Lego has just officially announced the latest Ideas set, the Beatles Yellow Submarine. With a total of five hundred and fifty pieces the set features besides the sub, five mini-figures (the four Beatles: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, and Jeremy, a curious but funny creature.
The sub has a nice color scheme mixing the yellow with a few orange and red shades and shows some interesting details such as the propellers, the periscopes or even the detachable top that allows access to the interior where can be found some seats for the guys and a few handlers.
If the submarine wasn’t enough, I think that the figures are definitely an additional reason and a unique opportunity for the Beatles fans to have their band as a Lego mini-figure. The set should be available next Month, with a price around the sixty dollars.
Take a look at the official presentation and video:
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.
Kevin Szeto’s motivation for creating the 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 centred 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.”