Returning in Frozen II will be the decorated halls and sparkling spires of Arendelle Castle, which Elsa now happily lives in as she rules as Queen. Taking into consideration the upcoming film will probably be centred around her journeying to find the mystery behind her powers, it’s likely fans won’t actually reach see that a lot of the positioning. Nonetheless, 41167 Arendelle Castle Village isn’t just the flagship model from the brand new LEGO Disney Frozen II wave, but also includes a smorgasbord of easter eggs which will delight Frozen fans.
Like the majority of recent LEGO Disney castles, 41167 is modular, therefore the three floors are created separately on 8×16 lavender baseplates and stacked together by the end. This makes interior usage of the model easier for play, and does supply the opportunity, with a few modifications, combining this set with 41068 Arendelle Castle Celebration from 2016.
On the floor floor may be the throne room that includes a beautifully tiled floor created from NEXO KNIGHTS shields and watermelon quarter pieces. Another lovely aspect are the doors, produced from 2×3 tiles clicked onto hinged plates and finished with stickers of the royal crest. They look suitably grand and like the kinds thrown open in the initial film. Elsa’s bedroom occupies the entirety of the next floor and the detailing of the room is incredible, regardless if it totally depends on stickers. The wardrobe includes each of the Snow Queen’s dresses, from each one of the Frozen films and shorts. Additionally, there are portraits of both sisters and an ingeniously designed bed that you could ‘tuck’ a mini-doll into as the coverlet is hinged. Then, merely to the side can be an adorable dovecot created from a 2×2 round brick with holes recreating entrances for the birds and topped with a little pale aqua roof.
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In the films, Arendelle Castle has very steep roofs and which may have been replicated in 41167 Arendelle Castle Village through the use of 1x6x5 triangular roof bricks along with angling the newly printed large plates for the tiles. The attic interior is obviously inspired by Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, with a chest for Anna’s old, questionable cosplaying supplies and other family heirlooms. Among these is a bust to show Elsa’s crown which makes perfect usage of the new-for-2019 window arch for the ‘shoulders’ of the statue.
Accompanying the castle itself will be the village aspects that the set’s name implies and these really enhance the role-play opportunities. The fishmonger stall is easy yet effective and the inclusion of just a little pier really puts it into context – if the big fish sign wasn’t evident enough. Alongside this stall is a miniature bakery stand that cleverly uses 1x4x1 fence pieces to make a display for all the LEGO patisseries. What this portion of the build really misses are Arendelle residents to perform the stalls and it’s a shame some unique mini-dolls weren’t included.
Both Anna and Kristoff are exclusive to 41167 Arendelle Castle Village, although the Elsa variant can be obtainable in 30553 Elsa’s Winter Throne polybag. Anna is the greatest mini-doll out of this set, with a riot of details across her skirt and jacket, and a good printed pendant around her neck. A big improvement since his 2016 version is Kristoff, although his hair continues to be too bright, but at least the brand new leg piece replicates his tunic better. Elsa’s pale purple dress has lovely printing, although never to the extent of her sister. As of this price-point it would have already been great to have the complete Frozen family