Yesterday saw the announcement of LEGO 10273 Haunted House and now the behind-the-scenes video with the designers of the set has arrived. Senior Model Designer Carl Merriam takes the lead and explains how the fairground ride was turned into the abode of Baron Von Barron from LEGO Adventures.
He is joined during the video by the co-designers on the set, Design Master Mike Psiaki, Graphic Designer Austin Carlson and Model Designer Niek van Slagmaat. Even Carl’s son, Oliver Merrian, worked on the design of this set, contributing a few spooky details.
The function was a large part of Mike’s role on the set. “As part of the testing of the model we wanted to see how high can this tower be built and still work,” he says in the video. “Carl was convinced it could go really high, I think in the end we built one that was two meters tall or something, and it didn’t work at all.”
“It kind of works,” Carl insists.
Continuing the messaging that this set is for adults, ‘Grown-ups’ is badged at the beginning of the video.