The LEGO Ideas Tales of the Space Age project was one of the surprise selections from the first 2022 review results which I felt was a nice departure from slew of IP (Intellectual property) sets of late.
Jan Woźnica (aka john_carter) project was a fitting tribute of mankind’s fascination of the stars and strange new worlds told through a trio of vignettes.
LEGO added one more vignette making it a quartet of buildable scenes similar to the awesome Brick Sketches by Chris McVeigh. They are able to stand on their own or be hung on the wall through a notch at the back.
They do make a lovely addition to a shelf or a wall but I don’t see much utility beyond being a cosmetic space filler.
The recommended retail price for the LEGO Ideas Tales of the Space Age (21340) is USD/€49.99 and will have a launch date of 5th May for VIP members and 8th May for the public.
Overall, this is a solid concept with a great design techniques although I feel that it might only pull in a niche audience.