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The product page for the latest LEGO Ideas set – 21306 Yellow Submarine – is now active, which means we now know the Australian price.
Getting your own LEGO version of the fab four is going to set you back $79.99 when the set becomes available November 1st.
The thing with LEGO Ideas is that there is usually a decent gap between when a set passes review and when it hits stores. That gap can lead to people forgetting sets are even on the horizon, which is the case with 21306 Yellow Submarine. I’d completely forgotten about it.
The next LEGO Ideas set is going to be popular with Beatles fans as it seems to capture the Yellow Submarine perfectly. The minifigures also look great.
The set will be available online on November 1st 2016. I have also heard from online store Outer Rim Trading Co that they are expecting stock in December.
You can check out the official details from the LEGO Ideas blog and the box art below.
The latest LEGO Ideas review results are in and it’s honestly a bit of a surprise. Of the 9 sets up for review I was skeptical that any of them would make it.
Shockingly the very impressive looking Old Fishing Store set made the cut.
Many people, myself included, thought this would be far to big for an Ideas set.
The Old Fishing Store won’t be available for a while, but hopefully it will be some time in 2017.
You can check out the announcement video below and the projects that didn’t make the cut.
The LEGO Ideas team have just shared the results of the third 2015 project review, and this time there are two models that will be hitting shelves as an actual LEGO set…
The Beatles Yellow Submarine
it was hard to see how the licensing for this one was going to work out, and it passing review is a bit of a surprise.
Yellow Submarine is a classic part of Beatles history and project creator Kevin Szeto has done a great job of rendering it with bricks. The final set should also included the band as LEGO Minifigures.
Apollo 11 Saturn V
LEGO and NASA have worked together in the past, so this set passing review isn’t a huge surprise. The only thing going against it was size – the model is around one meter tall. This could be one of the largest Ideas sets to date when it’s released.
Check out the announcement video and full result below
LEGO have just released the results of the LEGO Ideas review for the second half of 2015.
After a previous review lead to no new products it seemed entirely possible that this review may have the same result. Luckily that isn’t the case at all – there are actually two products that will be produced.
Caterham Super Seven
This project perfectly captures the classic British sports car in LEGO. Hopefully the final set will look as good as the submitted version.
These brick built Adventure Time characters look awesome and are likely to be a hit with fans of the wacky show. If this one sells well it could potentially lead to future sets – LEGO do have a good relationship with Cartoon Network.
You can check out the announcement video below.
It seems like a lifetime since we learned that the LEGO Marble Maze project had passed review and would be becoming the next LEGO Ideas set (it was May 2015).
Early this morning LEGO officially released the details of the final set - 21305 Maze. The finished product has stayed true to the original submission and we can’t see anything that would upset people that supported the original idea.
For those of you not familiar with the project 21305 Maze recreates old-school table top tilting maze puzzles. The goal is to tilt the maze and get a ball from point A to point B. The LEGO Maze achieves its motion using a cleverly designed Technic skeleton.
Of course this is a LEGO product, so you have the ability to rebuild the Maze to change up the play experience. The set also features the parts for a fantastic looking medieval inspired maze top.
You can check out some additional images below.
The set will be released on April 1st and has a US RRP of $69.99. No word on Australian details at this stage.
After sneak peeks and a leaked picture earlier today, LEGO have officially unveiled the LEGO Ideas Doctor Who set.
According to the LEGO Ideas blog post this set will be released on December 1st, in time for the Doctor Who Christmas Special, for a recommended retail price of USD $59.99 / EUR €59,99. Based on that pricing the Australian price is likely to be around $89.99 considering it has three minifigures, the DALEKs and a Weeping Angel. That price would match The Big Bang Theory which also has a USD RRP of $59.99.
Here is the official set description:
Construct a stunningly detailed LEGO® version of the iconic TARDIS® and role-play the Doctor’s time-travel adventures! Created by fan-designer Andrew Clark and selected by LEGO Ideas members, this set is based on the BBC’s popular and long-running television series about a Time Lord – the Doctor – exploring the universe in a blue police box. Due to trans-dimensional engineering, the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than the outside and this cool multifunctional set includes the console room that houses all the flight controls. Regenerate the Doctor and defeat the evil Daleks™ and a Weeping Angel with the help of his extraordinary companion Clara. Then close the doors of the TARDIS and launch into another dimension! Includes 4 minifigures with assorted accessory elements: the Eleventh Doctor, the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald and a Weeping Angel, plus 2 Daleks™.
This set looks absolutely fantastic and is likely to be a huge hit. Once we have Australian pricing we’ll be sure to share it.
Additional images below.
After getting a sneak peak of the minifigures yesterday, the LEGO Ideas blog has released the official details of 21302 The Big Bang Theory.
The set features all 7 of the main cast in minifigure form, and a fantastic recreation of Leonard & Sheldon’s living room. This set looks packed with detail and a great display piece for the Big Bang Theory fan.
The set contains 479 pieces and will be available starting August 1 for a recommended retail price of $59.99 US. No word on Australian RRP at this stage.
LEGO has just released the results of the latest LEGO Ideas review, and we have a new product that may just make it’s way to our wanted lists.
This review featured a heap of potential sets but unfortunately not everything can make the cut. There were some wonderful models that just didn’t seem to be a fit for Ideas – we have noticed that Ideas sets seem to be reasonably small.
From what we have seen something the size of a modular isn’t going to pass review.
Here is the official results video
The latest LEGO Ideas review results have just been released, and we now know what the next two LEGO Ideas products will be.
The project from Angus MacLane, a Pixar animator and director, will see the cute yellow robot rendered with LEGO Bricks. We are not surprised to see this product make it through the review. LEGO already has existing agreements in place with Disney, and the model appears to fit into the preferred sizing for Ideas sets.
We don’t have final images of the model yet, but it’s unlikely to be significantly different from the fan submitted version.
During the last review LEGO said they were still considering the possibility of a Doctor Who project, and they have used the latest review announcement to confirm that LEGO Doctor Who will be happening. If there was a Venn diagram of people who love the Doctor and people who love LEGO, we suspect the overlap would be quite large.
Some people may not like the idea of more licensed sets, but we can see this set flying off shelves.
We don’t know the details of the final model yet. It’s likely that the BBC will want the product to feature the current, Peter Capaldi, version of the Doctor rather than Matt Smith or David Tennant. If we are really lucky we might get several versions, but that will obviously push the pricing up.
You can check out the review results announcement video below.