Kids love Lego, Adults love Lego, I have always loved Legos even though I haven't owned a single Lego in about 15 years. Last year Lego came out with the Monster Fighters series Lego Haunted House. Now being a big Halloween fan and a fan of Legos, I fell in love with the set. I thought, how cool would it be to build a Lego themed yard display for Halloween. Of course, I needed a great reference to build from, so I had to buy the model.
My overall goal was to recreate the Lego haunted house in a 1 inch equals 1 foot scale, and have it done in time to bring with me to a Halloween Campout at East Harbor State Park on October 4th, 2013. This meant, assemble the whole set, take measurements, calculate out the size of a Lego, and turn it into a giant kid sized version made of wood, foam, paint, and fasteners, and finish before October 1st. Balance that with a newborn son, and I was cutting it close.
Here is a video of the Lego Haunted House set up at East Harbor State Park for the Halloween Campout on October 4-6, 2013.
So without further delay, here is my journey.
Step 1: The actual LEGO model
Pictured here is the put together actual LEGO Haunted House. There were 2064 pieces to assemble to make the LEGO version.
When building the Kid sized version, I needed to reference off of the model for scale and details, but different from the model, I also had to make it able to be de-assembled and moved in sections, as it is a bit too big to pick up and move. I can't put the giant version in my front yard all year long, as it will only be there during October. It was built behind my home and will need to be de-assembled to move. So the engineering feat begins to make it not only look like the original, but also be modular.