MOON PALACE advanced to the LEGO(R)IDEAS 2023 3rd review with 10,000 supports.MOON PALACE@LEGO IDEAS
This fantastical lunar palace, featuring a prominent crescent moon, is reinforced with Technic parts.
The design of this creation is inspired by the legend of the Chinese moon rabbit.
In the legend, a woman named Chang’e drinks the elixir of immortality owned by her husband Houyi and ends up living alone on the moon. While residing in the Moon Palace, she is accompanied by a rabbit while crafting the elixir of immortality. Wu Gang, an aspiring lazy woodcutter exiled to the moon, also plays a role in the story.
There are variations of the Chang’e legend, but the original tale suggests that Chang’e, who fled to the moon after stealing the elixir from her husband, transformed into a jade rabbit.
It is believed that the Tale of the Bamboo Cutter is also influenced by this Chang’e legend.
In Japan, the moon rabbit is pounding mochi, while in China, it is crafting medicine. A LEGO® set featuring the moon rabbit making medicine on the moon was released in July 2023.
The palace is three stories tall, and on the first floor, the rabbit is crafting medicine.
Underneath the building, there are many small rabbits.
What are the chances of it being produced?
Designer legotruman, a seasoned Hong Kong-based AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO), has made it to the review stage over ten times, showcasing impressive skills.
Known for their adorable designs, they frequently draw inspiration from Japanese content. They are also the creator of the released LEGO set “Starry Night” by Van Gogh.
This creation features a charming, fantasy-themed palace with a strikingly beautiful crescent moon. While there may be some differences in content, the moon rabbit legend is common in East Asia, making it a potentially suitable candidate for production.
If possible, incorporating the story of Kaguya-hime (Princess Kaguya) alongside the moon rabbit legend could make it even more appealing in Japan.
It’s worth noting that the recent release of the moon rabbit mentioned earlier might pose some challenges during the review process. Nevertheless, it is a strong contender deserving of consideration.
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