The results are in: and it looks like we have another LEGO Ideas set that is destined to be a hit among AFOLs who grew up in the company of Elmo, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie and other memorable characters of the iconic children’s television show Sesame Street. The LEGO Ideas First 2019 Review results were finally announced, and wow, I’m really proud and happy for this one. If you recall earlier this year, we have high hopes for Ivan Guerrero’s (aka bulldoozer21 on LEGO Ideas) 123 Sesame Street project as it gathers the necessary votes in becoming the next LEGO Ideas set. Now thanks to the support and vote of confidence of more than 10,000 LEGO fans around the world, we can finally see this new LEGO set come to life.
In my opinion, the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street symbolizes a perfect union between LEGO and PBS, with both companies giving a premium on the value of creative play among children. I literally grew up and learned my ABCs thanks to Sesame Street which were hugely popular in the Philippines during the 1980s. So seeing this set becoming an official LEGO Ideas set really feels quite nostalgic, similar to how excited I was when Lendy Tayag’s LEGO Ideas Voltron (21311) became a reality. Another reason why I’m so proud in seeing this original brick creation become an officially approved LEGO Ideas set is the fact that this is another testament to the creative genius of the Filipino AFOL community. The LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street is the 2nd LEGO Ideas set originally designed by a Filipino, following the likes of Lendy Tayag and his LEGO Ideas Voltron.
Ivan’s original design for the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street comes in at 2,945 pieces but we can expect this to be tentative since the LEGO Design Team will still introduce some adjustments before its debut sometime next year. The official set is also expected to feature a huge collection of new minifigures of some of the popular characters on Sesame Street including Bob, Gordon, Susan, Bert, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Biff, Sully, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Count von Count, Prairie Dawn, Grover, and Elmo. Each portion of the iconic Sesame Street apartment features several memorable episodes of the TV show in which AFOLs who grew up with the series will surely recognize.
To know more on how this set was created, be sure to read on Ivan’s 10K Club Interview over at the LEGO Ideas blog site. Again, congratulations Ivan Guerrero and hope to see your LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street on store shelves very soon.