The Iron Giant - 20th Anniversary Edition
For this project, I propose that a LEGO set be made based on Brad Bird’s animated masterpiece The Iron Giant. This hit Warner Brothers animated film was released in 1999, and is coming up on its 20th anniversary. I think an official Iron Giant LEGO set would be the perfect way to celebrate this achievement.
Known for its beautiful storytelling and masterful animation, this movie is beloved by fans old and young all over the world. A LEGO product based in this film would would be a giant success. After having an Iron Giant project that did not get approved before, I’ve spent a majority of the last year adjusting and redesigning my build to better meet LEGO’s quality standards.
Within this project, there would be four minifigures based on the movie’s main characters: Hogarth Hughes with his helmet and toy rifle, Annie Hughes and a coffee pot, Kent Mansley and his fedora, and Dean McCoppin with a coffee cup. The main build, of course, would the the Giant himself.
The Iron Giant stands roughly ten minifigures tall, and comes with interchangeable eyes to express a range of emotions, an ‘S’ sign for his chest, and weaponry to depict his evil state from the movie. The entire build consists of around 1,000 pieces, including the Giant, minifigures, and accessories. The Giant's head rotates and tilts, and his arms, legs, wrists, hips, and ankles are all articulated to both accommodate his size and weight, and allow him to replicate classic poses from the movie.
I feel that to properly convey some of the Giant’s finer details at this scale, the project will need to rely on the use of stickers and/or printed elements. These decals would depict things like the fin on the Giant’s head, the dent in his head, his open and squinting eyes, the middle part of his ‘S’ sign, and the studs on his waist and pelvis.
The Iron Giant is one of my favorite movies, and I hope that you’ll help me achieve my dream of making an official LEGO set based on it.