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Image: Explore LEGO Ideas 21326 Winnie the Pooh with its fan designer

LEGO Ideas 21326 Winnie the Pooh’s fan designer Ben Alder reveals his thoughts on the finished model to Brick Fanatics, pointing out the set’s most interesting details along the way.

The latest LEGO Ideas set is about to land on virtual shelves, available exclusively for LEGO VIP members from March 18 ahead of a wider release on April 1. While you wait to get your hands on 21326 Winnie the Pooh, we’ve taken a trip into the Hundred Acre Wood with the man responsible for bringing A.A. Milne’s characters to life in LEGO System.

Ben Alder first published his Winnie the Pooh project on the LEGO Ideas platform in March 2019, and by August that year it had rocketed to 10,000 votes. Fast forward to February 2020, and the LEGO Group made Ben’s dreams reality by announcing that his proposal would be turned into an official set, alongside Clemens Fiedler’s Medieval Blacksmith.

Just over a year later, both those sets have now materialised as official products. The ode to LEGO Castle came first in 21325 Medieval Blacksmith, but Ben’s model is finally about to get its moment in the spotlight with 21326 Winnie the Pooh.

For now, sit back and allow the talented fan designer to take you on a journey through the finished set, touching on the changes from his original model, the references to Ben and his family, and why that 18+ age rating really doesn’t matter.

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Set images: Dimitri Nicomanis Graphic design: John Foradaris

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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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