Fender finally releases the long-awaited Lego Stratocaster set
Ever wanted to build your own Fender Stratocaster from scratch? How about one of the brand’s famous guitar amps? Well, now you have the option to do both, thanks to the latest version of the big F.
Granted, you won’t be able to play your hand-assembled builds, as the release itself sees the brand move away from its conventional association with the Six Strings into a new market – Lego.
That’s right: Fender has finally ditched its Lego Stratocaster and amp set, after teasing us all with the first news of its impending arrival in October of last year.
And, at first glance, the final design has undergone some serious plan changes, appearing much more elegant than the original design promised.
Thanks to Slovakian fan designer Tomáš Letenay – who originally entered the design in the Lego Ideas Music to Our Ears competition – the Lego Strat has now become a reality, having been purchased and commissioned by the Lego Group for a production.
The meticulously crafted miniature ax is available in either red or black colourways and features a number of true-to-life appointments up to six strings, pegs, single coil trio and tremolo system equipped with a whammy bar.
The five-position selector switch and three-part control layout are also included, along with a Lego-themed strap and handy – you guessed it – Lego guitar stand.
That’s not all that’s on offer, however, with Fender releasing the Strat alongside a Lego Princeton Reverb – a complete build with a mesh-themed facade, two input channels, and a range of inspired controls. aesthetics of the original unit.
In terms of measurements, the 1,074-piece kit sees the guitar measuring 14 ” (36cm) high and 4 ” (11cm) wide, and 4.069cm or 3.236cm deep depending on whether or not you have the whammy bar attached.
“I played electric guitar as a teenager and always dreamed of owning a Fender Stratocaster – but I never could afford it,” Letenay said. “The Lego Ideas competition gave me the chance to create it out of Lego bricks.
“The Stratocaster was my gateway to music and I love seeing my Lego design with the stand,” he added. “I hope other guitar fans will have as much fun building it as I do.”
The Fender Lego Stratocaster set will be available starting October 1 for $ 99.
For more information, visit Lego.