This Next LEGO Ideas Contest Inspires Us To Build That Holiday Into That Holiday

I appreciate what LEGO Ideas did here, especially that most of us are required to stay at home. The LEGO Ideas platform has launched another contest that helps us look forward to that great summer vacation, in spite of the on-going pandemic. The LEGO Ideas Build That Holiday Into That Holiday contest is now accepting entries beginning last week, May 8. Read on for the contest details.

This next LEGO Ideas contest is kind of unique compared to other previous ones because it specifically challenges builders to limit their creation using only 150 t0 250 LEGO pieces.

Build That Holiday

Your dream holiday… What does that look like? Is it enjoying a meal with friends and family? Is it exploring coral reefs in tropical waters? In this contest, we’re asking you to come up with a small model that helps turn that holiday into THAT holiday. It could be a rowing boat to go fishing in, a picnic bench to enjoy a BBQ with. Use your own holidays or your dream holidays as inspiration!

The only restrictions are that your model should be at most 250 bricks, with a minimum of 150 bricks.

The only unlimited aspect of the contest is that you can choose any of your dream holidays to be rendered in these limited number of bricks.

And of course, the prizes awaiting the winners for this LEGO Ideas Build That Holiday contest are surely worth the time and effort. The winning entry will have the honor of being transformed into a new LEGO Gift-With-Purchase (GWP) set in the near future. And on top of this, the Grand Prize winner (to be announced on July 7, 2020) will also bring home these premium LEGO sets and goodies.

Five (5) Runner-Up Winners will also be selected, each of them receiving:

Be sure to have your bricks ready and to submit your entry not later than June 12. You may read the complete set of contest rules and guidelines right here. So what dream vacation do you have in mind? Let us know what you think and happy building!

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Add Some Fun To Your Video Calls With These LEGO Ideas Custom Backgrounds

Yep, most of us are already feeling the brunt of being cooped up at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic – and while most of us can stay connected with our friends and workmates via video conferencing, chances are, the view can really be quite monotonous. To add more fun to your video conferences, you may want to check out this collection of cool LEGO Ideas custom backgrounds, created by some of the prolific builders in the LEGO fan community. Here are some of my favorites.

LEGO Ideas Custom Backgrounds

LEGO Ideas Custom Backgrounds

LEGO Ideas Custom Backgrounds

LEGO Ideas Custom Backgrounds

In fact, the LEGO Ideas platform has announced a new activity where you can even submit your own LEGO Ideas custom background for everybody to enjoy. These are trying times, and I appreciate it that members of the LEGO fan community are doing whatever they can to somehow ease each other’s stay-at-home burdens. So whether you feel like you want to show that you are chased by a dinosaur or videoconferencing from out space, these brick-inspired custom backgrounds have you covered.

These LEGO Ideas custom backgrounds are not a first though. If you recall, LEGO.com also released a series of wallpapers through its online shopping portal as part of its #LetsBuildTogether campaign.

You may head over to lego.com/en-us/themes/letsbuildtogether/backgrounds to download these fun wallpapers and backgrounds.

For instructions on how to use these backgrounds for your next video conference, you may want to read this article from the LEGO Ideas blogsite. You can also find high-resolution images of these backgrounds right there. They’ve provided a handy how-to guide for Zoom and Microsoft Teams users, including for Mac users. And if you have your custom LEGO background to share, do check and participate at this LEGO Ideas Create a Custom Background for Video Calls Activity. The nice thing about this is that the LEGO Ideas Team opted to remove any deadline and has kept the activity open for the foreseeable future.

So what do you think? Which among these backgrounds are your personal favorites? Talk to us in the comments below.

26 LEGO Ideas Projects Qualify for the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage

I haven’t covered much of LEGO Ideas recently, so looking back at how things went during these past few weeks are certainly quite a surprise. A groundbreaking, 26 LEGO Ideas projects all qualified for this year’s First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. It’s unprecedented, considering the fact that we only get to see around a dozen entries or so every review stage.

I guess its a testament on how active the LEGO fan community has been lately considering most of us are forced to stay home during these times. Whatever is the case, I’m glad to see this many projects qualify and I’m sure it will be a considerable challenge for the LEGO Ideas Review Team to select those that will eventually come on top as the next official LEGO Ideas set. I also reckon that it will take some time before we can hear the outcome of these results, considering all the fan interviews and IP concerns that need to be hurdled.

