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LEGO Ideas Grand Piano Press-Release

Build the first-ever playable LEGO Grand Piano! Do you have a passion for music? Do you like to relax by focusing on a fun, hands-on project in your free time? If so, this incredible #21323 LEGO Ideas Grand Piano model kit is just the creative activity for you! Imagined by an avid LEGO builder, the LEGO Group’s brand-new #21323 LEGO Ideas Grand Piano is a show-stopping set for adult music lovers and builders – available from the1st August at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop. Details below.

A dazzling idea from a keen LEGO builder and music enthusiast has now been brought to life after receiving overwhelming demand from the public – as the LEGO Group launches the brand-new #21323 LEGO Ideas Grand Piano set. This latest product is part of the LEGO Ideas collection, which conceptualizes and produces the creative wonders imagined and voted for by LEGO fans themselves.

Designed with the intricate elements of a real grand piano, this brand-new set is a fully immersive build. With a clever motor and working keys, when the set is combined with the LEGO Powered Up app, fans can become musical maestros one brick and one note at a time – making it The LEGO Group’s first-ever piano set with the ability to play music.

Talented builders can try their hand at creating their own masterpiece on the LEGO Ideas Grand Piano using the LEGO Powered Up app, which allows them full control of the musical notes and piano keys. Alternatively, those looking to sit back and relax can choose to select ‘auto-play’ and enjoy the dulcet tones of one of the ten pre-set songs available.

The brand-new set is a masterpiece of craft and innovation, featuring all the makings of real-life grand piano to give an authentic musical experience in LEGO brick-form. These authentic features include a removable 25-key keyboard, a top lid that can be propped up, an authentic hammer action, and a moving damper and pedal. All of these cool features help to make the LEGO Ideas Grand Piano as beautiful as it is functional.

Once built, the 3,662-piece LEGO Ideas Grand Piano is made to take center stage as a spectacular display model for any room, measuring over 8.5” (22.5cm) high, 12” (30.5cm) wide, and 13.5” (35.5cm) deep when closed. In the video below, LEGO designer Woon Tze Chee talks more about the set.

The new grand piano set is part of the LEGO Ideas collection, which offers fans the opportunity to submit their own brick creations with the chance to have their concept brought to life with the help of LEGO master designers and a share of the profits. Other recent LEGO Ideas sets inspired by LEGO fans, include the #21322 LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay, and the #21319 LEGO Ideas Friends Central Perk.

Imagined by music teacher and LEGO aficionado Donny Chen, this set was designed as a way for him to combine his passion for music with his passion for building. To add to the excitement and personal feel of the build, the LEGO Ideas Grand Piano even features a music sheet composed by Donny himself.

Speaking about the process, Donny Chen said: “When I’m not building with LEGO bricks, I’m teaching, tuning, or writing music on my piano. So, when I first discovered LEGO Ideas, I knew I wanted to build something that not only combined my two passions, but also looked visually stunning. It’s truly an honor to see my idea brought to life by the talented people at the LEGO Group and I hope it brings joy to all the other music fans who voted for the idea on the LEGO Ideas platform.”

Federico Begher, VP of Global Marketing at The LEGO Group added: “We get so many amazing concepts submitted through our LEGO Ideas platform, but when we saw Donny’s piano design it really stood out as something extraordinary, with great potential to become a truly unique LEGO set. The accompanying images and video submitted by Donny really sparked some ideas within the team. We believed that including power functions as part of the model to enable the set to play real music in real life would elevate the design even further. We simply could not pass on the opportunity to create the ultimate LEGO Ideas Grand Piano model for music and LEGO fans alike!”

  • The LEGO Ideas Grand Piano has a removable 25-key keyboard, authentic hammer action, moving dampers and pedal, and motor. Combined with the LEGO Powered Up app, you can play a tune yourself or automatically.
  • Revel in the authentic design details of this beautiful model, from the top lid that can be propped up just like a real grand piano’s, to the opening fallboard and piano leg wheels, plus a height adjustable bench.
  • The piano measures over 8.5” (22.5cm) high, 12” (30.5cm) wide and 13.5” (35.5cm) deep when closed. A stylish item for your home or workplace, it also makes a cool gift for musicians, music-lovers, pianists, and hobbyists.
  • To power up the grand piano’s self-playing function, you’ll need 6 AAA batteries (not included) and the free LEGO Powered Up app – choose user play to play the notes yourself or auto play to listen to 1 of 4 songs.
  • Comes with 3,662 pieces.
  • Recommended for ages 18+.

The new #21323 LEGO Ideas Grand Piano set is the latest example of how the LEGO Group aims to inspire builders of all ages to build, rebuild, and get excited by the process of creation. The LEGO Ideas Grand Piano will be available from August 1st directly via official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop. Prices are as follows: US $349.99 – CA $449.99 – DE €349.99 – UK £319.99 – FR €349.99 – DK 2699.0DKK (Euro pricing varies by country). Check the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ideas Grand Piano? Is this a set you’re interested to get yourself? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Henry July 23, 2020, 10:35 AM

    Oh, this is incredible!

