LEGO have officially announced the next set for LEGO Ideas – 21335 Motorized Lighthouse!
The set has 2,065 pieces, releasing 1st September for general sale. The set will cost US $299.99 / DE €299.99 / UK £264.99 / AU $469.99.
It is not a cheap set for us Aussies, but it is a fully functional lighthouse, complete with rotating light and even a special LEGO lighthouse lens called a Fresnel lens, to make it focused and stronger. That was unexpected! There’s also a brand new baseplate colour, in dark blue.
There’s two minifigures – a lighthouse keeper and a woman in a row boat. I love the look of these two! Very nautical.
The lighthouse keeper’s shack roof comes off for easier access, and there’s a fireplace that lights up inside too.
I’m very impressed with this set – the side opens up so you can see all the way in, and there’s loads of great details. I’m in the middle of building it at the moment, so stay tuned for a full review soon! In the mean time, take a look at some of the official images.
SHINE A BEACON OF LIGHT INTO YOUR HOME WITH THE LEGO® IDEAS MOTORIZED LIGHTHOUSE SET
23rd August 2022: The LEGO Group has revealed a bright new set – The LEGO® Ideas Motorized Lighthouse. The latest LEGO Ideas set is a fan-inspired design, towering in height at 50cm tall – and is a unique way to add a new display piece to your home as it comes complete with a motorized light.
Full of details, the 2,065 piece set is designed authentically to mirror how a real lighthouse operates. It sits on its own island, with a staircase leading up to the lightkeeper’s cottage, plus two minifigures and their boat also add detail to the display.
The LEGO Ideas Motorized Lighthouse is based on an idea shared by 20-year old, Canadian LEGO fan, Sandro Quattrini. Sandro submitted his original concept on the LEGO Ideas platform, where it reached 10,000 votes from fellow LEGO fans. The concept was then commissioned by the LEGO Group to be made into a real set.
Sandro, who is currently studying animation, was inspired to design the lighthouse by a childhood trip. “My mother loves lighthouses, and she has been telling me to build one for years,” said Sandro talking about the design. “We once took a trip around the Gaspé Peninsula, a region of the province of Quebec, which is host to lighthouses of all shapes and sizes. We visited enormous stone lighthouses on rocky beaches and small, abandoned wooden lighthouses hidden behind the trees. I guess these structures have always been in some corner of my mind since that trip many years ago and for this project I wanted to capture that towering essence of tall lighthouses, while also keeping with their solitary nature.”
Talking about the design and why it was selected, Global Marketing Vice President, Federico Begher, said, “Sandro’s design really evokes the solitary role of the lighthouse and the motorized light adds a beautiful dimension to the set. I love the attention to detail with the lightkeeper’s cottage and the boat. It’s a really exciting and challenging build that creates a fantastic display piece.”
The LEGO Ideas Motorized Lighthouse set is available from 1st September 2022 via LEGO Stores and www.lego.com/lighthouse at the recommended recommended retail price of $299.99 / €299.99.