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At this years New York ToyFair Event, LEGO had shown off their LEGO Ideas The Flintstones 21316 Set that is inspired by the classic cartoon done in LEGO bricks for the very first-time. This set is part of their LEGO Ideas line, where real fans like you can submit ideas to LEGO in hopes of getting your set made, and The Flintstones is just one of many in recent years that are offered in this way.
For attendees at LEGO’s New York ToyFair booth, LEGO gave out their LEGO Ideas The Flintstones 21316 Set, and for those of you looking to buy one, this is also listed as an exclusive to the LEGO Store. The set is priced at $59.99 USD.
Thank you to LEGO for providing their LEGO Ideas The Flintstones 21316 Set for review.
Official LEGO details:
Enjoy modern Stone Age suburban life in Bedrock with this LEGO® Ideas 21316 The Flintstonescollectible toy! A wonderfully nostalgic building toy, it features The Flintstones house and their iconic family car. The detailed house has a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, sofa, TV, coffee table, bowling ball and bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree. Build your own Flintstones vehicle that seats 4 minifigures and features a new-for-March-2019 fabric car roof element and an attachable dinosaur rib for creative play. The first animated TV series ever to be aired in a prime-time slot, The Flintstones cartoon was first broadcast in America in 1960 and has become an enduring family favorite around the world. Recreate hilarious scenes with the included cartoon character minifigures of Fred Flintstone, wife Wilma Flintstone and their friends Barney and Betty Rubble, or simply build and display this instant classic LEGO Ideas model.
- This LEGO® Ideas building toy includes 4 new-for-March-2019 The Flintstones cartoon character minifigures: Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble and Betty Rubble.
- The Flintstones home features a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, curtains and curtain rails, sofa, TV with aerial, kitchen sink, table and phone, fireplace, painting element on the wall, coffee table with fruit bowl and fruit elements, buildable floor lamp and lampshade, crate with a bowling ball and 3 bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree, 2 flower pots, flowers, plants and 2 milk bottle elements.
- Includes a buildable postbox with printed ‘Flintstones’ decoration, plus a letter element.
- The LEGO® brick-built Flintstones car features 4 minifigure seats, 2 steamroller wheels, a new-for-March-2019 fabric car roof element, plus an attachable dinosaur rib.
- This creative toy building set comes with a booklet with building instructions, fun facts about The Flintstones, and information about this awesome retro set’s fan creator and LEGO® designers.
- Build and display this collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American animated sitcom The Flintstones.
- The Flintstones Bedrock home measures over 4” (12cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep.
- The Flintstones car measures over 2” (6cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
Availability: March 2019
The LEGO Ideas Flintstones set includes 748 pieces that are organized in 6 bags in the box. This set is inspired by the classic Flintstones cartoon of the 1960’s, and offered for the first-time in LEGO form. The Flintstones Bedrock homes measures over 4″ high, 6″ wide and 4″ deep, and the car measures over 2″ high, 4″ long and 2″ wide.
The Flintstones car can place all of the included minifigures inside – Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty, and includes a fabric roof with a hold in the back, a steering wheel, and two steamroller wheels, one in the front and one in the back. The car does not have holes in the ground so that the figures can place their feet on the floor and start running to gain traction, as seen in the series. Other than that, this is a good representation of the car, which also has a bonus attachable dinosaur rib, and the car can even tip over as seen in the series with the rib placed on the side.
The Flintstones house is made of stone walls, and includes an opening front door, 2 front windows with curtains, a removable roof, a palm tree, plants, flowers, milk bottles in the front, stones around the house, and even a mailbox with a detachable letter that can be placed next to the house. The interior details include curtains, a sofa, a television set with a news screen that Dino, their pet dinosaur, has gone missing, a coffee table, a bowling ball and bowling pin elements that are stored in a crate, a picture of a Woolly Mammoth, a lamp, and the two back floor panels can swivel open. As we mentioned above, the roof is detachable, which helps light get into the house.
The minifigures are also nicely done and pay a nice tribute to the classic television series, and includes Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble and Bette Rubble. Wilma and Bette also come with alternate facial expressions on the other side of their heads.
Overall, the LEGO Ideas Flintstones set is a great representation of the classic series and features some show-accurate detail all around. This is truly a great set for Flintstones fans and LEGO enthusiasts.