21316 The Flintstones revealed!

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The Flintstones

The Flintstones

©2019 LEGO Group

The next LEGO ideas set is launched next week. Here's the press release:

21316 The Flintstones, 748 pieces

US $59.99 – CA $79.99 – DE €59.99 – UK £54.99 – FR €59.99 – DK 549DKK – AU $99.99AUD
Available to VIPs from 20th February 2019.

Have a yabba dabba doo time at Fred Flintstone’s home!

Enjoy modern Stone Age suburban life in Bedrock with this LEGO Ideas 21316 The Flintstones collectible toy! A wonderfully nostalgic building toy, it features The Flintstones house and their iconic family car. The detailed house has a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, sofa, TV, coffee table, bowling ball and bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree.

Build your own Flintstones vehicle that seats 4 minifigures and features a new-for-March-2019 fabric car roof element and an attachable dinosaur rib for creative play. The first animated TV series ever to be aired in a prime-time slot, The Flintstones cartoon was first broadcast in America in 1960 and has become an enduring family favorite around the world.

Recreate hilarious scenes with the included cartoon character minifigures of Fred Flintstone, wife Wilma Flintstone and their friends Barney and Betty Rubble, or simply build and display this instant classic LEGO Ideas model.

This LEGO Ideas building toy includes 4 new-for-March-2019 The Flintstones cartoon character minifigures: Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble and Betty Rubble.

The Flintstones home features a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, curtains and curtain rails, sofa, TV with aerial, kitchen sink, table and phone, fireplace, painting element on the wall, coffee table with fruit bowl and fruit elements, buildable floor lamp and lampshade, crate with a bowling ball and 3 bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree, 2 flower pots, flowers, plants and 2 milk bottle elements.

  • Includes a buildable postbox with printed ‘Flintstones’ decoration, plus a letter element.
  • The LEGO brick-built Flintstones car features 4 minifigure seats, 2 steamroller wheels, a new-for-March-2019 fabric car roof element, plus an attachable dinosaur rib.
  • This creative toy building set comes with a booklet with building instructions, fun facts about The Flintstones, and information about this awesome retro set’s fan creator and LEGO designers.
  • Build and display this collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American animated sitcom The Flintstones.
  • The Flintstones Bedrock home measures over 4” (12cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep.
  • The Flintstones car measures over 2” (6cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.


You'll find more images on the set details page. We'll be publishing our review later this afternoon and an exclusive interview with Andrew Clark tomorrow.

56 comments on this article

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By in Australia,

The offical Ideas releases are usually an improvement on the submissions - but in this case I think it’s definitely the opposite.

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By in Hungary,

Admittedly I didn't keep up with the development of this, but I find the inclusion of the house kind of unnecessary. The car and the minis should've sufficed and would've fit better with the other ideas licensed vehicles.

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By in France,

Even if it eventually is a bit smaller than I expected, I like it. Does not bring many memories to me, as the serie was not that famous in our country, but I know and appreciated it, and as a Lego rendition I like the shape of the house, the details included, the car, the minifigs. And many interesting printed parts isn't it? The price seems good overall for what it is... I like it.

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By in Ireland,

Not bad
I'm still waiting for the Harry potter 2019 set pictures though...

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By in Serbia,

The original submission was *much* better.

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By in Hungary,

I actually like the set, but really miss Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm and Dino. Would have gladly paid an additional sum for these 3 plus figures.
Still, going to buy the set soon after release. ^^

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By in United Kingdom,

Where's Dino? Doesn't seem right without him

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By in Canada,

It's certainly neat but is missing some wow factor...maybe we have just been spoiled lately!?

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By in Canada,

It looks like it would be very fun to play with. You could recreate the whole opening sequence...except for Dino. It would have been great to have a Dino, but maybe it would have made the set too expensive? I will definitely be getting one anyway!

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By in Poland,

Where. Is. Dino.
Also, I think the article lacks the link for the Lego Ideas page with the project. I've Just checked it, and I agree with the comments above, that the original project looks more alive (but still doesn't have dino :( ). But this doesn't mean this one is bad.

