Visit the beachside Old Fishing Store, featuring a shop packed with fishing-themed elements, and a connected watchtower with a 360-degree viewing balcony and office on the lower level. Ideal for display and role-play, this model has 2 removable roofs, an opening back wall in the shop for easy access, 4 minifigures, cat and 3 seagull figures, as well as loads of other cool details and elements to fire up the imagination.
Build the LEGO Ideas Old Fishing Store, with detailed exterior, shop and connected lookout tower with office. Exterior features steps to the front and side doors of the store, railings, ventilator and assorted elements!
Includes 4 minifigures: a captain, a fisherman, a fisherwoman and a child, plus a cat and three seagull figures
LEGO Ideas brick building toys are compatible with all other LEGO construction sets for creative building
Old Fishing Store measures over 12” high, 9” wide and 9” deep
Rated 5 out of
Beautiful to look at, fun to play with!The most fun set I’ve ever built, and I’ve built dozens! The details are great and there’s very little repetition. It gave us hours of fun and between build stages we would play with it! As soon as the floor is built you can start playing.
This set has a ton of playability. There are a million things to do, a generous amount of accessories, many places for the minifigs to work, play, spot oncoming storms, fish, buy and sell gear, and on and on. Add a small boat to this set and it will keep kids busy for hours.
The colors are gorgeous and the completed set looks so nice you can enjoy it as a piece of art when it isn’t being played with.
I hope LEGO produces more work by this designer and gives him more than one shot at an Ideas set, because I would line up to buy another of his designs!
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of
My First Lego SetI never really thought about building Lego’s until I came across this set. Know I have purchase Lego’s for kids throughout the years and when I was shopping this year for some Star Wars set for the boys I saw this set and something inside said I had to have it. After starting the set I decided to by a couple other small sets to add some extra people and props to the set. This was so fun to build and cannot believe how sturdy this structure is. I really hope Lego brings on more of these sets because if they do I will definitely be purchasing them. I think sets like these broadens Lego’s customer base. As an older adult who is not into Star Wars or the other super hero lines this is a perfect build to bring me in. Big thank you to the original designer, The Lego designer and Lego for being this to life.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of
21310 Old Fishing Store21310 Old Fishing Store is the 18th set of the Lego Ideas line. It has 2049 pieces which makes it, thus far, the largest Ideas set. The box is quite nice looking with images of the set and some fishing gear superimposed on sand green planks at the front of the box and brown ones at the back. When opened, the box reveals 16 bags, all numbered from '1' to '7', and a 32x32 stud brick yellow baseplate. There are three bags dedicated to stages 1 and 7, while each of the other stages have two bags. The instruction manual and a sticker sheet of 11 stickers are in the same protective bag. The manual has 276 pages and 313 steps to complete the model. It starts with a short introduction of the fan designer, Robert Bontenbal, and the Lego designer's account of how the set was transformed from a fan design to an actual Lego set.
There are four minifigures included in the set: a captain, a fisherman, a fisherwoman, and a child. The captain is wearing a brick yellow knitted Aran jumper/sweater and dark blue trousers, and his white hat with a black visor and a gold braid is in a bag of its own. The fisherman is dressed in olive green overalls over a stained gray shirt, a dark gray pixie cap, and black boots, whereas the fisherwoman is sporting a brick yellow vest with multiple pockets over a white T-shirt, and sand blue trousers with dark green boots. The child (a boy) is wearing a dark azure hoodie over a green striped shirt, light gray trousers, and a white cap. Unfortunately, none of the heads are two-sided, but the fisherman's head is brand new. All three torsos of the adult minifigures are also brand new prints and the two dual-molded leg assemblies with boots are also new recolors.
The three bags printed with number '1' reveal all four minifigures of the set. This stage also builds the basement for the building, especially that of the watchtower side. I noticed that the bricks used are quite large, and there is some repetition when building the seven fenced assemblies that are placed under the tower. No stickers are applied, yet.
Stage two of the build concentrates mainly on the lower part and floor of the bait shop, but also the floor of the tower office floor gets finished. At this point of the build I have only 7 spare pieces, so there aren't that many small bits. Still no sign of stickers.
