Yesterday, the team at LEGO Ideas unveiled one of the most hyped up LEGO Ideas set that isn’t the Saturn V – 21310 Old Fishing Store and it is simply stunning! The set was unveiled online and at Billund as part of the LEGO Fan Media Days (you can follow it on Instagram using the hashtag #LEGOFanMediaDays) and from what I’ve heard from those that have seen it in person – it’s absolutely gorgeous in the flesh.
The Old Fishing Store is based off the winning design of Robert Bontenbal (RobenAnne) and comprises of 2,049 LEGO bricks, which will make this the biggest Ideas set ever on its release, beating the Apollo Saturn V.
The release date for the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store is 1 September 2017, and it will retail for USD 149.99 / AU$249.99 / EURO 149.99 / GBP 139.99. Good news for Australia as we’ll be getting the set in-stores at the same time as everyone else!
Unlike the Saturn V which was released early at the Legoland Discovery Centre Melbourne Shop and Dreamworld LEGO Store, there will be a wider release this time with independents (like Toyworld and I’m Rick James Bricks) getting in on the action too. And yes, that is the official Australian RRP.
Here’s the official description of the set:
Find all the gear you need for a fantastic fishing trip at the Old Fishing Store! Walk up the steps from the beach into the shop selling fishing rods, hooks, harpoons, diving equipment, oxygen tanks and much more. Climb the ladder to the top of the watchtower and look through the telescope to enjoy the view. Then relax and read the newspaper in the office. Just make sure the cat or seagulls don’t eat the freshly caught fish hanging outside!
The Old Fishing Store is ideal for display and role-play, this model has 2 removable roofs, an opening back wall in the shop for easy access, 4 minifigures, cat and 3 seagull figures, as well as loads of other cool details and elements to fire up the imagination.
The designers have done a wonderful job making the gorgeous submission look even better. The elaborate detailing on the roof is a big upgrade over the original and I’m glad that they’ve made it a lot busier with so many more little details.
The set comes with 4 minifigures, which look to have some really interesting new designs. I’m especially a fan of the Fisherman with his olive green overalls and boots, as well as the Captain’s sweater! The addition on the seagulls (you get 3!), lobster, cat and crab are also really nice additions.
I can’t help but say that this is one of my most anticipated sets this year. It’s a big risk for LEGO to produce such a large and sophisticated Ideas set which is based off an original design instead of an existing license, but I believe that the set’s charming design and great price point will ensure that it’ll fly off the shelves.
I’d love to know what you think of the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store in the comments. Must-buy or is the set’s price tag going to be a tough purchase to justify.