Flintstones reveal imminent

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LEGO has posted a very short teaser video on social media that reveals a little about the forthcoming Ideas Flintstones set. There's not much to see except for the car which whizzes in and out of the frame rapidly. You can view the video after the break.

I think we can safely assume that a full reveal is imminent.


57 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I grew up with the Flintstones...can't wait!

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By in Belgium,

Flintstones*

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By in United States,

I'm really looking forward to seeing what gets released. I'd love to see more Hanna Barbera themed sets. Just in case somebody in Lego marketing is reading, some Looney Tunes sets would be really nice additions too.

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By in United States,

I’m sooooooo hyped for this!!

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By in United States,

Having seen the leaked minifigures I will warn everyone to not get your hopes too high, the faces are AWFUL.

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By in United States,

WOW, that was fast. I remember seeing this when I logged onto Ideas for the first time ever last year when it was near 10K, and I was like, "YES. I need this".

Props to the designer!

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By in United States,

I love this series, won't be buying but let's be honest, the reveal of any Ideas set is always great.

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By in United States,

I’m with David1985 on this one. I’ve only seen the figs, but nothing else. I’m just going to say I’m pretty disappointed with the heads...

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By in United States,

Those minifig faces are extremely weak. And no real Alan Reed voice license for the promo video? extra weak.

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't think the heads look that bad. I'm just thankful that they didn't go with specially moulded pieces, otherwise they wouldn't match the Scooby Doo heads from a couple years back (formally Hanna Barbara now Nickelodeon?)

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By in United States,

If you don't think the faces are completely wrong and don't fit the characters at all then you have never watched 1 second of the cartoon.

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By in United States,

Yabba Dabba Doo!!!

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By in United States,

@David1985, I don't think the faces are too bad. And I've seen PLENTY of the show, even when the Great Gazoo was there.
I will say though, it's hard to really capture them considering their cartoon noses and chins were pretty defining in the cartoon. It's kind of like the Incredibles, it's hard to really portray characters with exaggerated features in minifigure form unless you make specially molded heads. That's why Simpsons worked.

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By in United States,

watched some of the show as a kid, but wonder how much of the younger demographic knows, or cares, about this IP

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By in Poland,

The faces look great!

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By in United States,

Don’t care about this, just give me that gorgeous treehouse set.

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By in Australia,

Keen to see the full set reveal (please have a Dino), but agree the faces aren’t the best.
I’d prefer them to be more like the original submission; even though noses on figs aren’t really a done thing anymore, I think they’re kind of necessary here.

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By in United Kingdom,

LEGO FLINSTONE YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. So getting this for my Birthday assuming its released before May. My guess is it will be released March 1st for around £70 ($75-80), and it will be exclusive to LEGO until later this year.

Love the Flintstones such a classic

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By in United States,

Won't these be limited edition, numbered, from Walgreens only sets?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

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By in Norway,

This was foreshadowed in the Lego Dimensions game.

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By in Norway,

^^@SteveG: ....and only with a silver American Diner card, haha.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to both this and the treehouse set!

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By in United States,

I’ve got plenty of Pop Culture vehicles so this will have to be added. DeLorean, Ecto 1, Mystery Machine, Batmobile, and now I’ll have to get the Flinstones car.

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By in United States,

Yurpaderpadurps!

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By in United States,

^@Double J Bricks: That's what I'm excited about. I've got all of the pop culture vehicles on my work desk (66 Batmobile, Ecto-1, DeLorean, Mach Five, Beatles Yellow Submarine, the Indiana Jones Mercedes-Benz LG3000 cargo truck, Tron cycles and the Mystery Machine. Now I need this and I'm really hoping we get the Jurassic Park Ford Explorer eventually.

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By in United States,

@Sparky Ham:
They can't. Ideas isn't allowed to commission new molds.

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By in United States,

You just know they need to follow with the Jetson’s.

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By in United States,

Flintstones won that review?! Dammit, I was hoping for MST3K.

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By in United States,

Had to look up the leaks since people were commenting on the faces. I think they're perfectly fine. Adapted appropriately to the Lego face aesthetic. Still better than the Clone Wars figs faces were. I'm more curious why they didn't put shorter legs on Barney.

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By in United States,

No offense meant to anyone, but it’s still so bizarre to me to see fans say things like “Overwatch? Never heard of it!” And then “Flintstones?! YES!”. This site’s target demographic always cracks me up.

I’m looking forward to the set! I hope that it has some useful pieces.

