LEGO has unveiled its latest building set to launch via its LEGO Ideas platform: A 50s style vintage Typewriter Set, that was designed by UK LEGO fan, Steve Guinness, who saw the project advance successfully through the company’s fan design platform. Discussing his idea, Guinness said: “I wanted to create something totally different from anything that LEGO has ever done before and showcase that you really can make anything out of LEGO. I bought a vintage typewriter for my research and then played around with bricks and the mechanism until I was happy with the design.” To participate in this program, LEGO fans submit their product designs to LEGO Ideas with the possibility that it may someday become a real LEGO set too.
Incredibly detailed, the 2,079-piece LEGO Ideas Typewriter Set is designed to mirror the function and tactility of a classic typewriter. It features a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed, that is also linked to the carriage which moves across as you type, as well as a platen roller that real paper can be fed into. When built, the model measures 4.7-inches x 10.6-inches x 10.2-inches. The LEGO Typewriter Set will be available to VIPs starting on June 16th, while a general release will follow on July 1st.
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