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By in United States,

Seems like a lot of negative feedback for a set that looks pretty good. Is it perfect? Hardly any set is. But I want this set.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ the set tells you where Dino is! or at least why he isn't!

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By in Germany,

This looks awefully basic.

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By in Brazil,

I think if the car could have an empty bottom to reenact when they use their legs to move it. A figure seated doesn't seem right in this case. Points for fitting 4 characters, though.

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By in United Kingdom,

Could be just me, but I feel something is missing from this set. It just looks and feels simplified from the original model and seems to be missing the “wow” factor here.

Ideas has released lots of wonderful sets in recent years, such as the Pop Up Book, Fishing Village and Voltron. But this one just seems short on the mark in several areas sadly.

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By in United States,

I saw picture on the Lego FB page and it looks like the brick separator is going to be a turquoise color - is that new in that color?

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By in Norway,

Big Bang, dr who, adventure time and flintstones, certainly wide range in Ideas, and love them for it - still gladly skipping this one as well. Might buy a second Popup instead.

@imemine98 probably same one as in (some) LEGO Movie 2 sets?
6254100 Also in Gibraltar overwatch and dragon dance sets

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By in Brazil,

This set looks so uninspired and boring... Also, it confirms my position that Flintstones is an IP that doesn't work with Lego.

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By in Australia,

The house and figs are fine enough, but the car seems absurdly oversized, like, way out of scale, compared to everything else.

I get the idea that plenty of people in the audience would be hugely nostalgic for Flintstones Lego, but this is a very easy pass, for me.

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By in United States,

Nice, but I was never a big enough fan to drop $60 on this when there’s so many other sets—Friends, Lego Movie, the Newbury sets (Hidden Side... still think it’s a dumb name for a theme...)—coming out that I like better.

Wouldn’t the only acceptable (by AFOLs...) Dino have to have been a new molded piece, and doesn’t LEGO Ideas have a no-new-molds restriction? Has this changed? Am I wrong? I can’t imagine AFOLs liking a brick built Dino.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's about £15 overpriced but i Like the set, if those curtains are printed tiles i might get some from bricks n pieces.. its missing Dino, Pebbles, Bam Bam and the sabertooth cat though,
Also i do think it would of been better using minidolls who Agrees?

Please make the jetsons and Johnny Quest next lego..

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By in Canada,

I wonder why they didn't use shorter legs for Barney. In my opinion it would have looked much better and closer to the actual character.

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By in Canada,

Thank the makers this don’t have those fabric skirts for the minifigs

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By in United States,

Minidolls for Wilma and Betty would have worked very well, but Fred and Barney not so much. Imagine the comments on this site if this set included minidolls!

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By in Canada,

Where are the kids and Dino? Really, how do they get missed???

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By in United States,

I really liked the original submission. I don't know exactly what's missing for me, but I don't like this as much.

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By in Netherlands,

I like the way LEGO Ideas can be used to create a product of a certain franchise that isn't big enough for an entire product range to be made for it, or is simply too old to appeal to a broad and/or younger audience. The Flintstones is a very good example of it and I'm pleased to see LEGO is making this into a real set.

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By in United Kingdom,

£55 for this set is very reasonable and I love the figures and part usage, nice to see the Unikitty blind bag based used for the table that I love. I adore the car to bit and the minifigures are well detailed and produced

A perfect set without a doubt

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By in United States,

The car is the biggest disappointment. Simply not well done.

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By in Canada,

@ericjohn - your submission cannot use or depend on new molded parts. If your submission gets 10,000 votes and then is accepted, LEGO then redesigns your submission, and new parts or mold may be introduced by LEGO (and not by you). LEGO did this with the IDEAS "Ship in a bottle" set. Once approved, they redesigned the set, making it much smaller, but also much stronger than the original submission. They also introduced new molds and parts in that set that had never been seen before, prior to the introduction of the new set. That said, the original submissions of the "ship in a bottle" set, along with the "Flintstones" set is 100% compliant to the rules. I hope this explanation helps answer your question.

