Sesame Street favourites are included as LEGO characters in the set, with Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo, Bert and Ernie and Oscar the Grouch all included.
This model was the brainchild of Ivan Guerrero, who submitted a creation to the online platform that was voted on by 10,000 other fans, leading to it being chosen by the LEGO Group for an official product release.
The set features a section of the New York City area where Sesame Street was based, including Bert and Ernie’s apartment, Big Bird’s nest, Hooper’s Store and Oscar the Grouch’s trash can.
“We were instantly drawn to Ivan’s idea, as we had never created an official LEGO product with Sesame Street before,” said LEGO VP of Global Marketing Federico Begher when the set was announced. “It was clear from the submission that Ivan is passionate about Sesame Street and he really brought it to life with the wide array of characters and bright, classic colours. For the first time in the history of LEGO Ideas, we also had the opportunity to create brand new minifigures for a set – bringing something new and exciting to our LEGO fans.”