Legendary LEGO Designer Wants To Immortalise The ‘This is Fine’ Meme Into A Buildable Set
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Truman Cheng, the legendary LEGO creator behind the Vincent Van Gough set piece, is back with another great idea.
As the Earth is on fire, the war in Ukraine continues, the cost of living crisis worsens, and Covid-19 is getting into another sequel, this set idea couldn’t have come at a better time.
Introducing the 'This is Fine' set.
The Hong-Kong native who also created the ‘Starry Night’ set, which was an instant hit, wants to recreate the legendary meme.
It shows the adorable pooch sipping on a beverage while the world around him combusts in flames.
Cheng said via the LEGO IDEAS website: “You gotta keep calm and stay positive in face of adversity. So many memes has faded but this one just seem to get better over time.”
He added: “I made this LEGO model a few years ago, based on my favourite meme, based on KC Green's comics.
"Many people have told me they want one too, so I decided to make it a full set and try it here on LEGO IDEAS.”
The LEGO creator also said that if fans wanted him to produce other sets paying homage to iconic memes, they could comment below.
Surely this calls for a ‘Sad Keanu’ or a ‘Distracted Boyfriend’ LEGO piece?
Cheng shared a teaser of the ‘This is Fine’ set on Instagram, which had many fans drooling as one person commented: “Love this!!! Story of our lives.”
Another wrote: “Omg. Take my money.”
A third person said: “Oh heartbreaking!! But so cute!!”
While another commented: “This is so awesome, I need to try to recreate it.”
This model follows LEGO recently unveiling its set for The Office, based on the popular US sitcom.
Inspired by the comedy series which ran from 2005-2013, this piece consists of 1,164 bricks to create the infamous Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.
There are 15 mini-figures of beloved characters, including Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute and Jim Halpert.
LEGO IDEAS community member Jaijai Lewis, who first submitted previews 2014 and 2019 said that his pitch underwent a lengthy process until it came to fruition, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
However, he’s glad that customers can now enjoy the final product.
He said: “Even after I hit 10,000 votes, I continued adding new features to improve the model. One of my biggest changes was rescaling it to make the set smaller while keeping so many characters.
"I’m so grateful to the fans who came out to promote and vote for my latest designs, it really means a lot to me.”