The Beatles & Lego Team Up for 'Yellow Submarine' Toy Set
Kids (and playful adults) will be able to go for a voyage on the Beatles' “Yellow Submarine” with a new Lego toy set coming out Nov. 1, the company announced on Wednesday (Oct. 12). The set will include four mini-figures of John, Paul, George and Ringo costumed in their Yellow Submarine outfits that can ride inside the model (the top of which comes off), plus over 550 Lego bricks. Adding to the play is a mini-figure of the Yellow Submarine movie character Jeremy Hillary Boob. The U.S. list price is $59.99.
“As an amateur musician and songwriter, I have always been drawn to the music of The Beatles,” wrote creator Kevin Szeto. “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 colorful, which also made it a good subject to translate into Lego form."
“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,” wrote designer Justin Ramsden.