One of the most charming and universally praised LEGO set that was released at the beginning of the month is the #21310 LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store. Designed by LEGO fan Robert Bontenbal, it quickly achieved 10k public votes, and was chosen by the LEGO Ideas team to be the next set in the collection of fan-designed models. We have talked about the set a couple times already (see: LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store Details and LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store More Details). 🙂
Today, I thought to share with you a couple of videos that I think you will find interesting in regards to the set. The first one is an interview with LEGO fan designer Robert Bontenbal, where he shares some details and background information about his model, and the experience of working with LEGO’s own designer Adam Grabowski, who made sure that the project lived up to the quality requirements for an official LEGO set. The interview is about 25 minutes long, and it’s a bit slow at the beginning, but get’s more interesting as Robert answers questions about the set. It’s worth a watch.
The second video is a full review of the #21310 LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store by JANGBRiCKS. JANG shows you every detail of the set, as well as the minifigures. If you would like to take a good look at the set both inside and outside – especially if you are considering buying it – the review should be very helpful. This video is only about 10 minutes long.
The LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store is undoubtedly a wonderful display piece as you can see in the video-review above, but there is another aspect of the set worth mentioning; the great number of very useful parts and colors. The set comes with 2,049 pieces, making it the largest (and most expensive) LEGO Ideas set to date. The model sits on a 32×32 baseplate in tan (always great to have!), and there are also a good number of tan window-frames and door-frames (three 2×2, nine 4×4, and two 4×6). Olive-green is a color that LEGO fans always want to have more of. Here you get thirty-seven 1×1 plates, twenty 1×1 bricks, twenty-two 1×2 masonry-bricks, six 2×2 plates, eleven 1×4 bricks, two 1×8 bricks, and five 1×1 round tiles. The set is also a great source of sand-green parts, with over one hundred 1×2 tiles, thirty-five 1×3 tiles, and eighty-three 1×4 tiles. Yet another color that is great for buildings and landscaping is nougat. Fourteen 1×1 tiles, eleven 1×2 tiles, seven 1×4 plates, and thirty (yes, thirty!) 1×4 tiles with wood-grain printing are included. Other useful pieces and colors worth highlighting are twelve dark-brown 1×4 tiles, sixteen dark-orange tiles with stud on the side, and a good number of plates and tiles in dark-tan (including seventeen 1×3 tiles with wood-grain printing). And, of course, you get plenty of regular brown, light and dark-gray pieces, as well as some other colors in smaller quantities. To summarize, this set is a great resource for landscaping and for building rustic houses!
Here is official description of the set: Find all the gear you need for a fantastic fishing trip at the Old Fishing Store! Walk up the steps from the beach into the shop selling fishing rods, hooks, harpoons, diving equipment, oxygen tanks and much more. Climb the ladder to the top of the watchtower and look through the telescope to enjoy the view. Then relax and read the newspaper in the office. Just make sure the cat or seagulls don’t eat the freshly caught fish hanging outside! The Old Fishing Store is ideal for display and role-play, this model has 2 removable roofs, an opening back wall in the shop for easy access, 4 minifigures, cat and 3 seagull figures, as well as loads of other cool details and elements to fire up the imagination. 2,049 pieces. Price: $149.99 – BUY HERE
If you would like to own this set, I recommend that you get it as soon as possible. LEGO Ideas sets are made in limited quantities, and they are not available for very long. If you are considering getting it for Christmas, I still recommend buying it now, and then just putting it aside until the holidays. It is very likely that the set will be gone by then. Please don’t set yourself up for disappointment. See the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store? Do you have it already? Or are you planning to get it? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! 😉
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