Today, the LEGO Group unveiled the iconic #21347 LEGO Ideas Red London Telephone Box set, a classic British symbol recognized worldwide. Released in the same year that the K2 Telephone Box celebrates its 100th anniversary, the new LEGO set is inspired by the iconic red and black structure that’s a quintessential symbol of London.
The perfect set for display, the #21347 LEGO Ideas Red London Telephone Box features an opening door, a light brick in the roof to illuminate the K2 Telephone Box when pushing down the top, and a lamppost with flowerpots and a cobbled street – invoking a sense of nostalgia and an enduring connection to a city that seamlessly blends history with modernity.
Designed by John Cramp, from Leicester, England, as part of the LEGO Ideas program – whereby fans can submit a design that other fans can then vote to be made into a real LEGO set. In a lovely twist that brings the set right up to date, the design also includes a stand for your mobile phone.
Talking about the new set, Michael Smy, Head of Street at BT Group said; “The K2 red phone box is seen as a British cultural icon throughout the world, and we’re delighted that the Lego Group is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its design with this model. Fast forward to today and whilst communications have rapidly evolved, the iconic K2 continues to play a part in communities through BT’s Adopt a Kiosk scheme. As we continue to build the next generation of communication networks, we’re proud that more than 7,200 phone boxes have already been adopted across the UK, repurposed into mini libraries and life-saving defibrillators, among others.”
The #21347 LEGO Ideas Red London Telephone Box set is going to be available for LEGO Insiders from the 1st of February and for all from the 4th February. Prices are as follows: €114.99 / £99.99 / $114.99 / 199.99 AUD / 999 CNY / 47990 HUF / 149.99 CAD. For more information and images, visit the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
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