I also have my personal selections, and I’m hoping product ideas such as the Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone, Knight Rider- KITT or The Iron Giant will eventually become official LEGO sets. Though in the meantime, I will settle for Build Better Bricks’ excellent rendition of the 90’s popular robot. You may want to check it out as well.

I’m sure you have your own bets, so let’s take a quick look at these First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage qualifiers that made the cut. Click on the links below for more details, drop us a comment, and let us know which among these is your favorite.

1. Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree Lane – Disneybrick55

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

2. Tesla Cybertruck – BrickinNick

 

3. Untitled Goose Game – A Fellow Player

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

4. UCS Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Norders

 

5. The Train Station: Studgate – Bricky_Brick

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

6. SpaceX Falcon 9 (Saturn V Scale) – Lego_Aviator

 

7. Mini-fig Scale Project Gemini – Stevenhoward27

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

8. Retro Bowling Alley – Astronaut Avila

 

9. Indiana Jones Trilogy – BenBuildsLego

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

10. Bricks & Blooms – Bricked1980

 

11. Sonic Mania – Green Hill Zone – toastergrl

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

12. The Great Fishing Boat – EdouardClo

 

13. Knight Rider – KITT – Jimmi-DK

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

14. Snow-groomer PRINOTH LEITWOLF – redera00

 

15. The Castle in the Forest poVoq

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16. Coraline’s Pink Palace Apartments – Hwachtman

 

17. Historically Accurate Rome – daevead

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18. Ruined House – kirteem

 

19. Spongebob Squarepants – The Krusty Krab – ExeSandbox

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

20. Working Waterfall – with Continuous Flowing Water! – LEGOParadise

 

21. Queen – The Miracle Express – Artistic Shadow

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

22. Futurama Planet Express Headquarter, Spaceship and the Crew – ThomasW

 

23. The Iron Giant – 20th Anniversary Edition – BrettCuv

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

24. The Legend of Zelda BotW: Hyrule Castle – BrickGallery

 

25. Blue Origin New Glenn Rocket, Launch Tower & Blue Moon Lander – 1/110 Scale Set – Matthew Nolan & Whatsuptoday

First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review

 

26. Earth Globe – Disneybrick55

 

This is really quite a list, and I’m very excited about how things will turn out for this batch. The LEGO Ideas Review Team also mentioned that they are now wrapping it up for the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review Stage, with a total of 12 projects that qualified. I hope we can hear from them soon in the next few weeks.

WATCH: LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay Designer Video

Ahoy maties! LEGO has just released a pretty neat designer video for the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322). Listen to LEGO design captains Sam “Shipwreck” Johnson and Austin “Flint Fish” Carlson as they give landlubbers an inside tour of their outstanding creation. Watch this.

Originally submitted by LEGO fan designer Pablo Sanchez, the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay is an endearing throwback to our early LEGO childhood days where we brave the unchartered seas together with Captain Redbeard and his merry minifigure crew.

This set comes in at 2,545 pieces and will exclusively retail for $199.99 via LEGO Shop@Home beginning April 1st. Read on for more info, and you may click the link below if you wish to add this brick beauty to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322)

2,545 pieces | $199.99 

Rekindle nostalgic memories of childhood LEGO® construction projects with this LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) shipwreck island model for display and play. Enjoy some calm, quality time alone building – or share the fun with others. Discover the captain’s cabin, food store, kitchen, bedrooms, supply dock, farm, toilet, jail cell, tavern, and hidden treasure, plus lots of fun accessories, 8 pirate minifigures, assorted animal figures, and 2 skeleton figures to inspire action-packed stories. This set includes an island that can be split in half and rearranged. The shipwreck can also be dismantled and reassembled to make a ship inspired by the Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship LEGO model from 1989.

