Grand Piano is LEGO set 21323-1. It has a score of 80. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 5 reviews, based on 7 scored reviews and 12 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 49.8% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Ideas.
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I think this set will attract a lot of new fans to the hobby, purely because of what has been promised with this set, so this could be a detriment to the company's image. I'm surprised that they willingly misled the public in their announcement like that, but it's a bit late now! Nevertheless, if you're a pianist and a LEGO fan, this is definitely the set for you. I'm sticking with my gut and saying that this will still be one of the sets of the year.
There are some limitations, as far as its ability to play a tune of your choice – so long as you choose on the ithe pieces available in the app; and the challenges in lilning up the keyboard to be perfectly even. But the model sets out to do as is advertised: build a version of a grand piano, with a working keyboard.
This is a spectacular set! Enjoyed every minute of the build and loved seeing it all come together. Fantastic use of Lego pieces to build a beautiful piano with realistic mechanism. Congratulations to Donny Chen for your brilliant design. I preferred some of the original details, incl the brass wheels and the pedals which looked better. The keys are not level on my set which does not reset as intended with the app. The powered up app is a good idea but the execution could be a lot better. It shows music for each piece it can play, but instead of the actual music, random notes are displayed and animated on the phone screen with no relation to the notes played. PLEASE update the app to fix this. An exceptional set like this deserves an app that educates and celebrates music, not just dumbs it down. Upgrade the app and it would definitely be 5 stars!!
A premium set that is best displayed even if it has very functional parts. It suffers on playability and value but it is a perfect artistic model for music lovers and LEGO fans alike.
Despite my ambivalence towards pianos, it is a genuinely striking model, and the electronic functions offer some fun. It also includes some interesting building techniques in the piano and the small stool that keep the build engaging. Lastly, it offers a pretty good value for a set with Powered Up components.
This is such a “wow" object, it continues to deliver joy long after construction is complete.
Overall, the LEGO Ideas Grand Piano (21323) is the largest in terms of pieces and most priciest set in the theme. Is it worth the price that LEGO is asking for? That is very subjective but to me, I'm slightly leaning to yes. The amount of detail and functions that are included with it make it very realistic and a great display piece. It is bigger than you expect it to be so be prepared to have a decent sized space for it.
Sadly, 21323 Grand Piano doesn't hit all the right notes and so isn't for everyone, not even for all of those within its target demographic. It has some incredible achievements within its design (both from the fan and LEGO Group sides of the process) and it does represent a step up in the company's determination to blend digital and physical play. But, it only delivers on half of what it could have , which for such a high price, feels a little out of tune.
Your opinion of it will very much depend on your expectations. If you were expecting to be able to play it like a real piano (and LEGO does call it the 'first-ever playable LEGO Grand Piano' in the press release, after all) then you will be sorely disappointed. However, if you have any knowledge of LEGO and the current state of the art, you'd know that it would be impossible to build a fully-functioning piano at this scale, so what has been achieved is actually pretty impressive.
Usually, it is so easy to get caught in a dilemma between your heart and your wallet when a new excellent LEGO set appears in stores. But with the fresh LEGO Ideas 21323 Grand Piano it has never been easier to make a decision. Before traveling to a store, ask yourself a question: do I really need a massive LEGO toy piano in my room for $350? If this is exactly what you are looking for, you won't regret your purchase at all. This simple test proves that, although LEGO Ideas has become the unique territory of the most ambitious creations turned into official products, it feels like nobody working in that area thought long enough about whether some ideas need to be turned into a set. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.