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Lego launches new set based on Netflix’s Stranger Things for £179

Lego launches new set based on Netflix’s popular sci-fi horror show Stranger Things for £179

  • Lego superfans queued for more than 12 hours to get their hands on the new Stranger Things set 
  • Details were secret but many fans had guessed its connection to the Netflix series after teaser shots 
  • One fan described it as a ‘special occasion’ while another said it was a ‘merging of two worlds I love’ 

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Lego has revealed a new Stranger Things special edition set in a late-night launch at its London flagship store that prompted superfans to queue for more than 12 hours to get their hands on the model.

Dozens of enthusiasts lined up outside the Leicester Square shop from mid-morning on Tuesday ahead of the Upside Down set going on sale at midnight yesterday.

Information about the new model, which costs £179, had been kept a secret before its official release, but many fans had guessed its connection to the Netflix series after a number of teaser shots on Lego’s Instagram page.

Philip Thorne, from Port Talbot, South Wales, waited for more than nine hours for the ‘special occasion’. He said: ‘The joy of Lego is so exciting, my kids are so excited.’

Tasha, a fan from London, wore Stranger Things-themed fancy dress for the launch. She said: ‘I love Lego and I love Stranger Things. This is a merging of two worlds that I love.’

Lego whipped up excitement on social media ahead of the launch by sharing famous moments from the series replicated with pieces. The third season of the hit show is due to launch in July.

A fan from Inverness, named only as Jack, queued up since 10.30am on Tuesday. ‘I’ve grown up with Lego, but I’ve never really grown out of it,’ he said. ‘This is the first time I’ve ever joined a midnight queue for anything.’

Lego has recreated moments from the big and small screen in the past, with Star Wars, Harry Potter, Flintstones and Scooby-Doo sets proving popular. Zac Bird, from Welling, London, bought his 2,000th Lego set on Tuesday.

He queued up for the midnight launch, but admitted: ‘I don’t know much about Stranger Things. I know it’s on Netflix, but I don’t have an account. Who knows, maybe this will convince me to invest.’

Lego superfans queued for more than 12 hours to get their hands on a Stranger Things special edition Upside Down set

Some fans wore Stranger Things-themed fancy dress for the launch at the Lego flagship store

The launch happened in London's Leicester Square

Some fans wore Stranger Things-themed fancy dress for the launch at the Lego flagship store in London’s Leicester Square 

Lego whipped up excitement online ahead of the launch by sharing famous moments from the series replicated with pieces

Lego whipped up excitement online ahead of the launch by sharing famous moments from the series replicated with pieces

The special launch of the Stranger Things set in London comes as the third season of the show is due to launch in July

The special launch of the Stranger Things set in London comes as the third season of the show is due to launch in July

Information about the new model, which costs £179, had been kept a secret before its official release yesterday

Information about the new model, which costs £179, had been kept a secret before its official release yesterday

Many fans had guessed the set's connection to the Netflix series after a number of teaser shots on Lego's Instagram page

Many fans had guessed the set’s connection to the Netflix series after a number of teaser shots on Lego’s Instagram page

Several dozen enthusiasts lined up outside the Leicester Square shop from mid-morning on Tuesday ahead of the release

Several dozen enthusiasts lined up outside the Leicester Square shop from mid-morning on Tuesday ahead of the release

Stranger Things is a US science fiction horror series that will have its third season released in two months' time

Stranger Things is a US science fiction horror series that will have its third season released in two months’ time

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