LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310) Now Available!

Let’s take a break for a while for all the hype and excitement surrounding LEGO Force Friday II, and let’s take a look at another impressive build brought to us by LEGO Ideas. As mentioned in the LEGO September Store Calendar, the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310) is now available both in shop.LEGO.com and on Amazon.

This largest LEGO Ideas set to date comes in at 2,049 pieces and retails for a good value of $150. Other than its great price point and modular design, what I like most about the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310) is that it comes with plenty of sand green pieces which are pretty nice for a build at this scale. It has plenty of details that bring to mind the nostalgia of the good ‘ol fishing days. Check out the set’s product information below, and the rest of the Old Fishing Store’s official images.

Stay tuned at our YouTube channel where Stephen will build and review this cool set over the course of the week.

LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310)

Prepare for the ultimate fishing trip!

Visit the beachside Old Fishing Store, featuring a shop packed with fishing-themed elements, and a connected watchtower with a 360-degree viewing balcony and office on the lower level. Ideal for display and role-play, this model has 2 removable roofs, an opening back wall in the shop for easy access, 4 minifigures, cat and 3 seagull figures, as well as loads of other cool details and elements to fire up the imagination.

  • Includes 4 minifigures: a captain, fisherman, fisherwoman and a child, plus cat and 3 seagull figures.
  • Old Fishing Store features a detailed exterior, shop and connected lookout tower with office, all standing on a sand-colored LEGO® 32×32 baseplate with rock-style elements.
  • Exterior features steps to the front and side doors of the store, railings, a tap with 2 pipes with meters on the back wall, ventilator and assorted elements including: ‘Anton’s Bait Shop’ sign (2×4 tile), opening times sign, ‘gone fishin’’ sign, anchor, barrel, 2 tires with chains, 3 crates with 2 fish and transparent ice-style elements, 4 fish hanging on hooks, 2 life preservers, box of hooks (1×2 tile), and a toolbox with a drill, oil can and wrench.
  • Shop features an opening back wall and removable roof with mismatched timber-style elements and decorative stickers, 2 ceiling light elements, 2 opening entrance doors, 2 glass-style windows, green and beige floor tiles, 4 opening windows, shop counter, display racks, plus assorted elements including: cash register, mug, bottle, hook boxes, cash, desktop lamp, 2 oars, fishing gear including rods, harpoons and fishing nets, 3 diving helmets, 3 oxygen tanks, 4 diving flippers, a sextant, decorated map tile, TNT box, plus a spider and spider’s web under the floor.
  • Lookout tower lower level features an office with 2 opening windows, boarded-up window with newspaper sticker, desk, chair, lamp and newspaper elements, plus a ladder to the upper level.
  • Lookout tower upper level features a removable roof with a weather vane, 2 opening windows, 360-degree viewing balcony, plus assorted elements including a telescope, flag, ship’s wheel, lantern and 2 decorative crabs.
  • Great for display or role-play fun.
  • Includes a booklet about the fan designer and LEGO® designer of this set.
  • This set includes over 2,045 pieces.
  • Measures over 12” (32cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 9” (25cm) deep.

 

LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) To Be Discontinued.

The highly prized LEGO Ideas NASA  Apollo Saturn V (21309) may probably still sit on the top of our must have LEGO sets of the year, but unfortunately, in spite of the relative early shelf life of this set since its release last June, the availability of the Apollo Saturn V has been notoriously close to none. True, we have the reassuring words from the LEGO Ideas Team that the set will not be retired right away given that it has only been three months in circulation since its release in June 1. There were also moments when the NASA Apollo Saturn V set has been available at LEGO shop@home on very seldom occasions. However, the obvious unavailability of the set for weeks has cast a shadow of a doubt on the truth behind the availability of this highly sought after set.

For weeks already, shop.LEGO.com has always returned a ‘Temporarily Out of Stock’ message each time a query has been made for set 21309. Similarly, LEGO Brand and Certified stores have been informing customers about the indefinite date of 21309’s arrival in their respective stores. In search for answers, our friends from Promo Bricks decided to dig deeper and was able to have a privileged conversation with an undisclosed LEGO Product Manager. This may sound very, very  sad, but according to Promo Bricks, the said manager has revealed that LEGO no longer has plans of producing the highly prized set. In other words, they are now in the process of delivering and selling the last copies of 21309 that went into production.

