Like it or not, The Beatles are inescapable. Reissues, remasters, mashups, movies, documentaries, posters, prints, every kind of merchandise imaginable, and now The Fab Four have been made into Lego.
To be specific, the Yellow Submarine is getting a Lego set. Totalling 553 pieces, the set comes with minifigures for John, Paul, George and Ringo, along with a Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D. figure. The top of the submarine comes off and there’s room in the cockpit for the four to fit inside. There are four periscopes, two propellers that rotate, a rudder and other accessories referencing The Beatles’ journeys.
The set began as a submission to Lego Ideas, the company’s suggestion box, so to speak, where fans can submit their own builds and vote on which ones they’d like to see made official. Lego and Beatles fan Kevin Szeto submitted the Yellow Submarine and after enough fans backed it, Lego selected it to be made. Speaking to The Guardian, Szeto said:
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.
Justin Ramsden, a designer at Lego, said:
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.
The set will be available for $60 starting Nov. 1.