LEGO Makes One Fan’s Dream Come True with Beatles’ Yellow Submarine Set
Starting Nov. 1, you’ll be able to find John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and their famous yellow submarine in a Lego store near you.
Lego announced its set of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine Wednesday—a set that comes with over 550 pieces to construct all four band members, the submarine, and more, according to Lego.
The project came to life after one fan pitched the idea to the company via Lego Ideas, the toy company’s ideas section. The 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine inspired the creation, according to the site.
The set is going for about $60, and the mini figures of the band members feature the same hairstyles, outfits, and accessories that were seen in the movie.
“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,” Szeto said. “The Yellow Submarine is bright, fun, and colorful, which also made it a good subject to translate into Lego form.”
Justin Ramsden, the Lego designer who refined the original model, said that seeing the Beatles in Lego form “is a dream come true.”
“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,” Ramsden added. “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.”
The Yellow Submarine set will be available for sale at Lego Stores, shop.lego.com, and select other retailers next month.