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This LEGO design makes us want to snap our fingers and do the tango.
An accurate replica of the Addams Family mansion (not life-sized unfortunately) was submitted to LEGO and if things go the way we want them to, it could become available for purchase so you can make your own.
Real-life Master Builder Hugh Scandrett submitted the mansion in April to the LEGO Ideas site, where users can submit designs for new sets. It quickly garnered praise from the LEGO community, reaching 1,000 supporters in under a month.
It’s easy to see why. The whole set is comprised of 7,200 individual pieces and stands around 22 inches high with three removable floors. You can open the mansion by separating it in the center, where you can see a number of show-accurate details. Morticia can be seen lounging in her chair with her fan, Uncle Fester with his dynamite, and a family cemetery awaits. The set features renditions of all the members of the family, including also Wednesday, Pugsley, Gomez, Lurch, Cousin It, The Thing, and Grandmama. The stuffed polar bear is included.
As of the time of this writing, the mansion is under review for approval.
“You’ve created a haunting throwback to one spooky family: a family that your extended LEGO family loves just as much as you it would appear,” the LEGO team wrote. “The attention to detail is truly special and really brings out all the little intricacies of the TV show both on the exterior and the interior of this mansion.”
The LEGO Ideas system allows users to vote for their favorite new templates. Once a submission reaches 10,000 supporters, it goes to the official LEGO team for review. It then decides whether it can be made as a commercially available set in a process that can take up to several months. If approved, the set then moves into development, where LEGO officials refine it for sale. This can also take another several months.
In the meantime, you can check out his design and more photos on the LEGO Ideas website and maybe glean from his photos how to build your own, even if LEGO doesn’t license it.