Goth Chick News: Lego Jaws? Just Take My Money Now

Goth Chick News: Lego Jaws? Just Take My Money Now

The original design submitted by Diving Faces (aka Jonny Campbell)

During 2020 when I was looking to fill quite a lot of downtime, I discovered the Lego Ideas website. Though I have never been a Lego builder or collector, I am still endlessly fascinated by the incredible creations true aficionados come up with. At Lego Ideas, hardcore Lego builders create and showcase unique designs. There are regular “challenges” creators can enter, but the big prize goes to those ideas submitted to the new products challenge. In the end, the creation in that category, with the most community votes, becomes a new Lego set produced for sale.

In May 2022, a Lego master builder going by the handle “Diving Faces” submitted a build depicting the final scene in the movie Jaws. In that scene it’s the shark against the three heroes, Quint (Robert Shaw), Brody (Roy Scheider) and Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss), in Quint’s boat the Orca. “Diving Faces,” recently unmasked as Lego-master Jonny Campbell, created a 14-inch-high replica of the boat, as well as the iconic shark, all with Legos.

The retail version

Two years and 10K online votes later (one of which was mine), Lego is releasing Campbell’s creation for retail sale. Coming in at 1,497 pieces and selling for $159.99, the set entitled Jaws will be released on August 1.

The main difference between the concept design and the retail version is that Bruce the Shark isn’t a free-standing character, but is built into the diorama base. The little Lego Quint, Brody and Hooper would make me get out my credit card on their own.

With Jaws turning 50 next year and dueling documentaries on the way, expect to see even more Jaws-related news in the coming months.

I’m going to need a bigger wallet…

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