It’s not every day you see an Asian-themed LEGO set lining up the shelf, even in Asia itself. However, we have seen some really neat oriental builds out there, even by the official LEGO folks themselves, which is nice.
However, arguably some of the more interesting designs hail from the LEGO Ideas incubator, and such is the case with the “3 Generations of Happiness” Modular Building set, designed by Singaporean LEGO enthusiast, Evan Chang. Though it might be his first LEGO Ideas submission, it is certainly not his only amazing custom build, having designed (almost) his entire house with LEGO bricks.
As its name describes, the set features a modular aspect, with the roof and second storey being able to be removed easily to reveal more rooms within for extra playability. It has six Minifigs, with each pair representing one of the three generations, from the grandparents to the grandkids.
The centrepiece, Chang describes, is a packed dining area with the dining table chock full of dishes, as he, and many Asians would agree, considers it “extremely important to the typical Asian family”. We’re not sure about you, but we can almost imagine the liveliness of the scenario just be looking at these pictures. And not to mention the smell of the chicken, crab and dumplings. Yum.
At the time of writing, the project is fast approaching 500 supporters, with well over a year left to hit the 10,000-supporter mark for it to be an official LEGO product, with increments of 6 months each for reaching 1,000 and 5,000 supporters. At 10,000 supporters, it would then be put up for contention against other upcoming projects that have hit the mark before being given the green light to be mass-produced.
Given how vibrant the colours are, the cultural significance of the build, and the creative process behind it, it is likely well on its way to going live.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.