Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 4:30am by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
Today LEGO is launching its first product under the LEGO Originals brand, 853967 LEGO Wooden Minifigure. Made by ROOM Copenhagen, the company responsible for the giant storage bricks and other accessories, this wooden minifig is five times larger than a normal one and is made out of oak - except for the hands. In addition to being iconic and almost a piece of art, LEGO is also encouraging people to customize the figure to make it uniquely their own. The model is available now at the LEGO pop-up store in London, followed by an online release to VIPs on November 3rd and a wide release on November 8th, for the price of $120. For more information and images, read on!
853967 LEGO Wooden Minifigure
US $119.99 - CA $154.99
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Iconic Wooden Minifigure model for creative customization!
Celebrate a true icon of play with this beautiful, posable LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure (853967). A 5:1 upscaled version of the classic minifigure, it is carved out of oak and has adjustable plastic hands. It is presented in a premium gift box with a leaflet featuring inspirational ideas for owners to customize the model in their own ways, plus instructions to build 5 cute items using the included LEGO bricks.
- A beautiful, 5:1 upscaled, posable wooden version of the classic LEGO minifigure introduced to LEGO sets in 1978, for display as it is or for 'make-it-your-own' customization.
- Reflecting LEGO origins as a producer of handmade wooden toys, this premium-quality model is handcrafted from FSC-certified oak, with adjustable plastic hands just like today's LEGO minifigures.
- This set also includes a 28-page leaflet featuring the history of the minifigure and the development of this wooden model, plus inspiring examples of how LEGO creatives personalized their models.
- The leaflet also has instructions on how to build 5 fun little models for the minifigure to hold using the included 29 LEGO elements.
- Presented in a premium gift box, this set makes a fantastic birthday, Christmas or nostalgic present for LEGO fans and any creative person.
- Owners can unleash their creativity to dress up, paint or do whatever they want to customize the minifigure in unique ways and then show off their creations via social media using #LEGOOriginals.
- Measures over 7" (20cm) tall, 4" (11cm) wide and 3" (8cm) deep.
Available directly from select LEGO Stores & LEGO.com from November 3rd, 2019
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Igniting nostalgia and celebrating brand heritage - new LEGO Originals series launches with a 5:1 upscaled wooden minifigure
Making its entrance for the first time in 1978, the LEGO minifigure has become one of the biggest pop-cultural icons of modern times and continues to renew itself - this time paying homage to its heritage in a decorative wooden 5:1 upscaled version
London, November 1st: Launching with the LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure 853967, the LEGO Group and design specialists Room Copenhagen are introducing a new range of products dedicated to fans who love a bit of LEGO nostalgia and playful interior design. The product was revealed today at a unique LEGO Originals Pop Up Store and Gallery in Covent Garden, London where fans can drop by for a chance to pick up this rare and limited-edition model before it goes on sale more widely to LEGO VIP-members on LEGO.com from November 3rd to 7th, then globally from November 8th.
Founded in 1932 by master carpenter Ole Kirk Kristiansen, the first LEGO toys were hand
crafted from wood. His craftsmanship and attention to detail secured a high level of quality for
the products, but when wood supplies became scarce in the aftermath of the second World
War, Ole started supplementing his production with plastic toys and the rest is history...
Speaking in 1950, Ole Kirk Kristiansen said: "I have always been committed to making the nicest
and most robust objects, and just like other carpenters I believe the best type of advertising is
when the product promotes itself. Our purpose is to produce a really good, solid and finely
crafted piece of work, and ensure LEGO products always be known for their exceptional quality".
Respecting our heritage as a producer of high-quality handmade wooden toys, this premium
model is handcrafted from FSC-certified oak, with adjustable yellow plastic hands just like
today's LEGO minifigures. The model measures over 7" (20cm) tall, 4" (11cm) wide and 3,5"
(9cm) deep. The last LEGO product to combine both wood and plastic was the 1130 Bedford
firetruck 60 years ago in 1959.
This 5:1 upscaled version of the classic LEGO minifigure is presented in a premium gift box with
a 28-page booklet featuring the history of the minifigure and the story behind the development
of this wooden model. Also included are inspiring examples of how LEGO designers
personalized their models, as well as inspiration for accessories fans can build using the
included LEGO bricks. A number of LEGO designers have already given their take on how to
personalize the model, and the results will be exhibited for a limited time at the LEGO Originals
Pop Up Store and Gallery in London.
Since its arrival in 1978, there have been over 8,000 different minifigures launched, not to
mention the many versions children have created themselves. This new edition is no exception.
Owners are encouraged to unleash their creativity to decorate and customize the minifigure in
unique ways, display with pride at home or the office and share their creations via social media
"It has been a privilege for us to expand our collaboration with The LEGO Group and contribute
to the world premiere of a new series of design classics," explains Jacob Eberhard, CEO of Room
Copenhagen. "Going back to the roots of the company and helping to bring back some of the
original LEGO toys in new creative ways is an exciting journey to be part of."
This seems really expensive but also really cool. I think I want one, but that may just be 2AM LEGO convention exhaustion talking.
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