Brand store calendar reveals 21305 Maze

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The April brand store calendar for the USA is now on the LEGO server. It confirms that 30603 Mr. Freeze will be available during the month but more interestingly it provides us with our first glimpse of the 21305 Maze Ideas set.

I have a feeling that the set will be officially revealed at LEGO World Copenhagen which has traditionally been a venue for set unveilings. There's an evening event going on at the moment so it could be later today... (Update: it wasn't.)

You can see the calendar in full after the break.

via TheBrickFan.

April 2016 LEGO Store Calendar

28 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Looks brilliant!

I won't buy it, as I have many other sets to worry about, but it's still pretty neat.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hard to form a proper opinion at that resolution, of course, but it looks as if the grey maze walls would have looked better with tiles on top.

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By in United Kingdom,

I realised I will be on holiday during the first two weeks of April so I'll have to ask a family member to order '21305 - Maze' and '30603 - Batman Classic TV Series, Mr. Freeze.' while I'm gone. :/

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks close to the Ideas submission. As someone who supported this, I'll be buying ASAP.

Now we just need that Caterham Super Seven to pass the current round of submissions...

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By in United States,

My son started to build his own version last year, and figured out the mechanisms, but it became a little fragile after a while, before he finished.

I think we'll be getting this set if it comes with some other options for surfaces as in the original submission. Otherwise I think we'll just use the instructions when they're posted on the Lego servers to create one. After all, I don't think there are any unique pieces...

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By in United States,

Thanks for posting the calendar! I'm glad to see that the Mr Freeze doesn't require a specific purchase, just the price requirement. And someone correct me if I'm wrong, isn't the appeal of the maze supposed to be that you can change it to how you want? I believe that is why TLG chose the Technic pieces.

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By in United States,

I'll pass

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By in Canada,

If it doesn't come with the option to change the maze layout/theme then Lego failed with this idea and why I supported it.

Doesn't look like the set changed all that much from the outside with the exception of bricks in stead of wall; probably easier to modify the maze. Curious to see if the inside mechanism was enhanced/improved.

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By in United States,

I sure hope it's going to come with some alternate maze designs like those shown in the Ideas project. Otherwise, it's going to be a pretty drab set.

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By in United States,

There's not really enough info to go by right now but I think this looks fun. I mean, I have one of the wooden versions. It gets stressful quickly. But I'm sure there's some really interesting buidling techniques to get it to function, and I quite like the customizable element of it.

I might get this... I might pass... I don't know. I don't have much of a reaction.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm not really sure on what parameters to judge this set...particularly at around £60. It seems too much simply for a labyrinth puzzle...and it's not like it will have any other functionality...other than as parts...it's a strange one. Having said that there must be an appetite for it as it got the support.

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By in Canada,

I'm generally excited about Lego Ideas sets and although I think the idea of building the maze out of Lego is a neat idea I think playing with one would get old fast and its not really much of a model at least from this image. I do understand it is customizable which would be fun for some I suppose but the longer I waited for this set the more I think its become a pass for me. I sure hope there is something coming out of the next review since they didn't accept any submissions from the past review.

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By in United Arab Emirates,

The chicken minifigure with purchases over £15 in March is decent. I'm sure these sell on EBay for around this price.

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By in United Kingdom,

What it does show is that all the balls appear the same - thereby loosing some of the originals appeal and customisability. I would expect Lego to choose one of the best mazes to show it off at its best but the one they went with is very basic. I hope that doesn't bode badly.

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By in United States,

It looks very good, but it had better be really complex to justify $70 for it.

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By in Canada,

But it surely can't be all that complex... just needs a pivot point, and then two things (gears, linear actuators, etc) to tilt it. Probably not going to buy, but build my own instead.

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By in United Kingdom,

I look at the calendar & wonder....when is Sira's Airglider going to make it to the UK? :-)

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By in United States,

@Clone: I'll bet there are a lot of people who never bought a plastic DeLorean who were excited for http://brickset.com/sets/21103-1/The-DeLorean-Time-Machine. And a lot of people who never bought a plastic Ecto-1 who were excited for http://brickset.com/sets/21108-1/Ghostbusters-Ecto-1. And a lot of people who never bought a plastic Tardis who were excited for http://brickset.com/sets/21304-1/Doctor-Who. And a bunch of people who never bought plastic bird sculptures who were excited for http://brickset.com/sets/21301-1/Birds. Your argument is bogus, because there are all kinds of things LEGO fans find way more interesting when they're made from LEGO.

Seeing better pictures and videos of this set will probably give me a better appreciation for it. As it is, it's not on my short list for sets I want to get, but I can see it being fairly popular due to the sheer novelty of it being something fun and technically impressive that has never existed as a LEGO set before.

For me, the April calendar news I'm most excited for is the bonus VIP points on those two Elves sets, and the Sira's Airglider promotion, and the confirmation that Ninjago: The Ride at LEGOLAND California opens in May. :) But the maze still looks pretty sweet.

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By in United Kingdom,

I have an original wooden labyrinth marble maze still and the Lego set looks like it perfectly captures the general structure and mechanism, which will need to overlap somehow underneath to make room for the falling marbles. However, I'm not sure that the friction and feel of moving the light Lego balls on smooth plates will compare to the heavier marbles/ball bearings on the wood. At least I can say the Ideas proposal made me dust off the original!

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By in United States,

@The Rancor
From what I can make out from the images and from watching the original Ideas concept video, the marbles are not designed to fall thru; the 'holes' are just black recessed tiles. Most likely it was a necessary simplification of the mechanism given the profile and compactness the designer was striving for.

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By in United States,

Neat idea. However, I'm wondering about the cracks between the tiles. Won't that make the marble go askew? That's the kind of thing that would've driven me nuts as a kid. Bummer that there aren't actual holes in the table. I wasn't gonna get one anyway, but those would've been my concerns if I was. Spent many hours with a wooden one as a child. VERY challenging!

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By in Czech Republic,

Having mixed feelings about this. Jason has all the great ideas for interesting lego contraptions and I love all of them, including this maze. Still I think most of his other pieces (kinetic sculptures...) would make for better LEGO set. Because as much as I like this concept, I don't really see myself playing hours with the maze... and honestly, if you exclude the play value, this is really not much of a display piece. Especially if Lego omitted Jasons wonderful idea of different theme layout inserts :-(

I supported this (how could I not) and I'd like to build it to enjoy the clever texhniques and mechanizms used in there, still probably won't buy it (considering the higher price point of Ideas sets) because what I'd end up is a thing catching dust on my shelf.

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By in United States,

I will buy this in support of the independent designer and because lego chose an idea that I love. Mine won't get dusty, especially if it comes in beige only. I've had quite a while to envisioning a ton of really fun re skins of my own.

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By in Canada,

Wait. What does the calendar say about "decorating your passport" with stickers? I don't think the TSA would be very happy about that.

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By in United States,

@Ypres There's a special LEGO store passport that you can collect stamps and stickers for from different stores

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By in United States,

Yeaaah... I don't think this is going to be for me. For one it's just a simple Marble Maze you can get anywhere else, and removing all those tiles just to edit the layout is going to be a real pain in the tail.

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By in United States,

Looks surprisingly similar to the Ideas submission.

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