LEGO has officially announced the newest LEGO ideas set with the The Beatles Yellow Submarine (21306) which is based on the 1968 animated film. The 550 piece set will retail for $59.99/£49.99/€59.99 and will be available on November 1. The set will have minifigures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr as well as Jeremy. I’m sure a lot of AFOLs will appreciate the set as The Beatles are one of the most popular bands in music history. Check out the official description of the Yellow Submarine (21306) below.
Take a surreal trip under the seas in the LEGO® version of the Yellow Submarine from the iconic 1968 animated musical fantasy film inspired by The Beatles. Ideal for display or role-play fun, the Yellow Submarine features loads of cool, authentic details including a cockpit for the included minifigures of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Kevin Szeto’s motivation for creating the Yellow Submarine
“As an amateur musician and songwriter, I have always been drawn to the music of The Beatles. The creation of the Yellow Submarine model was really my way of showing my affection for The Beatles, as well as trying to pay a small tribute to The Beatles phenomenon. The Yellow Submarine is bright, fun, and colourful, which also made it a good subject to translate into LEGO form”, Kevin said as he shared his motivations for building the Yellow Submarine.
Justin Ramsden’s (LEGO designer) motivations were also very much centred around his love for the iconic band, as he was given the opportunity to refine Kevin’s initial model. “I watched the film when I was younger and was really inspired by how it oozed so much imagination – comparable to how I view LEGO elements. I’m also a massive fan of The Beatles having grown up with their music all my life so to see The Beatles in LEGO form is a dream come true.”