I knew I wanted this LEGO set when it was first announced. At the time, however, it was a lot of money, and I felt I didn’t absolutely need to have it.
However, I made a decision a few months ago to reward myself with it at the end of May. I’m so glad I did! I was pleasantly surprised that it shipped so quickly from the LEGO website. I bought it on in the middle of a week, and it arrived that weekend.
I documented the journey in stages. There were six sets of numbered bags in the box, and I figured I would stretch it out as long as I could. The entire set is 1,367 pieces.
The beginning was building the street and the base of 123 Sesame Street. Each part had a new Muppet mini-figure to build. Big Bird was first, my favorite.
I love the attention to detail. See the spiderweb?
The second part was building Elmo and the first floor of 123 Sesame Street.
Do you see the back wall of Big Bird’s nest?
The bottom floor is Elmo’s room. I love how the windows look real and open!
The third part was the second floor of 123 Sesame Street, and Ernie.
This part added the bathroom, with Rubber Duckie, and more to Big Bird’s nest.
The fourth part included the roof of 123 Sesame Street, and Bert.
Bert and Ernie’s bedroom is done, too.
The fifth part included Cookie Monster, Hooper’s Store, and the apartment above.
I love the details. The stickers really help illustrate the set!
The final part was Oscar in his trash can, the garden, the fire escape, Big Bird’s nest, outside Hooper’s, and the Sesame Street signpost.
I can’t get over how much research was put into this LEGO Ideas set! It was well worth the money – About $130 total. The instruction book had fun photos and backstory on the designers and creators.
This will be proudly displayed in my office. It’s currently on the living room coffee table. I smile every time I walk in the room!
I really loved this set. Many of you know how much Sesame Street means to me!
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