  • Build and play with or display this LEGO® Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) shipwreck island model. The island can also be split in half and rearranged, revealing buried pirate treasure.
  • The set has 8 minifigures including Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot and twins Port and Starboard for pirate role-play action, plus a shark, pig, 2 parrots, 3 crabs, 2 frogs, and 2 skeleton figures.
  • Rooms including a captain’s cabin, kitchen, tavern, bedroom and jail cell are filled with accessories. The shipwreck also rebuilds into a ship inspired by the 1989 LEGO® model, Captain Redbeard’s Black Seas Barracuda.
  • This 2,545-piece pirate building set makes a great birthday or holiday gift for pirate and LEGO® enthusiasts. It will give you a stress-relieving break from the daily grind – and hours of refreshing, creative fun.
  • This cool pirate shipwreck island model measures over 23” (59cm) high, 25” (64cm) wide and 12” (32cm) deep. It’s sure to make a big impression whether displayed at home or as an office desk toy.

LEGO Ideas Knight Rider – KITT Enters This Year’s First Review Stage

Fans of this NBC classic TV show will surely want to see this AI-powered car rendered into LEGO bricks. The LEGO Ideas Knight Rider – KITT is our next qualifier for this year’s LEGO Ideas First Review Stage, and it’s a cool way of celebrating the 80s show that most of us grew up with.

LEGO Ideas Knight Rider

Designed by LEGO fan builder Jimmi-DK, the LEGO Ideas Knight Rider – KITT (or short for Knight Industries Two Thousand) consists of 883 pieces and is the 13th entry to qualify for the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage. It measures more than 13 inches in length and comes very close to the LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang (10265) in terms of its physical dimensions.

In fact, this is not the first time that LEGO will be coming up with a Knight Rider inspired set. If you recall, the now discontinued LEGO Dimensions theme also offered a Knight Rider Fun Pack (71286) as a way of expanding its toys-to-life ensemble in 2017. However, the mini builds that go with these Fun Packs are a far cry in terms of accurately portraying their real-life counterparts. Hopefully having a LEGO Ideas Knight Rider set will fill in that gap that LEGO fans of the TV show would like to see.

LEGO Ideas Knight Rider

In case you’re not familiar with the classic TV series that inspired this qualifying entry, NBC’s Knight Rider first aired back in 1982, with David Hasselhoff’s starring in his breakout role as an LA police officer.  He played the role of a cop that is out for justice against those that are otherwise considered above the law. He is helped in his mission by an AI-powered supercar sidekick in the form of KITT.  Think of Siri or Alexa on wheels and you’ll get the point. The car itself is based on a modified 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am model, hence the sleek curves on this brick design. I can just imagine how gorgeous it will look in black LEGO pieces if perchance the LEGO Ideas design team works their LEGO magic on this product idea.

Here’s what Jimmi-DK has to say about his entry. The LEGO Ideas Knight Rider – KITT joins The Great Fishing Boat together with eleven more qualifiers to enter the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review Stage which will be concluded very soon.

Knight Rider – KITT

LEGO Ideas Knight Rider

As a kid in the 80s, I was, and still am, a huge fan of the TV series Knight Rider. I had a big poster on the wall with KITT and Michael Knight. The idea of having this cool looking self-aware car, that could drive itself, talk and jump over obstacles was very fascinating. KITT, which stands for Knight Industries Two Thousand, was a modified 1982 Pontiac Trans Am.
With this LEGO model, I have tried to capture the shape of the car and various details, such as the seats and other interiors.

Number of bricks: 883

Size:
Length: 336 mm (13.23 in)
Width: 128 mm (5.04 in)
Height: 80 mm (3.15 in)

READ: LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) Official Press Release

The next LEGO Ideas set has been revealed, and boy, am I really hyped for it! I’m pretty sure adult LEGO fans will all agree that the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) is one set that surely triggers a lot of memories of our early days of LEGO building. Plus the fact that this latest LEGO Ideas set is just gorgeously stunning simply makes this latest offering a must-have. And LEGO couldn’t agree more. Read on for The LEGO Group’s official press release about the Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) to learn more about the inspiration behind this set.

Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322)

Notwithstanding the threat of COVID-19, I must say that 2020 is a year of great releases as far as the LEGO Ideas theme is concerned. Other than this recent addition, we also have the LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street Apartment Building (21323) to watch out for. And if there are any LEGO sets that will fill in the top spot of my LEGO wishlist for 2020, these two will definitely suffice.

The LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) will be available beginning April 1st (and on my AFOL’s honor, this is NOT  an April Fool’s Day joke) at LEGO Shop@Home and on LEGO brand stores, retailing for $199.99. It’s not on sale or pre-order yet, but you have the option of adding this to your LEGO online wishlist.

Arghhh me hearties! Explore an epic shipwreck with the new LEGO® Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322)

The LEGO Group has announced the latest LEGO Ideas set, bringing back memories of the beloved LEGO Pirates theme.

Become a pirate with this brand-new LEGO Ideas set, inspired by the 1989 Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship model. Adventurers can now explore the island and the wreckage of Captain Redbeard’s famous ship, which was lost at sea over 30 years ago.

The new LEGO© Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay set has been created based on a submission to the LEGO Ideas platform by fan designer Pablo Sánchez Jiménez, who has a passion for all things pirate and was inspired after building LEGO brick models with his dad when he was young. The concept behind the LEGO® IDEAS Pirates of Barracuda Bay set reached the 10,000-supporter milestone in just 25 days – making it one of the quickest sets to hit the target.

With 2,545-pieces in total, the model contains everything a pirate or LEGO fan needs to create the ultimate shipwreck – including a captain’s quarters, food store and supply dock. LEGO builders can even uncover buried treasure on the island by removing parts of the ship to explore new areas and create new stories.

This set also contains 8 Minifigures all based on pirate characters from the classic pirate lines, including the iconic Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot and the twins, Port and Starboard, as well as 3 other pirates and 2 skeleton figures and various animals to discover on the island.

When builders tire of being stranded at sea, the island can also be reassembled to create Captain Redbeard’s legendary ship, the Black Seas Barracuda. Rebuild the ship to launch a rescue mission to take the ship’s crew back to safety and find the buried treasure.

The LEGO® Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay set measures over 23” (59cm) high, 25” (64cm) wide and 12” (32cm) deep and is sure to catch the eye whether proudly displayed or placed amongst other LEGO Pirate sets.

LEGO Ideas 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 net sales.

Fans can submit their own LEGO set ideas at ideas.LEGO.com.

21322 LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay will be available directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores from 1st April 2020.

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) Officially Revealed!

This is one exciting set that you surely wouldn’t want to miss! After several teasers over social media, the next LEGO Ideas set has been finally unveiled. Setting sail over at LEGO Shop@Home is the gorgeous and impressively huge LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322). Check out the product details and crisp official images below.

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

Slated to be released on April 1st (and this ain’t an April Fool’s Day joke), the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) comes in at 2,545 pieces and will retail for $199.99. Inspired by LEGO fan builder Pablo Sanchez (or Brick_Brick at LEGO Ideas), this set will certainly bring back memories of the good ‘ol LEGO Pirates days together with the daring Captain Redbeard and his dauntless pirate crew. This set is now listed over LEGO Shop@Home and you may opt to add this to your wishlist so you will be notified later on of its availability. I just hope that LEGO brand stores will be back on track on this date, moving forward.

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322)

2,545 pieces || $199.99 USD

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay

 

Rekindle nostalgic memories of childhood LEGO® construction projects with this LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) shipwreck island model for display and play. Enjoy some calm, quality time alone building – or share the fun with others.

Rebuild into a classic
Discover the captain’s cabin, food store, kitchen, bedrooms, supply dock, farm, toilet, jail cell, tavern, and hidden treasure, plus lots of fun accessories, 8 pirate minifigures, assorted animal figures, and 2 skeleton figures to inspire action-packed stories. This set includes an island that can be split in half and rearranged. The shipwreck can also be dismantled and reassembled to make a ship inspired by the Black Seas Barracuda pirate ship LEGO model from 1989.

Fan-tastic ideas!
LEGO Ideas offers a diverse array of sets, all created by LEGO fans and voted for by LEGO fans. Inspired by real-life, action heroes, iconic movies, popular TV series or totally original concepts, there are cool model kits for people of all ages.

