Who else here grew up with ‘Sesame Street’? ‘Sesame Street’ was a huge part of my childhood and one of the shows that really shaped my life as a kid. So when I saw the ‘Sesame Street’ LEGO set, I was absolutely blown away. Nostalgia came rushing back and I got so excited to get my hands on it.
Voted for by LEGO brick lovers all over the world, this wonderfully nostalgic new LEGO Ideas set has been brought to life after being envisioned by an avid builder – a Filipino, to boot! Designed by commercial filmmaker Ivan Guerrero, the brand-new LEGO® Ideas 123 Sesame Street set is the latest product from the LEGO Ideas collection, which conceptualizes and produces the creative wonders imagined and voted for by LEGO brick fans themselves.
Aside from designing with LEGO, Ivan has recently started building miniatures. He also enjoys collecting comic books and Muppet memorabilia. “I grew up on Sesame Street,” he shares. “The show was one of my first teachers. It taught me how to read, write, count, and laugh. I’m also an enormous fan of Jim Henson. His creations have played an important role in shaping my creative career.” Ivan adds that he still has audio recordings of himself as a toddler to this day mimicking the different voices of Sesame Street characters. “I have so many fond memories of that show as I think many Filipinos do.”
Created with all the delightful elements of 123 Sesame Street, the new set is packed with authentic details from the famous New York City neighborhood. From Bert and Ernie’s apartment, in which Bert famously pleaded with Ernie to remove a banana from his ear so he could hear better, to Big Bird’s nest, where the grown-ups finally met Mr. Snuffleufagus in person – builders will marvel in Sesame Street’s most memorable moments.
While building this immersive LEGO® Ideas 123 Sesame Street set, you can take a trip down memory lane and reminisce with your kids as you pass by Hooper’s Store, Oscar the Grouch’s trash can, and many more quintessential Sesame Street locations. You can also bring your favorite characters and show moments to life with the brand new and exclusive buildable mini figures which have been molded specifically for the set, including characters such as Cookie Monster, Elmo, and Big Bird.
This set was made by fans for fans, so a lot of love and attention to detail went into making it a very special Sesame Street collectible. Ivan states: “I think the best part of this LEGO Ideas set is that it brings together generations of ‘Sesame Street’ fans. The program has raised several generations of fans — many of whom now have kids of their own, who also watch the show. I think this playset will really appeal to them. It would make an awesome activity for the whole family.” And he is completely right. My daughter loves this LEGO set as much as I do!
The new LEGO Ideas 123 Sesame Street set is part of the LEGO Ideas collection, which offers you the opportunity to submit your own brick creations with the chance to have your concept brought to life with the help of LEGO master designers and a share of the profits. “As a long-time fan of the LEGO Group and ‘Sesame Street’, it has been a dream come true to be able to merge my two passions into a memorable set for fellow builders to enjoy,” Ivan shares. Other recent LEGO Ideas sets inspired by LEGO fans include the LEGO Ideas Grand Piano and the LEGO Ideas Friends Central Perk.
LEGO® 123 Sesame Street is now directly available via LEGO Certified Stores and LEGO.com 🙂
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