From rumor to reality, LEGO Stranger Things is closer than you think!
On June 1, “The Upside Down” Deluxe play set will arrive (it’s available now to LEGO VIP Members) — a 2,287-piece building set that comes packaged in 11 bags, allowing the real world and the Upside Down to be built at once for a shared building experience. Based on the Netflix Original series, the Byers’ house includes eight Stranger Things minifigures — Eleven, Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper, and the Demogorgon — each with iconic deco, from Dustin’s Waupaca, Wisconsin, T-shirt to Eleven’s Eggo waffle.
Tapping into the classic ’80s vibe of the show, LEGO released a commercial that appears to be ripped straight from a lost VHS cassette!
Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god! Introducing LEGO Stranger Things, available today for LEGO VIP members! https://LEGO.build/StrangerThingsReveal
Posted by LEGO on Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Additionally, the set comes with Chief Hopper‘s police cruiser (a 1980 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, if we’re being technical), complete with a removable roof for easy access to the interior.
Details of the house include the famed living room, with an alphabet wall with a light-up function, a couch, a coffee table, a telephone, an ax, a “have you seen me?” flyer, and a bear trap; Will’s bedroom with a boombox, a bed, a desk, a desk lamp, drawings, and movie posters; the dining room complete with an armchair, boxes that store Christmas lights, a fantasy game rule book, and a potted plant; and attic space with a Mind Flayer drawing sticker element and a wizard hat for “Will the Wise.”
When flipped to the Upside Down, the mirror image of the house is vine-covered and dilapidated.
LEGO’s first foray into Stranger Things will set you back $199.99. To put this in perspective, one of 1985’s most iconic toys — the 7-foot long G.I. Joe U.S.S. FLAGG — was $109.99 when it was released 34 years ago. Inflation is serious business.
Photos: The LEGO Group