  • Build and play with or display this LEGO® Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322) shipwreck island model. The island can also be split in half and rearranged, revealing buried pirate treasure.
  • The set has 8 minifigures including Captain Redbeard, Lady Anchor, Robin Loot and twins Port and Starboard for pirate role-play action, plus a shark, pig, 2 parrots, 3 crabs, 2 frogs, and 2 skeleton figures.
  • Rooms including a captain’s cabin, kitchen, tavern, bedroom and jail cell are filled with accessories. The shipwreck also rebuilds into a ship inspired by the 1989 LEGO® model, Captain Redbeard’s Black Seas Barracuda.
  • This 2,545-piece pirate building set makes a great birthday or holiday gift for pirate and LEGO® enthusiasts. It will give you a stress-relieving break from the daily grind – and hours of refreshing, creative fun.
  • This cool pirate shipwreck island model measures over 23” (59cm) high, 25” (64cm) wide and 12” (32cm) deep. It’s sure to make a big impression whether displayed at home or as an office desk toy.

 

 

Are We To See the LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay (21322) Set Anytime Soon?

LEGO’s official Facebook page gave out a series of teasers that somehow gives the impression that the next LEGO Ideas reveal is on its way very soon. If you recall during the LEGO Ideas First 2019 Review Stage, three sets managed to receive the thumbs up approval of the reviewers to become the next LEGO Ideas sets: the impressive Playable LEGO Piano, my personal favorite, 123 Sesame Street Apartment Building, and The Pirate Bay. One of these sets is now slated to be announced anytime soon, with the consensus of most fans that the latter might be appearing on LEGO Shop@Home anytime soon.

As of this posting, LEGO has already launched two polls on its Facebook page that asks AFOLs of their favorite LEGO Pirates sets from the past.

Based on its first social media poll, most LEGO fans who joined in weighed their choices between the LEGO Black Seas Barracuda (6285) and the LEGO Skull’s Eye Schooner (6286). It’s a bit of a tight race between the two, with the Black Seas Barracuda emerging as the all-time favorite pirate ship among the 38,000 fans who cast their votes.

The second poll is currently on-going, asking fans whether they had any of the two classic LEGO Pirate sets where they can dock their brick pirate ships. Its a choice between the Lagoon Lock-Up (6267) or the Imperial Trading Post (6277) for that matter.

It’s a great way to spark the interest of the LEGO community, especially that our next LEGO Ideas set is something that is very endeared among older LEGO fans. The LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay (21322) by Pablo Jimenez (aka Bricky_Brick over at the LEGO Ideas website) is scheduled to be our next fan-designed set following the LEGO Ideas International Space Station (21321). This set is expected to follow a modular design similar to that of the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310) from 2017. Like any other LEGO Ideas set, we can expect that the LEGO Design Team has put considerable effort into streamlining this set, taking into account the size and scale of The Pirate Bay.

 

LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay

The LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay (21322) follows a modular design similar to its predecessor the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310).

We do not have any additional details about the LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay except for its expected price point of $200 based on Price Vortex’s listing. And if this turns out to be true, then this recent LEGO Ideas set will be the second one within the said price range, other than the LEGO Ideas Tree House (21318). Its a bit pricy, but the scale of this model is certainly worth it.

With these recent developments, we can expect an official reveal from LEGO anytime soon. So be sure to stay tuned here in our blogsite for more updates about the LEGO Ideas The Pirate Bay (21322).

Are you excited about the comeback of the LEGO Pirates? Let me know in the comments below.

Check Out the Winners of the LEGO Ideas Build United! Contest

Back in January, the LEGO Ideas platform launched the LEGO Ideas Build United! contest that challenges builders to come up with their most awesome builds to celebrate the legacy of the iconic Old Trafford and the subsequent release of the LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford – Manchester United (10272) set.

LEGO Ideas Contest

The challenge is to recreate the most celebrated scenes of Manchester United – whether a historic goal, iconic badges, or even the player themselves – using LEGO bricks. Out of a total of 275 contest entries, three stood above the rest earning the thumbs up approval of the LEGO Ideas Review Team. Two Runner-Ups and a Grand Prize Winner were eventually selected. Let’s take a look at the winning entries in this LEGO Ideas Build United! contest and read on for what the judges have to say about them.

Runner-Up #1: Watching the Football Game by Hb3

LEGO Ideas Build United!

This build is an amazing display of forced perspective! When we first saw the model, we thought that it was a photoshop job in order to get the scene so nicely fit to the television. The pictures showing the model from a different angle show how clever the whole construction is. The details of the antenna on the TV, the brick-built remote, and the lines on the field all help to make this one amazing creation!

