Get ready to travel the world in brick-style with LEGO® Ideas The Globe! This replica of a world globe comes to us courtesy of the Ideas online platform and the winning submission of French designer Guillaume Roussel. After reaching the required 10,000 votes, ‘The Earth Globe’ was chosen from 26 projects in the First 2020 Review in October of that same year. It is also the only set from that review stage to successfully make it to production. Fast-forward roughly 16 months and the set is finally ready to hit shelves. I have to say this turned out pretty great. The design is recognizable, the colours are fun and it will make a lovely display piece. Read on for some more details.
LEGO® IDEAS THE GLOBE
- SET #: 21332
- THEME: Ideas
- COST: $269.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 2,585
- RELEASE DATE: February 1, 2022
- COST/BRICK: $0.10 (great value)
- DIMENSIONS: 40cm high x 30cm wide x 10cm deep
- OF NOTE: Glow-in-the-dark name plates, spins
You Spin Me Right Round.
LEGO® Ideas The Globe shows a realistic brick-built Earth. In a fun twist, the printed names of the continents and oceans glow in the dark. And like any good globe, this set will spin – a first for a LEGO® globe at this scale. The final design is very close to the original submission. The basic shape and techniques look nearly the same, with the curved support getting the biggest aesthetic modification – but not much. I always enjoy seeing a design make it through without much tinkering, it’s a great compliment to the original designer. The one image of the construction/assembly techniques is wild! It looks like the Death Star. I’m eager to see how it all comes together.
France-based LEGO fan, Guillaume Roussel, was responsible for creating the concept for the LEGO Ideas The Globe – having been inspired by the tales of Jules Verne. Talking about how he approached the design, Guillaume said: “When approaching the design, I asked myself ‘what could be creative, educational and touch most of the world?’ And the answer was just ‘the world itself’”.
Fun And Educational
LEGO® Ideas The Globe will make a great display piece. There’s a fun, recognizable quality to it and plenty of nice detailing. Growing up pre-internet, I had a globe and it had its uses to be sure. A companion atlas was also key to getting those geography grades. Nowadays you just ask Google to find you X. And back in my day……. Wait. Nevermid. Before I sound toooo old, I will leave it at that. 😋 What do you guys think? Are you excited for this latest Ideas set? Did you cast your vote for it way back when? Did your globe have a cool secret interior for liquor as seen in fancy films and TV shows? Please comment below and let us know your thoughts. And as always, keep on brickin’. 🧱
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