Today I would like to show you a really nice project on LEGO CUUSOO, based on The Wizard of Oz. As you probably know, CUUSOO is a platform where LEGO fans can submit ideas for future LEGO sets, and if they reach 10,000 votes from the public, LEGO will consider the set for production. The next deadline for reviewing eligible projects by the CUUSOO team is September 1st (so yeah, just a few days!), and this particular project is almost there, so if you like it as much as I do, please vote! 🙂
The LEGO Wizard of Oz project was created by Jeremiah Boehr to coincide with the upcoming 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz movie. It was posted on LEGO CUUSOO a little over a month ago and it already has over 7,000 supporters. The set focuses on the Road to Oz, and recounts the story of Dorothy’s journey to see the Wizard – as she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and encounters the Wicked Witch of the West – and finally arrives at the Emerald City gates. Here is what Jeremiah says about his LEGO CUUSOO project:
“Growing up I watched the 1939 The Wizard of Oz, and enjoyed the timeless characters and magical story. Also, the memorable phrases like “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” and “There’s no place like home” are frequently applicable to my hometown of Kansas City, as the city sits on the border of Kansas and Missouri. My passion for LEGO and the city I live in have brought together an idea to bring the iconic film The Wizard Of Oz into the world of LEGO, realized by this product concept, on the eve of its 75th anniversary. The Road to Oz is a set designed to complement the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City’s The Wizard Of Oz display that includes Dorothy’s farm, her visit to Munchkinland, the Emerald City, and lastly the Wicked Witch’s castle. My goal with this design is to capture the iconic scenes and magical moments of the original film that fans of all ages could build and play with at home.”
The minifigures that would accompany the LEGO Wizard of Oz set are: the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy’s dog Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, Dorothy, and the Cowardly Lion.
In the first vignette of the LEGO Wizard of Oz set Dorothy meets the Scarecrow for the first time. After an encounter with the apple trees, Dorothy finds the Tin Man as well.
In the second vignette of the LEGO Wizard of Oz set Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man run into the Wicked Witch of the West at the cabin. Watch out for the fire! Next they run into the Cowardly Lion who jumps out from his perch in the forest.
In the final vignette of the LEGO Wizard of Oz set the group arrives at the Emerald City gates, but not before falling asleep in the poppy field. Will the Wizard help them? All sections of the set can be attached together to create a long yellow brick road or side by side to create a wider road.
I believe this LEGO CUUSOO project has a great potential not just for achieving the required 10,000 votes, but also to become an actual LEGO set; it depicts scenes from a much-loved story to coincide with a milestone anniversary, it has play-features, a modular design, lovely minifigs, and it is not too large to be affordable. If you would like to help this LEGO CUUSOO project to make it before the fall deadline, you can vote here (if it doesn’t meat this deadline, there is no loss, you can still vote, and it will be reviewed at a later date): VOTE FOR LEGO WIZARD OF OZ
What do you think? How you like the LEGO Wizard of Oz project? Did you vote for it? Would this be a set you would buy? How do you like the minifigures and scenes in the set? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section! Also, if you have any questions about the project, Jeremiah is happy to answer them. Just ask below. 😉
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