LEGO Ideas have officially announced that The Beatles Yellow Submarine will be their newest approved set.
Submitted by Kevin Szeto, the set features the iconic sea vehicle from the classic 1968 movie starring The Beatles. It quickly passed the 10,000 supporters mark following its submission, and now joins previously-approved sets such as Wall-E and The Big Bang Theory.
The set consists of more than 550 LEGO bricks and comes with John, Paul, George and Ringo minfigures, as well as a Jeremy fig.
The article contains quotes from Szeto of his motivation to create the set;
“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“.
Justin Ramsen, LEGO designer is also quoted;
“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.”
Here is the official LEGO description of the set;
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.
LEGO The Beatles Yellow Submarine will be available from November 1, retailing at £49.99/$59.99