WATCH: LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) Designer Video

To celebrate the official debut of the LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327), LEGO Designer Master Wes Talbott gives us a  behind-the-scenes look at the creative process that went through the creation of this nostalgic set. Watch the video below.

As a brainchild of LEGO Ideas fan designer Steve Guinness,  this latest LEGO Ideas offering features some of the ingenious ways of combining LEGO Technic and System elements from a technical perspective. Its functional key mechanisms are quite impressive because there are a total of 31 keys that you can actually press. These keys interact with the working type bar, brick-built carriage, and platen roller to give that authentic nostalgic feel of using an actual typewriter. Aesthetically, the choice of giving it a sand green color scheme was inspired by the office instruments used by LEGO Group founder Ole Kirk Christiansen. The LEGO Ideas Typewriter was actually based on the classic Erika-10 typewriter that once occupied the desktop space of the venerable founder.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

The LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) is slated to have an early VIP release on June 16, and to the rest of the public on July 1. If you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist, be sure to check out the following affiliate link below.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

2,079 pieces | $199.99 | Coming soon on July 1; with an early VIP release on June 16, 2021. 

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) Officially Revealed!

After releasing a teaser earlier this week, LEGO has finally revealed the nostalgic and elegant LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327). From the creative mind of LEGO fan builder Steve Guinness from the UK, this next LEGO Ideas set pays tribute to one of the iconic office tools that are close to the heart of LEGO Group founder Ole Kirk Christiansen.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

The LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) comes in a sand green color scheme and mirrors the functions and tactility of a classic typewriter. There’s also a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed, while its carriage actually moves across as you type. It also includes a platen roller that real paper can be fed into. There’s no mention of an optional Powered Up function similar to the Grand Piano (21323), so I guess LEGO intends to retain the Typewriter’s classic look and feel on this one.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

This latest LEGO Ideas set clocks in at 2,079 pieces and will retail for $200 once it releases on June 16 for LEGO VIP members, and on July 1 for the general public. Click on the following affiliate link  to know more, and to add this to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

2,079 pieces | $199.99 | Coming soon on July 1; with an early VIP release on June 16, 2021. 

LEGO Ideas Typewriter

Unplug from your digital life and recall simpler times as you build a LEGO® Ideas model of an old-fashioned typewriter (21327). The design is inspired by the classic typewriter used by the LEGO Group’s founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and it moves and sounds just like the real thing. The brick-built center typebar rises each time a letter key is pressed and is linked to the carriage that moves across as you type. There is also a platen roller that you can feed real paper into.

Created by a LEGO fan for fans
Created by a LEGO fan and voted for by LEGO fans, this detailed typewriter model comes with a letter written by Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, a member of the fourth generation of the LEGO Group’s owner family – slot his letter into the typewriter to complete a delightful display piece.

Top gift
Part of a collection of premium-quality LEGO building kits for adults, this model comes with clear instructions and makes the best gift for yourself, LEGO fans, writers, and lovers of all things retro.

  • Spark nostalgic feelings and the curiosity of younger fans who have never seen a typewriter before with this LEGO® Ideas build-and-display model (21327) that moves and sounds like the real thing.
  • Features a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed, linked to a carriage that moves across as you type, plus a platen roller that you can feed real paper into.
  • The design is inspired by the classic typewriter used by the LEGO Group’s founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen.
  • Includes a booklet with 43 language versions of a letter written and signed by Thomas Kirk Kristiansen of the LEGO Group’s owner family. Choose your language and put the letter on the typewriter.
  • Great for spending quality time alone or with the family, this nostalgic, collectible model makes a unique birthday or holiday gift for yourself, LEGO® fans, writers, and lovers of all things retro.
  • The typewriter model measures over 4.5 in. (11 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide, and 10.5 in. (26 cm) deep and is a delightful display piece to photograph and share pictures of with friends.

LEGO Product Idea Brick Walk Achieves 10,000 Votes

Here’s another qualifier for the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage. From the creative mind of LEGO fan builder Lepralego, our next LEGO product idea to achieve 10K support is the Brick Walk.

Inspired by the New Walk in the Leicester, UK, this original creation clocks in at 2,400 pieces and include five minifigures. The building itself also follows a Georgian architectural style according to the description provided by its fan designer.

If in case the name sounds familiar to you, it’s because Lepralego is a 10K member who also has another LEGO product idea currently in review by the LEGO Ideas Review Team. His first qualifying creation, The House of Chocolate, managed to qualify together with other 56 entries in the First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.

The LEGO product idea Brick Walk is now the 13th custom set to make it to this year’s Second Review Stage. Click on the following link below if you wish to know more about this potential LEGO Ideas set.

