Here is Shrek's Swamp, I have been working on this set for years now! This build has over 2000 pieces representing Shrek's house, 11 characters from the Shrek films, the iconic Outhouse and the Beware of Ogres sign! The first Shrek film released back in 2001, but 2004 will mark the 20 year anniversary of Shrek 2 which is a lot of people's favourite Shrek movie from the franchise! I watched this movie back in theatres and have watched it so many times over the years that I can recite it all! Anyways, so while the anniversary for the first film has passed, the sequel's is coming up! So I've included a lot of references specifically to that film!
Shrek lives inside of an old dead tree. So the top of the tree is removable giving you access to the inside of his home! At the entrance you can see a couple of letters and a dead plant next to the entrance that Donkey neglected to take care of when he was looking after Shrek's home when he was on his honeymoon with Fiona. His house also has a kitchen / dining area. He can cook a bunch of stews and different ogre cuisines there. On the dining room table is a jar full of eyeballs, an eyeball-tini and his ear wax candle! The living room area has a couple of fun references as well, Shrek's chair, the totally alive fish Fiona and Shreks in a swampy fish bowl, the Magic Mirror TV remote and a plate full of drumsticks. You can step through the curtain into Shrek's bedroom where it may or may not be occupied by the Big Bad Wolf!
The build can also open up down the middle allowing you to get better access to some of the tighter areas like the bedroom or inside of the tree's fireplace.
The minifigures included in the set are Shrek who has to use the existing pointy ear pieces and his accessory is the Shrek storybook, Princess Fiona has the Fairy Godmother's Business card, Donkey who also has to use existing pieces, and Puss in Boots with his hat, sword, cape and of course his boots!
To round out the rest of the characters in the set we've got almost all of Shrek's family and friends! The the Big Bad Wolf who has the shower cap piece on top of a wolf head, The Three Blind Mice, Gingy and Pinocchio who has the generic boy hair with a dish on top! Unfortunately due to the limit of minifigures you can submit, the Three Little Pigs were omitted. I also thought about including villains here, but we already had a lot of minifigures in the set. And it would be tough to pick just one.
But that doesn't mean I didn't include any references to any villains! The Magic Mirror is also apart of the main Shrek crew so I've included of course his face on the rounded 2x4 tile, but it would also come with 2 other tiles you could swap out. One being a reference to when the Magic Mirror shows Princess Fiona locked away in her tower to Lord Farquaad. And the other being Fairy Godmother on the Red Carpet coverage from the Royal Ball from Far Far Away celebrating Shrek and Fiona's marriage!
There are so many other references and easter eggs in the set that I unfortunately cannot show here because of the 15 image limit but you can find a video on my YouTube channel showing much more and talking about all this! So thank you all so much for your support, this would be an absolute dream come true after all these years of working on this!