123 Sesame Street is LEGO set 21324-1. It has a score of 85. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 3 reviews, based on 5 scored reviews and 12 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 25.95% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Ideas.
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Despite the set's high price, I think this set is amazing value, and will be a great set to pick up for those who grew up with Sesame Street (all of us?) or if you're a parent to young kids who have been entranced by the magic and wholesomeness that is Sesame Street. I also loved how amazing this set looks on display. It is a large set, and commands quite a presence on your display shelf. As a bonus, there is so much space to play with, and you can place the minifigures around in so many spots, that the play options are endless.
What a wonderful set. It brings back such wonderful memories of watching Sesame Street with my son. This delightful set was time consuming to build but well worth the effort. It depicts the street, buildings and characters really well. Only one minor flaw is that Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch are not textured to show their fur. Otherwise, great set Lego, well done!
I enjoyed the build experience provided by Sesame Street. Additionally, the trip down memory lane was fun. However, I wish the final design for this product remained truer to the original fan concept. Sesame Street is more playset than 18+ collector's item. Yet, the LEGO® Group markets it as 18+. Additionally, the characters are fun, but some lack the detail I would expect from a collectable set.
This is a very highly anticipated LEGO IDEAS set and many of us especially Sesame Street fans will have very high expectation of this set, especially given the original submission was meant to be a much bigger scale and a complete building. While many of us are focusing more of the buildings, I am still impressed that the designers manage to capture the essence and charm of 123 Sesame Street scene and the design of the newly moulded characters are unparalleled especially Big Bird, Bert and Ernie. There are some distinct trade-offs in the end product and I do hope we are able to hear some thoughts from TLG officially especially from the LEGO designers' point of view.
Comprehensively representing the myriad characters, locations and memorable items which have appeared throughout Sesame Street would be almost impossible, even across multiple products. 21324 123 Sesame Street achieves exceptional variety though, integrating various important details and references alongside six prominent characters. The introduction of new elements for several of these minifigures is extremely effective, ensuring absolute accuracy.
I love this set. It appeals to me both from a deep sense of nostalgia as well as just being an excellent building experience. The exteriors are all read as accurate, the interiors are packed full of details and fun items, and the six minifigures are all unique additions. If I wasn't a Sesame Street fan? I'd still want this set. From a parts perspective there are rare elements, tons of useful pieces, and a literal rainbow of colors to reuse.
My first impression was that it looked a bit small, but that is because the original Ideas submission by Ivan Guerrero is designed at a bigger scale and opened like a dollhouse. I think the final product is a much better scale, plus it includes Hooper's Store. I also agree with the decision not to include any of the human residents of Sesame Street.
All the different colored parts in the set is very definition of Sesame Street and I'm sure that fans of the show will appreciate this set even though it isn't as big as some expected it to be.
I suspect it is a no-brainer purchase for many others too as LEGO and Sesame Street is simply a fantastic pop-culture fusion, brilliantly executed. For those less excited about the subject matter, the diverse colours of the inventory might be a draw, especially as so many of the pieces have only appeared in a few sets. As mentioned, quantities are not great though. Many of the printed and stickered parts could find uses elsewhere. The small objects dotted throughout the build are really cleverly designed and could be used in your own creations.
It's hard to be negative on a set based around an IP that has given so much love and joy to the world, and it is an incredibly adorable thing, but it is hard to escape the feeling that it should have been aimed at a wider audience. Those with children who love the show should disregard the age marking – within reason, it's still not suitable for anyone still liable to put small things in their mouth – and make it a family building experience.