Have you ever wandered around the LEGO area of a toy store and wondered, “I wish they would make LEGO sets with the characters and settings from <INSERT BOOK TITLE HERE>.”
First you need to come up with a project proposal. Create a beautiful model and photograph it, then submit it to the LEGO website along with a convincing write-up. Next, you need to come up with 10,000 supporters. Once you reach that number, LEGO will review the proposal. If it passes, your project will be produced!
So maybe after reading those guidelines, you’re thinking you might not have time to create that LEGO set of Hogwarts in honor of your Harry Potter-obsessed nephew. (Ten thousand votes, really?). But guess what. We at Book Riot are nothing but super considerate, and we’ve made voting for bookish LEGO sets nice and easy for you. Yep, we’ve gone through the entire LEGO ideas board for you and handpicked the book-themed ideas. Links are provided so you can up vote and get these sets into production! Let’s start the show.
PIPPI LONGSTOCKING by Astrid Lindgren
Pippi Longstocking projects were a trend with two different set ideas up on the LEGO Ideas website.
This Pippi Longstocking project shows Pippi with her friends Tommy and Annika, her horse and monkey, two thieves, and her home, Villa Villekulla.
Here’s a close-up of her kitchen where Pippi can show off her masterful cooking skills.
The second Pippi Longstocking project gives you Pippi outside. The real question is whether the LEGO Pippi is strong enough to pick up her horse.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien
Okay, fine, LEGO already has some Lord of the Ring sets. But how can you resist these Rivendell projects?
Here’s another Rivendell project complete with ten buildings and nearly 5,000 pieces; definitely not for the faint of heart!
Robin Hood needs his trysting tree to gather his men and make plans in this Robin Hood LEGO project. I’m loving the target practice detail.
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Because, who wouldn’t want a Little House on the Prairie LEGO set? This one depicts the Ingalls’ life at Plum Creek, and I would get this for my daughters in a heartbeat.
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND WATSON by Arthur Conan Doyle
Check out your favorite detectives in this Sherlock Holmes LEGO Set.
DISCWORLD by Sir Terry Pratchett
What better way to honor Sir Terry Pratchett’s life than by getting Discworld LEGO sets into production?
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl
This Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set will bring back all those happy memories of reading about golden tickets hidden in chocolate bars. Mmm… chocolate.
THE CAT IN THE HAT by Dr. Seuss
This Cat in the Hat LEGO set really captures how weird this picture book really is. The blue hair on Thing 1 and Thing 2? Perfect.
THE WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
This Wizard of Oz set will have you singing “We’re off to see the Wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz!” Wait, how do the rest of the lyrics go?
THE LITTLE PRINCE by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
How adorable is this set of The Little Prince?
So, did you vote for all these projects yet? After you get that done, add some of your own ideas for bookish LEGO sets in the comments. How about The Amazing Hamweenie, complete with top hat and escape motorcycle? Beekle‘s island for imaginary friends? The secret world of Beautiful Creatures? What do you think?