Lego Announces Sale Date for Beatles ‘Yellow Submarine’ Set
Well, now you know what to get the Beatles fans in your life for Christmas.
Lego has announced the impending arrival of the latest in its ongoing Ideas series, and it's packed with colorful Fab Four fun. Starting Nov. 1, you'll be able to purchase Lego's Yellow Submarine set — a $60 investment that recreates the titular vehicle in detail with more than 550 pieces in all, plus Minifig versions of George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
Like other sets in the series, Lego's Yellow Submarine set was approved after gathering 10,000 votes cast at the Ideas website. "It features a functioning propeller and rudder, as well as a set of periscopes that can rotate to different angular positions," reads the description. "Perhaps the funnest part of this model, however, is that the top cover of the chassis is removable to reveal a cockpit that fits all four minifig Beatles members."
Unsurprisingly, designer Kevin Szeto was motivated by a love of the band's work. "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," he explained. "The Yellow Submarine is bright, fun, and colorful, which also made it a good subject to translate into Lego form."
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