The LEGO Group announced the LEGO Ideas Fender Stratocaster set, created by LEGO Ideas fan designer Tomáš Letenay.
The Fender Stratocaster guitar has now been meticulously reimagined in LEGO bricks. The guitar features six strings, poseable tuning pegs and a tremolo arm for all the distortion you can handle. Plus, there is also a folding display stand, and an accompanying foot pedal and amp. The amplifier’s back and top covers can also be removed to show its inner speaker code, wiring and intricate details such as the tubes, speaker and motherboard.
Letenay, a fan designer from Slovakia, originally entered the design into the LEGO Ideas Music to Our Ears competition, but the reviews board at the LEGO Group loved the creation so much they commissioned it. Speaking about the design, Letenay said, “I used to play electric guitar when I was a teenager and I always dreamed of owning a Fender Stratocaster, but I could never afford it. The competition on LEGO Ideas gave me the chance to create it in LEGO bricks. The Stratocaster was my gateway into music and I love seeing my LEGO design with the stand. I am hoping that other guitar fans get as much joy out of building it as I have.”
Discussing why the LEGO Ideas team chose Tomáš’ design, Federico Begher, vice president of global marketing at the LEGO Group noted, “The Fender Stratocaster guitar is iconic and has been at the heart of so many incredible songs over the years. We know many of our fans are passionate about music and we hope they enjoy the attention to detail in the not only guitar but also the accessories, such as the strap and the amp.”
“The Fender Stratocaster was designed to help artists unlock their creativity, and decades later, the model continues to pioneer the future of guitar playing with its distinct sound and undeniable impact on popular music,” added Richard Bussey, vice president, Accessories, Lifestyle and Licensing. “As the Stratocaster has developed a cult following through the years, so has the LEGO Group. Bringing these two brands together marks an iconic musical moment for a passionate group of guitar and LEGO brick lovers.”
The LEGO Ideas Fender Stratocaster set will be available from the Oct. 1 from LEGO Stores and www.LEGO.com/Fender.
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