Rammstein stadium tour racks up 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas in just one week

A LEGO Ideas project based on Rammstein’s current European tour has rocketed to the review stage in just seven days.

Proving there’s perhaps a lot of pent-up demand for a genuine LEGO stage (rather than the virtual one offered by VIDIYO), Aurelien Franssens’ Stadium Tour has racked up 10,000 votes in only a week. The French builder had a little help with that monumental feat, as both Rolling Stone and the official Rammstein Facebook page placed the project in front of millions of fans.

While Franssens’ project page leaves out all mention of Rammstein – probably to avoid any licensing difficulties – the model is pretty clearly based on the stage used for the German industrial metal band’s 2019 European tour, which is currently on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic (and scheduled to resume in 2022).

Rammstein are well-known for their elaborate live shows, which typically incorporate pyrotechnics (represented by flame elements in Franssens’ build). And while the licensing issue could potentially have caused problems, the band’s endorsement via their Facebook page suggests they would have no issue with the LEGO Group turning Stadium Tour into an official set.

However, given those same live shows also involve attempting to murder keyboardist Christian Lorenz in increasingly absurd ways – including cooking him alive in a huge cauldron – and setting fire to a fake baby, the LEGO Ideas team probably will have at least a couple of issues with it.

Franssens’ Stadium Tour now becomes the 54th project in the first Ideas review of 2021, the qualifying window for which will finally close on May 3 – no doubt to the great relief of the review board, which will have to meticulously comb through the following line-up of projects:

Stadium Tour
LEGO DNA Double Helix Discovery
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Chitty Flies Again!
Modular Expansion Pack
Medieval Marketplace
Winter Snow Globes
The Lisbon Tram
The Princess Bride: The Guilder Frontier
Tutankhamun
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Retro Arcade
Modular Portal Testing Chamber
Working Bowling Alley
Violin
LEGO Viking Longship
The Village Post Office
The Office
Succulent Garden
Ancient Greek Temple
SpaceX Starship and Super Heavy (BFR)
Steampunk Airship
VIA Rail Canada – The Canadian
Marine Life
A Map of Middle-earth
My LEGO Totoro
Jazz Quartet
The Trulli of Alberobello
The Polar Express
Train Bookends

The Nightmare Before Christmas
The King’s Castle
The Sewing Workshop
Forth Bridge
A Nice Day at the Farm
The Castle of Brickwood Forest
Baba Yaga
Claus Toys
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Paradise
NASA’s SLS & Artemis
LEGO bookends
Metroid: Samus Aran’s Gunship
Hyrule Castle (The Legend of Zelda)
The Karate Kid “Wax On, Wax Off”
Scania Next Generation S730 
4½-Litre 1927-31 Bentley ‘Blower’ 
Asterix and Obelix 
The Simpsons – The Krusty Burger
The House of Chocolate
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Castle of Lord Afol and the Black Knights
Among Us: The Skeld Detailed Map
The Office
The Shire

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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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