Stranger Things Coming!

Recently, I announced my new status as Recognized LEGO® Fan Media (click here to check that out), and how that meant I would be able to bring more exciting news to you. Well, true to my word, I recently received a press release from the LEGO® Ambassador Network detailing their latest release: set #75810 – The Upside Down. This set is based on the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things.

The Upside Down box art. ©2019 The LEGO® Group.

Though I have heard good things about the show, I have to admit, I have never watched the series. But, I have to say that this set looks pretty cool. The first thing that really sticks out is that the whole thing can be flipped upside down and displayed in what can only be described as “normal” mode, or “dilapidated” mode. I am also intrigued by all of the new Minifigure parts included in the kit. Having not seen the kit in person yet, I won’t go into too much more detail, and I will let the official product images speak for themselves.

The official press release states that The Upside Down will be released on May 15, 2019, however this is only for VIP card holders. A quick search of the Canadian Shop-at-Home reveals that most might have to wait a little long here in the True North Strong and Free. In terms of specifics, Canadian LEGO® fans can expect the following:

  • Release date: June 1, 2019
  • Cost: $269.99 CAD
  • Brick Count: 2,287
  • Minifigures: 8

What do you think about this brick-built foray in the world of Stranger Things? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below. I have copied the official product release info below for your reading pleasure.

Until next time,

-Tom

Official Product Description

The ultimate LEGO® Stranger Things model to build and collect!

Fans of the global hit Netflix original series will appreciate the authentic details of this highly collectible LEGO® Stranger Things toy – 75810 The Upside Down. This sturdy, brick-built model can flip between the real world and The Upside Down. The design of the model’s building instructions makes it a great shared building experience with friends and family. The Byers’ house features Will’s bedroom, the living room and the dining room. The Upside Down version of the house, from an alternate dimension, features all the rooms from the real-world model but with a dark, vine-covered, dilapidated look that fans will instantly recognize from the series. With 8 Stranger Things figures, each with its own accessories, this playset makes a great gift for Stranger Things fans who will love to build and display this model to show their passion for the series.

· This LEGO® Stranger Things toy includes 8 instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures from the hit Netflix original series: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper and the Demogorgon.
· The Byers’ house features a front porch with furniture, living room, dining room and Will’s bedroom.
· The living room features authentic details from the series, like the alphabet wall with a light-up function, couch, coffee table, telephone, axe, ‘have you seen me?’ flyer stickered element and a bear trap to catch the Demogorgon.
· Will’s bedroom plays a central role in the series, which this model faithfully replicates, including details like Will’s boombox, bed, desk, desk lamp, drawings and movie posters.
· The dining room includes an armchair, boxes that store Christmas lights, fantasy game rule book stickered element and a potted plant.
· The attic space includes a Mind Flayer drawing stickered element and a wizard hat for ‘Will the Wise’.
· The Upside Down set captures the look and feel from the Netflix original series, including creepy vines, dark coloring and a dilapidated look.
· Chief Jim Hopper’s police truck includes a removable roof for easy access to the interior and a pumpkin element as a reminder of Season 2.
· Accessory elements include Lucas’ slingshot and flashlight, Dustin’s walkie-talkie and compass, Mike’s flashlight and walkie-talkie, Hopper’s coffee mug, Joyce’s flashlight and drawing of ‘Will the Wise’, and Eleven’s waffle.
· This Stranger Things collectible includes over 2,200 pieces and comes in 11 bags, so the real world and The Upside Down can be built at the same time for a shared building experience.
· Measures over 12” (32cm) tall, 17” (44cm) wide and 8” (21cm) deep.

LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2019 The LEGO® Group. All rights reserved.
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