From TLG’s business perspective, this somehow makes sense, especially considering what a LEGO Customer Service Rep told Promo Bricks. According to CSR, even before a set is released for sale, there is already a pre-determined number of copies that each set is expected to have. This number is not usually revealed to the public, and the sets are produced in batches. When the demand exceeds the pre-determined supply eventually, then better expect delivery delays and ultimately the set’s cancellation. Furthermore, given the long lead-times needed to produce such great sets like the Saturn V, it is very impractical to produce more sets just for a short-term supply. Simply put, the LEGO Ideas Saturn V set is hugely popular and a solid success that LEGO could no longer supply the growing demand.

What are your thoughts about this brick fans? Are you somehow disappointed? Let us know in the comments.

Ever Wished For A LEGO-Nintendo Team Up? Help Us Start With This LEGO Ideas Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guardian and Link Minifigure.

If you liked Tyler’s LEGO Yoshi MOC, then probably you’ll be interested to find out that this is not the first time that our resident Master Builder dived into creating a Nintendo-themed set. Last month, we were fortunate enough to have our very first LEGO Ideas submission approved for posting by the LEGO Ideas Team. If you’ve been following my posts regarding several LEGO Ideas projects, you probably know already that LEGO Ideas has revised their fan submission guidelines which state that projects based on currently active licenses and restricted IPs will no longer be accepted. As stringent as the rules may be, it did not deter our Brick Show team to still give it a shot knowing how much we love to see a LEGO and Nintendo collaboration later on in the future.

So to start our LEGO Ideas adventure, Tyler sets off to recreate one of the most recent Nintendo hits released for the Switch – The LEGO Ideas Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guardian with Link Minifigure!

Here’s a brief description about this project, and Tyler’s take on this excellent MOC.

 

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guardian and Link Minifigure

About This Project:

Now you can battle against ancient mechanical robots in LEGO form. Guardians roam the peaks and valleys of Hyrule, and it’s your job to destroy them! Using Link’s bow and arrow, take them down in this epic, original creation by Tyler Clites.

This project comes from a passion for Nintendo consisting of a lifetime worth of gaming memories, and a deep understanding that we need to make Nintendo LEGO sets happen. Seeing The Legend of Zelda come to brick form is something I’ve wanted since I was a child, and hopefully this is one step closer to that dream.

By far, Tyler’s version of this ancient mechanical robot is the closest representation of the Guardian in its LEGO brick form. I like how Tyler was able to capture those organic shapes, and other minute details of the Guardian. One example is his use of new, gold tentacle pieces which first appeared in several LEGO Elves sets. He also included several circular 1×1 plates with holes, and chain pieces to add a more golden accent into this build.

Though there are quite limited play features on this LEGO Ideas set, Tyler was able to work around this limitation by adding several flexible legs (all six of them), a head that spins around, and a spring loaded shooter. The legs are articulated using a lot of click joints, which allows this brick-built Guardian to be posed in many ways.

One fun feature that Tyler added to this LEGO Ideas Guardian is that the articulated legs can be removed from the main body, similar to how you systematically defeat these six-legged machineries in the video game. These legs can be ‘broken off’, and when the Guardian is eventually defeated, you can dismantle the entire robotic combatant and leave a rubble of ancient screws, springs, and cogs.

As a bonus, Tyler managed to come up with a customized digital version of Link to go along with the Guardian. The Link minifigure comes in his trademark blue garb, and choice of weapons. It also features a unique hairpiece, nicely detailed body straps on the torso, and double molded legs.

Again, if you wish to see this become an official LEGO Legend of Zelda set, remember to support this project over at LEGO Ideas. You can join us in this journey by voting for this project and helping us reach that much desired 10K landmark. Just click on the support button and hopefully, will be one step closer in having an actual LEGO Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Guardian.

So what do you think brick fans? Do you have other LOZ BOTW characters that you wish Tyler to build? Let us know in the comments below, or head over to our official social media channels (by clicking on the icons below) and share us your thoughts.

