First revealed early in January, LEGO Ideas 21321 International Space Station will be released on February 1. In addition to the 864-piece set itself, those who buy the exclusive release at LEGO.com before February 9 will get an exclusive patch for free.
The patch was revealed on the LEGO Store February calendar, which was spotted by the Brick Fan. In the centre of the patch is an image of the new LEGO model, with the flags of all of the countries that participate in the program around the edge.
LEGO fan Christoph Ruge came up with the original product idea and seemed to have missed his chance – until the LEGO Ideas selected a handful of past projects for users to vote on for the 10th anniversary, with this model coming out on top.
“We decided that one of these great ideas should have a second chance, so we thought we would turn the LEGO Ideas process upside down,” said Hasan Jensen, LEGO Ideas Engagement Manager, when the set was officially announced. “This time we started the internal review and came up with four exciting projects that we thought showed the greatest potential – and then it was up to the LEGO Ideas community to decide which of the four would be made into LEGO Ideas set number 29. It was great fun to follow the fan vote and we were excited to be able to finally welcome the International Space Station into the LEGO Ideas family.”