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Lego delights movie lovers in major collaboration with cult movie franchise

Lego has joined forces with Universal Pictures to bring a cult classic movie franchise to brick form in a jaw-dropping new release. 

In a thrilling collaboration, The Lego Group and Universal Products & Experiences have unveiled the Lego Ideas JAWS set, a stunning brick-built diorama inspired by the iconic 1975 blockbuster movie JAWS. 

The eagerly anticipated set, priced at £129.99, meticulously recreates one of the most famous scenes from Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece, allowing fans to relive the suspense and excitement in intricate Lego form.

The idea for the remarkable set was originally conceived by LEGO fan Johnny Campbell, via the LEGO Ideas community platform, and will become available for LEGO Insiders from August 3 and for all from August 6.

The 1497-piece set captures key elements and characters from the film in LEGO minifigure form – including Police Chief Martin Brody, marine biologist Matt Hooper and sailor Sam Quint.

In a thrilling collaboration, The Lego Group and Universal Products & Experiences have unveiled the Lego Ideas JAWS set

The eagerly anticipated set, priced at £129.99, meticulously recreates one of the most famous scenes from Steven Spielberg's masterpiece

The eagerly anticipated set, priced at £129.99, meticulously recreates one of the most famous scenes from Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece

The set’s centerpiece is the iconic Orca boat, featuring a detailed cabin with a removable roof, an adjustable boom and rigging.

Additionally, the set includes numerous recognisable accessories, such as a revolver, compass, fishing rod, harpoon, spear, and the pivotal yellow barrels.

Fans can display the set on a brick-built seawater base, with the JAWS Lego shark model attacking the Orca boat. 

A printed tile with Chief Brody’s famous line, ‘You’re gonna need a bigger boat,’ completes this nostalgic and playful centerpiece. 

Alternatively, the Shark can be displayed separately from the boat on its own stand. 

To celebrate the launch, Lego and Universal Products & Experiences have created a summer “brick-buster” mini-film – titled: “JAWS…in a Jiffy” – which is a 90-second recreation of the cult classic featuring memorable scenes. 

Speaking about his design approach, fan designer Johnny Campbell revealed: ‘JAWS is my favorite movie of all time, so I really wanted to recreate it in LEGO bricks.’

He added: ‘LEGO building has always been a part of my life in some shape or form, but in order to get all of the finer details, I actually freeze-framed JAWS as I watched it so that I could catch a glimpse of the finer details, taking notes as I went along. 

The 1497-piece set captures key elements and characters from the film in LEGO minifigure form - including Police Chief Martin Brody, marine biologist Matt Hooper and sailor Sam Quint

The 1497-piece set captures key elements and characters from the film in LEGO minifigure form – including Police Chief Martin Brody, marine biologist Matt Hooper and sailor Sam Quint

The idea for the remarkable set was originally conceived by LEGO fan Johnny Campbell (pictured), via the LEGO Ideas community platform

The idea for the remarkable set was originally conceived by LEGO fan Johnny Campbell (pictured), via the LEGO Ideas community platform

The set's centerpiece is the iconic Orca boat, featuring a detailed cabin with a removable roof, an adjustable boom and rigging.

The set’s centerpiece is the iconic Orca boat, featuring a detailed cabin with a removable roof, an adjustable boom and rigging.

Fans can display the set on a brick-built seawater base, with the JAWS Lego shark model attacking the Orca boat

Fans can display the set on a brick-built seawater base, with the JAWS Lego shark model attacking the Orca boat

Alternatively, the Shark can be displayed separately from the boat on its own stand

Alternatively, the Shark can be displayed separately from the boat on its own stand

Ecstatic fans took to X to express their anticipation for the upcoming release, with one writing: 'I need that Lego Jaws set'

Ecstatic fans took to X to express their anticipation for the upcoming release, with one writing: ‘I need that Lego Jaws set’

‘It is just mind-blowing that my design is now an official LEGO set. I can’t wait to stand in a LEGO shop looking at the shelves and seeing a set that I have been involved with and watching someone buying it. It’s every LEGO fan’s dream!’

Meanwhile, ecstatic fans took to X to express their anticipation for the upcoming release, with one writing: ‘I need that Lego Jaws set.’

Another said, ‘My wife got me into Legos this year. Already did 2 Star Wars themed sets. Definitely getting the Jaws set,’ while a third exclaimed, ‘LEGO JAWS SET COMING!!!’

Finally, another fan added: ‘Lego Jaws set. Well that’s Christmas taken care of.’

It comes after a California police department which sparked hilarity by using superimposed Lego heads to protect the identities of captured suspects has been asked to stop by the toy manufacturer.


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