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LEGO Ideas - Disney's Pinocchio Marionette with Jiminy Cricket
Real life build prototype video/pics included
About this creation

Here is a video of our real life Pinocchio prototype dancing!



If you want LEGO to make this into an official LEGO set, click here to support it! Supporting the project is free and only takes a couple of minutes. If we achieve 10,000 supporters, LEGO will review the set and decide if this should be an official LEGO set. Please tell everyone you know about this project.





Details:

Working marionette of Pinocchio with control bar

Pinocchio marionette is 12 inches tall

Minifigure of Jiminy Cricket and umbrella accessory

Display stand

Extra pieces included to make Pinocchio stringless for display (LEGO could also include extra pieces to make Pinocchio's nose longer).

Set includes 837 pieces total (this may change depending on how the official LEGO design turns out). Here is a breakdown of the current piece count.

667 pieces - Pinocchio (includes extra pieces to make stringless version)

140 pieces - the stand

23 pieces - control bar and strings

7 pieces - Jiminy Cricket minifigure and accessories





Design:

My wife and I collaborated on this project. Her LEGO ideas username is jiminyc. I designed the marionette using real bricks and then did the rendering so Pinocchio had the correct coloring. Jiminyc designed the Jiminy Cricket minifigure, tested the build of the final real life marionette and did the graphic design for the project. For Pinocchio’s elbows, shoulders, knees and hips, he has loose ball joints that allow for free movement. Both his ankles are posable with friction ball joints and his fingers are individually posable. He was built with playability in mind so that parts would not pop off while controlling Pinocchio. The marionette is controlled by manipulating the control bar where the strings are attached.

History and significance of Disney’s “Pinocchio”:

On February 23, 1940 Pinocchio premiered in theaters. 2015 marks the 75 year anniversary of “Pinocchio” and we are celebrating it with this project. Pinocchio was the 2nd animated feature film released by Walt Disney Studios and is widely considered the studios most technical achievement. Not only this, but almost every Disney movie you see is preceded by the castle and an instrumental version of the song “When You Wish Upon a Star” that was originally featured in “Pinocchio”. In 1994 the film was picked by the United States National Film Preservation Foundation to be included in the National Film Registry as a culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant film. Only 1 film is picked to receive this honor each year.

This movie is one of our all time favorites with some of our favorite Disney characters. My wife and I both have a love for puppets and marionettes and hope you are as excited as we are about the potential for a “Pinocchio” marionette LEGO set. If this set passes the review, LEGO will use our design as a starting point and design the final Pinocchio model with their high quality standards.

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Comments

 I made it 
  September 30, 2015
Quoting King Jaspin Nice job! I supported this awhile back (BrickAddict444) and I just might die if this doesn't become a set
Thanks for your support! The project did get picked as a staff pick on 3/27/15, which helped us a bit and shows some promise for this passing review. I just hope we hit 1,000 before the deadline, but if we don't, we will definitely re-submit the project.
 I like it 
  September 29, 2015
Nice job! I supported this awhile back (BrickAddict444) and I just might die if this doesn't become a set
 I made it 
  July 26, 2015
Quoting Cheryl Stoppard Really good! I wish it was released. I'd definitely buy this set.
That's great to hear! Thanks!
  July 25, 2015
Really good! I wish it was released. I'd definitely buy this set.
 I made it 
  May 19, 2015
Quoting Damon Corso This is brilliant! Well done!
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
 I like it 
  May 19, 2015
This is brilliant! Well done!
Buggyirk !
 I like it 
Quinn Beeson
  May 1, 2015
Great idea! Also, to quote Pinocchio (and Ultron - AoU teaser trailer) - "There are no strings on me."
 I made it 
  May 1, 2015
Quoting Quinn Beeson Great idea! Also, to quote Pinocchio (and Ultron - AoU teaser trailer) - "There are no strings on me."
Thanks! Yeah, that trailer is awesome!
 I made it 
  March 29, 2015
Quoting Krištof Pučejdl Brilliant idea!
Thanks!
 I like it 
  March 29, 2015
Brilliant idea!
 I made it 
  March 21, 2015
Quoting Nick Pascale You just won me over!
Great to hear. Thanks!
 I like it 
  March 20, 2015
You just won me over!
 I made it 
  March 16, 2015
Quoting Elio Salsano What a fantastic build! Greetz, Elio
Thanks, I am glad you like it!
 I like it 
  March 16, 2015
What a fantastic build! Greetz, Elio
 I made it 
  March 13, 2015
Quoting Andy Vanity Amazing marionette, looks awesome. But shouldn't those connectors have more friction? They seem strangelly loose.
Quoting Andy Vanity P.S.: About the loose connectors thing, I just didn't read the text totally, my bad. :P
No worries, glad to hear the feedback. Thanks for the kind words!
  March 13, 2015
P.S.: About the loose connectors thing, I just didn't read the text totally, my bad. :P
 I like it 
  March 13, 2015
Amazing marionette, looks awesome. But shouldn't those connectors have more friction? They seem strangelly loose.
 I made it 
  March 13, 2015
Quoting Mark McPeek Fantastic - looks just like him!
Thanks, I am glad you think so!
Quoting gene 3S Awesome! I'm loving it!
You are too kind! Thanks!
 I like it 
  March 13, 2015
Fantastic - looks just like him!
 I like it 
  March 13, 2015
Awesome! I'm loving it!
 I made it 
  March 13, 2015
Quoting Benaiah N. Looks Awesome! I'll support it!
Great, thanks for your support!
Quoting Philippe Moisan Interesting.
Thanks!
 I like it 
  March 13, 2015
Looks Awesome! I'll support it!
 I like it 
  March 13, 2015
Interesting.
 
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