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LEGO Ideas 21327 Typewriter rumoured for summer 2021 release

Rumours suggest the next LEGO Ideas set to land on shelves will be Steve Guinness’s Typewriter, and it sounds like it’s going to be a hefty beast.

Instagram user brick_clicker reports that 21327 Typewriter will be comprised of 2,078 pieces, which would make it the sixth-largest LEGO Ideas set to date, behind 21323 Grand Piano, 21318 Tree House, 21322 Pirates of Barracuda Bay, 21311 Voltron and 21325 Medieval Blacksmith.

Given the price-per-piece ratio of those sets and others around it, though, it’s surprising to learn that the expected price for 21327 Typewriter is roughly $200. For comparison’s sake, 21325 Medieval Blacksmith comes in at 2,164 pieces for just $149.99, while 21311 Voltron includes 2,321 elements and retailed for $179.99.

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Such an inflated price tag may hint at some added functionality in 21327 Typewriter, in the same way that 21323 Grand Piano’s Powered Up components bumped it all the way up to $349.99. Or it could be indicative of a bunch of especially large pieces, or bricks in a rare colour – such as sand green, which brick_clicker claims will be the main hue for the model.

The same source reports that 21327 Typewriter (which may not be its final name) will launch around June or July. Last year’s Ideas sets launched in April and August, but with so many other successful projects waiting in the wings – including Home Alone, Seinfeld and the Fender Stratocaster – it wouldn’t be surprising to see the LEGO Group ramp up the crowdsourced theme’s release schedule.

We’ll bring you more on 21327 Typewriter as we get it. For now, this is strictly a rumour until confirmed otherwise by the LEGO Group.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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