Quite literally, too, because the 2,585-piece set can genuinely spin on its axis, with wheels carefully positioned on the interior of its equator to ensure it continues to move with a single push. That’s just one way in which 21332 The Globe represents another engineering achievement for the LEGO Ideas design team, in what is the 40th set released through the crowdsourcing platform.
France-based fan designer Guillaume Roussel is the mastermind behind the original concept, which was given the green light in September 2020. And the final product is remarkably similar to his original vision, save for a few aesthetic changes (dark tan plates for terrain, for example) and a redesigned interior framework.
If you want to be among the first to rebuild the world (to borrow a phrase), head over to LEGO.com and place your order for 21332 The Globe now. The set retails for £174.99 in the UK, $199.99 in the US and €199.99 in Europe, so adding an extra £25.01 / $00.01 / €00.01 of product to your basket will also see you qualify for 40532 Vintage Taxi (where it’s still available).
While you wait for your set to arrive, check out our in-depth review, then find out everything you need to know about 21332 The Globe. Plus, get some inspiration for what to do with it next by taking a peek at these creative modifications, then see how the Ideas set offers the perfect template for a certain space station…