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An Italian World Heritage site has reached 10K on LEGO Ideas

A brick-built replica of UNESCO-recognised buildings in the south of Italy has reached 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas.

Graphic designer Renato Lovicario’s tribute to Alberobello’s unique limestone buildings – known as trulli – took just 42 days to achieve support, and will now advance to the first 2021 review for consideration by the Ideas team.

The conical buildings date back to the early 14th century, and were constructed using a prehistoric dry-stone (that is, mortarless) technique. Lovicario has painstakingly recreated their corbelled roofs in bricks, but it’s clearly been very part-intensive, as his design apparently packs in roughly 3,000 pieces.

There’s also plenty of history in this build, though, and UNESCO clearly agrees: in 1996, the organisation declared Alberobello a World Heritage Site. You can find out more about these incredible structures by heading to the UNESCO website.

Lovicario’s The Trulli of Alberobello will now become the 27th project in the first Ideas review of 2021. We’ve still got just under three months to go in this qualifying window, suggesting we’re on course for another record-breaking review.

Here’s the full list of projects in the first 2021 review so far:

The Trulli of Alberobello
The Polar Express
Train Bookends
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The King’s CastleThe Sewing Workshop
Forth Bridge
A Nice Day at the Farm
The Castle of Brickwood Forest
Baba Yaga
Claus Toys
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Paradise
NASA’s SLS & Artemis
LEGO bookends
Metroid: Samus Aran’s Gunship
Hyrule Castle (The Legend of Zelda)
The Karate Kid “Wax On, Wax Off”
Scania Next Generation S730 
4½-Litre 1927-31 Bentley ‘Blower’ 
Asterix and Obelix 
The Simpsons – The Krusty Burger
The House of Chocolate
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Castle of Lord Afol and the Black Knights
Among Us: The Skeld Detailed Map
The Office
The Shire

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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