Bricks and Brains: Lego Shaun of The Dead Set Gains 10,000 Supporters
By Elizabeth Fish
While most zombie flicks generally involve a lot of gore and a number of “survivors” running around panic stricken, British zombie comedy movie Shaun of The Dead is a both a refreshing and entertaining change from the norm. If you haven’t watched it, check it out. If you have, there’s now a chance for you to play out your own version of the movie with Lego.
Once again, you can thank the Lego CUUSOO community for this one. Member “yaktuu” designed a Lego set of the main location of the movie, The Winchester pub (which was a real pub until recently). In addition to building both the inside and outside of the three-storey pub, the set also contains the six main characters and a couple of zombie minifigures. Like with any community-designed project, it must gain at least 10,000 supporters before CUUSOO will push for it to be considered as a real set.
The good news is that the build is now at the required support level for Lego to begin considering the set. Like the Minecraft project, it will now go through a Review Stage, where Lego will see how realistic the set would be to design and build. After this, the project enters the Development Stage, which will see Lego work with yaktuu to make the model into an actual box set for sale!
With any luck, Lego will see the potential of such a great set, especially as it’s already had backing from the movie’s co-writer and actor Simon Pegg. Even if it doesn’t get approved, we could always go to The Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over…