Have you ever thought about living “off the wall”? That’s what the two characters of my latest creation did. They probably ended up living like this because of an all-out war that wiped everything out. However they seem quite happy.
I included some references and easter eggs: the tile with the Blue Cottage as a tribute to set 21338; the Citroën 2CV as an homage to Hayao Miyazaki; the white boat (on the roof!) for my recent 1OK IDEAS Stilt House; many other details that come from my previous works.
Have fun spotting them all!
“Famed LEGO builder and Ideas set designer Andrea Lattanzio proposed the question; have you ever thought about living “off the wall”? That got me thinking; does he mean off the grid? While I use the term “off the wall” occasionally, I went ahead and looked it up and the definition is cited as eccentric or unconventional with their example being
“a zany, wacky, off-the-wall weirdo”. In that regard, to answer your question, Andrea I give you a resounding hell yes! Eccentric and unconventional all the way, mio amico! However, he goes on to say that the characters in this creation “probably ended up living like this because of an all-out war that wiped everything out.” So does that mean off the grid, then? Andrea goes on to say that they seem quite happy, so that’s a good thing.
Whether they’re off the wall or off the grid there’s no denying these great shapes and build techniques. He pays homage to plenty of creations from his past; the tile with the blue cottage is in reference to the 21338 A-Frame set that he designed and the white boat on the roof may be the very one taken from his Stilt House Ideas concept. Can you spot other references? There are Easter eggs a-plenty!”
(“Off the wall or off the grid, you decide” The Brothers Brick – June 9, 2023)