Aussies are low-key loosing their shit over the announcement that IKEA and LEGO are joining forces to release a collection of life-size connectable toy furniture pieces.
In some ways it seems like an obvious choice. They both require assembly and often sit in your home looking pretty when completed. But in other ways it’s very confusing — like the fact that one of them will have you swearing at anyone around you and cursing the instructions, while the other is a fun toy.
We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on. Arriving in early 2021. #BYGGLEK #IKEA #LEGO
While the Facebook announcement post gave away basically nothing, it didn’t stop people from getting all worked up. All the comments seem somewhat confused as well, of course, but definitely hyped. With a lot of people wondering if the LEGO will come with an allen key.
“If this is LEGO furniture, I’m abandoning my dreams of a modern, simplistic home with furniture in clean shades, and plunging us into LEGO hell,” one person commented on the post, perfectly summing up my own emotions.
So what do we know? The range will be called BYGGLEK, and altogether it includes a set of three small boxes, two sets of bigger boxes, and one set of LEGO bricks. They’ll apparently be able to connect with any LEGO you may already have around your home.
“As the BYGGLEK boxes are equipped with LEGO studs on the top and the front, the storage boxes can be integrated as part of the LEGO builds,” IKEA announced in a statement.
So basically, yes there are household items to build out of LEGO (yaaaaaasss), but it’s also a bunch of storage boxes specifically designed for LEGO.
“The new BYGGLEK collection aims to be a foundation for play in the home and a way for people to let their imagination run wild and build their creations — all whilst reducing clutter,” continued the statement.
While IKEA is saying the release date won’t be until 2021, LEGO stated October 1 on their announcement post, so I guess we just wait and see.
“I hope LEGO has made the instructions not IKEA,” someone very sensibly noted. Mate, same.
(Lead Image: IKEA)
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