Hocus Pocus - Sanderson Sisters' Cottage Will Be The Next LEGO Ideas Set!
12th July 2022
Hocus Pocus – Sanderson Sisters’ Cottage has worked its magic and convinced the LEGO Group to turn it into an official set.
The winning designer is TheAmbrinator (a.k.a Amber) who previously submitted her Hocus Pocus inspired design back in 2020 where it also reached the 10K mark. This second iteration features a tweaked design, obviously in response to the feedback received first time round, and a slightly higher piece count. This improvement has paid off as it will now enter production and become the next LEGO Ideas set. The 11 minifigures that are included have remained the same and still look fantastic.
The project is based on the cottage owned by the famous Salem witches: Winifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson from the 1993 Disney film Hocus Pocus. As well as depicting the Sanderson Sister's home from 1693, the build can be altered to show the Sanderson Witch Museum from 1993, thanks to the addition of a black flame candle info-stand, museum signage, some rope barriers and a cash register. The design also features a movable watermill, spinnable cages for housing the characters Ice and Jay, a beautiful triple bed for the three sisters, an assortment of magic items, and a grave for William "Billy" Butcherson, who is brought back to life as a zombie.
This isn't the first time we have seen a project submitted twice. Earlier this week Gravity Falls - The Mystery Shack made it to the 10K club for the second time. There are several similarities between these two projects: they are both based on Disney franchises, both originate from 1990s source material, and both depict a wooden house with an air of mystery. Whether that will help or hinder the Gravity Falls project remains to be seen.
Unfortunately, the results of this round mean we wave goodbye to 35 other fantastic projects. Previously, this didn’t spell the end, as the Bricklink Designer Program offered the possibility of a second life for rejected Ideas submissions. However, with the third and final round of this program ending this year it looks like this is no longer the case, at least for now.
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