Today, the LEGO® Group reveals the latest LEGO® Ideas set with Home Alone (21330). This is 3rd and final winning entry from the Summer 2020 round of results. The McAllister House follows in the successful footsteps of the Typewriter (21327) and Seinfeld (21328) to be the final Ideas set for 2021. This is also the largest LEGO® Ideas set to date with nearly 4,000 pieces! This winning submission comes from fan designer Alex Storozhuk from Ukraine. I’m impressed with how true to the original design the final product is – a real compliment to Alex. Read on for details about the set and the “Find Kevin” campaign that’s part of the marketing plan.
- SET #: 21330
- THEME: Ideas
- COST: $349.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 3955
- MINIFIGURES: 5
- RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2021
- COST/BRICK: $0.09 (great value)
- BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 791 bricks/fig (poor value)
- DIMENSIONS: 27cm high x 34cm wide x 34cm deep
“Do You Guys Give Up? Or Are You Thirsty For More?”
LEGO® Ideas Home Alone is a large model of the McAllister family home from the film. The build itself is a nice mix of modular and ‘doll-house’ construction styles. The main house build features 3 modular, removable floors, highlighting all the key scenes from basement to attic. All the iconic rooms with references and details are here; from Kevin’s bathroom shaving shock to the dangerous staircase with booby-traps. The exterior walls are also split down the middle and open sideways for better access to the interiors (a great feature).
A smaller build creates a two floor ‘extension’ that attaches to the back of the home. In this lovely add-on you find the scary basement and kitchen – two great spots to ward off bumbling burglars. The sinister furnace even comes with a lightbrick for that extra level of play and accuracy. I’m a big sucker for a light brick, they always add a fun touch to a setting or set. Quite a few stickers are needed for all those fun details, but they really add to the hilarious accuracy!
In addition to the main house build, the set includes Kevin’s treehouse with zipline and the Wet Bandits’ van. The treehouse is a simple build, but it features some cool details and interactive play. And a really fun inclusion is the Wet Bandits’ van from ‘Oh-Kay Plumbing & Heating’. The van itself looks great and I think a vehicle is always a smart add-on for a set like this. Certainly adds some great play features beyond the main structure. The snowy roofs and front yard round out the winter/holiday setting nicely. This will be a nice addition to a winter village set-up or a LEGO® city.
“I Made My Family Disappear”
The entire McAllister clan would be a tall order to recreate here. I mean, there was how many people going to Paris? Far too many! However, we do get 5 key characters that you couldn’t omit even if you wanted to. Kevin himself is appropriately cute with red sweater, scarf and medium legs. His face is a generic child face, but if you think about it, so was Macaulay Culkin at that time. So. Sweet old man Marley is also a generic figure but the beard is a perfect inclusion and the look is pretty accurate.
Marv and Harry get the best designs by far with all-new face and torso prints. Daniel Stern’s Marv is hand’s down the best looking of the bunch – it’s totally film accurate. His alternate face is also hilarious with that iron burn! Additionally, Joe Pesci’s Harry is easily recognizable with those medium size legs and iconic gold toothed smile. Rounding out the minifigure selection is Kevin’s mom, Kate. A simple figure, but it’s Catherine O’Hara people! I’m excited to see her in minifigure form because she is a national treasure!! Anyone saying otherwise can kindly exit the chat. 😁
We Need to Talk About Kevin(s)
To celebrate the launch of LEGO® Ideas Home Alone, The LEGO® Group is running a campaign for ‘Kevins around the world’. It will be a scavenger hunt style contest where you will need to ‘find Kevin’ in various locations. The contest runs from November 1st to 30th. Here are the details from the press release:
Recreating one of the world’s favourite Kevins and his family home in LEGO brick form inspired the LEGO Group to celebrate Kevins everywhere and launch a global search for the Kevin McCallister minifigure. To get the name trending again, the LEGO Group has launched a global search to find the Kevin McCallister LEGO minifigure all over the world. The search is taking place on LEGO.com/Home-Alone and in select LEGO stores giving fans the chance to win a $1000 LEGO voucher, as well as the LEGO Ideas Home Alone set.
Find Kevin on LEGO.com: A Kevin McCallister minifigure has been hidden somewhere on LEGO.com. When found, the minifigure can be clicked on, taking the user to the competition page where instructions will be given on how to enter the competition.
Enter in-store: A Kevin minifigure will be hidden in selected LEGO stores, and if spotted you will also be able to scan the QR code and enter the competition to potentially win a $1000 LEGO gift card and the Home Alone set.
Find the giant Kevin statues: Life-sized statues of the Kevin McCallister minifigure have been installed near LEGO stores in cities around the world, including New York, Chicago, Paris, Antwerp and Berlin. Each statue features a QR code, enabling different activities such as games or selfies or find your nearest LEGO store.
This is a very impressive build. The details are great and like many Ideas sets, it’s full of great easter eggs and references. I loved this movie as a kid. Fast forward to today, while I like the film, it’s not one of my go-to Christmas flicks. Watching it as an adult, Kevin is…well, a bit of a sociopath?? LOL. And that’s unsettling. But it’s still a funny movie and definitely a holiday classic. I have no doubt the set will be a hit with everyone that picks it up.
What do you guys think? Are you ‘thirsty for more’ Ideas sets? Are you looking to pick this giant set up? Is Home Alone part of you annual holiday viewing? Comment below and let us know. And as always, keep on brickin’.
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