October 22, 2021
The LEGO Group has revealed the new LEGO Ideas “Home Alone” set, a detailed recreation of the McCallister family residence from the popular holiday movie.
The LEGO Ideas “Home Alone” set is based on a design submitted to the LEGO Ideas platform by 28-year-old Alex Storozhuk from Ukraine. At a record 3,955 pieces, it is also the largest set created from a LEGO Ideas concept.
The LEGO Ideas “Home Alone” set is packed with features that tell the story of Kevin’s holiday antics. As well as the exterior, the interior layout is true to the movie and includes the ground and first floor, kitchen, basement and attic. A mechanism opens the house allowing the walls to separate in the middle to open sideways and fully reveal the interior, while the roof also opens upwards. The set comes complete with the main characters of the movie in LEGO minifigure form, including Kevin, robbers Harry and Marv, the old man Marley and Kevin’s mom Kate.
Every room contains details from the movie, such as the after-shave lotion from “The Scream” bathroom scene, Buzz’s pet tarantula, the robbers’ van, the paint cans used to knock them down and the treehouse with zipline. Other features include the fireplace, Christmas tree, a toy train, grandfather clock, dining table and record player.
Split into an Advent calendar-like 24 build bags, players can build the house in sequence with the movie, starting with meeting the robbers and their van and ending with Kevin’s reunion with his mom, Kate.
“Just like every ‘90s kid, I grew up watching ‘Home Alone,’ and it takes a very special place in my heart,” says Alex Storozhuk, who designed the set. “I can’t even imagine holidays without it. This movie is very nostalgic and makes those warm childhood memories come up every time.”
“Bringing Alex’s ‘Home Alone’ house to life has been brilliant fun,” says Antica Bracanov, designer, LEGO. “He’d thought about every aspect, from the layout of the rooms to the use of color and of course the details from the movie to make it instantly recognizable. Following the themes of the film, we wanted to make the experience as immersive as possible for fans of LEGO building and the movie. The step-by-step build which mirrors the movie and the ability to open up the set and see inside lends itself well to hours of joyful focus this holiday season – just add a festive backdrop and a certain Christmas movie!”
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