Official Announcement of LEGO Art

Last night LEGO announced it’s newest theme – LEGO Art. Aimed at the adults once again, and at those that are clearly LEGO and art connoisseurs, these four different sets will add something potentially new to your house.

All of the sets are 48×48 studs (40cm square) and will cost US $119.99 / DE €119.99 / UK £114.99 / AU $199.99. They aren’t cheap, and they’ll only make one design each, not the multiples. To do that, you’ll need multiple sets. Ouch. There’s also a podcast to listen to while you build – a bit different, but kind of nice! There’s also a new double-wide brick separator with each set.

31197 Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe

Pop art admirers can now recreate Andy Warhol’s famous bright pink screenprint of Marilyn Monroe from 1967, or reimagine it in three different colours using LEGO tiles. As art and design lovers tailor the tone of their piece to suit their artistic temperament, they can tune in to new insights and details about Warhol from those that know him best.

31198 The Beatles

Music lovers can bring Beatle-fandom into the home with a LEGO portrait of their favorite band member, whether it’s John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, George Harrison or Sir Ringo Starr. Each set can be used to create four unique portraits or collect four and display the full band side-by-side. Fans can get by with a little help from friends of the Beatles as they switch their headphones over to accompanying soundtrack to listen to music and stories about the band as they build.

31199 Marvel Studios Iron Man

Super Hero fans can decide between powering their hero up with the MARK III, the HULKBUSTER MARK I or the MARK LXXXV with this 3-in-1 set. After the tough decision is made, builders can recharge by listening to cool details about the set and stories from Marvel Experts as part of the accompanying soundtrack. Fans who want to channel Tony Stark and ‘run before you walk’ can combine three of the same sets into one to create the ultimate Iron Man artwork.

31200 Star Wars The Sith

Celebrate iconic villains from a galaxy far, far away with this 3-in-1 portrait set. Choose between portraits that pay tribute to the Sith, with Darth Vader™, Darth Maul™ or Kylo Ren™, or take the artwork to the next level by combining three sets into an ultimate Darth Vader™ wall piece. The soundtrack means the Force will be with fans as they create their very own piece of wall art while listing to music from the films and fun stories from Star Wars™ creators.

These are quite cool, but at that price I won’t be picking any up. Mosaics are nothing new in LEGO, and can be done cheaper, but having an official theme is pretty neat.