LEGO Ideas has been on a roll lately, springboarding off the release of 21344 Orient Express Train back in December into a wave of set announcements including 21345 Polaroid OneStep SX-70 Camera and 21346 Family Tree so far this year. And we can now tack one more onto the list as well. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the K2 Telephone Box, LEGO will release LEGO Ideas 21347 Red London Telephone Box next month. Based on the original submission by John Cramp, this model stands nearly a foot tall (30 cm), and has the iconic crimson booth stood along the fictional English street of Buildmore Road. The set also has a built-in stand to hold your cell phone for all the Anglophiles looking to add this to their collections. LEGO Ideas 21347 Red London Telephone Box, 1460 pieces large, will be available from LEGO.com on February 1st for LEGO Insiders (February 4th for everyone else) and will retail for US $114.99 | CAN $149.99 | UK £99.99.
LEGO Ideas 21347 Red London Telephone Box | 1460 pieces | Available February 4 (Feb 1 for Insiders) | US $114.99 | CAN $149.99 | UK £99.99
Here’s the press release from LEGO on this new set:
Today the LEGO Group unveils the iconic LEGO® Ideas Red London Telephone Box set, a classic British symbol, recognised worldwide. Released in the same year that the K2 Telephone Box celebrates its 100th anniversary, the new LEGO set is inspired by the iconic red and black structure that is a quintessential symbol of London.
The perfect set for display, features an opening door, a light brick in the roof to illuminate the K2 Telephone Box when pushing down the top and a lamppost with flowerpots and a cobbled street, invoking a sense of nostalgia and an enduring connection to a city that seamlessly blends history with modernity.
Designed by John Cramp, from Leicester, England, as part of the LEGO Ideas programme – whereby fans can submit a design that other fans can then vote to be made into a real LEGO set. In a lovely twist that brings the set right up to date, the design also allows includes a stand for your mobile phone.
- Age – 18+
- Price – 114.99 EUR, 99.99 GBP, 114.99 USD
- Pieces – 1460 pieces
- Product No. – 21347
- Dimensions – H: 30 CM, L: 19 CM, D: 15,6 CM
- Available – LEGO Insiders 1st February, All 4th February
- Link – www.LEGO.com/phone-box
Talking about the new set, Michael Smy, Head of Street at BT Group said; “The K2 red phone box is seen as a British cultural icon throughout the world, and we’re delighted that the Lego Group are celebrating the 100th anniversary of its design with this model. Fast forward to today and whilst communications have rapidly evolved, the iconic K2 continues to play a part in communities through BT’s Adopt a Kiosk scheme. As we continue to build the next generation of communication networks, we’re proud that more than 7,200 phone boxes have already been adopted across the UK, repurposed into mini libraries and life-saving defibrillators, among others.”
The LEGO® Ideas Red London Telephone Box set is available for LEGO Insiders from 1st February 2024 at www.LEGO.com/phone-box and LEGO Stores for all from 4th February 2024 priced at €114.99 / £99.99 / $114.99 / 199.99 AUD / 999 CNY / 47990 HUF / 149.99 CAD.
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