Les Misérables Barricade Playset
Re-enact the most action-packed scenes from Victor Hugo's classic French novel! (It may have been made into a movie or something, too.) Includes main barricade set, with plenty of nooks and crannies (plus a secret entrance and an escape route into the Parisian sewers), a canon and supply wagon for the French soldiers to beseige the barricade, and 10 minifigures:
Jean Valjean in French army uniform disguise
Police Inspector Javert
2 French Army Soldiers
Notes: Obviously my son (who designed and built this with me) and I were limited by the bricks we had on hand and a teacher's budget. The flags should be red, the weapons should all be period (LEGO makes a flintlock pistol and a period rifle), and you can never have enough barrels. The wagon needs a little work and maybe a barrel or two atop it (See? All about the barrels).
Enjolras and Gavroche taunt Javert and the French army from atop the barricade.
Jean Valjean arrives at the barricade; Feuilly and Marius show him the chest where various weapons and tools are stored. Courfeyrac keeps an eye on the street through the slats of the barricade. For some reason, a frog watches on.
Grantaire opens the secret entrance to allow one of his friends to re-enter the barricade