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LEGO’s little Fender guitar costs R1900

The newest set to be revealed by LEGO is number 21329: Fender Stratocaster, a scaled down guitar that can be built in either red or black, both with white accents.

The set comes with 1 074 pieces and builds not just the guitar in either colour, but also an accompanying amp, rubber cables to connect the two and a textile strap.

According to the official website for the set the model of guitar and amp are meant to represent a 1970s Fender Stratocaster and a 65 Princeton Reverb amplifier.

When assembled those pieces build a guitar which is 36 X 11 X 3 centimetres (length X width X depth).

“Recall the legendary musicians who have played a Stratocaster as you recreate its iconic curves and add authentic details such as the posable whammy bar, pickup switch and tuning pegs. The buildable amp has removable panels for easy viewing of the motherboard, reverb tank, speaker and other interior details, plus rubber cables to connect it to the guitar and footswitch,” reads a description of the set provided by LEGO.

Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Buddy Holly and Stevie Ray Vaughan are mentioned by name for having used this guitar at some point in their career.

So what are you paying for all of this? Overseas the set will cost £89, €99, $99, CAD139.99 or AUD$159.99 depending on the country or region.

Here in South Africa the certified chain of LEGO stores have revealed a localised price of R1 899.99 and a release in October.

The UK price is usually the closest to South Africa when it comes to pricing and the Fender Stratocaster, after conversion, costs around R1 755.86 at the time of writing. This does mean that South Africans will be paying slightly more when compared to the UK.

The LEGO designers did a good job here but we’re not thrilled with the two colour options in one box. This means that, either way, you are paying for pieces you won’t be using unless you’re already in the hobby and have plans for the extras.

LEGO has begun re-releasing certain sets with different colours and this would have been the perfect set to continue the trend by offering the black and red variants as separate, cheaper products.

That aside the set does look great and you can appreciate it in the gallery below or in this promotional video on Twitter.

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