LEGO Ideas have just unveiled their final LEGO set of the year – 21337 Table Football, a buildable LEGO Foosball table that works like a charm.
Coming in at 2,339-pieces, the LEGO Foosball Table will be priced at US$249.99 / AU$379.99 and has a release date of 1 November 2022 where it’ll be available from LEGO.com or at your local LEGO Store.
Oh, and I almost forgot one of the best things about the set. Despite this being a five-a-side Foosball Table, LEGO are including a whopping 22 different minifigures that you can build as well, to allow you to have a proper 11-a-side Football squad.
This is also one of the most diverse lineups of minifigures ever, and if you notice, the set includes non-yellow tone minifigures, the first for a non-licensed LEGO set, and includes plenty of different skin tones, hairstyles and facial features to choose from.
See below for regional pricing and product page links:
- 21337 Table Football [US] – US$249.99
- 21337 Table Football [AUS] – AU$379.99
- 21337 Table Football [UK] – £214.99
- 21337 Table Football [EU] – €249.99
- 21337 Table Football [CA] – CAD$309.99
The LEGO Foosball Table was first announced at LEGO CON 2021, where it was selected as the winner of the We Love Sports challenge.
The original design was built and submitted as digital design by Donat, a Hungarian builder.
One of the main differences, and one thing that fans will be disappointed with is the size of the retail set, which has been shrunk down significantly from Donat’s original design.
We actually got a sneak peek of the LEGO Foosball Table at RLFM Days 2022, and heard from the design team, led by Antica Bracanov. I’ll be sharing more on the development process and story, but this was a particularly challenging set to bring to life, and still keep to LEGO’s high quality standards, as well as ensuring that it functions as well as it could as a Foosball Table.
Getting the rods/axles right were the biggest challenge, and over 300 LEGO designers helped contribute to the testing and development process, and this design was the very best that they could do.
After playing with the set, I can safely say that it works really well, and is true to the spirit of Foosball.
The highlight of the set is hands down the minifigure line-up, and the sheer diversity of facial expressions, skin tones and hairstyles.
This is essentially a mega diversity pack, and here’s a sneak peek at the number of heads and hairstyles included. There are 43 different wigs, and 44 different heads available, as well as different torsos with different shades of hands.
Apart from non-yellow minifigures with hearing aids, the set also features the very first LEGO minifigure with Vitiligo in the set!
There are stands included for the spare minifigures to sit, cheering on the 5-a-side squad.
There is also a compartment beneath the stands where you can safely store all the spare wigs and heads when not in use.
I really love what LEGO have done with the diversity of minifigures in this set, and this is a really fantastic move. My 2021 prediction is about a year late, but I really love that we’re seeing such a wide selection of skin tones in such a way.
This is a fantastic pack to help more people customise themselves as minifigures.
To help launch the set, LEGO have employed the help of legendary footballer Thierry Henry, and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford to launch the set.
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.”
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.
There’s no denying that this is quite an expensive LEGO set, and isn’t really for everyone. The price is a huge barrier to entry and even with such a great lineup of minifigures.
And yes, the novelty of constructing a foosball table out of LEGO is the core attraction, but you can also buy a pretty good full-sized Foosball table for the price of this set, which is arguably the slightly better purchase if you actually want to have a good game of foosball.
It’s also a really hard set to translate through photos, and I can’t wait to share my full review, and videos of the LEGO Foosball Table in action.
It works really well, and the ball and “sounds” of the Foosball Table are pretty well done to make it mimic the real thing, and it makes for a great tabletop novelty – great if you work in an office, and want a fun interactive LEGO toy that you can play with others.
But we’re coming up to the end of 2022, and this has been a really expensive year for LEGO and for a 2,339-piece set, US$249.99 / AU$379.99 is a big ask, and fans will also be slightly disappointed in the small footprint of the set, especially in comparison to the original design.
That said, like the LEGO Typewriter, and other technical LEGO sets, once you play around with this, and understand the backstory of the design, you’ll be really impressed by what LEGO have done with this brickbuilt LEGO Foosball Table.
What do you think of the LEGO Foosball Table? Will you be picking it up?
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