There is something about a tree house that sparks the imagination: a place to take your imagination and go anywhere in the world, doing virtually anything. Today the LEGO Group officially unveil the latest LEGO Ideas set – the Tree House 21318, based on Kevin Feeser’s submission to the Ideas Program. Initially submitted to the Crowdsourcing website in 2017, it took just 4 months to reach 10000 supporters.
The underlying story as part of the submission was of an explorer’s family, lost, and building a tree house using reclaimed materials. This set brings us the largest tree ever seen in a LEGO set – and overall more than 180 foliage elements. As introduced last year, the botanical elements manufactured of polyethylene have their raw materials sourced from sustainably sourced ethanol. The plastic is the same as it was two years ago. It is not biodegradable. And it cannot be distinguished from the elements made from petroleum sourced polyethylene.
We do however see the 6×5 leaf element in many colours: dark green(BL Green), earth Green(Dark green); dark orange and bright yellowish orange. There are enough leaves to allow the tree to be built with either a summer or autumn foliage.
The landscape has been altered from the original, with a stream running past the tree, as well as a few rocks scattered here and there. A camp kitchen has been set up under the tree, and several lamps have been strung from the tree.
The house itself is full of details, and looks like it has something to to show all of us about creating furniture details.
The upper foliage and roofs can be removed from the tree to allow access to the internal details.
21318 LEGO® Ideas Tree House
Ages 16+. 3036 pieces
US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE €199.99 – UK £179.99 – FR €199.99 – DK 1799DKK –AUS $279.99
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Detailed Tree House model to challenge LEGO® builders and inspire endless play!
Build, display and play with this intricately detailed, 3,036-piece LEGO® Ideas 21318 Tree House playset. A complex build for experienced LEGO builders that all the family will love to play with, it features a landscape base and 3 LEGO tree house cabins—a main bedroom, bathroom and kids’ room. The tree has interchangeable sets of green summer leaf elements and yellow and brown fall leaf elements—these and various plant elements on the base are all made from sustainable-plant-based polyethylene plastic—and the treetop and cabin roofs are removable to allow easy access. The model is packed with play-inspiring features including a buildable picnic table and seats, swing, bonfire, treasure map and hidden gem element to play out a treasure hunt, and a wind-up crane on the balcony of the bedroom cabin. A great birthday gift, this unique creative toy comes with mom, dad and kids minifigures, plus a bird figure, to role-play fun family scenes. It also includes a booklet with building instructions and information about this LEGO Ideas set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
This LEGO® Ideas set includes 4 minifigures: mom, dad and 2 children, plus a bird figure.
This challenging, 3,036-piece building toy features a landscape base, tree with interchangeable sets of green (summer) leaves and yellow and brown (fall) leaves, and a LEGO® Tree House with 3 cabins—main bedroom, bathroom and kids’ room.
The treetop and cabin roofs are removable for easy access and play.
Landscape base features a buildable picnic table with 4 minifigure seats and assorted elements to create a picnic, plus a buildable stream, swing (hanging from the tree), bonfire, hidden gem element, plant and bush elements, and a ladder to the cabins.
Tree foliage features over 180 botanical elements made from plant-based polyethylene plastic using sustainably sourced sugarcane. Assorted plant elements around the tree are also made from this plant-based plastic. This is the first milestone in LEGO® Group’s ambitious commitment to make products using sustainable materials by 2030.
Main bedroom cabin features a buildable bed, and assorted elements including hidden scissors (as a reference to the fan creator’s day job as a hairdresser), ship in a bottle, compass, clock plus a balcony with a hand-operated, wind-up crane to lift items up to the cabin.
Bathroom features a buildable bathtub, toilet and sink.
Kids’ room features bunk beds and assorted elements such as a book and treasure map.
This LEGO® Ideas creative toy comes with a booklet with building instructions and information about this awesome set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
Measures over 14” (37cm) high, 10” (27cm) wide and 9” (24cm) deep.
Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com from 24th July, 2019
I’m very excited to have had the opportunity to look at this set already – and I thinks its great. There are some interesting techniques used in the construction of both the tree and the house – especially there furniture. I found it especially exciting to see the whole story unfold as I put it together. My review will be out very soon…
What do you think? At $AUD279.99 its as much of an investment in parts as one of the modular houses – but certainly with an emphasis on the foliage as well as reddish brown and dark brown elements of various shapes. I think it’s a thing of beauty, and it has some play value as well. Why don’t you leave your comments below, and come back to read my review shortly. Until next time,