LEGO teases BTS Dynamite Ideas set and launches countdown to reveal

The LEGO Group has teased the imminent reveal of its upcoming BTS Dynamite set, which – as confirmed by a countdown at – will take place later this week.

The company’s first venture into the world of K-pop (rather than K-pawp) has been in the works for nearly a year, courtesy of LEGO Ideas fan builders JBBrickFanatic and BangtanBricks. And the Ideas team is now finally ready to unveil the final product to the world, which will happen in just under three days.

A countdown at confirms BTS Dynamite will be revealed at 5am UK time on Thursday, February 16, while a silhouetted image teases all seven of the band members in minifigure form. The original LEGO Ideas pitch revolved around the music video for BTS’s megahit Dynamite (the band’s first number one single in the US), and envisioned minifigures for Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook.

LEGO Ideas BTS Dynamite teaser

It looks like the LEGO Group will at least be honouring the original concept as far as its character line-up, which is probably the bare minimum for any BTS set. More interesting to see will be how the design team has adapted the original build for the official set, given initial reactions to it getting the green light.

When the results of the second 2021 review were announced in February last year, commenters over on the LEGO Ideas blog declared that the LEGO Group ‘cares more about the potential revenue certain sets could bring them’, and that ‘the original idea behind Ideas has been butchered and degraded into something pretty sad’. Indeed, most of the chatter focused on the LEGO Group following the zeitgeist rather than celebrating creativity.

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The original Ideas project.

The LEGO Ideas team will be hoping that controversy doesn’t follow through to the unveiling of the official set, although excitement is at least growing over on Twitter: the LEGO Group’s teaser has more than 143,000 likes at the time of writing, with plenty of hype building in the replies. If nothing else, the groundwork is there for this to become one of the crowdsourcing theme’s most polarising sets to date.

We’ll find out for sure later this week, when the LEGO Group officially unveils its first-ever set in conjunction with a K-pop band. Check back with Brick Fanatics for more info as soon as we have it, and let us know in the comments whether you’re looking forward to the LEGO BTS set.

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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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