The latest LEGO Ideas set is just ridiculous. It’s a functional Motorized Lighthouse that imitates the look of a classic Fresnel lens—the thing that rotates and focuses a real lighthouse’s light. You won’t be surprised to hear that this set costs $300.
Like all LEGO Ideas sets, the Motorized Lighthouse was conceived by a LEGO fan. Sandro Quattrini, who was inspired by a childhood trip, hoped to “capture that towering essence of tall lighthouses, while also keeping with their solitary nature.”
At a height of 19.7 inches, this set certainly towers over most LEGO sets. It contains 2,065 pieces, including minifigures of a lightkeeper and a sailor who’s lost in a small dinghy. The “home” at the bottom of the lighthouse is nicely furnished with a light-up fireplace, and the lighthouse tower contains four hidden rooms.
Of course, the lighthouse’s lens is the most exciting part of this build. It rotates to manipulate a small light, effectively replicating the look of a real lighthouse. This seems like a very interesting addition to any office, business, or bedroom.
The LEGO Ideas Motorized Lighthouse goes on sale September 1st. It sure ain’t cheap at $300, but it’s one of the most exciting LEGO sets we’ve ever seen.
LEGO Ideas Motorized Lighthouse
LEGO’s new Motorized Lighthouse is the real deal. The functional lighthouse replica features 2,065 pieces and a revolving lens that surrounds a small light. It goes on sale September 1st.