Two years ago, the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary almost achieved the amount of votes needed to have its own Lego Set. And currently, The Citadel is one of the favorites of the upcoming LEGO Ideas Contest.
To achieve this purpose, a microscale model of the Inca citadel has been designed. The project is in charge of Diego Baca, principal UX design manager in nothing more and nothing less than Microsoft Corporation. He resides in the United States and his work reflects the main characteristics of architecture of the Incas.
The microscale model of Machu Picchu has a dimension of 20.8 x 19.2 x 11.5 cm and has 511 pieces, which represent the main attractions of the Citadel such as the Huayna Picchu Mountain, the sacred Stone, the Urubamba River, the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun and the Temple of Condor.
On the other hand, Diego Baca noted his surprise to note that there were no official models representing South America, especially when the imperial city has been catalogued as an exceptional work of architecture in which you can observe the advances of culture Inca in this area. This feature makes the Citadel the ideal place to explore and of course be the inspiration for a sensational Lego set.
Diego Baca’s design must have 7000 votes in 37 days to move to the second phase and collect 10 000 votes. This requirement is essential for Lego to carry out the model evaluation and find out if it has necessary licenses. Also, you should check if the game will be successful in sales and if you stand out on the market. Only then will it be part of Lego.
Lego Ideas has a link (link it with https://ideas.lego.com/projects/bee44110-aad3-43c8-87c7-f159d67e61b4) so that people can vote for the model of the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu. So far it has received more than 3000 votes, but it must be considered that the votes of the Lego contest close in February.
We want a LEGO Machu Picchu in 2019. Those interested in voting for a LEGO Machu Picchu must place their user name, email, password and the day they were born on a form. The accounts will then be confirmed on the Lego website by mail. The final step is to click on Support to be able to cast the vote for such a model.
It is important to mention that the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary was declared in 1983 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Besides, it’s one of the new Seven Wonders of the world. Therefore, it would be good news that the Citadel, the same as plasma the great advance of Inca architecture, finally has its own official Lego set.