Today, the LEGO Group has revealed the ultimate global celebration of play with the launch of the new #21337 LEGO Ideas Table Football set. From the highs and lows of the goals to the cheers echoing throughout the stadium, football lovers can now build and play their favorite game with this exciting new fan-designed LEGO set.
The first to test the new fully functional table football were legendary football icon, and World Cup winner, Thierry Henry and current Manchester United and England star Marcus Rashford MBE – who take on each other with their team of minifigures in a new video. Each player can first build their five-a-side team of LEGO minifigures plus a crowd of teammates and fans that watch from the sides from over 60 different elements before competing in a match.
The #21337 LEGO Ideas Table Football set honors football players and fans from around the globe and features a diverse line-up of minifigures. In total, 22 different minifigures can be built to play or watch with a diverse range of hairstyles, facial expressions, and skin tones to choose from. The portable size of the set means it is perfect for transporting to play with friends and play ‘away’ or ‘at home’. It also makes an ideal display cabinet piece. The overall size is 41.28 cm high, 29.0 cm wide, and 15.26 cm deep, and the set comes with 2,339 pieces.
Thierry Henry says: “Throughout my career I’ve played football everywhere you can imagine – from my garden to stadiums across the world and now in a LEGO Ideas Table Football set! LEGO play is all about harnessing the unifying spirit of sport to rebuild the game for fans everywhere. I am very excited to see the new LEGO set bring people together across the world as they master the table football game in brick form.”
Also talking about his involvement in the campaign, England and Manchester United star Marcus Rashford said: “I love building with LEGO bricks – but to now build and play football against Thierry Henry in LEGO form is amazing! Football brings fans together and it is great to see that the LEGO Ideas Table Football set does the same.”
The set was designed by 16-year-old Hungarian LEGO fan Donát Fehérvári as part of the “We Love Sports Contest” on LEGO Ideas, and then made into a real set by LEGO Designer, Antica Bracanov,who said: “What makes the LEGO Ideas Table Football set so amazing is that it harnesses the spirit of sport. Donát’s design champions the shared rollercoaster of emotions that fans experience when watching football games. At the LEGO Group, we are incredibly proud to have brought this set to life, allowing fans to swap football boots for bricks, and be inspired take part in the game of play, for the love of play.”
Bringing culture, creativity and play together, the new LEGO Ideas Table Football launches as part of the LEGO For The Joy of Play campaign at 35–37 Rue des Francs-Bourgeois in Paris on 29th – 30th October. The two-day event will feature the opportunity to compete in the ultimate LEGO Table Football competition, plus talks from inspiring speakers and the chance to get hands-on with LEGO bricks with an amazing mural and free building areas. In addition, Thierry Henry will be present at the event. For more information and tickets visit www.lego.com/table-football.
The #21337 LEGO Ideas Table Football set is available from the 1st of November via official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop. Prices are as follows: $/€249.99 / £214.99 / 379.99 AUD / 309.99 CAD. For more information and pictures, visit the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ideas Table Football set? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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Hmm, dual-molded legs and arms would look better on soccer players. (Although it would clearly work less well with the ethnic diversity.)
Otherwise, I’m more interested in all the different heads and hairpieces than the rest of the set. Hopefully, they will turn up in other places soon…
Someone mentioned that one of the heads had vitiligo. I can’t see that, however. It appears to just be the lightning or a hearing aid, but maybe I just need better photos.
I think that’s just a shadow on one of the pictures. I like the variety of skin colors and hairstyles. The table looks a little small though for a real game.
Apparently, that vitiligo head was real. I saw some better photos on other size.
If I could catch one separately at a decent price, I might snag one.
Small, yeah, although the original proposal was too big to be feasible as an actual set. It would have cost a fortune, and was apparently very fragile. This revamp is more streamlined and functional, although it’s quite expensive for play value alone. I guess the build is rather dense, but it comes across as rather gimmicky and high-priced for a rather small-looking set.
Foosball what we call this game here. It’s really fun on cold winter days.
So many nice head and hair pieces! seems Fun but wouldn’t want to buy it just to play with rather just try and make my own . worth it if your into football I guess.
The frame feels heavy for such a small field. Twice the size would be so much better. But I still like it.
I didn’t realize lego was making so many different hairsyles! Love it! And the skin colors too!
Hmm, if Lego would have produced a smaller set with similar skin-toned figures in urban outfits, and some simple side-builds such as benches or bicycle stands, and marketed it as something like “Heroic City People Pack” , to imply that the figures could be used in a Marvel or DC setting (I think the term “superhero” itself could be trademarked for marketing purposes, and might also feel limiting), it’s likely I would buy it. The set itself is too expensive for only the minifigures.
Just recently I found a similar wooden foosball set (metal bars and plastic players, it seemed) outside a recycle station. with one goalkeeper, two defenders and three midfielders for each team (i.e. one more midfielder). Of the four handles, one was loose and two were missing, as well as the ball, so a replacement one was necessary, maybe a golf ball…
Anyway, the set seemed to work okay except for that, but I’m a loner and not very interested in the game, myself, so I brought it over to a local freeshop that I frequent for swapping…
Nice! I love table football, and even manged to play it all by myself. You just have to do a lot of talking like an excited announcer and run back and forth between the two sides. 😀