It’s the year 2021 AD and all of Ideas seems to be inundated with huge designs. Quite Ideas? – no! – Two simple busts successfully resist, because today the fearless Gauls marched “Asterix and Obelix“With the help of 10,000 supporters as the eighth idea in the first review in 2021. Now it is up to the Danish occupiers to decide whether the busts will have a chance of being realized.
The Greek fan designer ZetoVince37 aka George Panteleon has been populating the Ideas platform for about four years and the two indomitable Gauls are his second design. About three years ago he submitted a Vespa, but it “only” received 3,385 votes.
George shaped out overall 996 parts the realistic facial features of the two main heroes from the comic series “Asterix and Obelix”. He was motivated to the idea by many fans who have been celebrating his Obelix MOC for almost two years and asked him to upload the idea. Since Obelix was not to appear on Ideas without his cunning friend Asterix, he decided to build a second bust without further ado. Said and done! And so he created one Asterix bust made of 449 parts, while the stocky boar lover Obelix from 547 parts consists.
How many Romans the two met on the way to Billund is of course not known to us, only that the march 154 days took. Of course, the project works without minifigures. Unfortunately, Idefix, Obelix’s favorite dog, apparently has to wait in the Gallic village for the heroes to return. Even so, the project made some impression, as a member of the Ideas team said in the comments below the idea: „These look great! Very impressed by the accurate facial shapes and proportions.“
“Asterix and Obelix” are probably the most successful French comic series, which saw the light of day in 1968 with the band “Asterix the Gauls”. René Goscinny (text) and Albert Uderzo (images) created 24 stories that sold successfully all over the world. After Goscinny’s death in 1977, the draftsman Uderzo also took over the texts. A few years ago he withdrew for health reasons and passed on the fortunes of the Gallic heroes to den Copywriter Jean-Yves Ferri and illustrator Didier Conrad. Albert Uderzo died on March 24, 2020 at the age of 92.
A total of 38 comic volumes have been published so far, as well as 10 cartoons and 4 “real” films. The fan base is already looking forward to the 39th volume, which is expected to be published on October 21, 2021. The adventures of the two Gauls were sold around 385 million times worldwide (130 million in Germany) and appeared in around 80 countries. The comic was translated into more than 110 languages and local dialects. A special surprise awaits you in the north of Paris, because there you can fully experience the theme world around Asterix in one own amusement park surrender.
All drafts of the third review period in the overview:
I am a big Asterix fan and especially like the time of the original line-up until the death of the author René Goschinny in 1977. I think the two busts are really well implemented and I especially like that the face shape of the two heroes is really well done. Only the lack of Idefix, Obelix’s little dog, is a downer. I would love to see Ideas bring this out as a set.
The absolute heyday of Asterix and Obelix were the seventies and eighties, when most of the works were published. Now a new volume is only released every 2-4 years, while at weddings there were three a year. With over 380 units and translations sold worldwide in around 80 countries and additional local dialects, the range is extremely high.
The bust shape could also play a role in the Ideas product line, because the series is primarily intended for adults. It is not for nothing that Ideas advertises with the slogan “Adults Welcome”. Similar to the recently released LEGO Ideas 21324 Sesame Street, the theme could reach many adults. The question remains whether Ideas will be willing to accept compromises in play value in order to implement the pure display model and will generously ignore the Helmet Collection.
I consistently put on my Gallic glasses and assess the implementation as possible. Hopefully the sky won’t fall on my head. 🙂
How do you like the design? Do you like the idea of the busts or would a Gallic village have been better? Are you missing Obelix’s favorite dog or is that okay with you? How do you rate the chances of implementation? Should Ideas implement the project or do you mean “They are crazy, the Ideas fans”? Write us your opinion in the comments.