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Lego’s ‘Stranger Things: The Upside Down’ set is the best thing you’ll see all day

Published May 16th, 2019 1:09AM EDT
Stranger Things: The Upside Down
Image: Lego

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If you’re a fan of Netflix’s Stranger Things series, then the Stranger Things set that Lego just launched will easily be the best thing you see all day. It’s not just the concept of the set, but also the way it’s advertised and presented, as Lego went above and beyond for this one.

The Stranger Things: The Upside Down Lego set features both worlds that the series explores: The heightened reality of the 1980s, and The Upside Down, where all of those nasty monsters reside:

Image source: Lego

The Byers’ house has an identical replica in The Upside Down, and you can flip the whole thing once it’s assembled, depending on which world you like best. Even the box can be flipped to show either reality:

Image source: Lego

You get a bunch of minifigs, including Eleven, Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Will, Joyce, Jim Hopper and a Demogorgon (complete with an open-mouth piece). The house will surprise you with some super specific details from the series, including the alphabet wall, as well as other rooms of the house.

Image source: Lego

You also get Chief Hopper’s car to play with, and plenty of accessories for the characters. But wait, it gets even better than that, because Lego created a presentation video that’s very in line with the period of the show, from the resolution of the clip to the way Lego is selling the toy. Absolutely amazing:

Don’t get me wrong; you’ll still have fun with it even if you haven’t seen a single episode of the show. After all, it’s a 2,287-piece set that’s incredibly complex to build, even without the context. But if you want to enjoy it truly, then head to Netflix to catch up on seasons 1 and 2 before the next season premieres (on July 4th, by the way).

The Lego set, meanwhile, launches on June 1st for $199.99, but preorders are available right now, as long as you’re a Lego VIP member.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.