“It was a great challenge to capture the character’s full body of hair in brick-form,” said César Carvalhosa Soares, Senior Designer at the LEGO Group.
The 2,316 piece set is based on the cottage from Disney’s 1993 cult classic.
“We are always looking for new and exciting ways to bring classic gaming experiences to life,” said LEGO Designer Sven Franic.
The LEGO Little Mermaid Royal Clamshell includes references to throne rock, Ariel’s grotto and Ursula’s lair.
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“The sets offer an entirely new, action-packed play experience,” said Frédéric Roland Andre, Designer at the LEGO Group.
“It was very important for both brands to create a model that is as realistic as possible,” said Olivier Jansonnie, Technical Director at Peugeot Sport
“We assembled a best-in-class team of game makers who poured their hearts into an unforgettable experience we can’t wait to share with fans,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts.
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Three new sets recreate iconic scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.