One of the key objectives of The LEGO Group during the past couple of years is to encourage interest among adults in welcoming the LEGO lifestyle. From the low-key introduction of the now discontinued LEGO Forma to the more intentional and market-driven introduction of the LEGO 18+ branding as a way of encouraging adults to pursue the LEGO hobby, LEGO’s online shopping portal now makes it easier for adult LEGO fans to find their set of choice via its LEGO Adults Welcome Section.
Located under the Interests tab, the LEGO Adults Welcome section features an extensive collection of LEGO 18+ sets that are curated by LEGO and features a range of sets coming from its diverse portfolio of current LEGO themes. This is ideal both for those who are just beginning in the LEGO hobby, and those that are long-time fans of a particular LEGO theme or subtheme.
From the get-go, the LEGO Adults Welcome Section provides an overview of what to expect from this selection coming from four broad themes: Entertainment, Vehicles, Art, Design & Music, and Travel & History. It also presents a brief description of what to expect from this section and some pretty neat trivia regarding LEGO’s adult fan base.
On a personal note, I appreciate what LEGO did here since they have eventually recognized that their sets are no longer just toys in themselves, but a worthwhile brick-building interest to pursue. I also find it convenient since I can immediately find those larger sets that I want to place under my LEGO wishlist for 2021.
So what do you think of this new LEGO Adults Welcome section over at LEGO Shop@Home? Do you find it convenient as well? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Today is the last day for LEGO Ideas’ latest online activity. In case you missed it, LEGO has launched a new LEGO Ideas Activity to mark the LEGO Group’s 90th Anniversary. And as a way of paying forward to its ever-growing adult LEGO fan base, LEGO is giving us the chance to determine which among its 30 favorite classic LEGO themes will be revived as the basis for its 90th Anniversary Set. This classic LEGO set will then be released sometime in 2022 as part of the LEGO Adult Portfolio.
The contest is divided into two parts, with the first voting cycle launching last week, January 17, and slated to end on January 25 giving loyal LEGO adult fans another day to cast their votes.
For the first round, LEGO fans can select up to 3 candidates from the following themes and subthemes: Trains (1966), Town (1978), Classic Space (1978), Classic Castle (1978), Lion Knights (1984), Black Falcons (1984), Model Team (1986), Forestmen (1987), Blacktron (1987), Black Knights (1988), Pirates (1989), Imperials (1989), Space Police (1989), M-Tron (1990), Wolfpack (1992), Paradisa (1992), Dragon Knights (1993), Ice Planet (1993), Aquazone (1995), Spyrius (1994), Exploriens (1996), Time Cruisers (1996), Divers (1997), Adventurers (1998), Xtreme Team (1998), Rock Raiders (1993), Studios (2000), Bionicle (2001), Arctic (2000), and Alpha Team (2001).
The results from this first round of voting will then be carried over as the basis for the second round of voting which will run from February 3 to 10. The top three themes to be selected from this final round will be the basis for the LEGO 90th Anniversary Set that LEGO intends to be a surprise.
As shared by The Brick Fan, the top three leading themes as of Thursday last week are Bionicle, Classic Space, and Pirates. Though a lot can still happen by the end of the first voting period, I find it more feasible that Bionicle may eventually rise as the theme of choice considering that we already have a recent, Pirates-inspired set in the form of the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322). Furthermore, LEGO Ideas also has its share of Space and NASA-based sets in the form of the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (92176) and International Space Station (21321). And though LEGO tried to revive interest in the Bionicle theme with its 2016 offering, this latest LEGO Ideas activity may somehow show that LEGO Bionicle is still very much in the minds of adult LEGO fans.
Remember that you still have 24 hours to cast your vote over at the LEGO Ideas platform. So what classic LEGO theme do you think the 90th-anniversary set will be based on? Will LEGO Bionicle come on top? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
As we begin 2021 with a lot of high-hopes, these next 25 product ideas sure have something to look forward to as they qualify for the LEGO Ideas Third 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage.
The LEGO Ideas blog site has now released the qualifying entries for its next review cycle – original product ideas that earned the approval of more than 10,000 LEGO fans around the world. Continuing the trend of more than 20 submissions that managed to hit that 10K fan support milestone, these are fan-made entries that were submitted via the LEGO Ideas platform from September 2020 to January 4, 2021. On a side note, there are still 35 product submissions that are being evaluated by the LEGO design team, with one from the First 2020 Review cycle still being scrutinized.
