This week, in the IOTW (IDEA of The Week) section, we have the pleasure to review the project "Willow - Battle of Tir Asleen" by designer MontyMatte, which this time brings back the magic, thanks to the apprentice wizard Willow Ufgood, who is ready to start his epic journey and join a world of Nelwyn, Daikini, Brownies, a two-headed monster and a magical tale.
The model by designer MontyMatte, shows a detailed interpretation of the battle scene at Tir Asleen Castle (closing of the 1988 film) with an impressive 3,000 bricks used.
This creation includes the following minifigures, animals and iconic objects:
- Willow with the magic acorn and Elora Danan as a baby, Madmartigan and Sorsha.
- Fin Raziel as goat and raven.
- The Brownies.
- General Kael with 3 warriors of Nockmar.
- A troll (including the troll d*), a skeleton and an Eberisk (A two-headed monster - oh my god!).
- A rat, some spiders and a horse.
- Frozen prisoners (with a little Easter egg for all you castle fans).
On the other hand, the model has four distinct sections:
- The castle wall with the main gate.
- Left tower with armoury and prison / right tower with weapons room and ambush.
- Tree with a beautiful axe.
Among the functions offered by this set, we find the following:
- Separate sections to make them easier to play with.
- Main door and rake that opens/closes.
- Hidden (and less hidden) entrances.
- Flames to set the castle on fire, as you like.
- Barrel defence; spider surprise; crossbow ambush.
The functionality of this set leaves no one indifferent, we love to see designers taking care that the sets have a good playability/functionality that goes beyond display design.
The designer has explained the noble motivations behind this project, he tells us he grew up under the reign of the LEGO castle and pirate theme and was enthralled by the fantasy films of the 80s and 90s, and has recently rediscovered his love of LEGO as an adult (AFOL Alert!).
Taking up his love of LEGO, he has decided to create a model that today's children can grow up with as he did. At the same time, the children of yesterday (like him) can draw on the memories of their childhood to experience nostalgic and magical moments. With this ambition, it has been very important that both today's children and yesterday's children can find excitement in this set. Combining playability and the passion for collecting and displaying.
We'll be keeping an eye on MontyMatte interesting project, if you're interested in helping this project reach 10,000 votes to get the LEGO IDEAS team's review, here's the link.
What do you think of this project, do you think it would be a good candidate for LEGO IDEAS, let us know in the comments!
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See you next week with more IOTW!