LEGO Ideas’ latest 10K build channels classic Vikings sets

The latest LEGO Ideas project to hit 10,000 votes – and progress to the review stage – channels 2005’s classic 7018 Viking Ship challenges the Midgard Serpent.

Mother-son duo Marlene and Tonko’s The Legend of the Sea Serpent conjures up memories of the Vikings set through the giant green snake that envelops the build. It swaps out the longboat of that mid-‘00s model for a house, however, built atop a rocky outpost situated across a dark and menacing ocean base.

“Initially, we wanted to keep it simple, so the idea was just a house on a rock,” the duo explains on the project page. “But as the build developed, so did our ambition and the story. When one of us suggested building a serpent attacking the house, neither of us knew where to begin. How does one build a serpent out of LEGO?

“We decided to split the job: one of us made the head, the other the body. After a lot of effort and attempts, this is what we came up with, and we are quite happy with the result.”

The entire build took the pair around 40 hours from start to finish, using approximately 2,000 pieces along the way. It will now progress to the increasingly-packed first 2022 review, though its chances of getting the green light may be hampered by the rumoured return of Vikings (and a sea serpent) in this summer’s Creator 3-in-1 wave.

Here’s the full list of LEGO Ideas projects in this round, which now totals 28 builds in all:

The Legend of the Sea Serpent
Air Jordan 1
The Market Village
Aladdin: Friend Like Me (30th Anniversary Special)
Gilmore Girls House
The Castle of Brickwood Forest
Lancia Delta Integrale 16v Rally Car (1990)
The Opera
Polaroid OneStep SX-70
Hanging Flowers
Wuppertaler Schwebebahn/Wuppertal Suspension Railway
Adventure Box
Sherlock Holmes – 221B Baker Street
Boeing 747 Cockpit
LEGO Insects
The Polar Express 20th Anniversary
Mach Patrol
Santa’s Cottage
The Library
Tales of the Space Age
The Kit-Cat Clock
Steampunk Airship
Mini City Diorama: London with Underground Train Station!
The LEGO Toilet
LEGO Koala
Wild West Mine
The Legendary Concorde
The Forestmen Secret Inn

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Chris Wharfe

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