Here’s a round-up of these Third 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage qualifiers, with links to their respective product idea pages. Though there are some that I fell may not make it to the cut considering that similar LEGO sets were already released such as the LEGO Creator Expert Colosseum (10276) and LEGO Creator Expert Police Station (10278), there are still some product ideas from this roster that are promising such as the Classic Castle, Viking Village, and James Cameron’s Avatar to name a few.
Which of these do you think will emerge as the next official LEGO Ideas set? Let me know what you think about this in the comments below.
In case you missed it, the LEGO Ideas blog site has posted its official reveal of the next fan-designed, gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448). If you recall, this freebie concept was the overall winner of the LEGO Ideas Build a Vintage Car contest back in 2019.
Valued at $15, this LEGO freebie will be available all throughout the month of January 2021 or while supplies last. This cool brick replica of the classic Aedelsten deluxe hardtop convertible will be added to your LEGO shopping cart starting today, with a minimum single-receipt purchase of any LEGO products worth $85 or more, or while supplies last.
Check out the set’s product description below, plus its crisp official photos. And for the latest LEGO sets that debuted in 2021, be sure to take a look over at LEGO Shop@Home.
189 pieces | Valued at $14.99 | Gift-With-Purchase set for minimum LEGO purchases worth $85 or more.
LEGO® fans aged 12 and up will love building this winning model from the LEGO Ideas’ Build a Vintage Car competition. The winning design came from Arne in Germany and received twice as many votes as the runner-up. Developed in co-operation with the winner, this stylish vintage car comes in eye-catching teal, inspired by the winner’s daughter’s favorite color. With 2 minifigures, the car fits perfectly in the universe of LEGO modular buildings, adding a touch of fun to other LEGO creations.
Build the winning entry from the LEGO® Ideas’ Build a Vintage Car competition. Includes license plate stickers and 2 minifigures.
Makes a great gift for LEGO® fans or vintage car enthusiasts.
Measures over 5 in. (14 cm) long, 1 in. (5 cm) wide, and 1 in. (4 cm) high.
Last month, the LEGO Ideas platform has launched another fan activity that celebrates the upcoming release of the 150th LEGO BrickHeadz set. Fans of the brick-built collectible theme were given a chance to vote for the next BrickHeadz, coming from four pre-determined candidate themes.
As of this writing, there are currently more than 100 BrickHeadz that were already released, and it will definitely take some time before we see the likes of the 150th LEGO BrickHeadz set. And to make the voting process even more fun, the LEGO Ideas Team has rolled out four likely candidates that will be given the honor to mark such an occasion: Lilo & Stitch, Minecraft, Jaws, and Star Wars.
I have to say that I was excited about the idea of finally seeing an official, brick-built Stitch set (which somehow almost made it to the cut with Tyler’s LEGO Stitch product idea). But this being a majority vote among 13,000 LEGO fans who participated, the honor of being the 150th LEGO BrickHeadz set is now reserved for yet another LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz set. That’s how democracy works I presume, even if you don’t particularly like the outcome.
Currently, the Stars Wars subtheme of the LEGO BrickHeadz series is by far the most represented theme in the said genre – with 16 LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz sets under its belt. I guess that’s a testament to how popular this LEGO subtheme is among the majority of the brick-loving masses.
It is also interesting to note that LEGO may also be continuing its trend of offering official brick renditions of some of the most popular pop-icons of our generation, similar to the likes of LEGO BrickHeadz pairs such as that of Marty MacFly and Doc Brown (41611), and Peter Venkman and Slimer (41622). And bringing the possibility of having a LEGO Jaws set on the table is quite revealing on the part of LEGO. Does it mean that LEGO has something in the works coming from this direction? We just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, we might need to wait a little longer before we can see the 150th LEGO BrickHeadz set under the Star Wars theme. And with so many present and future Star Wars candidates to choose from, it will be quite a challenge for LEGO to zero-in on the best SW character to fill in the commemorative spot.
