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What time is it? It’s LEGO® Adventure Time!

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We simply can’t contain ourselves anymore! We’re extremely excited to be able to share with you official details of the upcoming LEGO Ideas 21308 Adventure Time set. In fact, we’re so excited that we’re giving you all a peek at the official product image well in advance of the 1st of January, 2017 official launch of this set.  

Here is the official product description:

Build LEGO® brick versions of eight of your favorite Adventure Time characters and role-play scenes from the awesome Cartoon Network show. This set includes Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, Lady Rainicorn, Marceline, BMO, Gunter and Ice King. Use the included accessories to create your own stories and make every day a fun adventure!

Fan designer, Ludovic, shares his experiences:

Originally designed by LEGO Ideas member Ludovic Piraud, better known to some in the fan community as aBetterMonkey, Ludovic experienced watching Adventure Time as "a good way to escape the routine after a hard day at work and to recharge the batteries". 

"The appeal for adult viewers like me I think comes from how it taps into the nostalgia of childhood play fantasies where imagination goes wild. As does playing with LEGO bricks, as a matter of fact", Ludovic goes on to tell about his interest in Adventure Time.

When asked how it felt once he learned his project had gained 10,000 supporters and later was selected to become one of the next official LEGO Ideas sets, Ludovic explained "It felt unreal. I didn't think at first that what started as a fun little challenging pet project would receive so much support so fast. I was even afraid at some point that I would not have the time to submit the last update before the 10000th vote hit! That was really thrilling and I started to think that I may have a chance to tell my kids one day "See this LEGO set? Your dad made it!". Now that it's passed the LEGO review we know it's going to happen and that makes me very, very happy."

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21308 Adventure Time contains 495 bricks and will be available to purchase on the 1st of January, 2017 for a recommended retail price of USD 49.99. 

Keep an eye on the LEGO Ideas blog for more details, closer to the launch date.

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Walter_Bruges

5 months ago

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I got excited when I saw the proposed Adventure Time set by jazlecraz (Google it). I guess it was rejected, despite getting 10,000 supporters, because there were too many unique pieces needed for the minifigs. But this set that has been approved is just awful by comparison, sorry aBetterMonkey. If I want Adventure Time meets Minecraft, then sure, the blockiness of it would be fine, but I would not buy this version of Adventure Time.

Bear7994

6 months ago

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I know they make Dimensions from lots of Cartoon network shows but I think they should make some from The amazing world of Gumball.:D:D The level pack could be Gumball the vehicles could be their evil turtle and their station wagon, The fun pack could be Darwin, their could be another fun pack of Anais and if not the level pack maybe it could just be a team pack of Gumball and Darwin:D:D

msd673

6 months ago

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I'll buy only to encourage LEGO to make better Adventure Time sets.

paperbrick

7 months ago

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Please Please PLEASE! re-color the ball and socket joints! the value of this set would be massive if it had colored joints.

Henny4315

7 months ago

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I'm excited for it's release but, I'm not sure if its worth it!

MatthewRC

8 months ago

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LEGO Group, if you're reading this comment, please make a full LEGO Adventure Time theme with minifigure-scale sets like the Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant or even Marceline's House!

On second thought, let's see how successful this set sells.

AnimE7702

8 months ago

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If they do that the price getting too high.

Bear7994

7 months ago

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They are making a few like Finn, Jake, Lumpy space princess, I even hear they are making Marcaline! :D

MatthewRC

7 months ago

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For LEGO Dimensions, of course. I just wish LEGO would do minifigure-scale sets such as Finn & Jake's Tree Fort, the Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant, Marceline's House, etc.

Craigtag0403

8 months ago

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Great job Ludovic! I am so happy for you!

TheDeeGeeNL

8 months ago

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Where is the Caterham?

