This is the famed residence of the super sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson. It is based on the description found throughout the books, the real-world location, and loose elements from the recent movies. The model is comprised of two main floors and a roof/attic space, it is over 2700 pieces and includes 3 minifigures: Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (The man responsible for the legendary detective). The first-floor acts as more of an imagined office/ writing space for Conan Doyle, including his desk and typewriter as long as idea board behind the desk. The second floor more closely resembles the main sitting room found in 221b Bakers Street and features many easter eggs. the roof/ attic serves as a tribute to the recent Sherlock Holmes Movies and holds props/ references from said movies. Scattered throughout the floors are loads of references to Holmes's adventures including:
-Wanted posters of criminals hung on the walls
-Newspapers detailing both Holmes and Conan Doyle's accomplishments (Includes references to A Study in Scarlet, The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Sign of Four, and the defeat of Lord Blackwood from the 2009 film)
-A picture of Irene Addler from A Scandal in Bohemia
-Holes in the wall spelling VR from The Musgrave Ritual
-A note from The Red-headed League
-A poster Advertising a trip to Reichenbach Falls (the location of Holmes's apparent death in The Final Problem)
-Professor James Moriarty's book from Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
-The machine from the final fight in the 2009 film
-Several wardrobes and clothing racks for Holmes's various disguises
And lots of others
A final idea I had for this set would be the inclusion of a Holmes mystery in the instruction manual separated between bags. That way, builders could follow a mystery as they build and gain clues as they go with the answer being revealed at the end of the build.
I wanted to make this set because reading was a very important part of my childhood and was something me and my father share to this day, particularly mystery novels. I think this set would serve as both a great introduction to the character to younger audiences and as a nice tribute piece to those more familiar with Holmes.
Thank you for your time
"Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last."- Sherlock Holmes (His Last Bow)