So who do you think from the galaxy far, far away will be honored as the 150th LEGO BrickHeadz set? Which Star Wars characters do you think will eventually win this title? Or are you even happy with the results? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Last week, we reported on a rumor that was making rounds across the LEGO fan community that the next LEGO Ideas set may already be on its way towards LEGO brand stores and at LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon. And to make it even more special, the rumored release of the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith in January 2021, will be accompanied by the next gift-with-purchase (GWP) set coming from the fan-inspired theme. And from the looks of it, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) is all poised to be the initial GWP set of 2021. Since we don’t have any better images as of the moment, I guess we just have to settle for this one. I’ll update this post once LEGO releases their official images.
According to Promobricks, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car will be added to your LEGO shopping cart automatically for every single-receipt qualifying purchase of any LEGO products worth 85 euros or more via LEGO Shop@Home and at LEGO brand stores. The promo may last until the middle of January 2021 or while supplies last.
If you recall, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car emerged as the overall winner in the LEGO Ideas Build a Vintage Car building contest held in the latter part of 2019, earning more than 1,400 LEGO fan votes among other entries. This upcoming freebie is based on the creation of LEGO fan Versteinert and his Aedelsten Deluxe MOC. There’s not much of a difference from the fan version to that of the final LEGO Ideas version, save for some minor changes in the front of the car and details on the minifigure couple included with the set.
We haven’t heard anything yet from LEGO US regarding this next promotional freebie, but I can safely guess that more details (and even perhaps a better, closer look) about the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448) may appear on the copy of the January 2021 LEGO Store Calendar which will be uploaded to LEGO servers anytime soon. Stay tuned for more updates.
If you recall during the first quarter of this year, the LEGO Ideas 2019 Second Review Stage wrapped up with two officially recognized sets that we will eventually see on store shelves later next year. The LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith, alongside the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set, are expected to be out next year, on the word on brick street is that the former is expected to launch first.
According to The Brick Fan, rumor has it that the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith is the first between the pair of approved sets to be released anytime soon. I really don’t know how the LEGO Design Team or the LEGO Group for that matter, decides on which of the two fan-made sets gets to be first released. But from a financial perspective, it will do LEGO good if they don’t sell the two sets simultaneously.
The LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith is the brainchild of LEGO Ideas fan builder Clemens Fiedler (aka Namirob) and originally consisted of approximately 3,000 pieces. However, since word has it that the retail price of this next LEGO Ideas set is somewhat between $100 to $180, then we can expect this to be somewhat scaled-down. Historically, for example, the LEGO Ideas Pirates of the Barracuda Bay (21322) clocks in at 2,545 pieces and is already priced at $200. The only LEGO Ideas set that was priced exactly at $180 is the LEGO Ideas Voltron (21311) which comes in at 2,321 pieces. So by way of comparison, we can assume that LEGO designers in charge of the project somehow cut corners in coming up with the Medieval Blacksmith’s final version.
Whatever is the case, I guess the arrival of this next LEGO Ideas set will surely be welcomed by AFOLs who are looking forward to that classic LEGO Castles vibe. Like the Pirates of Barracuda Bay, the Medieval Blacksmith is a callback to one of LEGO’s endearing themes so I’m sure that adult LEGO fans will certainly add this set to their brick wishlist.
And to top it off, the discovery of the upcoming gift-with-purchase (GWP) set, the LEGO Ideas Vintage Car (40448), may add credence to the rumor that we are about to see the final version of the next LEGO Ideas anytime soon. The Vintage Car, if you remember, was the Grand Prize Winner of a building contest launched by the LEGO Ideas platform last year. Same as with 2018’s Space Rocket Ride (40335) GWP, the Vintage Car is now the next promotional set that will probably be offered in 2021 together with the LEGO Ideas Medieval Blacksmith set.
So what do you think brick fans, when do you think the next LEGO Ideas set will be offered? Will it be the Medieval Blacksmith eventually? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
In case you missed it, LEGO has uploaded a designer video for its latest LEGO Ideas set, the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324). LEGO Designer Ollie Gregory, together with Sam Johnson, LEGO Creative Lead, and LEGO Graphic Designer Crystal Fontan gives us a tour in this official LEGO version of the iconic New York apartment building in 123 Sesame Street. Watch this.
