A new Lego Ideas project is bringing one of the most famous novels to life. The Phantom of the Opera goes back to 1909 with a serialization written by Pierre Lafitte. It has since been adapted into almost every known media that it can, from theatre to film to television. A new version of The Phantom of the Opera has been proposed for Lego by user reekardoo. The project has been set up as a modular theatre with a stage, 6 individual balcony buildings, 1 royal balcony, and a set of house seats. It would be great to get a whole set, but based on what Lego has proven to release, just having the stage would be great. The backdrops incorporated into the stage are interchangeable and are only limited to your imagination and size. The symmetry and gold finishing touches are beautiful, and a set like this would probably be popular. With something like this you would be able to create your own plays.
Brickworld is currently happening in Chicago, and Lego has decided to reveal a few new things. Besides the CUUSOO update, Lego has announced their next Creator set: the Sydney Opera House. This new model features 2,989 Lego pieces, built on three baseboards with a modular setup. This approach to building allows this massive set to be moved around easily, without becoming flimsy or delicate. Australia’s most famous Opera House has always been a challenge for Lego to create. The modern curves and clean lines are not the easiest thing to render in Lego. Lego finally believes they have achieved it and will be offering the Sydney Opera House (10234) for sale this September.
“One of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings- the Sydney Opera House™. Build the unmistakable shell roofline, waterfront forecourt and more with this authentic representation of Australia’s most iconic building. Employ a variety of new and advanced building techniques to recreate the complex forms, angled walls and subtle detailing of the real thing! Collect lots of dark tan LEGO® bricks including the rare 1x1x2/3 stud and 1x2x2/3 stud slopes, as well as a 48×48 stud baseplate in blue for the very first time!” — Lego