While a lucky few have taken advantage of the early opportunities to buy LEGO Ideas 21318 Treehouse, the set is now available to anyone logged in with a VIP account at shop.LEGO.com. The 3,036 piece set is the largest in the theme so far, priced at £179.99 / $199.99.
Kevin Feeser came up with The Treehouse project, combining his passion for wildlife with his love of the brick, before the LEGO Group’s César Soares turned it into an official model. The designer appears in a video presenting the set and explaining his process.
The set uses more botanical elements than any has before, all of which are the new ‘plants from plants’ elements, made from plant-based polyethylene. “It really is an important step in our ambitious target of making all LEGO elements from sustainable materials,” said Tim Brooks, LEGO Vice President of Environmental Responsibility.
Here is the official product description:
Build, display and play with this intricately detailed, 3,036-piece LEGO Ideas 21318 Tree House playset. A complex build for experienced LEGO builders that all the family will love to play with, it features a landscape base and 3 LEGO tree house cabins—a main bedroom, bathroom and kids’ room. The tree has interchangeable sets of green summer leaf elements and yellow and brown fall leaf elements—these and various plant elements on the base are all made from sustainable-plant-based polyethylene plastic—and the treetop and cabin roofs are removable to allow easy access. The model is packed with play-inspiring features including a buildable picnic table and seats, swing, bonfire, treasure map and hidden gem element to play out a treasure hunt, and a wind-up crane on the balcony of the bedroom cabin.