There’s a lot to love about today’s LEGO Ideas Spotlight pick. Not only is it a gorgeous set to look at, it also tells a carefully-constructed story. And anyone who’s watched just one episode of LEGO Masters will know how important storytelling is in a LEGO set.
Called Dragon Knight’s Harbour, it has been designed and submitted to LEGO Ideas by user Jeepsbrick. It’s the very first set they’ve submitted to the site, in fact; their account was only created three days ago. And what a first submission it is.
It’s a medieval-themed harbour where ships can dock and unload their cargo. But it’s not always a friendly harbour. The area is patrolled by the terrible Dragon Knights and their leader Captain Quirrell; he’s a dreaded foe, and along with his wife, Lady Lou, he’ll steal your food and your weapons.
Or that’s how the story goes according to Jeepsbrick’s description of the set. In actual fact, the set itself tells a story well enough that even without a description, it’s easy enough to put together thanks to the colourful characters and gorgeous architecture on display here.
There’s a dock built above what should be the harbour waters below, and two ladders leading down just in case anyone should fall in. The building has three floors: the Captain’s Office, an Armory with a balcony, and the Captain and Lady Lou’s quarters. Each room is furnished with plenty of details, making the set perfect for playing and storytelling.
No harbour would be complete without a boat, of course. And so the set also includes a ship waiting to dock. It’s small in size but has plenty of detail, including a mast and an animal’s head at the bow.
The Dragon Knight’s Harbour has already gained over 100 votes of support in just 24 hours. That means it has already made it to the next stage of the LEGO Ideas process; it now has 423 days to reach 1,000 supporters. The next goalpost will then be 10,000 votes, the amount needed to be reviewed by LEGO. At this rate, we don’t think it’ll have any problem reaching those goals.
You can help out and show your support by voting for The Dragon Knight’s Harbour. Click here to go to the LEGO Ideas website and hit the ‘support’ button.