We caught a glimpse of the LEGO Ideas The Globe 21332 in the LEGO store catalogue earlier this month and now LEGO has finally followed that with an official reveal!
The LEGO Ideas Earth Globe project is the brain child of LEGO fan designer Guillaume Roussel who wanted to create something educational as well as decorative which can be used to educate people about preserving the planet.
This 2585-piece LEGO sphere stands at a height of 40cm (16 inches) and has a diameter of 26 cm (10 inches) which would be roughly the same size as the actual world globes that my parents used to have when I was a kid.
The major continents are all represented with glow in the dark tiles and I’m sure that there are some really cool build techniques to achieve and maintain the sphere.
The LEGO Ideas The Globe 21332 will have a recommended retail price of €199.99 / USD$199.99 / £174.99 / 319.99 AUD / 269.99 CAD and will be stocked on the retail shelves by February 1st 2022.
LEGO Ideas latest set is another dip into the nostalgia pool as it is something that I feel only a specific target audience will appreciate.
I honestly haven’t seen an actual globe in anyone’s home for the last three decades but that could just be me.
At the end of the day, it is still a decent ornamental piece. Check out the gallery below:
Make your way around the world with the newest LEGO® Ideas The Globe set
Explorers, get set for adventure! The LEGO Group has revealed the LEGO® Ideas The Globe, sure to spark fans’ imaginations of traveling around the world, exploring new places and building new memories.
The 2585-piece set beautifully shows a realistic, customizable vintage brick-built earth globe, with printed names of the continents and oceans that glow in the dark so you can display and see the world at every moment. In addition, once built the set spins, a first for a LEGO globe at this scale.
The set was designed as part of the LEGO Ideas® platform, a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turns them into reality. 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’”.
Federico Begher, LEGO Group Head of Global Marketing for Adults added: “What is so wonderful about this set is that, with a little imagination, it allows fans to discover the world through LEGO bricks. The globe is a symbol of dreams and aspirations of travel to come for all who are seeking a bit of adventure or for those looking to learn about our world. When reviewing Guillaume’s’ set we could see the passion he had for travel and adventure, but also for inspiring building fans everywhere. Our designers also relished the challenge of making this set spin.”
LEGO Ideas Earth Globe (21332) will be available from LEGO.com and LEGO stores globally from 1st February 2022 priced at EUR 199.99/$199.99 USD.
PRODUCT INFO: LEGO® PRODUCT (21332)
L: 30 cm (11.5 in) W: 26 cm (10 in) H: 40 cm (16 in)
€ 199.99 / $199.99 / £174.99 / 319.99 AUD / 269.99 CAD
Features first ever spinning mobility to a set in the LEGO portfolio at this size, and a customizable vintage brick build earth globe, with printed names of the continents and oceans that glow in the dark.