It’s a busy week for LEGO first with their Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts Minifigure Reveal and now with their LEGO Ideas Voltron which was based on a concept from the fan-feuled crowdsourcing platform.
The set which was announced earlier this year is based on the original 1980’s animated series as well as the modern DreamWorks Voltron: Legendary Defender currently in its sixth season on Netflix.
This will be the biggest LEGO mech ever at 2,321 pieces and goes on sale August 1 for $179.99. There are however two early opportunities to get your hands on these. If you are LEGO VIP member there is an early access purchase opportunity starting July 23 and if you are attending the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con there will be a limited number of sets available at the show which will be the first time it will be available for purchase.
Below is some more information about the set as well as a slew of photos for you to enjoy:
LEGO® Ideas Voltron (21311)
Available August 1, 2018.
LEGO® Ideas Voltron is the biggest buildable LEGO mech ever! This awesome set features buildable and highly posable black, blue, yellow, red and green lions with specially designed, extra-strong joints to combine them all and create the Voltron super robot, plus a huge sword and shield that attach firmly to Voltron’s hands. As always the black lion forms the head and torso; the red and green lions form the arms; and the yellow and blue lions form the legs. Includes a sword and shield (each with silver-colored elements) that attach firmly to Voltron’s hands and comes with a booklet with building instructions and information about the set’s fan creator and super force of LEGO® designers.
Based on the classic Disney Mickey Mouse cartoon, ‘Steamboat Willie,’ this 751 piece set is a perfect way to celebrate Mickey’s 90th anniversary. The iconic black-and-white animated short debuted in 1928 and was the first Disney film with synchronized sound.
Now you’ll be able to build and display this collectible set and recreate scenes from the cartoon. The black-and-white Steamboat Willie set features steam pipes that move up and down and paddle wheels that rotate when the boat is pushed along. The boat’s bridge has room for a minifigure and play-inspiring nautical details such as the ship’s wheel, life buoy, buildable bell, ‘S.S. Willie’ boat name sign, and ‘1928’ year sign. On deck there is a working crane to lift the ‘potato bin’ cargo aboard. The set features two new minifigures Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, each with silver-colored decoration, plus Mickey Mouse’s parrot figure and Minnie Mouse’s guitar and music sheet.
The LEGO Ideas set comes with a booklet with building instructions, fun facts about the historic 1928 animated Disney short film ‘Steamboat Willie’, and information about this awesome retro set’s fan creator and LEGO designers.
21317 Steamboat Willie
US $89.99 – CA $119.99 – DE €89.99 – UK £79.99 – FR €89.99 – DK 749DKK
Enjoy modern Stone Age suburban life in Bedrock with this LEGO® Ideas 21316 The Flintstones collectible toy! A wonderfully nostalgic building toy, it features The Flintstones house and their iconic family car. The detailed house has a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, sofa, TV, coffee table, bowling ball and bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree. Build your own Flintstones vehicle that seats 4 minifigures and features a new-for-March-2019 fabric car roof element and an attachable dinosaur rib for creative play.
Central Perk (21319)
US $59.99 – CA $89.99 – DE €69.99 – UK £64.99 – FR €59.99 – DK 649DKK *Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Nostalgic, collectible LEGO® Ideas set to delight fans of the classic TV sitcom Friends!
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends, the legendary American TV sitcom, with this highly collectible LEGO® Ideas CENTRAL PERK set!
This wonderful LEGO recreation of the café TV studio set is packed with authentic details including the iconic seating area with a couch, armchair and 2 chairs and is removable for easy play; the stage where Phoebe performed her songs on guitar (and where Ross once played his keyboard and everyone except Phoebe thought he was terrible); service area with a brick-built coffee machine, service counter, cash register, cookie jar with 2 cookie elements, menu board element and other authentic items; umbrella stand with 2 umbrella elements; and window with ‘CENTRAL PERK’ logo decoration;
The set includes 7 new minifigures of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and CENTRAL PERK’s long-suffering manager Gunther each with accessories such as Ross’s brick-built keyboard, Rachel’s tray and coffee cup, Monica’s muffin, Joey’s pizza box, pizza slice and ‘man bag’, Chandler’s laptop, Phoebe’s guitar and Gunther’s broom. This LEGO® Ideas set comes with a booklet with building instructions and information about this awesome set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
Since the LEGO Group launched its first bricks made of plant-based polyethylene last year, the sustainable bricks have increasingly been included in new LEGO sets. The Treehouse contains the highest number of sustainable bricks ever in a LEGO set and is another important step to fulfill the LEGO Group’s sustainability ambitions.
[23rd July 2019] A gathering point for family and friends. A secret hideout. A fortress. A sleepover.
LEGO fans can now immerse themselves in the intricately detailed LEGO IDEAS Treehouse. A challenging build, the exclusive set, made up of more than 3000 elements, is one of the largest LEGO IDEAS sets to date.
The Treehouse is packed with play-inspiring features and comes with a landscape base and removable treetop to reveal three detailed cabins. A special feature of the set is that all 185 plants and leaves are made from sustainable materials sourced from sugarcane. This includes the treetop canopy, which has interchangeable sets of green summer leaf elements and yellow and brown fall leaf elements.
Tim Brooks, Vice President, Environmental Responsibility, the LEGO Group, said:
“When I first saw the model, I was blown away. Not only because it looks amazing, but also because it connects strongly to the very reason, we are investing so much time and effort in identifying new and sustainable materials, which is to preserve natural resources and fulfill our planet promise. It really is an important step in our ambitious target of making all LEGO elements from sustainable materials.”
During 2018, the LEGO Group began making botanical elements, including trees, leaves and bushes, from plant-based polyethylene using sustainably sourced sugarcane. Children and parents will not notice any difference in the quality, durability or appearance of the new elements, because plant-based polyethylene has the same properties as conventional polyethylene. These elements represent the first milestone in the LEGO Group’s ambitious commitment to making products using sustainable materials by 2030.
The Treehouse is an example of how the LEGO Group uses co-creation to foster innovation, as the original idea was submitted through the LEGO IDEAS platform, where LEGO fans can upload their creative builds. Users then have a chance to review and support the model and, given sufficient support, the build can end up as a certified LEGO set with the help of LEGO master designers. In this case, the model was submitted by fan designer Kevin Feeser from Nancy, France. Kevin’s motivation for creating a treehouse stems in particular from his passion for the great outdoors combined with pretty sophisticated LEGO building skills.
21318 LEGO IDEAS: Treehouse
• Available in LEGO Retail Stores from August 1, 2019 (July 24, 2019 for LEGO VIP)
• RRP: 199.99 USD / 269.99 CAD
• Age 16+
• 3,036 pieces, including 180+ botanical elements made from plant-based polyethylene plastic using sustainably sourced sugarcane.