FatTroll

8 months ago

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So they make this set, but they don't make the Nautilus??? What the actual fish.
Who makes these decisions? Priorities... The Nautilus was so awesome. It was a great set, from a great movie, based on a great book. :-(
Really, if it's a marketing thing, I think that this set won't do very well, and the Nautilus would have done better. No offense meant to whoever made this set. Just sayin'. :-\

AnimE7702

8 months ago

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It might base from1952 USS NAUTILUS (SSN 571) or
2008 UC3 Nautilus midget submarine.
I been told the LEGO rule is - War vehicles in any modern or present-day situation, or national war memorials. Real or Fantasy will be disapprove.

FatTroll

8 months ago

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But, the Nautilus is neither a war vehicle nor a present day vehicle. It's a submarine from a book by Jules Verne set in the 1800s!

Metalbeard42

8 months ago

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Hiya!
I'm totally with you on these points:

The Nautilus was so awesome.
Yep, totally awesome, fantastic model, totally accurate.

It was a [...] set from a great movie
No arguing that. But who really (apart from some older guys and fans) remembers that film? And do the fans (or friends) of that film will have the funds to spare on such a large set? Do they even like LEGO?

, based on a great book.
Yep. True. 20.000 Leagues... is great. Does have several lengthy parts (due to the main character's fascination with marine life) but when the vision shines through, the characters play out their special quirks and when the humorous scenes occur (as well as the dramatic ones - I will NEVER forget the ship sunk in a storm with all the ghastly details involved), the novel works perfectly.

But still. The set is gigantic. Captain Nemo is not really a positive character. Basically, he's seceded from the world and is seeking revenge for what has been done to him, his people and his family. The Nautilus is (among other things) a weapon to him. For vengeance. I believe this is something the LEGO executes frowned upon.

Some (or maybe all) of these points may have turned the powers that be against this project. Yes, I know, I'm playing the Devil's Advocate here. I loved the project, I supported it and would have bought this Nautilus, no matter the price. But it was clear from the start the this set was to be huge and expensive. And if we are honest with each other, a lot of people LOVE the large sets for their details and play value but HATE to spend the money these demand. So in a way this project may have been doomed from the beginning.
When supporting it I knew all that.
But I still did, hoping that we might force (well, in a most friendly way) LEGO to look into this topic. Like you said: Great book, the movie (despite all its inaccuracies with the novel) is considered a classic. Maybe a downsized version of the Nautilus might be feasible..?

Metalbeard42

8 months ago

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With the large parts count, the film being a bit dated and not really part of the collective consciousness (like Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, even Scooby Doo and such) doing this set in the way the project would have demanded it, it would have been a gigantic financial risk. Would it have done well commercially? While I always preach "Lego, don't under-estimate your customer-base!" I'm doubtful.
Adventure Time, on the contrary, is on its height of popularity right now. It's a series that appeals both to kids and adults (a bit like Batman '66, actually), the set doesn't require a million bricks and it re-introduces brick-built figures.
Maybe the LEGO-executives have felt that same dilemma. Sometimes it would be nice to get more (personal) feedback from them apart from "accepted" or "rejected". But we are dealing with a very large company here, not a "mom and Pop shop" so we are to expect this.
Sorry for this rather long rant.

FatTroll

8 months ago

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Don't worry about the long rant. I like reading long rants. They are interesting when coming from smart people. :-)
I don't see the price as a problem, I mean it couldn't be more expensive than any UCS set. And as for the fan base, it got to 10K so evidently some people want it. Also some would probably get it for the tons of brown parts it has. :-\ Though I can see why they wouldn't think it feasible to produce, I still am mad. :-(

LHWilder

8 months ago

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Again, my disappointment has compelled me to post. AT has so much potential for Lego, I hope this set is only the beginning. The mini figures that I have linked below should be the standard of AT legos going forward, they are gorgeous and diverse:

http://volatile-vertex.blogspot.kr/2015/12/lego-adventure-time-minifigures-...

or these:

http://www.wired.com/2015/03/adventure-time-lego-minifigs/#slide-1

C'mon, Lego, don't squander Adventure Time on these grotesque sets you've created.