During a livestream from the heart of the LEGO Group in Billund, Denmark, LEGO Ideas Design Manager Samuel Johnson and Engagement Manager Hasan Jensen have announced that Medieval Blacksmith will be released as an official set in the LEGO Ideas theme.
Fans of LEGO Castle will be pleased to see a medieval set make the cut, with the approximately 3,000 brick model offering a modern, sophisticated take on the subject matter of a Blacksmith’s workshop. Clemens Fiedler came up with the product idea that received 10,000 votes. Wes Talbot and Austin Carlson are the two LEGO designers who are developing the official set.
Winnie the Pooh, designed by Ben Alder, has also been announced as one of two sets that will be released from the second 2019 review period.
“Since I was already allowed to forge metal as a child, I came up with the idea to design a charming old Medieval Blacksmith, because there is still no medieval mlacksmith as an official LEGO set,” Clemens told the Ideas team in an interview. “Furthermore, I especially like the medieval style of architecture, colours and design. In addition, I prefer the old design, which can be implemented with great attention to detail in LEGO.”
Based on past announcements, these sets can be expected to be released late this year or early next year.