If there’s ever a chance to include a brick-built toilet, you know the LEGO Group will do it. With the latest variation on LEGO sanitation, however, we can’t help but think it looks like it’s walked straight out of a certain swamp from a franchise that the LEGO Group has not yet touched.
Shrek has been a popular choice for LEGO Ideas submissions, but has never made it onto shelves to become an official LEGO set. However, with the recent reveal of LEGO Icons 10325 Alpine Lodge, one element of his swampy home has now been perfectly recreated: the outhouse.
Down to the crescent-shaped mark on the door (an odd choice for Shrek seeing as this shape was traditionally used to mark toilets used by women, historically speaking), the lean-to-outhouse looks remarkably similar. While in 10325 Alpine Lodge it’s covered in snow, you could easily switch it up to a green element of the same type to create a moss-like effect, just like in Shrek.
Of course, you need more than an outhouse to create a home, but we think we know just the set to adapt for Shrek’s actual house as well. Comparing the shape of Shrek’s shack to 75365 Yavin 4 Rebel Base reveals that they’re pretty close not just in the outline but also in colours. Add more greenery to the sandy elements of the LEGO Star Wars set and you’ll have a pretty decent working swamp. It even has an outlook post that could be easily adapted to a tree from the surrounding forest as well.
Put 75365 Yavin 4 Rebel Base and 10325 Alpine Lodge together (with our suggested modifications) and you’ve got a pretty decent custom build of Shrek’s swamp. The only thing missing is, of course, Shrek himself. We might need support from LEGO designers to create an enormous green ogre, as that unsurprisingly doesn’t come up often in the LEGO Group’s usual themes.
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