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Bring a touch of nostalgia to your home office
Striking design filled with details
Carriage moves from right to left as you “type” on working keys.
Captured in the classic mint green of 1950s-style typewriters.
Take a letter
Feed a real sheet of paper into the brick-built platen roller.
Every key has a printed character, no stickers required.
A LEGO® first
Black and red ink spool ribbon is a new fabric element.
Note from the Chairman
Get a letter from Thomas Kirk Kristiansen in 43 languages.
Inspired by a true originalBased on one used by the LEGO Group’s founder, Ole Kirk Kristiansen.
Conversation pieceIndulge in your passions for writing and classic design.
A vintage touchUnwind with a mindful building experience when you build the new LEGO® Ideas Typewriter.
Behind the keysDesigned by Steve Guinness, a lifelong LEGO® fan who combined his passion for brick building with a love of vintage typewriters.
- July 1st, 2021Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Great set! So much fun to build! A+++I would recommend this to a friend!This is definitely one of the coolest Ideas sets I’ve ever owned. It is extremely detailed and looks amazing once it is completed. Pressing on the keys does make a lever click, but for some reason, the thing holding the paper does not move when you press a key. Also, the paper was a little hard to put in the slot. As for the building experience, there was almost no repetition and it had some colourful pieces on the inside of the typewriter. Overall, this set is definitely worth the investment.Play Experience4.0Value for Money5.0Was this helpful?55Typewriter
- August 23rd, 2021Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Really beautiful build.I would recommend this to a friend!I've been sitting on this for a good while waiting to build it and I was not disappointed. It's intricate, the mechanics are amazing for Lego and it's really beautiful overall. I love the little touches like the paper feed or the return bar. I personally would have liked to have seen the keys be a little more springy but that's not something that takes away from the overall awesomeness of it. If you like mechanical heavy stuff like the NES, or BB-8, this will be right up your alley.Play Experience4.0Value for Money5.0Was this helpful?55Typewriter
- August 5th, 2021Average rating4out of 5 stars4.0An iconic triumphI would recommend this to a friend!Hats off to the Lego engineers for turning a great idea into an excellent kit. It really captures the spirit of a typewriter, feels authentic and is thankfully a lot lighter but still looks solid. The build was great, and I love the really clever escapement mechanism that advances the carriage. I did find the choice of arm connector a bit unusual along with the instruction to push the carriage back to avoid the arm popping off. So I changed it to a 135 degree connector (I think a 32192). It was just strong enough to withstand the force, and bends a bit but then feels a lot more authentic. I'm a typewriter fan and have many machines, and it feels right, it looks right, and its green! Great choice of colour. Overall a great kit with a good balance of implied functionality, and an excellent build. I would have given 5 stars but unfortunately found a bent brick in the set, which Lego has now replaced.Play Experience5.0Value for Money4.0Was this helpful?45Typewriter
- July 23rd, 2021Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Awesome Set!I would recommend this to a friend!This is the best set I have built! It is so realistic I have to tell people who complain that it does not do XXX, that it is not a real typewriter. It sounds like a real manual typewriter when you depress the keys, the roller with the paper moves as you type and you can push the roller back for the carriage return. And it looks a lot like a real typewriter. It is an interesting build and you are rewarded early on in the build by creating recognisable functions such as the keyboard, then the carriage return. I bought it for my birthday and invited people around. The only repetitive parts of the build are early on so I had my birthday guests help me build them. There are only two stickers and they are spot on. I remember rubbing my fingers over the equivalent stickers on our family typewriter when I was a teenager. I made one modification. The roller unit was too heavy and catching a bit on the studs on the base plate. I replaced the little grey wheels with the little black wheels from the blue car in the recent give away when you purchased lego. Those wheels have tyres on which lift the roller unit just enough to run smoothly. I have attached photos of my mod. In one of the photos I have the original grey wheel from the set next to the wheel I replaced it with for comparison.Play Experience5.0Value for Money5.0Was this helpful?55Typewriter