"Why, for sixty-five years I've put up with it now. I MUST stop this Christmas from coming! But HOW?"
I hope you enjoy my idea for a Lego set based on Doctor Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", which recently celebrated sixty-five years since its original publication! My family has held a "Grinch Party" every December for more than a decade to eat green food and watch the movie together, and I designed this model as a centerpiece for this year's party.
I love all of the movie versions of the Grinch, but I primarily designed this build from the images in Doctor Seuss' original books. The Seussian architecture (rounded edges, random looping stairways, nonsensical architecture, and outlandishly-stacked wrapped gifts) posed a unique design challenge--I'm pleased with the final product!
Easter Eggs for Grinch Enthusiasts:
-The antler tied to Max's head
-Cindy Lou Who going to bed "with her cup"
-The Who Mouse underneath Cindy Lou's bed
-All the Who siblings in bed "dreaming sweet dreams without care"
-The Grinch's bulging red bag, in particular, comes straight from the illustration in the original book with details including the holly wreath, the trees sticking out the top, and the toy train dragged along behind.
-The Grinch is equipped with both a whip and a trumpet while driving his sleigh
-"Bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And Plums!"
I've wished for an official Lego Grinch set for a long time now, so I finally decided to just build my own! I think a Grinch set would make a fantastic seasonal toy for both adults and children and I would love to share the opportunity to build one with others. Hope you enjoy it!