The Brick Walk

Welcome to Brick Walk, an ancient promenade completed with a fully-furnished Georgian-style building. A large tree adds the touch of nature that is so characteristic of this pedestrian walk.

Inside the house, you can enjoy a cup of tea with friends or have an elegant dinner in a stylish living room with high ceilings and a traditional fireplace. On the upper floor, a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom completes the mansion.
The Brick Walk scene is inspired by New Walk in the UK city of Leicester, a beautiful Georgian pedestrian promenade that is more than 200 years old. It is also a tribute to all the historic promenades that are still part of many English cities. These are places where you can enjoy the pleasure of walking and sharing moments with family and friends, often surrounded by trees and beautiful period houses.
The building on Brick Walk is not a reference to any specific building, but rather includes details from and references to many buildings in the Georgian architectural style, common to many English cities.
The set would have approx. 2400 pieces and include 5 minifigures. Some printed/sticker pieces are suggested.

WATCH: LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327) Video Teaser

Our next LEGO Ideas set is about to officially be revealed soon, with LEGO releasing a video teaser hinting at the arrival of its 3rd LEGO Ideas set of 2021 – the LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327).

As a fan-submitted entry by LEGO fan builder Steve Guinness over at the LEGO Ideas platform, this brick-built classic typewriter managed to win the approval of the LEGO Ideas Review Team during the Third 2019 Review Stage.

LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327)

According to sources from brick street, the LEGO Ideas Typewriter is quite a hefty one, clocking in at 2,078 pieces making it the sixth-largest LEGO Ideas set in the theme. It is also rumored to come in a predominant sand green color, as opposed to being gray like how Steve intended it to be. I’m not quite sure about it, but it is also rumored that the choice of presenting it in sand green was influenced by the classic Erika-10 typewriter that Ole Kirk once used in the 1930s.

The LEGO Ideas Typewriter 21327 may also follow a similar color scheme as that of the classic Erika-10 typewriter.

Additionally, with an expected retail price of $200, it may also suggest that the Typewriter may also feature certain Powered Up functions similar to what it did with the LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323). I just hope that this is an optional upgrade of sorts since I am already content with the original design’s working keytop and typebars without the added hardware.

The official release date of the LEGO Ideas Typewriter is also said to be slated for June 16 next week so it is expected that more info might come out this week after the initial teaser. Aside from the LEGO Ideas Typewriter (21327), we can also expect its contemporaries like the LEGO Ideas Home Alone: McCallister’s House and LEGO Ideas Seinfeld 30th Anniversary sets are already in their pre-production stages considering that these two product ideas were also approved to become official LEGO sets alongside the Typewriter. Hopefully will find more info about these before the end of the 3rd quarter.

In the meantime, be sure to keep tabs with us for more updates about this next upcoming LEGO Ideas set.

Bring Your Favorite Sesame Street Character Together With These LEGO Keychains

While the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324) is a cool way to celebrate our childhood nostalgia, chances are, the minifigures that come with it are somewhat tucked away in a collectible minifigure case. Well, that’s understandable considering how exclusive they are to this set. Thankfully, LEGO has also provided an opportunity for us to have a spare Elmo or Cookie Monster minifig in the form of LEGO keychains.

I have to admit that these little accessories managed to fall from my radar, but it’s a good thing that LEGO Shop@Home still has them listed and available over at the LEGO home shopping portal for $6 each. I still hope to see Ernie and Bert given the same dangling treatment, but having a LEGO Elmo and Cookie Monster minifigure always with me wherever I go is still very much welcomed.

If you want a better look at these newest LEGO keychains, then I suggest that you click on the following affiliate links below.

Elmo Key Chain (854145)

LEGO Keychains

Introduce a fan of Sesame Street’s Elmo to this great LEGO® Ideas Elmo Key Chain (854145) to take along on their adventures! It features an Elmo minifigure looking cheery with a big smile and red fur, attached to a durable metal chain and ring. This eye-catching key chain can be fastened to a backpack or used to keep keys together in a pocket or bag.

 

Cookie Monster Key Chain (854146)

LEGO Keychains

Give a Sesame Street fan this fun LEGO® Ideas Cookie Monster Key Chain (854146) to keep them company! It features a Cookie Monster minifigure with a big grin and blue fur, attached to a durable metal chain and ring. This fun key chain can be fastened to a backpack or used to hold keys safely in a pocket or purse.

