Once Upon a Brick – The Little Red Riding Hood

First of all, Merry Christmas to you all.

Second, yes, I know, I haven’t finished showing you the building of the Ninjago Lego City. Hopefully, I will at some point.

However, today, I want to introduce one of my birthday presents that happens to be one of the best Lego sets I have ever built.

All in all, it’s quite simple and yet, amazing in so many ways.

I want to talk about the Lego Ideas set simply called Pop-Out Book.

Here are a few pictures and comments:



Wow, that’s a lot of dark green…




Oh look! More dark green…


I thought this part of the build was going to be boring, but actually, for some reason it wasn’t.




Finally some colors! Oh and the first two minifigures:



The Grandmother and the Big Bad Wolf, wearing the Grandmother’s clothes after he’s eaten her…


The fourth bag contains mostly the Grandmother’s house and the Little Red Riding Hood herself:



I really like the way she looks.



The finished set looks amazing, almost like a “real” plastic:




I’m almost tempted to keep it, not with my other Lego sets, but with my other books…


And when you open it:




The house unfolds and “pops out”:



Uh, oh, I’m afraid she’s in a lot of trouble.

(on a side note, I love how the minifigures can lie into the bed, they had to with such a set).

I kinda wish Lego made more sets of classic tales. Maybe they will after this one.

Also, note that a second story can be put into the book, the one of Jack and the Beanstalk. I guess I will build it after, but it’s not exactly a priority. I don’t find it as interesting, and also, being French and all that, the Little Red Riding Hood is a bit part of my culture. It’s probably the most famous of all fairy tales in my country, whereas I first heard about Jack and the Beanstalk quite late in my life, almost nearing my teenage years.



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