Whether or not you’re a fan, you should be more than excited to see the latest LEGO Ideas release will be the LEGO Ideas The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine! If you didn’t see the promotional video from LEGO, you can catch it here:
The Beatles’ LEGO Yellow Submarine
When a sea monster and fisherman tangle, it is up to John, Paul, George and Ringo to come to the rescue! In their iconic LEGO® Yellow Submarine, The Beatles must use their building skills to face a few out-of-this-world challenges.
Official Images of the LEGO Ideas The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine
If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at this build up close, here are some of the official images of the set released by LEGO:
Words from the creators of the LEGO Ideas The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine
I always enjoy reading the why behind a creation. Here is a snippet from the press release where creator Kevin Szeto and LEGO designer Justin Ramsden share their motivations for creating the LEGO Ideas The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine:
“As an amateur musician and songwriter, I have always been drawn to the music of The Beatles. The creation of the Yellow Submarine model was really my way of showing my affection for The Beatles, as well as trying to pay a small tribute to The Beatles phenomenon. The Yellow Submarine is bright, fun, and colourful, which also made it a good subject to translate into LEGO form“, Kevin said as he shared his motivations for building the Yellow Submarine.
Justin Ramsden’s (LEGO designer) motivations were also very much centered around his love for the iconic band, as he was given the opportunity to refine Kevin’s initial model. “I watched the film when I was younger and was really inspired by how it oozed so much imagination – comparable to how I view LEGO elements. I’m also a massive fan of The Beatles having grown up with their music all my life so to see The Beatles in LEGO form is a dream come true.”
If you’ve never seen the actual Yellow Submarine that Kevin is talking about, here is the cover of the album cover of The Beatles Yellow Submarine record from 1969:
My Thoughts on the LEGO Ideas The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine
I could take ’em or leave ’em when it comes to The Beatles; however, I’m sure I’m in the minority. I *am* drawn to the set based on the color scheme. There’s something about the yellow and the bright orange that always calls my attention. I also like it’s whimsicalness. (Is that even a word?) However, that probably comes from the color scheme as well.
Kevin did an excellent job in translating the submarine to LEGO form. I’m wishing him tons of sales!
Details on the LEGO Ideas The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine
You can find this iconic submarine and its legendary passengers in stores on November 1st, 2016. The retail price is USD 59.99 / EUR 59,99 / GBP 49.99. The set consists of over 550 LEGO bricks, including the 4 minifigures representing John, Paul, George and Ringo, as well as a Jeremy figure.
Here is a direct affiliate link to the LEGO Ideas The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine (21306) on Shop@Home for when the set is finally available on the 1st.
Oh, and if you haven’t seen them, here are a few more photos promoting the submarine, courtesy of The LEGO Group’s Facebook page: