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4,000-piece 21330 Home Alone House unveiled as biggest LEGO Ideas set ever [News]

Not a lot of movies from the early 1990s have stuck around as household names, but surely one of the oddest is that childhood classic from 1990, Home Alone. It has found its quirky, lovable place among our holiday favorites, and today, LEGO is revealing that the newest Ideas set is based on the film. 21330 Home Alone House features the quiet suburban McCallister house that Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) has rigged with all manner of booby traps for the would-be burglars. The LEGO set has a full interior thanks to its 3,957 pieces, making it the biggest product to date based on a fan design from the crowd-sourcing platform Ideas. The original Ideas project was created by fan Alex Storozhuk, whose Home Alone project reached the requisite 10k votes back in December of 2019, and was approved by LEGO to become a set in June of 2020. The new set will retail for US $249.99 | CAN $349.99 | UK £229.99 and will be available starting Nov. 1.

Be sure to check out our full, hands-on review of the LEGO Ideas 21330 Home Alone House!

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LEGO Ideas First 2021 review are in: three new products are coming [News]

Today, LEGO Ideas reveals the results of the most recent review. In case you missed it, the Review Board had to evaluate a whopping 57 projects, including ideas based on sitcoms, fairy tales, and even some unusual concepts. According to the announcement published on the blog, there is great news about three projects, one from each of the mentioned categories.

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First LEGO House, then LEGO Designer!

You wouldn’t even need to read this article to know that this builder is on an amazing trajectory. I mean, look at this build, it is chock full of joy and optimism. But the story is, Lee Chi Wing got this creation into an exibit in the LEGO House, which is an honor in itself. That was right before they got hired on as a LEGO Designer! Down low and rather small, you see a model of the LEGO House itself and the rest of the creation represents each colored part of the building.

LEGO House Masterpiece Gallery 01 – Imagine! (2021)

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LEGO Ideas officially reveals 21329 Fender Stratocaster buildable guitar with 2 colors [News]

Today LEGO is finally revealing the official design for the LEGO Ideas 21329 Fender Stratocaster. The design was created by fan Tomáš Letenay as part of the Music to Our Ears contest for the crowdsourcing platform, and although it didn’t win the fan vote, LEGO designers specially selected it to become a set in September of 2020. The official set will include a version of the famous Fender Stratocaster guitar from the 1970s, and like the original submission, its 1,074 pieces include parts to build the guitar along with an amp. You’ll also get the option to build the guitar in either red or black. The set will be available starting Oct. 1 for US $99 | CAN $139.99 | UK £99. Check out our full, hands-on review of 21329 Fender Stratocaster as well.

Be sure to also check out what other upcoming LEGO Ideas sets we know about.

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34 LEGO Ideas projects qualify for the second review [News]

As the second review period of 2021 has just closed, the LEGO Ideas team confirms that 34 projects successfully gathered 10,000 votes each and are now qualified for the review stage. As usual, there’s plenty of buildings (both urban and rural) in the pool, as well as space-themed creations and scenes based on TV shows and movies. It’s hard to predict the review result just yet, but we are thrilled to see how some of the more unusual projects will perform.

Ideas 2021 Second Review

Meanwhile, the results of the 2021 first review are coming soon. We can’t wait to learn which of the 57 projects will be turned into official LEGO Ideas sets next.

2021 First Review

LEGO Ideas 40487 Sailboat Adventure is the new fan-designed Gift with Purchase [Review]

A few times a year, LEGO dips into the vast sea of fan-designed content on the Ideas platform to find a smaller set suitable for a free gift with purchase for customers, such as 40448 Vintage Car. The Summer 2021 example is 40487 Sailboat Adventure, designed by fan Yan Chevalier as part of a LEGO Ideas fan competition. The 330-piece set is available to LEGO VIPs starting today with minimum US $200 | CAN $200 | UK £200 purchases from LEGO stores and the LEGO website— check out all the new LEGO sets for August 2021 available today. Starting Aug. 4, it will be available to non-VIP members as well, and the promo is slated to run through Aug. 29. Let’s take this set for a sail and see if it’s seaworthy.

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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LEGO and a little red bicycle [Video]

If you think about it, it’s probably safe to say that more people in the world know how to ride a bicycle than operate an automobile. In fact, there are some countries where riding a bike is the preferred mode of transportation. It’s also not surprising to know that Denmark, a friendly, quiet, and quaint country (and the home of LEGO) is one of the world leaders in using bicycles for transportation. This working LEGO bike, built by Donny Chen pays homage to bikes everywhere.

Working LEGO Bicycle

The details are totally awesome, from the body shape to the realistic drive-train, freewheel, and pneumatic disc brakes. You’re going to want to watch the video below to get a full tour of all the excellent features!

