This Lego build of Elsa's Ice Palace from the Disney film Frozen, is pretty rad and quite beautiful. It's up on Lego Cuusoo, which means if it gets 10,000 votes then it will go before Lego to be considered as an official set. Then you can buy it as a present and be the best dad/mom/uncle/aunt EVER!
Honestly, Lego is sitting on a gold mine with this. Personally, I'm not that into the Lego Disney Princess line, I think the sets could be way better designed. So, if this set becomes official, I reckon it would be the hottest present this Christmas.
My family and I are extreme Lego fans and when the Lego Disney Princess line of new sets that came out this past January were released, the first question my daughter had was "Do they have a Frozen set with Elsa?". We quickly discovered to our surprise that Lego did not create one although I had to buy every single Disney Princess set that they did make for my daughter because they were awesome! As a couple weeks went by, I really felt that this was a missed opportunity by Lego and I really wanted to make my daughter's favorite part of the whole movie-The Ice Palace! I knew I couldn't cut corners, chince or go half way on this...it had to be awesome.
The way the build came together was through loads of research as most of the pieces aren't readily available for purchase. Many of the pieces came through exhaustive hunting through older sets.
Even though I wasn't particularly a fan of Disney's Frozen (shh! Don't tell my nieces!), this build works on so many levels. For one, Frozen is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time, so it's got a massive fan base already. Second, Lego has been trying to appeal more to girls and if Frozen got anything spot on (besides casting Idina Menzel) it was its empowering messages to little girls.
This is intended to fill a big void out there in what I feel is lacking a bit-the larger set/collectible girl Lego market. Let's face it though, both my boys and millions around the globe want an Ice Palace too! If Lego were to start producing some of these molds in mass again and change some of the colors of current pieces and/or accessories, I believe this set could easily be made at an affordable price point while still obtaining profit for Lego. There isn't a single piece I used that was not Lego made. Only things I made myself were Elsa's and Anna's capes. Only modifications I made were to paint the Lego Hero Factory joints white for the snow monster, paint Anna's hair with white stripe, as well as her shirt and skirt. I'm not good with decal-making so I did cut out some eyes, a nose and decal hair and placed them all on a pure lego Olaf. That's it! All Lego! I tried making it as accurate to the movie as possible with some neat little surprises such as spiral staircase, chandelier, back doorway and staircase, ice bed, ice fountain and ice goblet & pitcher! It even has the balcony where Elsa can go sing her now unforgettable song that is repeated by little girls and boys everywhere I go..."Let it go!"
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