“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. And today is indeed a favorite day because LEGO just announced the upcoming #21326 LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set! Details below.
Today, LEGO is inviting Winnie the Pooh fans to embrace nostalgia and return to the picturesque Hundred Acre Wood with its new LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set – based on original designs by LEGO builder and superfan Ben Alder. Beneath a large oak tree, complete with beehives and bees, Pooh’s house takes center stage. The house can be opened up to unveil a whole host of furniture and unique items, such as the “Pooh-coo” Clock, box of “Pooh sticks”, Tigger’s locket, and of course, plenty of honey pots – both full and empty!
A. A. Milne’s wonderful tales of Christopher Robin’s adventures have amazed readers of all ages for almost a century and have become even more memorable thanks to the television and film adaptations that have truly brought the characters’ world to life.
LEGO superfan Ben Alder originally submitted the concept to LEGO Ideas; a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turns them into reality. Based on Ben’s original designs, the set is the perfect project for adult builders to take time to relax and return to the halcyon days of youth, recalling the adventures of their favorite bear and his friends.
Discussing the design, Ben Alder commented “I love Winnie the Pooh and remember my parents reading it to me as a child. I now read the same Winnie the Pooh stories to my children, so it is certainly something dear to my heart. I decided to make the set so that my children could bring to life our bedtime stories but never quite expected the positive reaction it has received.”
The new set also includes five new moulded characters, each with their own accessories. Pooh himself has his red balloon to collect honey from the bees in the branches above, Piglet is wrapped up in his scarf, and Tigger has just moved to the woods with his sack on a stick. Meanwhile, Rabbit has carrots ready for snacking, and Eeyore comes complete with his tail and a removable ribbon.
Other notable inclusions to the set include; a campfire and log for Pooh to think about the things that he discovers, his front door complete with “Mr. Sanders” sign above it, his adorable blue bell to ring the front door, and finally, a signpost to the Hundred Acre Wood to make sure Pooh finds his way home.
Federico Begher, VP of Global Marketing at The LEGO Group commented, “Winnie the Pooh is a 95-year-old story that is loved globally, so seeing Ben’s design sparked a lot of nostalgia for us all. Plus, his personal story about how he created the set for his family to play out the lovely Winnie the Pooh stories using LEGO bricks felt like a beautiful combination of family, LEGO bricks, and Winnie the Pooh that we wanted to share with others. We also had the rare treat of being able to create all new characters for this LEGO Ideas set. We simply had to see how the line-up of Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, and Piglet would look like in mini figure shape. As well as creating a brand-new Eeyore figure! The stories of the Hundred Acre Wood come to life with this set and there are plenty of intricate details for fans of both Disney and LEGO to discover.”
The #21326 LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set is released in the 18+ line, and comes with 1,265 pieces with an overall size of 22cm high, 18cm wide, and 24cm long. The set also includes 5 characters: Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Rabbit, and Eeyore, complete with their own accessories.
The #21326 LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set is going to be available directly from official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop LEGO from18th March for LEGO VIP members, and 1st April 2021 for all. Prices are as follows: €99.99 / £89.99 / $99.99 / 159.99 AUD / 999.99 BRL / 139.99 CAD. For more details, visit the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ideas Winnie the Pooh set? Are you planning to get it? And what do you think of the minifigures? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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Whoomp, there it is! Looks pretty good with the new minifig heads, a rotable(?) Tigger taiil and the single Eeyore mould. (Maybe Lego would have something similar in mind for Pluto, akin to Scooby Doo.)
And I have to say the professional designers improved the build this time, it looks a lot more refined and colorful. And I’d think this is a franchise with international appeal, which makes sense now when the American distribution still seems rather uncertain.
This is a great set, a must have set. My concern is I hope there is more of this set to go around. I mean that I hope VIP members don’t clean it out before the actual release date . So, others can get a chance to get this set too.
I guess there will be restocks, although you might need some patience… =/
I’m in on this one just for the box of Poohstix in the attic. Lego just doesn’t get it when it comes to Americans calling fecal matter poo. My grandson is gonna love this set
Well, he’s been called Winnie-the-Pooh since 1926. Doesn’t seem that there’s much to do about it, now.
Wow. Love this! I’m so glad they made special molds for the figures!
I always have patience. If I get it I get it. If I don’t I don’t . I’m still enjoying the medieval blacksmith shop. 😁.
UPDATE: I added the designer video. Enjoy! 🙂
Oh, thanks! 😀
Lego really outdid themselves with those minifigs!!