I don’t know about you folks, but I grew up playing with Lego. Along with my huge collection of Hot Wheels cars, Lego was one of my go-to toys, and I could spend hours playing around with it and not get bored. I had a ton of just the regular Lego bricks, great for building just about anything – but I also had a couple of the special kits, specifically designed to create certain things (like a gas station and numerous vehicles to go along with it, a collection of police vehicles and officers, etc.).
Probably my greatest achievement as a Lego architect was building this super awesome motorcycle from the Lego Technic 8417 kit:
I had a lot of fun playing with that motorcycle, which is surprisingly detailed. The chain is hooked up to a series of gears, which is hooked up to a crankshaft, which is hooked up to the engine’s pistons. So as you would push this thing along on the ground or whatever surface you were using, the engine would run too.
I’ll be honest, I never expected my love of both Lego and music to intersect at any one point, but it has happened.
You might want to set aside $60 for the first of November to get your hands on one of these super awesome Yellow Submarine Lego Kits. Another thing I love about Lego is that they always seem open to suggestions from fans. Lego Ideas takes suggestions that fans have sent in, and makes them a reality. The latest one is this great one based on The Beatles’ album and film Yellow Submarine.
Not only is the submarine excellent, so are the Lego mini-fig recreations of John, Paul, George and Ringo:
This promotional video Lego created for the set shows the many different possibilities available when you can dismantle and rebuild your ship on the fly:
And one can’t help but be reminded of this classic Simpsons bit:
“God help us!”
Having a look around the Lego Ideas website, it’s hard not to see almost every fan-designed kit on there and not want it. Another few that really tickled my fancy include this awesome Caterham Super Seven:
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This Ghostbusters kit:
This Back To The Future set that is unfortunately sold out:
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There’s also tons of awesome ideas that people have suggested but haven’t been turned into sets yet. For example, there’s the Jaguar E-Type and possibly my personal favourite, the Volkswagen GTI. Another such suggestion is the classic Volkswagen Karmann Ghia:
Now I’ve never seen one of these next kits in person – otherwise I would have bought it immediately – but if you ever happen to see one of these classic Volkswagen Camper Van sets out in the wild, please buy it for me. I’d be ever so grateful!
— SpieleabendTV (@SpieleabendTV) September 27, 2016
Because, really, I’m just a big kid who still loves playing with Lego.