LEGO responds to queries over anatomically-correct 31129 Majestic Tiger

The LEGO designer behind next year’s 31129 Majestic Tiger has responded to queries around its surprising anatomical accuracy.

Early reviews of the Creator 3-in-1 set – which is due to launch on January 1, 2022 – revealed that its main tiger model is about as anatomically-correct as it’s possible to get in LEGO, right down to a very deliberately-placed pink flower piece.

You can check out exactly what we’re talking about in the image below, which comes courtesy of Brickset. And as you might expect, it’s caused a pretty big stir among the online community – especially Brickset’s audience, with some commenters claiming it ‘ruins’ the model for them.

LEGO Creator 3 in 1 31129 Majestic Tiger rear view

The set’s designer George Gilliatt has now explained the rationale behind including that detail, and it’s basically all about leaning into the realism afforded by the scale of 31129 Majestic Tiger.

“This is one of the largest animals that the LEGO Group has ever produced, allowing a level of detail never seen before,” he told Brickset. “We decided that we wanted to make it as anatomically-correct as possible, including as many realistic details from the real tiger as we could.

“We wanted the building experience of the model to be fun but also educational, further emphasised by the Tiger Facts we have included in the back of the building instructions manual, something we have never before done in a LEGO Creator set!”

31129 Majestic Tiger includes 755 pieces, and will retail for £44.99 / $49.99 / €49.99 when it launches next month.

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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.

5 thoughts on “LEGO responds to queries over anatomically-correct 31129 Majestic Tiger

  • 19/12/2021 at 01:16
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    I agree with the creator. It’s time people stopped being such prudes. It’s the reality of the world. If it ruins the build for you then don’t put it in. With the age range of this it would be a good opportunity for parents to educate their children.

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  • 18/12/2021 at 19:44
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    Some peps are overly sensitive. Relax Karen n Kevin

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  • 18/12/2021 at 15:51
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    If you get upset about a pink butthole… Don’t put it on the model lol.

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  • 18/12/2021 at 15:00
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    At least it’s a female ?

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  • 18/12/2021 at 13:31
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    When I was a little kid, I always included the butt on my stick figure animals. My parents thought it was weird and said “no famous artist draws the butthole!”

    I felt an odd kinship to the weird aunt in Bob’s Burgers, with her paintings of animal anuses.

    Now I can proudly add this creative team of LEGO designers to my tiny yet ever expanding list of Famous Artists Who Proved My Parents Wrong! Thanks, LEGO team!

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