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Best retro home décor ideas

Best retro home décor ideas

Radio used to rule the world.

For decades, it was the best and only way of hearing the latest music and almost everyone had a radio set somewhere in their homes.

It’s all changed now, of course, but it’s nice to think about those simpler, care-free days when DJs would dial up the hits and when changing the station meant searching in an ocean of static for the perfect connection.

Now, you can relive the glory days of radio with the LEGO® Icons Retro Radio set.

It’s an ornamental replica of a vintage radio complete with a fold-up handle, antenna, and a sliding frequency switch.

And thanks to a smart sound brick, you can rotate the classic power and tuning dials to emit signals and music snippets. If you want to take it even further, you can mount a smartphone in the rear compartment to enjoy your favorite tunes as if they were being beamed in from your local radio station.

At 906 pieces, the LEGO Icons Retro Radio set will make a fun and relaxing building experience that you can perfectly pair with your favorite couple of albums. And when you’re done, the finished set measures 12 in. (32 cm) high, 9 in. (23 cm) wide and 2.5 in. (7 cm) deep, so you should have no trouble finding a spot for it in your home.

Whether you’re a music lover yourself or are searching for a gift for the audiophile who has it all, the LEGO Icons Retro Radio is ready be turned on, tuned in and played.

Stroll down memory lane with these sets

Of course, radios were about more than just music. They were a part of homes, known as much for the way they looked as for the way they sounded. And so, as you get set to welcome the LEGO Icons Retro Radio set into your home, we thought we’d run through some of our greatest (retro) hits, for anyone with a nostalgic taste for days gone by.

Don’t touch that dial!

LEGO® Ideas Polaroid OneStep SX-70 Camera

When it first hit the market in 1977, the Polaroid OneStep SX-70 revolutionized photography. With the ability to take photographs that developed instantly, it became a fan favorite and the iconic white-bordered, candid photographs began appearing on fridges and notice boards throughout the 70s and 80s.

You may not be able to take real photos, but this snappy set is complete with authentic details including the viewfinder, Color Spectrum and exposure compensation dial. It even comes with a pack containing 3 illustrated ‘photos’, including one of Polaroid inventor Edwin H. Land. Say cheese!

LEGO® Ideas Typewriter

Inspired by the actual typewriter used by the LEGO Group founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen, this classic, mint green writing machine recalls a simpler, tactile time. With a center typebar that rises each time a letter key is pressed and is linked to a carriage that moves across as you type, you can pretend you’re writing a love letter or classic novel and can even feed real paper into it. Looking for a gift for a budding writer, poet or journalist? Hold the front page… you’ve found it.

LEGO® Ideas The Globe

There’s just something inspiring about a globe. It makes you think of ocean-crossing voyages and pioneering journeys to distant lands. The LEGO Ideas The Globe set offers a stunning display that really spins on its axis and which includes vintage-style ship and compass icons, including glow-in-the-dark name tiles on oceans and continents. Who knows, it might inspire an adventure of your own. The only question is, where do you want to go?

LEGO® Art Modern Art

In the late 1800s, an ambitious group of European artists began to break from realism, and invented a new style known as abstract art. This style was all about color, shape and self-expression, and you can try it out yourself with the LEGO Art Modern Art set. It comes with a variety of sizes, shapes and colors and encourages you to cut loose and get creative.

LEGO® Ideas The Orient Express Train

Immediately recalling the glamorous golden age of rail travel, the LEGO Ideas The Orient Express Train set is ready to steam into your home, just like it once steamed from Paris to Istanbul. With 8 LEGO minifigures, authentic design details and fully compatible with the LEGO track system, this set is a must for train fans everywhere. All aboard!

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