The humble blacksmith is the unsung hero of LEGO medieval life

Can you imagine

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medieval life without blacksmiths? The
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Group can – and has, in a brilliant stop-motion film to announce .

The newly-revealed LEGO Ideas set is the 33rd model to emerge from the crowdsourcing platform, and will launch on February 1. While you wait, you can check out all the details, peruse the full image gallery, take a closer look at the minifigures, and learn the story behind the set’s historic knights.

For now, though, hit play below to see the huge castle-themed set brought to life in a world where blacksmiths never existed. In a nutshell, things would have been a lot trickier without swords, iron bars, or chains to protect the fair people of the Middle Ages.

If watching

get set on fire has you feeling a bit macabre, just be grateful that blacksmiths do (and indeed, did) exist. You’ll be able to pick up your own brick-built homage to these unsung heroes of LEGO medieval life from February 1.

The next LEGO Ideas set looks certain to be

, which may be launching in April. The LEGO Group elected not to reveal (or even tease) the set for National Winnie the Pooh Day yesterday – presumably owing to ’s reveal today – but a Canadian retailer has at least given us a first indication of the model’s price tag.

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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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