We recently had a chat with Ben Alder, the creator of the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set about his latest project and here's what he had to say
My most recent Lego project has been to create a Farm. I have a young family and we love going to local farms and I thought that making our own Lego one would be fun!
I made the little truck a while back and have now expanded the theme into a larger farm build.
My favourite part to create, was the barn as it posed a number of challenges. I really wanted a working hoist, but my initial ideas just didn’t look right. I also found it interesting trying to create such a large curved roof. I also really enjoyed designing the rear of the truck as it folds out to allow the rear crate to be lowered to the floor.
Deciding on what animals to put in was tricky as I would love to add all the farm animals, but I’ve always loved the cow mould so that one had to be added. My kids love to feed there Nanny’s chickens so they had to be added. Another addition I would love to add is a duck pond as feeding the ducks is another favourite past time of ours.
My whole family is Lego mad so each of the figures is a representation of us in Lego.
My farm is now on Lego ideas with the hope that one day it might reach the magic 10k.
LEGO IDEAS - Farm Life