More importantly, though, LEGO is retiring several iconic sets that you’ll probably want to grab if you don’t have a copy already.
Back in March, LEGO announced that the next LEGO Ideas set would be 21307 Caterham Seven 620R, designed by Carl Greatrix. Just released this month, we’re pleased to bring our readers a full hands-on review.
This is quite a lovely set with some great parts — both brand new molds and recolored existing parts. Read our full review, but we think you’ll like this set as much as we do.
This morning, LEGO unveiled pictures and information for the upcoming LEGO Ideas set, 21306 Yellow Submarine, which should make every Beatles fan very very happy. This idea was announced as a future set in June this year. The set will be available beginning November 1, and will cost USD $59.99 (EUR 59,99 / GBP 49.99) for 550 parts. The set includes 4 minifigures plus a little character.
UPDATE: 21306 LEGO Beatles Yellow Submarine is out now!
The new LEGO Ideas set 21307 Caterham Seven 620R just hit store shelves, but not everybody has their own copy yet (we do, so look for our review shortly). In a remarkable feat, Gerald Cacas has used only — yes ONLY! — the pieces in 10252 Volkswagen Beetle to build a remarkably accurate Caterham.
In March, we shared the great news that LEGO Ideas chose Carl Greatrix’s Caterham Super Seven as one of their newest additions to the LEGO Ideas family. Today, LEGO unveiled 21307 Caterham Seven 620R, and it will be available October 1. The set has 771 pieces, and will retail for $79.99 USD.
LEGO sent Ellen an advance copy of the set, which she has revealed on her blog. She takes us step by step through the box art, the construction, and includes observations about her profession and the stories the vignettes tell.
I wanted to highlight, too, this fantastic telescope design for the astronomer. I am so excited for this set to come out!
There doesn’t seem to be word yet on pricing or when it will be available, though it appears to be on target for an August release.
The winter 2014 LEGO Ideas results have been announced, and the next set will be the female minifigure set, which will be named “Research Institute.” Check out the video announcement below or read the full announcement on the LEGO Ideas blog.