This set gives tribute to the classic US children’s television show that started it all. It features a ton of references that adult fans of the show will surely catch. We have Big Bird’s Nest, Abby Cadabby’s Garden, Elmo’s Bedroom, Bert and Ernie’s Bedroom, Cookie Monster’s Monsterpiece Theater, and Mr. Hooper’s Store among many others. There’s also an easter egg reference hidden in Elmo’s room that shows a micro build replica of the LEGO Thatcher Perkins Locomotive (396) released in 1976.
Seldom does a new LEGO Ideas set get’s the green light in having new LEGO pieces, and the 123 Sesame Street (21324) is an exception. All five main minifigures in this set are made from new LEGO elements, such as the minifig heads for Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, and Elmo.
New printed elements also include the famous Sesame Street sign, a printed 1×2 brick with the 123 address of the building, a clear minifigure head for Dorothy’s goldfish bowl, a printed ball element for Oscar the Grouch, and a printed heart element for his pet Slimy. There’s also a total of 22 stickers in this set, among which includes a pretty neat homage to Ivan Guerrero, the LEGO fan designer behind this set. This particular sticker is found in Elmo’s room, featuring a letter written by Elmo to his friend Ivan.
The LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324) is currently available at LEGO Shop@Home and your nearest LEGO brand store retailing for $120. It’s an 18+ set that comes in at 1,367 and features its first-ever collection of Muppets inspired minifigures. So what do you think of this latest LEGO Ideas set? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
After its official reveals last week, LEGO Shop@Home servers are now updated to include the next LEGO Ideas set that represents an entire generation that grew up with one of America’s highly popular educational children’s TV series. The LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street(21324) is finally here and is set to be released on November 1st. Read on for the set’s full product description below, together with its handful of crisp, images. In case you’re interested, Brickset did an excellent review of the set if you wish to have an in-depth look before you decide to make your purchase.
The LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324) is the brainchild of Filipino LEGO fan designer Ivan Guerrero which managed to gather the necessary 10K LEGO fan support that kickstarted its journey in becoming an official LEGO set. 123 Sesame Street (21324) comes in at 1,367 pieces and will retail for $120 once it is made available to the public on November 1. It features our very first LEGO muppets minifigures in the likes of Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, and of course Big Bird.
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1,367 pieces | $119.99 | Available starting November 1, 2020
Sesame Street has been a family-favorite TV show for more than 50 years. Now you can create a colorful, LEGO® brick version of 123 Sesame Street and relive classic scenes with this awesome LEGO Ideas (21324) build-and-display set for adults.
Instantly recognizable details The 123 Sesame Street building features Bert and Ernie’s apartment, Elmo’s bedroom, and Bert’s rooftop birdhouse, and is packed with authentic details and accessories to delight fans. To complete the iconic street corner scene, there is Hooper’s Store, Big Bird’s nest, Oscar the Grouch’s trash can, and much more. This set includes Sesame Street character minifigures Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, plus Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird figures, to spark imaginative fun.
Wonderful gift idea Part of a collection of LEGO building sets designed to help adults relax in a mindful, creative way, this model kit makes a super gift for yourself, your family, and any Sesame Street fan, LEGO enthusiast, or hobbyist in your life.
You can tell everyone how to get to Sesame Street and spark nostalgic memories when you build and display this LEGO® Ideas (21324) set, featuring the iconic 123 Sesame Street building and Hooper’s Store.
The set features Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie minifigures, plus Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird figures. Also includes Slimey the Worm, Dorothy the Goldfish, Radar the Teddy Bear, and Rubber Ducky figures.
The 123 Sesame Street model features Elmo’s bedroom and Bert and Ernie’s apartment, including the iconic portrait of the pair and Ernie’s bath, plus lots more authentic details and accessory elements to delight fans.
The Sesame Street corner also includes Hooper’s Store, Big Bird’s nest, Oscar the Grouch’s trash can, and more, making this 1,367-piece building kit a fun way to spend quality time on your own or with the family.
The model measures over 9.4” (24cm) high, 14.2” (36.2cm) wide, and 8.2” (21cm) deep. An eye-catching display piece for your home, it also makes the best LEGO® gift for Sesame Street fans and hobbyists in your life.
After giving us a teaser of things to come, LEGO has finally unveiled its next LEGO Ideas set to watch out for. Arriving on November 1st, let’s take a look at the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324) and all the neat details packed in this nostalgic set. Check out the video reveal below.
