The LEGO Group are lighting it up with their latest set – a tribute to the global pop icons – BTS, also known as Bulletproof Boy Scouts or Bangtan Boys. The #21339 LEGO Ideas BTS Dynamite set, designed by a LEGO fan, features the seven-piece band on the video set of their global smash-hit single “Dynamite”, which when released in August 2020 reached over 100 million views in less than one day and one billion views in just eight months, and even gave the band their first number-one single in the United States.
Sing the night away as you build this 749-piece LEGO set and uncover authentically recreated details that mirror scenes from the iconic music video. Customers can now combine at-home karaoke sessions with brick building and immerse themselves in a world of disco, donuts, and dynamic dance moves.
The new set embodies the band’s creative forms of expression and includes the vibrant donut shop, ice cream truck, and record store. Each building is fully detachable from the set, allowing for individual play and display experiences.
But the set wouldn’t be complete without the biggest South Korean boy band in the world – who are now also available in LEGO minifigure form for the first time. All seven minifigures of the band members – RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jung Kook – are ready to sing and dance in sync on the LEGO stages.
This LEGO Ideas set was the brainchild of LEGO fans and friends Josh, 20 from Indiana, and Jacob, 21 from New York. Combining their love of BTS and passion for LEGO building, they worked together to bring the set to life.
Talking about their process, Jacob said: “Josh did the building and design work and, as a massive BTS fan, I told him what needed to be in it, what details were most important. It was a really fun process”.
Josh continued, saying: “Jacob had the BTS knowledge, and he was able to direct my build in the proper way. I watched the music video over and over and tried to capture its essence in LEGO bricks. It was insane when the project went viral online overnight.”
Talking about developing the set, Federico Begher, Head of LEGO Product Group, commented: “When we saw Josh and Jacob’s colorful design we knew it would be a hit and this was proved by how quickly they reached 10,000 views in the LEGO Ideas voting. The BTS fans have already got behind the design and so it was important that we were as faithful to the original creation as possible. The set highlights creativity, passion and most importantly, fun! We can’t wait to see the fans building and displaying it.”
In case you’re not familiar with the band or their hit song, I have included their music video below.
The #21339 LEGO Ideas BTS Dynamite set is going to be released on March 1st. Prices are as follows: £89.99 / €99.99 / $99.99 / 169.99 AUD / 129.99 CAD. For more information, visit the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO BTS set? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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Haha! Good thing you included the video because I never heard of these guys before. Their music and their looks do nothing for me, so I guess I will pass.
I don’t even care about this enough to watch the music video, but it’s nice that the entire set, right down to the minifigs, could be completely functional in a generic “Lego city” setting.
Never heard of these guys, but the minifigs could be useful.
I like the colors of the set and the minifigs. Don’t really care about the band. They look so plastic and sound so overly polished. Not my kind of music.
It seems to be a simple build. I like the old style ice cream truck. I may steal that design. The rest doesn’t interest me, but I would like to get the minifigs. The price is not too bad.
Maybe it’s just me, but all Asian minifigs look the same to me…
(Then, I maybe just need to hang out with them more…)
Well, they look very much the same in real life too. This band supposed to promote diversity and unique expression, but I can’t tell these guys from each other. They all look the same down to their clothing choices and hairstyle. In fact, I think the minifigs have more diversity than their human counterparts. Sorry, didn’t mean to criticize, I don’t know anything about them, it’s just an observation….
Yeah, that was part of the joke, I guess… Apparently South Korea has about the narrowest standards of beauty in the industrialized world or something, so that might be some unfortunate results from those ideas…
You weren’t kidding. I read this on Wikipedia: “South Korea is known for its often stringent beauty standards, which have resulted in the notable development of the Korean skincare industry. South Korean beauty standards are defined by a very pale skin, big eyes with double eyelids, a tiny nose with a high nose bridge, and rosebud lips, a small face and subtly-pointed chin. As these standards are difficult to achieve, cosmetic surgery has become common in South Korea; as of 2018, it had highest rate of cosmetic surgery per capita, a figure predicted to increase in later years.”