Spring has come to the icy cold Viking fjord, the snow has melted and the Vikings have returned!
When I first submitted my original "Viking Village" the support was overwhelming and even after the project reached 10k supporters I received a lot of positive feedback. To honour this support, I decided to create a new and improved version of the "Viking Village". I proudly present you the "Viking Village" version 2.0!
The original "Viking Village" consisted of a number of very small structures. This time I wanted the project to really look and feel like a real village. A place people actually lived in. As a result I added bigger houses, lifestock, a market stand, a clothes line and more villagers. I also surrounded the village with a small wooden palisade to give it a more enclosed feeling.
The first "Viking Village" was set in a snowy cold winter environment and the design was in general a bit dark. Maybe a bit too dark for a LEGO set! That's why I wanted the new project to be more colourful and friendly, so I decided to set the project in the spring time and tried to use as many bright colours as possible also added a lot more nature and scenery around the village.
In hindsight the biggest flaw of my first "Viking Village" submission was the omission of a Viking longship. I therefore now included a small (18cm) Viking longship to really complete the look and feel of a small Viking settlement.
The Village consists of 5 main structures:
- The chieftain's longhouse with a trapdoor that leads to the cave below
- the fisherman's house with a small bed
- the blacksmith's shop with a forge furnace and an armour stand
- a watchtower with a signal horn
- and a small market stand with many goods for sale!
The build consists of 2707 pieces and comes with a pig, two birds and 6 minifigures:
- A Viking chieftain
- a Viking warrior
- the warrior's wife
- the warrior's child
- a blacksmith
- and a fisherman!
Ship length: 18cm