The Room: Old Sins Dollhouse Is An Excellent Lego Idea

The Room: Old Sins Dollhouse Is An Excellent Lego Idea
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.

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.

Open floor plan.  (Image: Roger Schembri / Lego Ideas) 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 favourite 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.

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

Comments

  • Probably not going to make it. Looks to be rated M and that isn’t ‘for kids’. At least that is the reason they gave for rejecting a Firefly/Serenity set.

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