LEGO.com has listed promotional item 40566 Ray the Castaway, giving us a better look at the set before its availability.
Joining the long line of desirable gifts-with-purchase, 40566 Ray the Castaway recreates a bedraggled man stranded on a desert island. Ray has clearly made the best of things, with the set including a raft and a small hut. There’s also an SOS message spelled out on the shore, courtesy of a life ring and a pair of snake elements.
Naturally, the island comes with other features like a pair of palm trees, a parrot, a crab and a couple of fish. The official images give us a good idea of what to expect when the set comes up for grabs.
40566 Ray the Castaway is part of the LEGO Ideas theme, which turns fan-made LEGO models into official sets. This set was designed by DadiTwins as part of a LEGO Ideas competition, joining previous competition models like 40533 Cosmic Cardboard Adventures. The initiative is clearly a successful one, so with luck we’ll see similar models in the future.
If you’re interested in picking this set up, it’ll be available at LEGO.com from October 1 to October 13. LEGO fans must spend £120 / $120 / €120 on the site to secure it, although with several high profile releases (like 75331 The Razor Crest) launching next month, you may not find it too difficult to acquire.