I have to admit, I’m totally hyped for this one. Since its announcement as the next official LEGO Ideas set from last year’s LEGO Ideas First 2019 Review Stage, I’m absolutely looking forward to this brick version of one of my most endearing childhood memories. Inspired by my fellow Filipino LEGO fan builder Ivan Guerrero, this is something that I am raring to see displayed alongside my LEGO Ideas Voltron (21311) set. The long wait will finally pay off now that we are inching closer to the official reveal of the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324).
Though there ain’t much to see just yet, LEGO nevertheless gave us a teaser on what to expect from its next LEGO Ideas set. As we can see from their official social media channels, we can now glimpse at the very first Sesame Street Cookie Monster minifigure.
Guess the characters coming to your street! 🧐 pic.twitter.com/lHOcCJj7bI
— LEGO® IDEAS (@LEGOIdeas) October 20, 2020
Based on this teaser video, we can see some of the LEGO elements that hint at the colorful minifigure characters that will most likely appear in this set. We have, of course, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch together with his trash can, Elmo and his goldfish, Ernie with his all-time favorite rubber duckie, Bert with his box of paper clips, and of course Big Bird and his cuddly teddy bear.
If you’re keeping pulse over at the LEGO fan community at Instagram, you may have already stumbled upon some leaked info regarding the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324) set. For one, the official brick rendition will be noticeably smaller than the fan design originally submitted by Ivan. Instead of opening sideways like a modular set, it seems that LEGO designers opted for two buildings that are joined together to create the impression of houses on Sesame Street. It is somewhat similar to the design concept to that of the LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley (75978). Frankly speaking, I was looking forward to the design team being faithful to Ivan’s original vision for the set. I will love to see 123 Sesame Street rendered into a modular set that can be opened to reveal the neat, subtle details of each room the way I remember them in the TV shows.
The official LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324) set will come in at 1,760 pieces and will retail for 119.99 Euros once its debuts next month. Be sure to stay tuned for more updates on this set anytime soon.