Listen to LEGO Icons 10334 Retro Radio in action

Listen to LEGO Icons 10334 Retro Radio’s variety of different stations and sound effects ahead of its release next month, including one very familiar tune…

Joining the LEGO Icons line-up on June 1 for LEGO Insiders (and June 4 for everyone else), 10334 Retro Radio fits into the same family of LEGO sets as 21327 Typewriter and 21332 The Globe, recreating a vintage radio with 906 pieces. Among those is a sound brick that features a bunch of different samples of radio stations, including songs, radio ads and DJ clips.

Maybe the best part of 10334 Retro Radio is how it replicates the functionality of a real-life radio (as much as a LEGO set can, anyway). There are two dials on the front of the case: one to turn the radio on or off and another to tune it between different frequencies. Turn that dial and you’ll see the needle move across the tuning lines, triggering one of the sound brick’s pre-programmed clips at random.

It’s a really clever way to integrate the sound brick – which first made a comeback in March’s 76429 Talking Sorting Hat – into the set, elevating it beyond simply pushing a button (for example). And the different sound effects are all pretty fun, from cheesy radio DJ jokes to adverts and, best of all, a beach surfer version of Everything Is Awesome from The LEGO Movie.

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Hit play on the video clip below to listen to our review copy of 10334 Retro Radio in action. Note that this clip does highlight the one issue with randomly triggering sounds: you might end up with the same clip a few times in a row, the same way the Sorting Hat might sort you into Gryffindor three or four times in a row (which is also why its secret phrase took so long to discover).

Despite that minor quibble, 10334 Retro Radio is a very successful LEGO Icons set – and it’s got more going on than its sound brick too. Check out our full review of the upcoming 18+ build to learn more about this June 2024 release. You’ll be able to buy your copy from LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores from June 1 if you’re signed up to the LEGO Insiders program.

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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.

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.

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