The charming #21310 LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store is definitely one of the best and most memorable sets released in 2017. Originally designed by LEGO fan Robert Bontenbal, it quickly achieved 10k public votes, and was chosen by the LEGO Ideas team to become an official LEGO set. We have discussed the set several times already (see: LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store Interview & Review and links at the end of this post), however since it continues to inspire LEGO fans in surprising ways, I thought to share with you some interesting projects. 🙂
The LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store is not just an engaging LEGO set to build, but it also looks beautiful on display. In fact, the set is so picturesque, that it attracts not just LEGO fans, but photographers as well. Recently the toy photography website, StuckInPlastic.com, hosted a contest titled Where is Anton? The contest was all about taking the most creative photos of Anton, the friendly fisherman from the set. The contest drew hundreds of entries that were posted on various social-media platforms. StuckInPlastic.com is a little hard to navigate, but you can read about the contest here and see some of the best entries (along with the contest winners) here. The entries pictured below are by Stefan K., The APhOL, and fourbrickstall.
And of course, the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store also inspires LEGO fans to modify the set to match their layouts. Take a look at this townhouse version of the Old Fishing Store to fit with the LEGO Modular Buildings by EuroBricks member koalayummies.
I also really like the houseboat and small shack built as alternate models for the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store by mother and son team for this article at one of my favorite LEGO blogs, New Elementary.
It is also worth noting that the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store is not the only project by Robert Bontenbal that achieved 10k public votes on LEGO Ideas. He also has a Boat Repair Shop, a Boat House Diner, a Dive Shop, and a Lighthouse – all built in the same style as the Old Fishing Store (you can see all of them in detail here). Many people hope that LEGO will approve these projects and release them as a series.
The #21310 LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store provides a great building experience for young and old LEGO fans alike, it looks beautiful on display, it can be modified in many different ways, and it is also an excellent source of useful parts in great colors. If you don’t have it already, you can find it under the the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store? Do you have it already? Or are you planning to get it? If you do have it, how do you display the set, and have you done any modifications? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉
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