This is my model of Garfield the cat's house. For 45 years, ever since he first appeared in a comic strip by Jim Davis in 1978, he's been entertaining people of all ages. Garfield has made it just about everywhere, from newspapers, to books, to TV, to movies and into my heart forever. The question is, where does he go from there? Well, how about a LEGO set!
Now, let me describe my model.
The set includes:
5 minfigure characters: Garfield, Jon, Odie, Nermal and Arlene,
8 main sections,
2 mini builds,
and several accessories.
From left to right: Jon Arbuckle, Odie, Garfield, Nermal, and Arlene
The minfigures are probably the most essential part of the model. The build is literally named after one of the characters! The set has figures of Pooky, Squeaks, spiders, squirrels, and of course, lasagna! It even has a bone and ball for Odie and a flower for Arlene.
The main build, the house, is based on the Garfield comics. The official look of the house in the comics is actually unknown, so I got creative with designing. However, I did apply several comic strip details to the design. I was unsure of the roofing, so I decided on the classic Lego blue look.
In addition, there are also two mini models. The first is a bird house with birds for Garfield to spy on and attempt to eat. The second is a large box for Garfield to mail Nermal away in. The house is great for both play and display!
Unlike most Lego houses, this model is completely closed in. It also has two stories, each detachable. It has eight rooms.
The house's biggest function is that each room can be taken apart from the rest of the model to become a stand alone scene from the comics! Each room also has its own background color and unique features. The build is like a giant puzzle! Be sure to see the rest of my pictures too!
I built this set mainly because I think Garfield would make a great LEGO set; I'm honestly kind of surprised there hasn't already been one, so I wanted to make one myself. However, my top main inspirational reason is my mom, who has loved Garfield since she was a kid. I really look forward to the day I will be able to hand her a LEGO Garfield. I believe this would make a great LEGO set because Garfield is so cool and so many people like him. It would make a great gift for anyone who is a fan of the famous cat and what a better way to celebrate his 45th anniversary!
If you like my idea, I'd really appreciate your support. With 10,000 supporters, this could become a real Lego set! If this became an actual product it would be breathtaking, magical and unreal for me. I'd love to see any comments that you may have, and I'm open to ideas, suggestions or questions related to my project.
Thank you so much for checking my model out and reading all about it.