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Being Dutch it was only logical for me to pick this project for this week’s LEGO Ideas feature.

The design is based on the somewhat famous cube houses in Rotterdam. These cubes were constructed in the early eighties. I must admit, Rotterdam is not exactly a pretty city. It was mostly destroyed during the war. When it was rebuilt post-war, this was done in a modernist style (for the time). This gives many buildings in the city center a rather depressing and gray atmosphere. These cube houses are a bright contrast and a highlight however. After similar buildings were constructed in the smaller town of Helmond in the seventies, Rotterdam followed a few years later. The architect for these houses is Piet Blom. 


The Ideas submission is spectacular. It’s very accurate in its outside appearance. Inside one of the floors was left out of the interior to make the model smaller and less expensive. This also makes the model fit in better with existing sets like the modular buildings. Because of the shape of these houses the model has to incorporate some interesting building techniques and parts choices. In total this design consists of 1236 pieces. 

Also included is a minifigure depicting a very stereotypical Dutch girl. She’s blonde and dressed in a traditional  outfit. The Gouda cheese and bikes parked against the houses complete this very Dutch scene.

We would like to wish Jheewee the best of luck in gaining the required 10k support. If you like the look of this idea and would like to give your support, please use the links below. Registration is free to LEGO Ideas and only takes a minute, so head over there now and do your part!

Official LEGO Ideas page: 

LEGO Ideas profile (be sure to check out the Disney contest entry as well): 


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The Brick Post's Foreign Correspondent, AFOB from The Netherlands. 

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