We are often asked to help promote LEGO Ideas projects and we are happy to do so in our regular Fresh Ideas round-ups. However, every now and again a project comes along that is so cool and original that it justifies an article to itself.
Stephan Niks contacted us this week about his Anatomini project and I was immediately blown away by the originality of the idea, the design of the model, its presentation and, unusually, its educational value.
It's easy to dismiss many Ideas projects as 'more of the same', 'not a hope in Hell', or 'inappropriate IP' but that's certainly not the case here.
Anatomini is an upscaled hollow minifigure that splits in two to reveal its insides. If that was all it was it would be cool enough.
However, within the limits of the medium, the skeleton is anatomically accurate...
...and inside of it are the organs, pipes and other 'gruesome' stuff, all in the correct relative positions.
So, not only is this a very cool and fun model that's extremely well designed, it's also highly educational. It would provide the perfect means of explaining to kids what's inside their bodies in a way that can easily relate to.
The project has 1500 supporters already, which it's achieved in just a few weeks, so it looks as if it's just a matter of time before it reaches 10k.
I think there's a fair chance this would pass review. Pledge your support, then let us know if you agree in the comments.
About the project's creator:
Stephan Niks is from Gouda,The Netherlands. He's an engineer and visualisation artist of airports and ports who has an interest in science and engineering.
His favourite LEGO themes are: modulars, custom trains, architecture and of course LEGO Ideas.