follows in the footsteps of sets before it by including two very specific references to its fan designer.
Ben Alder is the man behind the successfulproject that’s led to the newly-revealed . He published his original proposal to the crowdsourcing platform in March 2019, and by August had racked up the 10,000 votes necessary to advance to the review stage.
Six months later, theGroup announced that Alder’s concept had been given the green light to become a future set, alongside Clemens Fiedler’s . And just like that set included a couple of nods to Fiedler, so too does tip its hat to its original creator.
Thedesigner responsible for transforming Alder’s pitch into an official set has now revealed both of those references in a new video over at the official . You’ll find the first on the inside cover of a book of Winnie the Pooh stories, which uses a sticker inscribed with ‘Ben A.’
The second, meanwhile, can be found inside Pooh’s home. According todesigner Ilia Gotlib, the painting of two bees (a sticker applied to a 2×2 round tile) is a direct reference to Alder’s two children. The fan designer told the team that he built the model so that his kids could ‘bring to life our bedtime stories’, so he’ll no doubt be happy to see them recognised in the official set.
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