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Lego Stranger Things playset goes deep into the Upside Down

2,200 pieces chock full of references to the first two seasons

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Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Lego’s forthcoming Stranger Things playset is nothing if not detail-oriented. The 2,200-piece kit recreating the Byers home and its Upside Down counterpart is stacked with callbacks to the first two seasons of the Netflix show, from a light-up alphabet wall to the toaster waffle in Eleven’s hand.

Eleven is one of eight minifigs included with the Lego set, officially 75810 The Upside Down. The other seven are Mike Wheeler, Lucas Sinclair, Dustin Henderson, Will Byers, Joyce Byers, Chief Jim Hopper, and the Demogorgon.

The set isn’t cheap, either — $199.99 when it ships June 1 (today if you are a Lego VIP member). The Byers abode rides atop the Upside Down version in the completed set (both may be built separately, Lego says). The arrangement may be flipped to display with either on top.

The Byers home packs in these features, according to a news release from Lego:

  • “‘Have you seen me’ stickered element and a bear trap to catch the Demogorgon.”
  • “The dining room includes an armchair, boxes that store Christmas lights, fantasy game rule book stickered element, and a potted plant.”
  • “The attic space includes a Mind Flayer drawing stickered element and a wizard hat for ‘Will the Wise’”
  • “Chief Jim Hopper’s police truck includes a removable roof for easy access to the interior and a pumpkin element as a reminder of Season 2.”
  • “Accessory elements include Lucas’ slingshot and flashlight, Dustin’s walkie-talkie and compass, Mike’s flashlight and walkie-talking, Hopper’s coffee mug, Joyce’s flashlight and drawing of ‘Will the Wise,’ and Eleven’s waffle.”

The whole shooting match is 2,287 pieces. Stranger Things’ third season premieres July 4.

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