Jump to content

[RSS]: Designer insight: George Gilliatt


Recommended Posts

Designer insight: George Gilliatt

Many LEGO set designers use our BrickLists feature to maintain a list of the sets they've worked on and often provide interesting insights about their involvement.

Once a week we publish an entry from one of their lists on the home page to increase awareness of this information and to encourage more designers to create them.

George Gilliatt wrote this about their work on 31116 Safari Wildlife Tree House:

I made a concept for the brick-built giraffe way back when I was on internship - the head build didn’t change at all in the 3 years between then and launch! The original concept for the tree house actually had a hinging function, with a hinge brick hidden in the rock area. This would mean you can unfold the model to have two tree houses with a bridge connecting them!

- I wanted each of the alternate models to look coherent, so decided to omit one of the main colours from each: the biplane doesn’t include any blue, and the catamaran doesn’t include any red. I made the two 1x1x1 2/3 bricks with side studs inside the giraffe red so that I would have even more red for making the plane.
- At the time of writing, this set has the highest NONSOA (Number Of Named Species Of Animals) of any minifigure-scale LEGO set, totalling 7: Giraffe, Flamingo, Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill, Lion, African Lovebird, Nile Crocodile and Marabou Stork.

Continue reading »

© 2023 Brickset.com. Republication prohibited without prior permission.

View the full article

Адрес на коментара
Сподели в други сайтове

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Отговорете в темата...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Предишното ви съдържание бе възстановено.   Свободно редактиране

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Създай нов...