 

LEGO Ideas Update: Additional 10 Product Ideas Qualify for the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage

It has been a month since we saw our first qualifiers that managed to gather the necessary 10K fan votes for the second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage. And in just a month, we now have an additional 10 product ideas that secured their place for the next review stage cycle. In this next LEGO Ideas update, we’ll take a look at these qualifiers voted by LEGO fan builders. Click on their respective links below if you wish to know more about these excellent LEGO creations.

MEDIEVAL TAVERN by LEt.sGO

Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review

 

WOMEN OF COMPUTING by 20tauri

 

WORKING MINI GOLF COURSE – FULLY PLAYABLE! by LEGOParadise

Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review

 

BOSTON DYNAMICS SPOT 1:4 SCALE MOTORIZED MODEL by WalkCrawlRun

 

A-FRAME CABIN by Norton74

Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review

 

BTS “DYNAMITE” by JBBrickFanatic

 

THE TAVERN UNDER THE SNOW by Lego_Is_Art

Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review

 

THE COSTUME STORE by Bricky_Brick

 

SPACEBALLS by Bricktory Lap

Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review

 

LIFEGUARD’S SHACK by adwind

 

Since the Second LEGO Ideas 2021 Review Stage is yet to be concluded in September, we can still expect a lot of product ideas to reach the necessary 10,000 votes during the next months. Recently, the LEGO Ideas platform has seen a surprising increase in fan/member engagement as evidenced by the exponential growth of product ideas that qualify for the Review Stage. The First 2021 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, for example, managed to gather a record-breaking 57 product ideas last month. I can just imagine how busy the LEGO Ideas review team considering the sheer volume of these original creations that needed to be evaluated. And we can somewhat expect that this trend will continue throughout the next review cycles.

Here’s A Look at Our Next Future LEGO Ideas GWP Set

The LEGO Ideas Review Team has announced its next fan-designed, LEGO Ideas GWP or Gift-With-Purchase set. Supported and voted for by fellow LEGO fans and builders, the grand prize winner of the now concluded Do You Want To Go The Seaside Building Contest has been selected by the LEGO fan community. Take a look.

LEGO Ideas GWP
Our next LEGO Ideas GWP set will be based on this creation by LEGO fan builders DadiTwins entitled “Ray the Castaway”.

Created by LEGO fan designers DadiTwins, their original creation Ray the Castaway managed to gather 969 votes making it the Grand Prize winner of this contest. Other than the bragging rights of becoming the next LEGO Ideas gift-with-purchase set, DadiTwins also gets to bring home the following sweet LEGO prizes: LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (92176), LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322), LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh (21326), and another similar previously released GWP set the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448).

Other than the Grand Prize Winner, five Runner-Ups were selected as well. Though the honor of being the next LEGO Ideas GWP set is reserved for the Grand Prize winner, these Runner-Ups will also bring home the abovementioned LEGO sets except for the Pirates of Barracuda Bay. In case you want to see it, here are the Runner-Ups for this contest.

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE BY JUBEX – 524 VOTES

 

THE BEACH SHOP BY BRICKOP – 502 VOTES

 

CUSTOMIZE-A-CRAB! BY FIRECRACKER_ – 388 VOTES

 

SEASIDE MEMORIES BY BRICKED1980 – 297 VOTES

 

LEGO BEACH HUT PHOTO HOLDER BY ABEAUTIFULPINEAPPLE – 256 VOTES

 

We usually don’t have an exact release date once winners in these kinds of contests have been announced, but we can expect that the LEGO Ideas GWP Ray the Castaway will be officially released after a year or so, similar to the ones before it.

Again, a huge congratulations to LEGO fan designers DadiTwins and the entire LEGO fan community for making this possible!

Check Out the Winners of the 2021 LEGO Ideas Your Creations in the World-Famous LEGO House Building Contest

Earlier this week, the LEGO Ideas Team has announced the winner of this year’s Your Creations in the World-Famous LEGO House Building Contest. If you recall, a similar contest has been launched last year where LEGO fan builders may have the chance of having their original brick creations be displayed at the LEGO House in Billund.

A Grand Prize winner and several Runner-Ups were eventually chosen across three different categories: Architecture, Minifigure, and Nature. All of these winning entries, plus the rest of the other sixty-six (66) winners of the fan vote will have the opportunity to be also placed on display at the House Brick.

For now, let’s take a closer look at our winners.

