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LEGO Ideas: The Alpine Refuge

The Alpine Refuge

Take to the hills and enjoy the snow.

The LEGO Ideas project, The Alpine Refuge, was created by creator TheCastleFan and we love the overall aesthetic. 

The set was developed on Alpine refuges were created to help hikers who in the past crossed the Alps and needed places to spend the night and take refuge in case of adverse weather conditions.

We are always looking for project that could be used in conjunction with others. Santa’s Cottage might be a good pairing with this one. Also there is alot of opportunity for a world building with other similar sets. 

The LEGO Ideas set has roughly 2,998 pieces and consists of the following.

A two-story building: on the first level, reachable from the outside with a wooden staircase, there is a large outdoor terrace for outdoor dining, the dining room and the room for producing the cheese; on the upper floor there is the bedroom, a bathroom and a mezzanine for storing various objects. Under the building there is a shelter for a cow and a cellar where the typical products of the mountain areas such as meats and cheeses are kept.
All the rooms are furnished in a very characteristic rustic style. The structure of the building is made up of stones and stone on the lower floor, while on the upper floor the predominant element is wood. 

The main attraction for us has to be the overall appeal of the set.  The creator did a great job with developing a cohesive exterior and interior to the project. 

The number of mini-figures feels about right. It offers enough for interaction without feeling it is overload. The only thing we might add would be a slightly larger base to add more outdoor foliage. 

The project currently has 8,724 supporters with 736 days left to reach the 10,000 mark. Make sure to show your support if you like it.

If the LEGO Ideas project is approved, would you consider picking up The Alpine Refuge?

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