When LEGO House reopens on Monday, the attraction’s store will be offering a brand new set for sale – 40501 The Wooden Duck. This new release was previously revealed by LEGO.com’s instructions database, but has now had a proper unveiling by the LEGO Group’s Stuart Harris and Jme Wheeler.
Stuart, the Senior Experience Designer at LEGO House, designed the sketch model version before Model Designer – and former Brick Fanatics builder extraordinaire – Jme developed it into a finished product.
40501 The Wooden Duck will retail for 599 DKK, which is around £70, when it launches on Monday, June 22. The set uses 621 pieces and is the first in a new series of limited edition products. Special printed tiles are included in the box, only available in this set.
The Wooden Duck has been a significant icon for the LEGO Group. While it is one of many wooden toys that the company produced before the move to ABS plastic, it was part of the legendary tales in which Ole Kirk Kristiansen taught his son, Gotfred, that ‘only the best is good enough’.
For a limited time, the current LEGO House exclusives are available at LEGO.com. 4000026 Tree of Creativity and 40366 LEGO House Dinosaurs are available in the UK, Ireland and Denmark as the packaging and instructions only meets legal requirements in those three countries.
A whole wave of new LEGO Star Wars sets has also been announced today, including 75292 The Razor Crest, 75288 AT-AT, 75293 Resistance I-TS Transport, 75291 Death Star Final Duel, 75283 Armored Assault Tank (AAT), 75281 Anakin’s Jedi Interceptor, 75284 Knights of Ren Transport Ship, 75286 General Grievous’s Starfighter and 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers. 75279 Advent Calendar will launch on September 1.
Graham was the BrickFanatics.com Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education.
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