Wondering why there’s sheet music on the bike’s rack? That’s a nod to Donny’s magnum opus: the incredible LEGO Ideas set 21323 Grand Piano. Yep, he’s the fan designer of one of the coolest LEGO sets of all time! Check out our review, linked above.

LEGO 40487 Ideas Sailboat Adventure will be available as a Gift with Purchase promotion in August [News]

The winning entry of a contest titled Build that holiday into that holiday! held on the LEGO ideas platform in May 2020 has been made into an official set – the LEGO 40487 Ideas Sailboat Adventure. This fan-selected entry will only be available as a Gift with Purchase (GWP) item in August with a purchase of $200 USD.

LEGO VIP members will have the opportunity to get an early opportunity to grab this it’s opened to members from the 1st to the 3rd of August 2021. Non-members will have access to it from the 04th of August till the 29th. The standard terms of availability only while stocks last are in the fine print as usual. LEGO VIP Membership is free and a good idea to sign up in advance before the promotion goes live.

The set is designed by YC_SOLO and made into a LEGO official set with design modifications as with any winning LEGO Ideas set released.

The Amazing Spider-Man is amazing as a LEGO-built classic comic cover

I’m an artist but it may surprise some of you to learn that I wasn’t much into comic books as a kid. However, the few comics I had held a specil place in my heart. I had a few issues of Star Wars, Superman, The Hulk, even Spider-Man. Speaking of which, this mind-blowing LEGO creation by Bas van Houwelingen is made to look like a classic comic book cover. This uncanny technique uses both intentionally built sections as well as seemingly haphazardly poured elements to create an amazing cohesive image. Here we see a closeup of Spider-Man as well as Sandman’s fist creeping (or sifting) into the shot. As 3-D art goes, especially in LEGO, you’d normally build Spider-Man with parts of him red, other parts blue and call it a day. But as 2-D artists know, you can often use other colors in surprising ways to give the illusion of a 3-D image. Here we see white, yellow, pink, lavender, green and other colors used beautifully here to tell a complex story.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Not only that, but if you look closely, you may find LEGO elements you wouldn’t normally use to build Spider-Man such as flowers, boats, even a few minifigures. The builder tells us that this work of art took a week to design and is comprized of about 5000 LEGO bricks and utilizes nearly all the red and pink bits in their collection. This technique is a great way to use some of those less-utilized pieces in any collection.

If this already looks a bit familiar to you, then your sharp eyes may have seen that this was submitted to the LEGO Ideas Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Hero Contest and it was the grand prize winner in the Brick category!

LEGO Ideas 21328 Seinfeld features Jerry’s NYC apartment [Review]

There are not many sitcoms that were on air for as long as Seinfeld, especially given the famously simple premise of a show about nothing, which earned its reputation for taking mundane situations we can all relate to and turning them into pure comedic gold by repetition and exaggeration. Created by stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, Seinfeld had 9 seasons, premiering on July 5, 1989, and running until May 14, 1998, ending with 180 episodes. Now Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment joins the growing rank of sitcom-based LEGO kits which started with 21302 Big-Bang Theory and was followed up by 21319 Central Perk from Friends, and recently the neighboring 10292 Friends Apartments. Like those, the Seinfield set is jam-packed with easter eggs and references to some of the series’ most memorable episodes along with some very accurate details and some great building techniques, so let’s jump right in. LEGO Ideas 21328 Seinfeld includes 1,326 pieces and will be available to VIP members from July 21, and available to everyone on August 1, 2021 for US $79.99 | CAN $109.99 | UK £69.99.

The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.

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Fan designed set now is made into reality with the LEGO Ideas 21328 Seinfeld unveiled [News]

LEGO just announced the newest Ideas set, 21328 Seinfeld. Based on the popular sitcom from the 90s, Seinfeld, the set features Jerry’s apartment along with the main characters from the show; Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer, Elaine Benes and Newman. The set is built like a stage, very much like the LEGO Ideas Friends Central Perk and LEGO Creator Expert Friends The Apartments, and measures 32 cm (12.6 in) wide, 18 cm (7 in) long and 13 cm (5.1 in) high with 1,326 pieces.

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A much more affordable typewriter

Do you love the new LEGO Ideas typewriter but you don’t want to break the bank? I know how you feel. And it looks like Vant . does too, since they have built a pint-sized version of the new sand-green typewriter with an amazing amount of detail in a very small package (paper letter not included). While I love the carriage return and the curved front, my favorite detail is the ink ribbon made from lever handles.

MOC : LEGO Mini Typewriter

You can see even more details from the top, like the paper guide connected with droid arms that can lift up just like the real thing. And don’t miss the letter keys made from a pair of claw elements and an unusual Bionicle part.

MOC : LEGO Mini Typewriter