Grand Prize Winners 

Architecture Category

Traditional Medicine Shop by Knowyourpieces

LEGO House

 

Minifigure Category

Backyard Blastoff by nasa105

 

Nature Category

Mount Fuji and Cranes by MoMoLam

LEGO House

 

Runner-Ups 

Architecture Category

Hexahedral Planetoid by Si-MOCs1

 

Roman Skyscraper by BenBuildsLego

LEGO House

 

Minifigure Category

Exploring the Serenity Garden by ABagino

 

Voyageur Waterfall by Ians Bricks

 

Nature Category

Avian Blossom by Woomy World

LEGO House

 

The Branching Elk by DVIDDY

LEGO Ideas Launches Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Hero Building Contest

To celebrate the release of LEGO’s tallest Marvel set, the LEGO Ideas fan submission platform has launched the new Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Hero building contest. Inspired by the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Daily Bugle (76178) set, this new contest challenges LEGO fan builders to come up with their best creative vision of a Spider-Man inspired brick-built comic book cover (Brick Category), or a drawn/graphic (Art Category) with that distinct LEGO humor and flavor.

Comic Book Hero Building Contest

Fan submission has already started last May 19 and will close on June 22. And like other LEGO Ideas building contests, LEGO is certainly generous of its prizes. There will be two winners per Brick and Art Category, with the Grand Prize Winner guaranteed to take home the following:

A Runner-Up will also be proclaimed, with the opportunity to bag the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Daily Bugle set.

For more information about this new LEGO Ideas Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Hero building contest, be sure to check the following guidelines below. For the rest of the fine print, visit the contest page right here.

COULD YOU IMPRESS US, OR EVEN J. JONAH JAMESON WITH YOUR VERY OWN SPIDER-MAN COMIC BOOK COVER? 

WE’RE LOOKING FOR BRICK-BUILT, OR LEGO-STYLE DRAWN/GRAPHIC DESIGNED COMIC BOOK COVERS TO HELP CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THE 76178 DAILY BUGLE. WITH TWO CATEGORIES, THERE WILL BE ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER AND ONE RUNNER-UP PER CATEGORY (ART AND BRICK). 

WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY, YOUR PHYSICAL ENTRIES SHOULD HAVE A TITLE THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS: 

  • BRICK: YOUR TITLE 

AND YOUR DRAWN/GRAPHIC DESIGNED COMIC BOOK COVERS SHOULD HAVE A TITLE THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS: 

  • ART: YOUR TITLE 

YOU MUST CREATE YOUR OWN DESIGNS AND CANNOT COPY EXISTING COMIC BOOK COVERS AND THE USE OF THE MARVEL LOGO IS NOT ALLOWED. YOUR COMIC BOOK COVER SHOULD INCLUDE SPIDER-MAN/PETER PARKER/MILES MORALES AND WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU ALSO INCLUDING SOME OF THESE CLASSIC CHARACTERS:  

          • Miles Morales 
          • Ghost Spider 
          • Spider-Ham 
          • Peter Parker 
          • Green Goblin 
          • Doc Ock 
          • Venom 
          • Mysterio 
          • Sandman 

Fan Vote for the LEGO Ideas Your Creations in the World-Famous LEGO House Contest Now Open

In March, LEGO Ideas has launched another contest that gives the chance to have the winning entry displayed at the LEGO House in Billund. The submission and review phase for the LEGO Ideas Your Creations in the World-Famous LEGO House Building Contest has been concluded. And this time, fans can now vote for their most favorite entry to give it a chance to be featured at the LEGO House for an entire year.

The contest itself has three categories: Nature Builds, Minifigure Builds, and Architecture Builds. And from May 5 to 13, fans can vote for their favorite build to give it a chance to be displayed at the famous House of the Brick. Other than having the bragging rights of having their creation put on display in the famous House of the Brick, the Grand Prize Winners from each of the three categories will get the following sweet prizes:

This list of finalists is quite long, so without further delays, here what they offer for each of the categories. If you wish to show support to any of these particular entries, just click on their respective links. Which of these LEGO Ideas Your Creations entries is your favorite let us know in the comments below.

