Store, that was six months well spent.
Your Own Signed Copy
If you want to get the chance to meet Anton’s godfather in person and get a signed copy of the Old Fishing Store, then now is your chance.
Robert and Anton are taking a tour around Europe and will be signing your exclusive copy ahead of everyone else this week in London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen.
Here are the exact dates and times:
23 August, The LEGO Ideas Facebook Live video feed can be watched here.
24 August, Leicester Square – 1pm – 4pm
25 August, Paris Les Halles – 1pm – 4pm
26 August, Berlin – 10am – 1pm
27 August, Copenhagen – 12am – 3pm
Where Is Anton
Now, that is not all.
The great folks at LEGO asked us to get you all participate in the fun and show Anton (The Good Old Fisherman) your place of the world and have the chance of winning a full set of, yes, the LEGO Old Fishing House, but more details on that later this week.
For now, if you go and meet Robert and Anton, don’t forget to tag your images with #whereisanton and start thinking where you would want to take Anton to.
Let us know in the comments below and we may have a (limited) surprise for you.