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Suit of Armor

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Close your eyes and picture this... You just received a package in the mail. Inside is the set you have been waiting for, an actual LEGO suit of armor for you to build and display. Now open your eyes and imagine you have finished putting it together. If you hold your hand out about 18 inches high over whatever table or surface is closest to you, you can get a sense as to how big this set is. I bet if you think about it, you can already picture where you would put it in your house. That is an important factor when considering the purchase of a LEGO set. I know for me, the display potential is a key component when I'm deciding what to buy.

This suit of armor is based on a traditional medieval knight's armor from the 16th century. It would stand approximately 47 cm (18.5 inches) tall from the bottom of the base to the tip of the helm. Yes, it is big, to be as impressive as possible on display. The exterior facing pieces are a shiny metallic silver, however a light bluish gray is used wherever possible in exposed/semi exposed areas to minimize the need for metallic colored bricks (and hopefully help reduce the cost of production). The interior uses bricks of different colors where possible to make building it easier. Since this is a digital build, stability was a major concern, and so there are various technic elements in the interior to help hold things together in a stable fashion. Axles, ball joints, connectors, and pins can be found in most junctions. While this makes motion somewhat limited, I felt stability was more important.

The suit is made up of 1,719 pieces and comes with one minifigure - a LEGO knight, of course. There are 8 custom printed tiles (created in photoshop and part designer) that make up the visor on the helm.

When this idea popped into my head, I immediately knew I had to give it a try. The build itself was incredibly challenging but totally worth it. I think this would make a fun and very popular addition to the LEGO ideas line - the medieval theme is wildly popular, and LEGO has never produced anything like this before. In addition to that, it fits well with other display sets under the primary LEGO product line that span several themes (such as character builds/busts of various third-party IPs). This would be a technical and challenging build (trust me, I know) but well worth the reward once on display.

While us AFOLs always make time for play when we can, we get plenty of satisfaction in just having our favorite sets on display in a prominent place in our home. They are conversation starters, they identify us as the adult fans of LEGO that we are. We ask for these sets for birthdays and holidays, and even eagerly buy our favorites ourselves the day they get released. But this set isn't just for adults. I am sure many TFOLs would love to have a suit of armor displayed in their room!

If you are a castle or medieval fan and would love to have a genuine LEGO suit of armor on display in your home, then please click the support button and share with your friends and family!

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