There are a plethora of collectables from the holiday film “A Christmas Story” on Amazon, but nothing that you can build yourself. Well, now LEGO enthusiasts and “A Christmas Story” fans have voted to get the LEGO version of the house to officially become a real set sold online and in stores. The initial goal was to reach the required 10,000 votes and move onto the next step by Christmas, but the votes were tallied and hit 10,000 on December 15.
The next step is for the house to go into an official product review at LEGO. After that comes production and then it will arrive in stores. If all goes as planned, it will be available by next year and make a great Christmas gift for the LEGO builders on your list.
The creator of the iconic structure is Jason Middaugh. He originally built a house out of LEGOs to resemble the summer cottage he and his family visit from time to time. After a closer look, he and his family realized that it more or less resembled the house from one of their favorite movies. He got to work, collecting LEGO pieces from different sets to make the two-level house.
The set now includes famous scenes and characters from the original film. There’s even a leg lamp in the window, a turkey on the table, and a radio in the living room. Middaugh submitted the idea to LEGO last year, hoping the company would pick it up and reproduce the set to sell in stores…and now it will!
The Lego Christmas Story House is the perfect marriage of a decorative conversation piece, holiday collector’s item, and modular LEGO play set. It will appeal to LEGO fans, movie fans, and holiday fans alike. You can take it out each year with your Christmas village or display it year round.
The set even comes with Ralphie in his “pink nightmare” bunny suit, Randy who can’t put his arms down because of his snow suit, and the Bumpus hounds as well.
For those who don’t know, the actual “A Christmas Story” House is located on West 11th Street in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. It is still open for tours, overnight guests, and visitors can buy their very own leg lamp at the gift shop there. Middaugh donated his original LEGO model of the house to the museum. He also appeared on FOX 8 News and numerous other news outlets all over the country this month to promote his creation.
You can visit the LEGO Ideas page to learn about all the intricate details of this house and see more pictures of it. There will even be updates on the production status on the Christmas Story House Facebook page.
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