The Room: Old Sins Dollhouse Is An Excellent Lego Idea

A natural choice for the Lego treatment.
A natural choice for the Lego treatment.
Image: Roger Schembri / Lego Ideas

In The Room: Old Sins, players navigate a mysterious, puzzle-filled dollhouse, hoping to solve the mystery of a prominent engineer gone mad. Players find pieces of the dollhouse as they play, adding them to the build to unlock new areas. Sounds like the perfect project for the Lego Ideas program.

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Submitted to the Lego Ideas website by Lego Custardkid, also known as Fireproof Games’ graphic designer Roger Schembri, The Room 4: Old Sins Dollhouse aims to bring fans their own interactive version of the game’s Waldegrave Manor. All the rooms players unlock as they play the game are present, from the fold-out garden on the ground floor to the attic up top.

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Open floor plan.
Image: Roger Schembri / Lego Ideas

It feels a little like cheating, having one of the folks who designed the house in the game recreating it in Lego for the Ideas program, in which players vote for their favorite projects and those amassing 10,000 votes are considered for production as official sets. Then again, Lego Custardkid’s behind-the-scenes knowledge led to this outstanding building, capturing the look and feel of the game in under 3,000 bricks.

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Edward and Abigail, looking happy and content and not at all influenced by mysterious evil forces.
Image: Roger Schembri / Lego Ideas

Either way, it’s an outstanding recreation of a magnificent video game structure, one that I’d love to be discovered in my attic by the player character long after I’ve gone mad and died. Check out the Lego Ideas project page for more shots of this potential brick-built masterpiece.

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DISCUSSION

hootlingo
Hooty

You know what lego ideas set is also a really good idea? The gravity falls mystery shack lego set. You know. The one that’s been under review for like THREE FUCKING REVIEW CYCLES. Come ON lego. Just announce that the set is coming out or say that it’s not happening. Don’t keep getting my hopes up. PLEASE.

EDIT: I went to check the lego ideas page and it hit 10,000 supporters on 10/12/2020. That means it was in the third review cycle of 2020. The ones being made into sets were supposed to be announced FIVE MONTHS AGO.