Model of Mariupol water tower can become a full-fledged LEGO set
The model of Mariupol water tower is competing for the opportunity to become a full-fledged LEGO set.
About it on Instagram wrote the author of the model, designer Yevhen Toniev.
The model of the architectural monument consists of 3,062 parts of the designer and reaches a height of 34 centimeters (the height of the real tower is 34 meters).
"As a person who was born in Mariupol, I have always felt a deep connection with my city. Bringing this model to life around the world is my personal dream, which will allow me to share some of my legacy with LEGO fans around the world,” wrote Yevhen.
For the LEGO company to consider the project and turn it into a constructor, it must receive 10,000 votes.
"I need YOUR support to turn this creation into an official LEGO set! Help us get 10 thousand votes to make the “Old Water Tower – Mariupol, Ukraine” set more accessible to LEGO fans from all over the world. Once we reach this milestone, the LEGO team will consider the submitted materials and possibly bring this set to life!", the author of the idea asks for help.
Recall that the MiNiMISTO project creates Lego models of buildings destroyed by the Russians. Among the dozens of virtually assembled or created models, there are already more than a dozen iconic buildings from Donetsk and Luhansk Regions. Some were targeted, but they remained standing, while others were destroyed to the ground. Among them are:
- residential building in the center of Bakhmut,
- Bakhmut-I railway station,
- building of the former Girls' Gymnasium in Bakhmut (in recent years — “Aphrodite" Beauty Salon),
- building of the Center for children and youth in Bakhmut,
- Kramatorsk railway station,
- Mariupol Drama Theater,
- "Peremoha" cinema in Mariupol,
- Yuriev's house in Mariupol,
- private house in Mariupol,
- gymnasium in Lysychansk,
- theater in Sievierodonetsk.
We would like to remind you that, contrary to statements on the Internet, Lego did not produce figurines depicting members of the Ukrainian Azov regiment. A company spokesperson said the figurines were custom-made, and the creator also clarified that they were not official products.
Photos of figures in military gear with yellow armbands and patches of the Ukrainian flag on one arm were first published on Twitter on July 20 by user Andrew Becraft. In a tweet, Backraft described them as "non-standard #LEGO minifigs" and "unofficial products."