I recall the summer of 2016, when Stranger Things was just a new show on Netflix and no-one really knew what to expect or what it could be about. But, in our case, we devoured it all in the opening weekend and started helping to spread the worldwide word of the glorious darkness and unknown excitement of the Upside Down, of 11 and her superpowers, of BMX’s and, of course, The Demogorgon.
If you’re a fan of anything remotely Spielberg, or the best of those cult classic 80s kids adventure films with more than a hint of Stephen King, then it would have been – and probably still is – right up your street, with all its quirks and secrets. Today we’re more than thrilled to share the news of this absolutely outstanding new LEGO set which is, of course, called “LEGO Stranger Things: The Upside Down“.
This all-new 2287-piece beauty was revealed in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the LEGO Store Leicester Square and featured a vinyl Mind Flayer on the front of the store, a brick built version of Will Byers’ bike, an in-store version of the Byers’ living room, a designer signing and a make and take event. There was also a New York event, that featured a brick built alphabet wall and recreation of the Byers’ living room in store – we want all of these! Amazing.
Wanna know the best thing?
You can own it: https://shop.lego.com/The-Upside-Down-75810
While this is LEGO Group and Netflix first ever collaboration, you feel more are in the mind of the master builders, we cannot wait to get a closer look into the Upside Down… want more of what you’ll be getting? Here you go:
- This LEGO® Stranger Things toy includes 8 instantly recognizable Stranger Things minifigures from the hit Netflix original series: Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper and the Demogorgon.
- The Byers’ house features a front porch with furniture, living room, dining room and Will’s bedroom.
- The living room features authentic details from the series, like the alphabet wall with a light-up function, couch, coffee table, telephone, axe, ‘have you seen me?’ flyer stickered element and a bear trap to catch the Demogorgon.
- Will’s bedroom plays a central role in the series, which this model faithfully replicates, including details like Will’s boombox, bed, desk, desk lamp, drawings and movie posters.
- The dining room includes an armchair, boxes that store Christmas lights, fantasy game rule book stickered element and a potted plant.
- The attic space includes a Mind Flayer drawing stickered element and a wizard hat for ‘Will the Wise’.
- The Upside Down set captures the look and feel from the Netflix original series, including creepy vines, dark coloring and a dilapidated look.
- Chief Jim Hopper’s police truck includes a removable roof for easy access to the interior and a pumpkin element as a reminder of Season 2.
- Accessory elements include Lucas’ slingshot and flashlight, Dustin’s walkie-talkie and compass, Mike’s flashlight and walkie-talkie, Hopper’s coffee mug, Joyce’s flashlight and drawing of ‘Will the Wise’, and Eleven’s waffle.
- This Stranger Things collectible includes over 2,200 pieces and comes in 11 bags, so the real world and The Upside Down can be built at the same time for a shared building experience.
- Measures over 12” (32cm) tall, 17” (44cm) wide and 8” (21cm) deep.