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By in United States,

I watched the Flintstones as a kid and I have to say, I have no interest in this. It didn't age well. With all the hype lego makes about the target audience being kids, do kids care about this show now?

What I really want to know is, when is that tree house coming? That is one of the best designs to come out of ideas and I can't wait to get one.

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By in United States,

Aidypie, I think it surprises us old-timers that we're still playing with Lego. Got my first set about 35 years ago...thank Christiansen!

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By in Turkey,

I'm not hyped but hopeful. I 'll wait till I can see it in real.

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By in United States,

Ever since Dimensions I was hoping they'd release a Flintstones set. Not much interest in getting it for myself, but I'm glad they're getting on the market.

On the note of Hanna Barbara cartoons, I still haven't gotten that old Mystery Machine set despite pining for it so badly back in the day. I'll have to see if I can't find it so I can use 0.1% of Shaggy's power to boost my collection.

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By in United States,

Ever since Dimensions I was hoping they'd release a Flintstones set. Not much interest in getting it for myself, but I'm glad they're getting on the market.

On the note of Hanna Barbara cartoons, I still haven't gotten that old Mystery Machine set despite pining for it so badly back in the day. I'll have to see if I can't find it so I can use 0.1% of Shaggy's power to boost my collection.

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By in United States,

Ever since Dimensions I was hoping they'd release a Flintstones set. Not much interest in getting it for myself, but I'm glad they're getting on the market.

On the note of Hanna Barbara cartoons, I still haven't gotten that old Mystery Machine set despite pining for it so badly back in the day. I'll have to see if I can't find it so I can use 0.1% of Shaggy's power to boost my collection.

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By in United Kingdom,

I've seen four of the minifigs leaked on instagram but the car looks cool to hopefully pebbles, Bam Bam and dino are included?
And more scooby doo sets will follow plus the jetsons, yogi bear, wacky Races, secret squirrel snd johnny Quest would all be great in lego form..

They don't show the flinstones in Dubai
But Abu Dhabi Doo... Lol

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By in United Kingdom,

[email protected] - Lego’s only target audience isn’t kids. There has been and still is a huge range of Lego aimed at the older market. Not sure many kids know what back to the future is but that sold pretty well didn’t it....

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By in United States,

Geez, what's next? I Dream of Jeannie Lego??? Leave it to Beaver??? Laverne & Shirley? Oh, I know...Sanford and Son!

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By in United Kingdom,

@ytjedi
I was wondering the same about Barney's legs (if the leaks are real). My guess is they don't yet have the capacity for dual moulded short legs which would look odd compared to the others (as they all seem to be dual moulded). Has anyone ever seen dual moulded short legs?
Also would be hard for him to sit down in the car. Though they could have used the new mid-size legs, but then again I doubt they have the capacity to dual mould these yet either.
I'm a bit disappointed that they sit in the car rather than have their legs dangling through to power it like in the cartoon.

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By in United States,

A bit late to add to Lego Dimensions :(

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By in United States,

^^ Pretty sure some of the Simpsons minifigures, at the very least, had dual-molded short legs.

Can’t wait for this set!

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By in United States,

Nice

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By in Iran,

I'm looking forward to this one, as much as I like the more complex ideas sets like the Saturn V I think these smaller ones based on popular movies or series are nice additions.

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By in Germany,

@Aidypie re "No offense meant to anyone, but it’s still so bizarre to me to see fans say things like “Overwatch? Never heard of it!” And then “Flintstones?! YES!”. This site’s target demographic always cracks me up."

Why? It is a well known fact that the target demographic for most of TLG's D2C sets is males between the ages of 35 and 50. We (yes, I am part of that target demographic) have the nostalgia factor and the relevant funds to indulge in these kinds of sets.
And even though it might be hard to believe for members of your generation (if you are indeed a "Millennial") but Overwatch is not on our radar, especially as it might go as fast as it came eventually, while The Flintstones otoh was a famous kids' TV show - for decades.

There is so much stuff still to cover in terms of nerd nostalgia (in no particular order):

Jetsons
Loony Tunes
Pink Panther
A-Team
Knight Rider
Airwolf
The Fall Guy
Lucky Luke
Duck Tales (the whole Duckburg scenario alone would make for an entire theme that could rival or even best City in terms of scope and longevity)
Disney's Gummybears
Masters of the Universe
M.A.S.K.
Captain Future
Thunderbirds
Star Trek
Battlestar Galactica
Babylon 5
Doctor Who
James Bond "classic" period (i.e. from the Sixties to the Seventies)

to name but a few.
Of course, none of these will ever make it to LEGO sets (and in some instances this might be for the better).

