If you have a Beatles fan on a list which you may be scribbling in preparation for the imminent (60 shopping days) arrival of a certain religious holiday which has come to involve the exchange of gifts, perhaps you might want to add this to it.
A new fan-designed Lego Ideas set has been created, featuring the Fab Four and their iconic saffron submersible. It should be in stores by Tuesday November 01, and retails for $US60. 550 pieces comprise the set, which is a particularly well done design from Lego Ideas contributor Kevin Szeto, who amassed the 10,000 fan votes necessary for Lego to give the project the go-ahead.
The detailed replica of the Yellow Submarine opens up to accommodate period-authentic Lego versions of John, Paul, George and Ringo, and there’s also a Blue Meanie.
The official description reads: “Take a surreal trip under the seas in the LEGO® version of the Yellow Submarine from the iconic 1968 animated musical fantasy film inspired by The Beatles. Ideal for display or role-play fun, the Yellow Submarine features loads of cool, authentic details including a cockpit for the included minifigures of John, Paul, George and Ringo.” The sub is even starring in a video, which may suggest to sharp-eyed viewers that The Beatles have gills.
More pictures ‘n things are right over this way.