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By in Norway,

Please repeat if you did’nt catch it the first time:
”..Fred Flintstone, wife Wilma Flintstone and their friends Barney and Betty Rubble, or simply build and display this instant classic LEGO Ideas model.

This LEGO Ideas building toy includes 4 new-for-March-2019 The Flintstones cartoon character minifigures: Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble and Betty Rubble.”

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By in United States,

I was all in on the original submission, but this...I think I’m a pass. The cloth top to the car be brick built and the overall messiness of the original really gave it character that this one lacks. It is very clinical and it suffers for it.

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By in United Kingdom,

Very underwhelming

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By in United Kingdom,

Happy with how that looks and priced well in my opinion.

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By in Canada,

of note, I was a major Flintstones fan as a kid. Dino, Bab-Bam, Pebbles, and the saber tooth cat were not in all the episodes or seasons. There are several episodes with just the 4 of them. I think the entire first season had NONE of these characters if I recall correctly.

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By in United Kingdom,

anyone else think Freds face look weird?
I was really looking forward to this based on the Ideas Submission... now not so much, however wont judge until i've seen it in person.

Maybe still pick it up if it goes cheap to mod it

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By in Belgium,

I think it looks very cute and an sure it will be a bit with the kids!

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By in Hungary,

Definitely will buy it. In my country this cartoon is a legend, thankfully for a great synchronization which was following rhymes.

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By in United States,

Don't really care about the missing kids but Dino would have really been nice.

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By in Australia,

Had to go back and look at the original and I really like the bedrock sign in the original, however the house looks way better in the official set, I even prefer the car in the official set. The mini figures are interesting, as the original set's figures look much more like the cartoon, but the official set looks like, well mini figure faces - I do think I prefer the faces on the original set and definitely the cloth skirts.

So for me:
Original set better for mini figures and clothing.
Official set better fro car and house.

I can live with those changes, definite purchase.

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By in Russian Federation,

Looks very dull. Like a concrete brick.

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By in Belgium,

I was very pleased when it went into production. But i have to agree with a lot of you guys, the original submission was better. In my opinion, it is meant for display and nostalgia, so more details would have been nice. Seriously doubting if if I'm going to buy it now I've seen it...

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By in United States,

It's not great but I'll pick it up, now how about the Jetsons.

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By in United States,

While I watched The Flintstones when I was a kid in syndication, it was back when there were only 2 channels that had cartoons on. I really don't see the appeal for this. Who is the target audience, 60-70 year-old baby boomers?

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By in United Kingdom,

Kind of have to agree with most, when I first saw the reveal on ideas it was a definite purchase for me, as it scratched my nostalgic itch, but for some reason this just doesn't feel the same and can't quite figure out why.... been saving my VIP points up as well for this so am a bit bummed!

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By in United States,

No Dino, no Pebbles and Bam-bam = pass.

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By in United States,

Wow! There is so much negativity here. Lol!

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By in United States,

Very disappointed. Dino is a must.

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By in United Kingdom,

Fred doesn't really look like Fred either. The ladies are not too bad, but Fred's head is meant to be much larger.

Also the car looks too simple and way too big, compared to the minifigures.

Easy pass for me.

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By in Sweden,

I think it looks quite alright. Not bad at all. Still, also not really exciting. I think I'll skip

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By in Ireland,

It's not bad... until you look at the submission. The car has got bigger and lost some subtlety. The turntable and phone are gone (or is that croissant that Wilma holds the phone?). Leaving the kids out really makes no sense (I suspect it's because they wouldn't fit without making the car even bigger).
But the biggest problem are the faces... What was wrong with printing the cartoon faces on minifig heads?
I grew up with the Flintstones so I should be target adult audience but I'm not sure I'm getting this...

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By in United States,

@Duq yeah the croissant piece was subbed to be the phone receiver - guess the croissant looks more natural when held in the minifig hand over the tauntaun / wampa horn.

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By in United States,

After what people were saying in the last report I was worried how the faces would turn out, but they look fine here!

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By in United Kingdom,

I think this this is great. Also love the mini figures. Nice one to the original designer and Lego!

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