 

From the High Seas to the Vast Cosmos – The Next LEGO Ideas Sets Are…

It was a long road to travel, but the effort and patience are all worth it. In  a much welcomed (and long overdue) announcement, the LEGO Ideas Team, lead by Project Manager Sanne Dollerup, has finally revealed earlier today what most of us, including myself, has been waiting for since May of last year.

The results of the LEGO Ideas Third 2016 Review Results have been finally turned in, with Ship in a Bottle, the Flagship Leviathan by JakeSadovich77 topping the rest of the Third 2016 LEGO Ideas Review Stage Qualifiers, and the much awaited (my goodness, I’m having goose bumps as I’m writing this) – drum roll please – Voltron Defender of the Universe by len_d69! Here’s the official announcement from LEGO Ideas.

Ship In A Bottle, The Flagship Leviathan.

A big congratulations to JakeSadovich77 on becoming the next official LEGO Ideas fan designer!

As an avid LEGO builder, Jacob Sadovich was inspired to create his LEGO Ship in a Bottle, The Flagship Leviathan, following a real-life ship in a bottle that he had built just a few years ago. We’re really excited to be able to introduce Jacob’s Ship in a Bottle, The Flashship Leviathan set for its unique approach to what official LEGO sets can look like. If you’d like to learn more about Jacob then make sure to check out his 10K Club Interview.

Voltron – Defender of the Universe

A big congratulations to len_d69 on becoming the next official LEGO Ideas fan designer!

Leandro’s passion for Voltron started at a very young age when his parents bought him a Voltron toy. From that moment on Leandro was hooked. Building with LEGO bricks allowed Leandro to celebrate his passion for Voltron – Defender of the Universe even more.  We’re really excited to be able to introduce Leandro’s Voltron – Defender of the Universe set. Leandro’s project sets itself apart for its creative way to build with LEGO bricks. If you’d like to learn more about Leandro then make sure to check out his 10K Club Interview.

I am very much interested to see how Lendy Tayag’s Voltron will turn out in its final LEGO Ideas version, and I’m just glad that any licensing issue with the creators of Voltron has been finally hurdled. As mentioned in the announcement, these next LEGO Ideas sets are slated to be available in 2018, most probably in June or September so there’s still time to save up for your LEGO Ideas wish list. I’m just a bit disappointed that The Iron Giant by BrettCuv didn’t make it past the Review Stage, but seeing that Voltron finally made it makes up for that.

The LEGO Ideas team is speeding things up, with another round of Review Results slated anytime during the fall of 2017. The First 2017 LEGO Ideas Review Qualifiers consists of eleven (11) fan projects that made it to the qualifying roster from January to May of this year.

How about you Brick Fan, are you excited for these next LEGO Ideas sets? Share us what you think in the comments below!

 

 

 

Good News! LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) Now Back at shop.LEGO.com!

A couple of weeks ago, we were caught in that existential fear (say what?) that every LEGO fan is most worried about – that anxiety of not being able to bring home or build that much desired LEGO Ideas set that were just recently released and has now quickly ran out of stock. Oh, the horror of it! I can pretty much relate to that, given of my own frustration of not being able to have my very own LEGO Ideas Wall-E (21303) set. So imagine how it feels if another chance to own a brilliant Ideas set will soon pass in an instant.

This is how most of us probably felt when news broke out of the largest LEGO Ideas set to date, the iconic NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309), quickly ran out of stock at shop.LEGO.com, with very few sets made available in local LEGO brand stores. The set was so popular that demand for it completely overwhelmed the supply.

Though many AFOLs were quite disheartened when this immensely popular set quickly became unavailable, LEGO promised that stocks of the popular NASA set will be replenished soon. The good news is, this promise was eventually fulfilled now that shop.LEGO.com lists the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (21309) available for purchase as of this writing.

If you’re holding on to that next LEGO purchase and has been waiting patiently for the return of this set, then now is the time to push that Add to Basket button before stocks ran out again.

Are you looking forward to having this set? Let us know in the comments below or join us in the discussions over at our Facebook page.