Danish toy company Lego unveiled a revamp of its basic fort and Galaxy Explorer spaceship units at LegoCon 2022 to have fun its ninetieth anniversary.The Lion Knights’ Fort takes inspiration from the Seventies Yellow and Black Knight’s castles, with some new design cues for a novel providing. “We checked out a variety of previous Lego castles and all agreed that one of many coolest ones was the Black Knight’s Fort and borrowed a variety of inspiration from that,” a designer stated on Saturday at LegoCon 2022.
The Lion Knight’s Fort incorporates a water wheel, balconies, lookout towers, and a drawbridge. The set additionally consists of stables, a dungeon with enjoyable throwback references to previous Lego units – and even a personality enjoying with the Yellow Fort inside.The set features a host of cool options equivalent to a “Girl of the Fort” who comes with a defend, helmet and horse to steer her troops wherever she decides.
Lego’s latest model, made up of 4,500 bricks, resembles its earlier fort units in the best way that the partitions are positioned and the way it all matches collectively. It features a twist on the Eighties Forestmen’s River Fortress design with a tree and secret door that opens as much as a hidden cave the place forestmen characters can go to sneak into the fort.
One of many designers stated they drew upon
after which made them larger, even taking inspiration from actual castles. The fort goes on sale in August for $399.
The world’s largest toy maker additionally revealed its recreation of the basic Galaxy Explorer spaceship mannequin, which has 1,246 bricks and astronaut minifigures. The brand new set additionally goes on sale in August for $99.
The spaceship, initially launched in 1979, comes with beds, storage compartments, a cockpit and instruments for the 4 astronauts to make use of in addition to a rover that may be deployed utilizing a ramp.
Lego Group final week introduced
plans to construct a $1 billion US manufacturing unit
in Chesterfield County, Virginia, to higher serve one in every of its largest markets.
The brand new manufacturing unit will create round 1,800 jobs, along with the two,600 individuals it already employs within the US, with building of the location anticipated to be accomplished by 2025.