The LEGO Group today continued their move into the adult-building market with the announcement of a brand a new series of artwork sets designed for LEGO fans 18 years of age and older.
Branded as LEGO Art, the new series will launch with 4 sets featuring pop culture icons including Marvel and Star Wars, and The Beatles and designed for display in the home, office, or "wherever they enjoy their music, film or art."
Each LEGO Art display measures over 15.5” (40cm) square when completed and has a very adult price of €119,99/ $119,99/ £114.99. The sets consist of roughly 3,000 pieces each and can be built into multiple pieces of artwork. The Beatles set, for example, can be built as John, Paul, George, or Ringo. In other words, to display all 4 Beatles at once, you need to buy 4 copies of the set.
According to the press release, "The LEGO® Art sets offer adults a new creative experience to help them relax and recharge as they transform a blank canvas (or in this case, small interlinking base plates) using LEGO tiles. Each set can be reimagined in a number of different ways to express the personality of each different builder, and to make it easy and simple for pop culture lovers to refresh the LEGO Art piece on display in their house. All four new sets come with a signature tile unique to the set that is worthy of any true work of art, and a new hanging element to make them easy to hang up and switch around."
In addition, each LEGO Art set also comes with "a bespoke soundtrack that makes the perfect building companion. Featuring fascinating anecdotes from the creators of Iron Man and Star Wars, or those closest to the stories of Andy Warhol and the Beatles, the soundtracks dive deep into the inspiration behind each design to help adults fully immerse themselves in the building experience and unwind while they explore their love of music, art or film in a new way."
Details on each LEGO Art set are listed below. What do you think of the new sets? Let us know in the comments!