'Downton Abbey' fan makes Lego tribute
A fan makes the first known Lego set depicting the Crawley family, the servants, and their stately home from "Downton Abbey." Dowager Countess Grantham makes for an intimidating mini figure.
The Crawley clan of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Lady Mary, Lady Edith, and Lady Sybil, as well as the servants Carson the butler, Thomas the first footman, Bates the valet, and Branson the chauffeur are all represented in custom-Lego form.
"I'd just gotten back into Lego through 'Star Wars,' and randomly wondered if anyone built 'Downton Abbey,' because people have done Lego everything else you can imagine," Stevens told WXXI News. "So I just started doing it."
The DIY display took Stevens 10 hours to design and 4 hours in total to build from the 1,600 pieces. "It probably took me longer to find all the parts than to put it together," Stevens said. The replica cost $250 in materials.
Using aerial shots of Highclere Castle, where the show is filmed, Stevens was able to make a digital design of the "Downton Abbey" home.
While some of the mini figures of the male characters were easy to customize, the female members of the cast proved challenging. "Edith, and any of the women -- they really haven't made any dresses from that era out of any official Lego parts," Stevens explained to WXXI News. "They go medieval or modern, but nothing in between."
Stevens submitted his "Downton Abbey" tribute to the Lego Cuusoo Project, where fans submit and vote on ideas to be considered as future Lego products. Fans can vote on Stevens' Lego Architecture Highclere Castle ("Downton Abbey") design here.
(Via Daily Mail)