  • Giza July 23, 2020, 10:54 AM

    It’s beautiful, but out of my price range.

  • jabber-baby-wocky July 23, 2020, 11:16 AM

    It’s beautiful! But I wish they did like with the crocodile that the power functions is an optional add-on. That way, there would be a cheaper entry price.

  • Thita (admin) July 23, 2020, 11:47 AM

    UPDATE: I just added the designer video. Enjoy! 🙂

  • Martin July 23, 2020, 11:54 AM

    Incredible. I just hope that when he said everything has to fit perfectly, it won’t be like the Haunted House we talked about yesterday. When all the parts have to line up just right for the ride to work. Anyway,. beautiful model.

  • Oldtimer July 23, 2020, 12:30 PM

    It’s so tightly packed with detail, just like a real grand piano. I remember practicing the piano as a child. I didn’t like practicing, but I loved looking at the inside of the piano and watch how it works.

  • Nofakebricks July 23, 2020, 1:01 PM

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! And pricey. Just like a real grand piano. Haha. I wonder how long the app is going to be supported to play music. What happens in 10 or 20 years when the app is gone?

  • Pepper July 23, 2020, 2:39 PM

    Like others said, this is a beautiful set, but it’s way out of my price range. Unless Santa thinks I have been good enough to get it, but I doubt it. 😀

  • Håkan July 23, 2020, 3:21 PM

    Hmmm, not sure if Sesame Street would have taken longer to adapt, or that it has been postponed until the American distribution would function satisfying again.

    Even in foreign markets that actually air the show, it has often been adapted with the puppet and animated skits mostly retained (unless they’re too obviously based on English puns or local American references) and the human cast and surroundings replaced with local equivalents.

    • Thita (admin) July 24, 2020, 2:15 PM

      Yeah, not sure about Sesame Street. I haven’t heard any updates.

  • jedimaster July 23, 2020, 10:24 PM

    It costs almost as much as a real grand piano, so they stayed authentic with the price too! LOL. On a more serious note, this is an amazing set. The inner workings are so packed and so complex. I will probably never get it, but I hope lego stores will be open soon and we can see it with our own eyes.

  • BLProductions July 24, 2020, 12:05 AM

    My only complaint about the piano’s appearance is that its body is too thick vertically, which makes it look rather odd from certain angles. Other than that, I think it looks fantastic overall, and it’s functionally great as well, with the moving keys and working pedal. That said, when the Ideas project was approved, I had hoped I would be able to get the final set, but sadly it is way out of my price range.
    I also have mixed feelings about the app integration. I like the idea – that you can make the piano “play” audible songs – but not so much the execution. Namely, when playing “on your own,” it seems the app plays the next note of a song regardless of which key you press on the piano. Making the app recognize which key is pressed would be difficult to implement, though, probably requiring at least both a color and distance sensor, which look impossible to fit in properly at this scale. So I suppose what we get in the set is a reasonable compromise.
    Also, off-topic, but I wanted to say, admin, that this site’s new design looks great. I was around when the change happened but haven’t had time to comment. Although I somewhat prefer the geometric patterns for the gravatars, I do like the faces – mine’s quite funny. Overall, keep up the great work! 🙂

    • Håkan July 24, 2020, 7:51 AM

      Is it possible to press all the separate keys independently? If so, I guess it would be theoretically possible to connect each one to a separate sound file, that could be played simultaneously with others. Sounds relatively simple to program.

      On a side note, I now have my second Ideas set after the Exo-Suit. I actually found the Yellow Submarine in a bag hanging next to a recycling station some weeks ago. Half the box was torn apart, there was no instruction booklet, and I had to order a new George minifig, Ringo’s legs, and John’s and Ringo’s hairpieces separately from British Firestar Toys (which have a pretty good selection of official parts, own customs and third party products as well as cheap shipping to Sweden). The bulk seemed to be there, including most printed parts, but I haven’t had time yet to check how much that is missing.

      • Thita (admin) July 24, 2020, 2:14 PM

        Wow! What a great find! I hope you will have most of the pieces! It’s a super fun set, and I love the parts-selection! 😀

        • Håkan July 24, 2020, 3:46 PM

          Yeah. It was a nice surprise, although some kid seemed to have jumbled up the Beatles members…

    • Thita (admin) July 24, 2020, 2:10 PM

      Yeah, putting all of those features in in a small scale like this would have been tough. By the way, both the look and the functionality is similar to other toy pianos, so it’s not too far off of what’s normal at this scale. The features are also in line with the original Ideas model, except that it had Power Functions instead of Powered Up. Despite its limitations, it does look beautiful!

      And thanks for the kind words. I like the site updates too. It had to be done as the previous theme wasn’t responsive on mobile. 🙂

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