In case you’ve missed it, the LEGO Group has announced the upcoming release of its 50th product from its fan-sourced platform, LEGO Ideas. Originally conceived by LEGO fan José María Pérez Suero from Spain, the LEGO Ideas 21342 Insects Collection is a 1,111-piece set consisting of three brick-built, true-to-life insects – with each having a separate display based on aspects from their natural habitat.
Discovering Nature’s Wonders in the LEGO Ideas 21342 Insects Collection: The Blue Morpho Butterfly
The first masterpiece in the LEGO Ideas 21342 Insects Collection is the beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly. Perched gracefully on a slender branch within a vignette of the South American Amazon Rainforest, this brick rendition captures the butterfly’s vibrant hues and delicate features. A buildable flower beside it beckons a hovering honeybee, creating a harmonious scene straight from nature’s canvas.
Journeying to Central America with the LEGO Ideas 21342 Insects Collection to Discover the Mighty Hercules Beetle
With the LEGO Ideas 21342 Insects Collection, you can embark on a virtual journey to Central America to recreate the magnificent male Hercules beetle. Resting atop a brick-built log, this awe-inspiring insect’s lifelike form features a true-to-life LEGO model of the majestic beetle. Its removable wings offer a unique display choice, showcasing its strength and adaptability, all while paying homage to the diversity of nature’s designs.
The Elegant Chinese Mantis is Also Included in the LEGO Ideas 21342 Insects Collection
Concluding your exploration is the exquisite Chinese Mantis, poised delicately on a slender branch within an Asian forest setting. This symbol of grace and precision gazes upon a hidden, seven-spotted ladybug nestled amidst brick-crafted flora. The intricate scene captures the essence of predator and prey, a timeless dance of survival.
The LEGO Ideas 21342 Insects Collection – Design, Availability, and Product Description
Behind the Artistry: José María Pérez Suero’s Inspiration
LEGO fan creator José María Pérez Suero brings together his love for science, fine art, and personal passion in the LEGO Ideas 21342 Insects Collection. Drawing from his extensive expertise and admiration for the natural world, his creations stand as an artistic testament to the beauty that emerges when inspiration and craftsmanship intertwine.
Availability and Pricing
Adult fans of LEGO will just have to wait a couple of weeks or so as the global release of the LEGO Ideas 21342 Insects Collection is slated for September 4, 2023 (for LEGO VIPs). Check out the official product description below for this highly-anticipated set, which is will retail for $79.99 / €79.99 / £69.99 across all LEGO stores and online. You may also add this to your LEGO wishlist so you can be notified of its launch on September 4 for LEGO VIP members, and September 7, 2023 for the general public.
1,111 pieces | $79.99 | Coming Soon on September 7, 2023
Display spectacular insects from around the world in your home with the LEGO® Ideas The Insect Collection (21342). A charming gift idea for insect lovers, this set features detailed, life-size, buildable models of a blue morpho butterfly, a Hercules beetle, and a Chinese mantis in their natural habitats.
Posable display models
The blue morpho butterfly has adjustable wings featuring LEGO elements in different shades of blue and is displayed with a buildable flower and a honeybee. The Hercules beetle has attachable wings and the characteristic horns of the male of the species, while the fully posable female Chinese mantis (a species of praying mantis) comes with a 7-spotted ladybug. Separate building instructions are included for each model, so you can build solo or with others.
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- LEGO® Ideas The Insect Collection (21342) – Take time out to indulge your passion for nature with these 3 life-size, posable, display models of insects in their natural habitats
- Blue morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides) – Capture the shades of blue in this butterfly’s wings and its white dots. The model also includes a buildable honeybee and flower
- Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) – Build the longest beetle in the world, featuring attachable wings and the characteristic horns of the male of this species
- Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) – This is a detailed, posable model of a female Chinese mantis (a species of praying mantis). Its buildable habitat also features a 7-spotted ladybug
- Gift idea for insect enthusiasts – Treat yourself or give this collectible 1,111-piece LEGO® Ideas set to another lover of insects and nature
- Designed for display – The buildable Chinese mantis model measures over 7 in. (18 cm) high, 6.5 in. (17 cm) wide and 6 in. (16 cm) deep