Moomins have been with us since 1945, when Tove Jansson wrote the first book about these amazing creatures.
Since then, Moomins fascinate children and many adults.
The main characters of these stories and TV series are in fact trolls, but in their world they are very polite and nice creatures, living in the Moomin Valley, in their wonderful-looking house, built by Moominpappa.
They are surrounded by extraordinary friends and guests, with whom they experience countless adventures.
And I've always wondered ... why are there no LEGO Moomins?
Is this my first LEGO Ideas project? I am a professional visual artist, and before creating Moomins set, I made many LEGO projects as an exercise, but Moomins are the first that I have decided to publish.
I decided that my first project must be the set I would be happy to have in my collection.
Apart from the main characters and the house itself, the project focuses mainly on the story of the Hobgoblin's Magic Hat, The Groke, and related to these stories Thingumy and Bob. The entrance to the basement also includes an accent on episodes about an exotic forest.
The Moomin House contains a total of six rooms. Dining room, kitchen, Moominpappa room and parent's bedroom, Moomintroll room and guest room.
The whole set contains 2930 parts, and apart from the house itself, it also contains a Snufkin's tent and additions like Hattifatteners or spells getting out of from Hobgoblin's hat.
The characters and props included in the set are important for the first, most recognizable adventures of the Moomins.
Moomins are deeply embedded in the culture and history of fairy tales and I think they deserve to be part of the LEGO world. Not only would the Moomin House be great for kids, it would make a very nice collector's set. Thanks to its unusual architecture and characters, it is a beautiful and interesting object.
Working with this set took about 300 hours, it was great fun and a great challenge! :)
Every 2d graphic in this presentation and project was created by the author of the project.
The graphic presents the table explosion mechanism.