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By in United States,

don't forget they have that new "shorter hinged legs" piece that they introduced in the Harry Potter line. Maybe they are using that for Barney?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Austinpowers.. I'd love to see a good few of those themes in lego form,
And lets add Thundercats, power rangers, Brave starr, Gi Joe and Captain Scarlet..

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By in United States,

I’ve seen a picture of the box. Everyone standby to be seriously let down :(

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By in United States,

@Aidypie:
It takes all kinds, and all ages. I may get more consistent comments on anything Batman-related that I put on our LUG displays, but sometimes people catch my Marilyn Monroe reference. E.T. skews more towards the adult crowd than I would have expected, while Gremlins seems more universal. Young kids catch Pennywise, while their parents have no idea who he is.

@legoavenger14:
I could see Jetsons and maybe Yogi Bear doing well, but those other IPs are probably a bit too obscure.

@d.m.t.arnold:
Simpsons was the first theme to get dual-molded short legs with three-stripe coloring. The legs are molded in one color, and a secondary color is applied where the knees would be. So far, Dobby from the Harry Potter CMFs is the only minifig I've seen that has the new dual-molded short legs, which have two-stripe coloring (not sure which half is molded first on these). The midi-legs are all single-color designs with paint apps for any coloration.

@AustinPowers:
Never even heard of "Lucky Luke", so maybe that's a European thing? But anyways, there's zero chance that Masters of the Universe or M.A.S.K. would ever hit the LEGO aisle as those both started out as toy lines owned by Mattel and Kenner (now absorbed into Hasbro), respectively.

@legoavenger14:
G.I.Joe (Hasbro) is another one that would be off-limits.

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By in Australia,

Lucky Luke would be awesome in Lego form. Tintin, anything Hanna Barbera and Asterix and Obelix would be amazing licenses. Can't wait for the Flinstones set.

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By in United States,

@AustinPowers Actually Doctor Who did make it as a LEGO Ideas set. Thunderbirds (based on the original series ) is my next one to submit.

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By in Germany,

@Britbloke77: I know about the Doctor Who Ideas set, I have it myself (as well as the one from Dimensions). This could of course be expanded upon, but I don't think LEGO will revisit that IP.

@Purple Dave: Lucky Luke, about a "poor lonesome cowboy" and his adventures in the "Wild West" is partly by the same people who invented Asterix (another probably mainly European thing), it was extremely popular over here and the accompanying comic book line is still going strong. Could yield loads of Wild West sets as well as countless cool minifigs.

And think about Duck Tales. Disney and TLG already have a strong bond, and anything Mickey/Donald et al related appears to sell extremely well. So why not expand upon this and create a Duck Tales/Duckburg theme? Loads of possible sets, tons of probable minifigs, it's all there and I bet it would be a top seller, contrary to all those obscure shelf hugger themes TLG released in recent years that turned out to be total flops.

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By in United States,

@AustinPowers:
There is a Ducktales revival series on air right now, so that could potentially sell...but with the caveat that it would almost certainly be based on the current iteration rather than the first series or the original comic books.

But for my money, I would regrow my wisdom teeth, rip them out by hand, and hand them over if that would guarantee a Darkwing Duck theme.

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By in Canada,

@austin powers
There are lots of more modern nostalgia sets that haven't been done but could - and would also benefit the younger generation

Examples:
Futurama (they already have a license with Matt for The Simpsons)

Dora and friends (make good Duplo)

Disney Duck Tales

Rugrats

Animaniacs and/or Tiny Toons

Family Guy

Rick and Morty

The list goes on... That said, I am sure The Flintstones will do quite well. I know I am buying one once it comes out. Can't wait for The Jetsons. Now someone just needs to submit the set and get 10,000 AFOL votes

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By in Australia,

I've just seen the box art, I am extremely disappointed.

What have you done Lego??? What a complete stuff up of a great original idea. Here's an idea, sack your current designers and employ Andrew in their place. The people voted for the original design, not this poor interpretation with so many missing elements?

Can't wait to see what they do to the tree house, or should that now be a shoe box on half a log!

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By in United States,

@ggfile:
I'm pretty sure I saw Dora the Explorer sets way back in the early 00's at NYTF.

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By in United States,

@AustinPowers
I'm a teenager and I don't care for overwatch and I LOVE the flintstones and I've known about it since I was six. I mean some of my friends play overwatch, but they all know who the flintstones are (probably). This set is more on the expensive side of things anyways, so I doubt younger children will spend that much money on this. I personally would love the Jetsons and Looney Tunes to become sets as well.

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