Back in June 2021, the LEGO® Ideas team revealed the results of the third round of reviews for concepts that surpassed 10,000 supporters in 2020. Of 25 potential sets in the review, only one made it through. Today, we learn that set is about to hit store shelves. The Motorized Lighthouse (21335) is coming soon! In fact, you can get your hands on it in just a couple of weeks. Interestingly, this set features a Canadian connection. Its designer is an Argentinian born Canadian named Sandro Quattrini. Additionally, he found the inspiration for his design while touring lighthouses in the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec.
The official press release describes the set as follows:
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.
Motorized Lighthouse (21335) Specifics:
- THEME: Ideas
- COST: $379.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 2065
- MINIFIGURES: 2
- RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2022
- COST/BRICK: $0.18 CAD (passable value)
- BRICKS/FIG: 1033 (low minifig count)
I will admit, when LEGO® Ideas announced this set, I was a little disappointed. There were others in the third round from 2020 that I wanted more. Top among them was the Viking Village, which we are now getting thanks to the Target x LEGO® Ideas collaboration. However, now that I see the final Motorized Lighthouse, I am intrigued. Firstly, it looks great. Secondly, designers included Minifigures! The original fan design was not Minifigure scale, and I love my minifigs. While this set does not include many compared to others sets, the low number suits the concept. Lighthouses are often lonely, isolated places. Finally, I love the removable back wall of the lighthouse and the removable roof of the cottage for Minifigure access.
I love that designers made the Motorized Lighthouse Minifigure scale!
I was surprised by the Motorized Lighthouse price. It costs $0.18/brick. Prior to the recent price changes, our average cost/brick for the Ideas theme was around $0.10. Even compared to LEGO® sets in general, the Motorized Lighthouse is expensive. Again, prior to the price increases, our average cost/brick across all LEGO® themes was around $0.14. This is not really a complaint, more of an observation. The price of LEGO® sets was bound to change eventually with inflation and all that is going on around the world. I read an interesting article recently that discussed how LEGO® price hikes mirror current inflation rates. If you’re interested in the facts, go check that out.
Despite my initial apprehension surrounding this set, I am quite pleased with the final model. The Minifigures won me over. Well, that and the fact that I will get the Viking Village anyway 😉 . What do you think of the Motorized Lighthouse? Let us know in the comments below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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