OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Jan 17, 2022
Wonderful news, LEGO Pirates fans! 10K LEGO Ideas submission, The LEGO Toilet by Nick Lafreniere has qualified for the First 2022 LEGO Ideas Review.
Not only that but another two Pirate themed creations are currently sailing through the irrational and dangerous waters of the Third 2021 LEGO Ideas Review phase: Land Ahoy by Ralf Ranghaal and Pirate Tavern by Revan New. Let us give them support in the comments of the official blog post announcement!
The LEGO Ideas Team writes:
Congratulations on once again reaching the 10,000 supporter milestone! What an achievement it is!
We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.
What happens now?
This project moves from the Idea stage to the Review stage. A “LEGO Review Board” composed of designers, product managers, and other key team members will examine the idea. We’ll build concept models and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product. This includes factors such as playability, safety, and fit with the LEGO brand. Every potential LEGO product goes through a process like this and must meet the same standards.
The LEGO Review Begins in May 2022
This project qualifies for the First 2022 Review, which includes projects that reach 10,000 supporters between early January 2022 and early May 2022. For more information about the LEGO review process, please see the Project Guidelines and House Rules.
The Original Post:
A fine upstanding gentleman named Thomas Crapper invented the flushing toilet. It was an outstanding invention which allowed the everyday person to carryout their business without the need to leave the house… or dig a hole in the backyard. But what does a crapper have to do with LEGO Pirates you may ask?
The enterprising Nick Lafreniere took it upon himself to recreate this technological marvel in LEGO form. But he didn’t stop there! He took things one step further and implemented a clever way for fearsome buccaneers to stash their treasure. After all, the treasure hungry Imperial Guards, and the even greedier Imperial Armada probably won’t be too keen to go bobbing around a latrine in the search of gold.
This is an example of imaginative play. If you think it’s disgusting, make sure you take a closer look before you completely judge it!
From LEGO Ideas:
Getting 10,000 supporters can make this project a real LEGO set. You can help by voting for the project! Simply click ‘Support’ at the top right of this page to vote for my project.
Build the most detailed plastic model of a toilet you have ever seen – The LEGO Toilet! Recreate this classic bathroom staple and learn about the mechanical parts that go into a toilet fixture. This beautifully shaped model makes for a wonderful conversation piece and collectible to add to your LEGO collection.
You will be amazed at the functional mechanism, which is built of Technic pieces and pulls on a mini chain that in turn pulls open the “flapper” inside the toilet tank. Remember to put the toilet seat down – or not, it’s your toilet!
- Model measures 21 cm long, 13 cm wide, and 22 cm tall. 550 pieces.
- The toilet seat can be raised/lowered and the toilet tank top lifts off.
- Mechanical parts such as the flush arm, flapper, overflow tube, and float are represented in LEGO form in the toilet tank.
- Includes main toilet model, informational plaque with miniature toilet, toilet brush, brick separator, and a minifigure with toolbox and plunger.
About the Builder…
Nick is a Canadian AFOL, building for his country, or so his LEGO Ideas profile states. There you will find other marvelous creations he’s submitted in the hope you’ll vote… and the projects will eventually reach 10K…. and then the LEGO Ideas team will
mercilessly reject them select them for production so he receives a bunch of free LEGO sets and a commission on the sales.
For the toilet discussion visit LEGO Pirates forum and give us your thought about this original creation.