Runner-Up #2: The Bicycle 2-1 Winning Kick by Stevenhoward27

LEGO Ideas Build United!

Capturing human forms with LEGO bricks, let alone the human form in motion, is an incredibly difficult task. The builder does a wonderful job of recreating the movement and energy of this iconic moment in Manchester United history, a very hard task with LEGO bricks! We also love the use of multiple scales, with all of the spectators in the background really completing this iconic image.

Grand Prize Winner – United with Manchester by Bluestar13

We love all of the details in this model showing the surrounds of the original stadium. The designer has done an incredible job of capturing the plan, buildings, greenery, roads, trainlines, and river at such an incredibly small scale. That’s not even mentioning the fantastic nanoscale version of Old Trafford!

As always with other LEGO Ideas building contests, the prizes definitely does not disappoint. The Runner Up winners get to bring home an impressive LEGO loot consisting of the LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop (10270), London Bus (10258), and a LEGO Technic Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (42093); plus a $150 shopping spree at LEGO Shop@Home.

And as the Grand Prize Winner, Bluestar13 gets to bring home an exclusive Manchester United merchandise, a LEGO Creator Expert Old Trafford (10272), Bookshop (10270), and the LEGO modular commemorative set Assembly Square (10255).

Congratulations to the winners! Keep building!

LEGO Ideas The Great Fishing Boat Enters First 2020 Review Stage

For all sea-loving AFOLs out there: this will certainly be a great addition to the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store (21310). As we close in towards the conclusion of this year’s LEGO Ideas First Review Stage, we now have our next 10K qualifier that managed to gather the needed support from the LEGO fan community. The LEGO Ideas The Great Fishing Boat by EdouardClo received the thumbs-up seal of approval from more than 10,000 LEGO fans, for the bid to become the next official LEGO Ideas set.

LEGO Ideas The Great Fishing Boat

The LEGO Ideas The Great Fishing Boat is inspired by the adventurous team of four brave fishermen including their captain as they brave the elements in search of their next big catch. The ship itself features a pretty sleek and subtle hull and bow, that comes in a soothing combination of dark red and turquoise colors. A closer look reveals a detailed rendition of its deck, hatch and other mechanisms to manage their rich, underwater haul. And finally, this LEGO Ideas The Great Fishing Boat also with a dinghy and a crane to traverse further into the sea.

The Great Fishing Boat is the 12th project to qualify for the LEGO Ideas Review Stage, following the likes of Mary Poppins, Cherry Tree LaneTesla CybertruckUntitled Goose GameUCS Chitty Chitty Bang BangThe Train Station: StudgateSpaceX Falcon 9Mini-fig Scale Project GeminiRetro Bowling AlleyIndiana Jones Trilogy, Bricks & Blooms, and Sonic Mania-Green Hill Zone.

The Great Fishing Boat

LEGO Ideas The Great Fishing Boat

The sea is rough. In the early morning, the fishermen of the ship are on deck, busy sorting freshly caught fish. One scans the horizon, the captain handles his boat from the bridge, struggling against the elements. It is sometimes hard, but tonight they will be back to the harbour.

As you understood, this is a fishing boat. And more precisely they are fishing tunas, those huge and powerful silver beasts.

Did you know that even nowadays, tunas are still caught using fishing rods? Yes this is why there are 8 long dark bluish grey rods at the back of the cabin! 

Why is this build so nice:

  • Beautiful hull shape, with an elegant raised bow, with extremely fine and sleek lines and curves, inward and outward.  Very subtle! 
  • The color scheme: dark red under the waterline and dark turquoise and white for the rest of the hull and cabin.
  • 2 masts: the white tops look amazing. They support lights, mandatory on today’s boats, which even fish at night.
  • The wooden deck and hatch for the hold with the crane to stow and unload fish containers.
  • The great cabin, with vertical windows and the amazing dark turquoise roof. There is also a nice chimney on the rear.
  • At the stern (rear) there is the dinghy, with a crane to launch it. (-> See the picture!)
  • The golden propeller integrated into the curves of the hull looks amazing.
  • Silver details and deck fittings.
  • 4 minifigures: 3 sailors and their captain, with dark blue and orange raincoats and rain hat.
  • Golden cleats, beautiful to moor the ship.