Nature Category

1. MEGA MACAW BY BRICKWILDER

LEGO Ideas Your Creations

2. SEARCH AND RESCUE – FIRE SCORPION BY DIVING FACES

3. A SMALL LANDSCAPE BY PICEA

4. SLOTH AND WOODPECKER BY HSINWEI CHI

LEGO Ideas Your Creations

5. TUTUMAZ BY IANHOU

6. CYBER SPIDER BY STUD ZONE

7. ALIEN POLLINATION BY BALLOMNOMNOM

8. THE BRANCHING ELK BY DVIDDY

LEGO Ideas Your Creations

9. SHROOM GIRL BY MISCELLANABUILDS

10. MOUNT FUJI AND CRANES BY MOMOLAM

11. HERMITS, TOGETHER. BY DJOKSON

12. ELDERLY ANT BY CITRUSBRICKS

LEGO Ideas Your Creations

13. THE BRICK FOREST OWL, WITH BABY BY PICEA

14. LEAF BUTTERFLIES BY LEEWAN

15. THE TREETAR BY LEGODUT

16. VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWW

LEGO Ideas Your Creations

17. THE PARROT PAINTING BY ABEAUTIFULPINEAPPLE

18. AVIAN BLOSSOM BY WOOMY WORLD

19. COZY CORNER BY YMARI

20. THE TRUTH BEHIND NATURE’S BEAUTY BY IBALKHAN

21. TRICERAROCKS BY MINIFIGINSPACE

22. THE WORLD OF ELVES AND GOBLINS BY CAMKAR

LEGO Ideas Your Creations

23. PANTHER BY AIDO_K

24. FROG DRIPPING SALIVA BY JOFFRE BRICKS

25. WALKING IRIS BY JAMESZHAN

 

Minifigure Category

1. MOUNTAIN HIKE BY TBRICKS

2. ROBOT CONSTRUCTION YARD BY SDELRUE

3. A RIGHT KNIGHTLY ADVENTURE BY GENEVA D

4. REVERSAL BY LEGOFJOTTEN

LEGO Ideas Your Creations

5. AT THE BARBER BY DECIBULL

6. JAPANESE HEARTH BY CSM9105

7. AN ELF ON THE HUNT BY THEDUNEDAIN98

8. THE LOVE OF THE SAILOR BY RALF RANGHAAL

9. SLICE OF THE PIRATE’S LIFE BY PREJUDICEPIRATEPRINCE

10. VOYAGEUR WATERFALL BY IANS BRICKS

11. SPACE FAN BLASTS OFF BY BENEBRICKS

12. GREAT COOKIE FUNICULAR ESCAPE BY BRICK BUILDMEISTER

LEGO Ideas Your Creations

13. WILD SPHINX ADVENTURE BY MINIFIGINSPACE

14. HOME MOVIE BY ARDENTFOUR

15. BACKYARD BLASTOFF BY NASA105

16. VIKING FISHING BY MR WORRIZ

17. “THE MILK WENT BAD” BY ABEAUTIFULPINEAPPLE

18. COOL DAY IN THE VILLAGE BY POLINA_ORESHKOVA

19. A STITCH IN TIME BY STRIPEDTABBY

LEGO Ideas Your Creations

20. COLORFUL ASTRONAUTS. BY ALAN_D25

21. JAPANESE ALLEY BY CUGRAM

22. EXPLORING THE SERENITY GARDEN BY ABAGINO

23. GET DOWN TO THE VIDIYO STORE! BY CHRISTOPHERSG

24. STEAMTUG HERCULES BY BRICKCREATIVE1

25. A MINER’S LIFE BY PEZZZ

 

Architecture Category

1. KASTEELBERG BY LEGO MONKEY

LEGO Ideas Your Creations

2. DUTCH DRAWBRIDGE BY SANDESAN

3. THE GOLDEN PALACE BY DRAGONSUPERPOWER

4. THE SPIRIT OF URBAN DESIGN BY NINJAAAGOOO

5. HEXAHEDRAL PLANETOID BY SI-MOCS1

6. EDWARDIAN TERRACED HOUSE BY STICKYBRICKY

7. CONSTRUCTION SITE BY BAIXONL

8. ECO-SKYSCRAPERS BY CHEVY2GUY

LEGO Ideas Your Creations

9. LIGHTHOUSE ON THE CLIFF BY JULIUS90000

10. BOTLEK BRIDGE BY BAIXONL

11. PLAYSCRAPER BY GMAN13579

12. CRUQUIUS PUMP STATION BY LEGOMALKIE

13. ROMAN SKYSCRAPER BY BENBUILDSLEGO

14. MODERN MALL BY PINGUBRICKS

15. COZY COTTAGE BY DRAGONSUPERPOWER

LEGO Ideas Your Creations

16. TRADITIONAL MEDICINE SHOP BY KNOWYOURPIECES

17. CHINATOWN ARCH BY SHIHONG

18. MASSIVE MANSION BY GMAN13579

19. CORAL CASTLE BY GREENARJ

20. RENOVATE WITH LEGO BY LEGO DESIGN (PREVIOUSLY A MINIFIGURE BUILD)
21. KING ARTHUR’S CASTLE BY BLACKTRON23

LEGO Ideas Your Creations

22. MOBIUS TOWERS BY DOONSTERBUILDSLEGO

23. MARS HABITAT BY VANJASUHINA

24. BEACH RESORT BY LUISPG

25. MODERN HOUSE IN THE TREES BY BETA BRICK