Inspired by endearing childhood memories of LEGO fan designer and avid Sesame Street fan Ivan Guerrero, this LEGO rendition of the famous New York City neighborhood is jam-packed with all the memorable moments and details from the long-running children’s educational TV show as we remember them.
The LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street (21324) clocks in at 1,367 pieces and comes with the colorful minifigure versions of Cookie Monster, Elmo, Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, and Oscar the Grouch. It is slated to arrive directly at LEGO brand stores and at LEGO Shop@Home on November 1 retailing for $120. Read on for the LEGO Group’s official press release, and check out these crisp images.
Step Up To The Brand-New LEGO® Ideas 123 Sesame Street
Imagined by a keen LEGO builder and seasoned Sesame Street fan, the first-ever Sesame Street product from the LEGO Group will be available from 1st November from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.
Billund, October 22, 2020: Voted for by LEGO brick lovers all over the world, a wonderfully nostalgic new LEGO Ideas set has been brought to life after being envisioned by an avid builder. The brand-new LEGO® Ideas 123 Sesame Street set is the latest product from the LEGO Ideas collection, which conceptualizes and produces the creative wonders imagined and voted for by LEGO brick fans themselves.
Created with all the delightful elements of 123 Sesame Street, the new set is packed with authentic details from the famous New York City neighborhood. From Bert and Ernie’s apartment, in which Bert famously pleaded with Ernie to remove a banana from his ear so he could hear better, to Big Bird’s nest, where the grown-ups finally met Mr. Snuffleupagus in person – builders will marvel in Sesame Street’s most memorable moments.
As they embark on their immersive build journey of LEGO® Ideas 123 Sesame Street, seasoned LEGO fans and younger builders alike can take a trip down memory lane, passing by Hooper’s Store, Oscar the Grouch’s trash can, and many more quintessential Sesame Street locations, making it the perfect set to enjoy on your own or together as a family. Fans can even bring their favorite characters and show moments to life with the brand new and exclusive buildable minifigures which have been molded specifically for the set, including characters such as Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Big Bird.
The new LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street set is part of the LEGO Ideas collection, which offers fans the opportunity to submit their own brick creations with the chance to have their concept brought to life with the help of LEGO master designers and a share of the profits. Other recent LEGO Ideas sets inspired by LEGO fans, include the LEGO Ideas Grand Piano and the LEGO Ideas Friends Central Perk.
Created by Sesame Street fan and LEGO enthusiast Ivan Guerrero, this set brings together the magic of the iconic New York City street with the mindful and creative building experience of LEGO bricks to create an instant classic.
Speaking about the creative journey, Ivan Guerrero said: “As a long-time fan of the LEGO Group and Sesame Street, it has been a dream come true to be able to merge my two passions into a memorable set for fellow builders to enjoy. LEGO bricks and Sesame Street shaped both my childhood and adult years, and the opportunity to work with the LEGO Ideas team to bring this quintessential New York street to life has been thrilling.”
Federico Begher, VP of Global Marketing at The LEGO Group added: “We were instantly drawn to Ivan’s idea, as we had never created an official LEGO product with Sesame Street before. It was clear from the submission that Ivan is passionate about Sesame Street and he really brought it to life with a wide array of characters and bright, classic colors. For the first time in the history of LEGO Ideas, we also had the opportunity to create brand new minifigures for a set – bringing something new and exciting to our LEGO fans.
Knowing the impact Sesame Street has had on the world for decades, sharing similar values with generations past and present, this felt like an exciting way to blend novelty with nostalgia, and pay homage to the truly iconic 123 Sesame Street through LEGO Ideas.”
“Your imagination and creativity can take you places—and with the help of LEGO Ideas, it’s now transporting fans to Sesame Street where you’re never too old for a playdate,” said Gabriela Arenas, Sesame Workshop’s Vice President of Licensing, North America.
Once built, the 1,367-piece LEGO® 123 Sesame Street is sure to bring excitement and nostalgia into any space, measuring 9” (24cm) high, 13.5” (35cm) wide and 8.2” (21cm) deep.
The new LEGO® Ideas 123 Sesame Street set is the latest example of how the LEGO Group aims to inspire builders of all ages to build, rebuild and get excited by the process of creation.
LEGO® 123 Sesame Street will be available directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores from 1st November.