Tales from the LEGO Crypt

In just under two months, the Pop Up Book project Grant and I posted to LEGO Ideas has obtained 5,000 supporters, which is half way to the 10,000 needed for it to enter the LEGO review! This is a huge accomplishment, and we would like to thank everyone who has supported us so far. To celebrate reaching this milestone, and since Halloween is only a few days away, I thought it would be cool to build a spooky interior for it.

For this interior I wanted to incorporate some interactive features, which you often find in traditional pop up books. The ghost coming out of the crypt can move up and down as you rotate a gear in the back (achieved via a small piston inside the crypt), and you can make the skeleton in the open grave rise up using a small lever beside it.

I also decided to try building the book in a different color and add some decorative pieces to the front of it. I’m really pleased with how it turned out, and think it adds a little more interest to the exterior of the book. I had a lot of fun adding the spooky details to it, which include some jack-o-lanterns with creepy vines, a skeleton digging his way out from a grave, a Dementor coming through the fence, and the detailed crypt.