When you need a good hammer, a new breastplate, some horseshoes, or even a trusty shield just make your way over to your local blacksmith. Josh Nilson created this Lego Blacksmith to encourage your Minifigures to shop local. The whole scene has been built on a standard baseplate. The most striking feature of this build is the shingled roof. Created by layering a bunch of 1×4 flat plates then in a semi random pattern lifting up some of them on one side. It puts stress on the pieces but in this situation looks great. The brick built birch tree looks great, and looks a lot healthier than the official Lego version in the new Bookshop. A few neat details include the classic dragon shield on display, the LED lighting, the ice cream based smoke from the chimney, and a terrible hair cut.
Lego Winnie the Pooh is one of the next Lego Ideas sets. Featuring Poohs house in the 100 Acre Wood. The submitted design features a removable roof, with a fully furnished interior. It also features minifigures and brick built figures for Eeyore, Piglet, Pooh, Rabbit, Tigger, and Owl. It will be interesting to see what the official set will be, and if it will contain so many custom minifigs.
Also approved by Lego is the Medieval Blacksmith. The announcement specifically complimented the colors and overall design. The submitted model is a rather large set. With removable roof/floors (like in the Modulars) and fully furnished interiors. This is an extremely detailed Blacksmith model and it will be interesting to see what Lego cuts out before the official release.
Lego also offered an update on the Anatomini project. They announced that ultimately they would pass on the design. It was a very cool project, but maybe some people don’t like to think about what is inside a minifigure…