After a brief teaser on social-media a couple of days ago, today, LEGO fully revealed the #21315 LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book. The project was originally designed by LEGO fan Jason Allemann, who is well known in the LEGO fan community for his LEGO kinetic sculptures and other amazing LEGO creations. Jason was also the original designer of an earlier LEGO Ideas set, the #21305 LEGO Ideas Maze released in 2016. Another very talented LEGO fan, Grant Davis, collaborated with Jason for the LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book project, so this is a great success for both of them. Below is the press-release with product information, pictures, and more. 🙂
Here is the official description of the set: Enjoy two classic fairy tales with this brick-mazing pop-up LEGO book! Build, play, and display the classic fairy tales Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk with the #21315 LEGO Ideas Pop-up Book! This first-ever buildable pop-up book made from LEGO bricks opens to reveal the famous scene of grandmother’s forest cottage featuring opening door, bed, and kitchen area. Recreate the scene when Little Red Riding Hood meets the wolf, or swap out grandmother’s cottage for the scene of the giant’s castle in the clouds. This collectible toy features enough bricks to build both scenes, or you can even build a scene of your own. This LEGO set includes a booklet with a short history of pop-up books, a condensed history of each fairy tale in the set, as well as information about its fan designers and LEGO designers.
- Includes four new-for-November-2018 LEGO minifigures: Little Red Riding Hood, Grandmother, the Wolf, and the Giant. Also includes one new-for-November-2018 microfigure, Jack.
- First pop-up book in LEGO history features two different LEGO fairy tale stories; Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack and the Beanstalk.
- Build and display two of the best-known and most cherished classic fairy tales with this LEGO set. You can even build your own scene and mount it in the book.
- This LEGO Ideas set features enough bricks to build both fairy tales in the set, or build your own scene with the included pieces.
- Includes a booklet featuring building instructions, a brief history of pop-up books, a short history of the two fairy tales in the set, plus information about this amazing classic fairy tale’s fan designers and LEGO designers.
- Pop-up book measures over 7” (20cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide when closed, and over 11” (28cm) wide when open.
- Includes 859 pieces.
- This LEGO Ideas playset is recommended for boys and girls aged 12+ and for fans and big kids of all ages.
The #21315 LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book will be available directly from official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop on November 1st. Prices are as follows: US $69.99 – CA $89.99 – DE 69.99€ – UK 59.99£ – FR 69.99€ – DK 599DKK – AU $109.99 (Euro pricing varies by country). For more details visit the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
I was a big fan of the original pop-up book, and I’m also very impressed with the final design. The color-scheme and font-type of the cover is elegant, the two builds are fun, and the minifigs are nicely detailed. It’s interesting to note, however, how much the colors and builds changed from the original model. The originally submitted project had muted colors of tans and grays, the title of the book was “Brick Tales”, and the suggested builds were not just from traditional fairy tales, like Little Red Riding Hood, but also included a castle, a jungle ruin, and a Western shootout.
One of the main ideas with this project is that the included builds can be easily swapped out, so if you do get the #21315 LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book, I recommend trying out some of the other suggested builds, or even create your own. This is definitely going to be a fun set to play with!
What do you think? How do you like the #21315 LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book? Is this a set you are planning to get? And how do you like the final design compared to the original submission? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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