The model includes the three-floor lighthouse on an island with steep cliff faces, two minifigures, a seagull and a boat to take them back to the mainland.
The 2,065-piece set was first pitched by Sandro Quattrini and had impressed the LEGO Ideas team before it reached 10K on the platform.
“My mother loves lighthouses, and she has been telling me to build one for years,” commented Sandro on the design of the set. “We once took a trip around the Gaspé Peninsula, a region of the province of Quebec, which is host to lighthouses of all shapes and sizes.
“We visited enormous stone lighthouses on rocky beaches and small, abandoned wooden lighthouses hidden behind the trees. I guess these structures have always been in some corner of my mind since that trip many years ago and for this project, I wanted to capture that towering essence of tall lighthouses, while also keeping with their solitary nature.”
“Sandro’s design really evokes the solitary role of the lighthouse and the motorized light adds a beautiful dimension to the set,” said Global Marketing Vice President, Federico Begher. “I love the attention to detail with the lightkeeper’s cottage and the boat. It’s a really exciting and challenging build that creates a fantastic display piece.”