Frank Boor is hoping to reignite the company’s love for Castle, which has fallen by the wayside in recent years. His minifigure-scale build combines the Classic Castle aesthetic with modern bricks and techniques. Alongside a gate and watchtower, the fortress includes a courtyard, hall and kitchen.
The German LEGO fan first submitted his product idea in March 2019. He’s since published another four, but his Classic Castle is the first to reach 10,000 votes. It will now advance to the review stage, wherein the LEGO Group will consider whether to turn it into an official set.
Frank’s castle is the eighth project to reach the third LEGO Ideas review period of 2020. It joins Avatar: The Last Airbender, Red Dwarf Starbug, Bag End, Gravity Falls: The Mystery Shack, Boeing 737 Passenger Plane, Brick Town Police Station, and Colosseum (Architecture Style) in contention for a future LEGO Ideas slot.
21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay has already proven there’s a market for LEGO nostalgia at the moment. Now, Frank’s project suggests that might extend to the long-dormant Castle theme, too. We’ll just have to wait and see whether the LEGO Group agrees.
In other Ideas news, The Earth Globe and Legendary Stratocaster recently passed the review process and will be released as LEGO Ideas sets next year. 21313 Ship in a Bottle and 21309 NASA Apollo Saturn V are also about to be reissued, shortly after being retired.