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This set is based on the Japanese animated movie 'My Neighbour Totoro' by Hayao Miyazaki.
In the movie you meet three friendly forest spirits, Totoros. They live under and inside a huge camphor tree. In this set, they are sitting in their favorite spot: at the very top of the camphor tree.
The Totoros can be taken out of the tree and played with. In the movie, there is a charming sequence with the big Totoro standing at a bus stop in heavy rain. All of you who have seen the movie, will know that the umbrella and leaf are very important props!
The set includes
- O-Totoro, the big gray Totoro
- Chu-Totoro, the blue midsized Totoro
- Chibi-Totoro, the small white Totoro
- A leaf
- An umbrella
- A camphor tree
The set has a total of 82 pieces, most of the pieces are used for building up the camphor tree.
I designed this set because I love the movie and the Totoro characters. As a challenge I have tried to keep the number of pieces to a minimum, but still have characters you can recognize. The idea came to me when we were on holiday and had a tiny amount of Lego bricks around, and one of my children built a small Totoro using just a few bricks.
I also like the idea of having a Lego set that almost everyone can afford to buy, due to the small amount of pieces. And it is easily displayed due to its size. And cute!