Want to see one of the rarest LEGO sets of 2023? Take a look at DS2023 Cosmic Daydreams, a super-exclusive LEGO Classic Space set that us mere mortals can only admire from afar.
It was a gift presented to attendees of LEGO’s Design Seminar 2023, and this photo was shared by LEGO Designer Justin Ramsden on Twitter, giving us a sneak peek at this incredible new set.
Images via LEGO Designer Freddy Charters on Instagram
The Design Seminar is an held exclusively for members of LEGO’s Design Team, and from the looks of it on social media, it’s a festival of creativity and inspiration and this year’s theme was Cosmic Daydreams, featuring planets, and a space-themed event space.
What’s really fascinating is that the set canonizes the Purple Classic Space Astronaut, now that it’s been featured in a set. In the description of this 148-piece set, it reads:
Everyone has their role to play in space – Pilots, Scientists, Engineers, even Mech-Operators. But the purple Spaceman, that one’s the Dreamer. Dreamers imagine the impossible and bring their wildest thoughts to life!
They inspire us to look up, ask the big questions, and build a better universe for everyone!
And now, we get Purple’s official designation – he’s a Space DJ, spinning intergalactic tunes at a Space Party attended by Blacktron I, Red and White Classic Space Astronauts, and their robot partners!
Note the huge “NOT FOR RESALE” message on the packaging, so it’s extremely unlikely that copies of this will find their way out of the hands of LEGO Designers.
Also love the KEKO reference included in the set! Fans of Classic Space will recognise KEKO, from the Jim Spaceborn comics!
Thankfully, LEGO being LEGO, it shouldn’t be too hard to re-create, especially now that you can purchase nearly all the elements you need to create your very own Purple Spaceman on LEGO’s Pick a Brick online, paired with the torso from Series 22’s Space Creature.
I wonder if we’ll see a pure Purple Classic Space Astronaut make an appearance in a future set?
As a hardcore Classic Space fan, I finally have a new grail item to try and hunt down, as I’d LOVE this set in my collection, however low the chances of getting it is!
That said, I do like that ultra-exclusive employee-only sets like these exist, especially ones that were designed exclusively by LEGO Designers, for LEGO Designers.
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