Stage three is where the first three stickers get pasted on. This stage builds some of the bait shop interior and outer walls of the building, and completes both the tower office and the lower part of the opening wall with hinges, and as the bricks ran out, I was left with nine spare parts. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the 2x2 newspaper tile on the office desk was a new print with a fireman, a cat and the caption "The greatest hero ever!". The inventory printed on the last pages of the instruction manual still shows the picture and number for the old tile (4655208), so I'm not sure that every set has the new variant of the tile.
Stage four adds mainly to the wall height of the building, but also a cash register and other accessories to the shop. Another two stickers are affixed to different pieces, I found the one sticker that attaches to a glass pane especially difficult to align. This stage ended with me having 12 spare parts in my hands.
Stage five is not as much about adding to the building as it is about accessories. Extremely cool and useful accessories, I might add, though I wonder what kind of fishing a box of TNT and some dynamite sticks are meant for. The first 12 steps of this stage depict the assembly of various decorative elements, either adding to the interior of the bait shop, or just cobbling together actual accessories one can play with, such as boxes of lobsters or fish. Having written that, there are also bricks to build both the upper part of the opening back wall with hinges, and the triangular reddish brown gables of the roof. My set had 11 spare parts after the completion of this stage.
Stage six introduces some more sand green shingling (or perhaps cladding) of the walls, three seagulls, a cat, the rest of the stickers, and the roof over the shop. A small amount of upside down building, which I'm very bad at, is done on the roof part. This stage yielded me a meager four spare parts.
The three bags printed with number '7' are the final stage of the build, and the bags contain the bricks and pieces to finalize the watchtower. The tower is adorned by a weathervane, a ship's wheel, two crabs, and there is even a golden telescope on the balcony. I was left with eight spare parts when the last stage was finished.
The build of this set does take some concentration, but in my opinion it is not overly difficult. However, I found that small and nimble fingers would have been a good thing to have. I thought I'd build this set without any major mistakes, but at some point I managed to turn the detachable roof over so that the majority of the hinged parts were put in wrong. The roof would have looked just fine even with the mistakes, but I wanted to complete the model the way it is depicted in the manual, so I had to pull some of it apart. I, personally, would have built some bits of the set in a different order, such as adding the cheese slopes on top of the rocks and stacking 1x1s, otherwise the piles of tiles and/or bricks may look a bit wonky, unless that is the look a builder is aiming for. Also some of the accessories can be quite difficult to add to the shop interior if one happens to have larger hands, therefore an earlier addition of these pieces might have been a good thing. There is some repetition, for example almost all windows are identical, and the sand green wall cladding looks the same throughout the build, but to me it was barely noticeable, I was enjoying the build too much to be bothered with such trivialities. The build offers no revolutionary building techniques (or else they sneaked by me), yet still managed to fill me with awe. I like the color scheme of the set very much. I also like the smooth finish of the walls and that there is only a limited number of studs left exposed. For some reason, I always struggle to put the roof on top the store when the detachable part of the tower is in its rightful place. It seems to be easier to do so with the tower removed.
For those looking for new or rare parts, I will list a few: Completely new printed parts, which are currently exclusive to this set, are the printed flat 2x4 tile which spells 'Anton's Bait Shop' (element ID 6205749) and the flat 1x2 tile printed with 'Hooks' and a lure (6205746). There are also a few recolors, this is the first appearance of a medium nougat 1x4 plate (6167700), a red lifebuoy (6202627), and an olive green 1x2 masonry brick (6202628). The dark stone gray 2x3 tile (6187008) is currently available in only two sets, and both the captain's hat (6179574) and the seagull (6208794) have previously appeared only in the Collectable Minifigure Series 10 where they were the accessories of Sea Captain. The reddish brown fence 1x4x2 (6202676) was previously used in one set back in 2014, and prior to this set, the olive green 1x8 brick (6058219) has been used (in abundance) only in 10243 Parisian Restaurant.
And now to the nitpicking section:
1) Interior is too small for big hands.
2) No room for a minifigure to walk through to the cash register, the passageway is too narrow. The same goes with the doorway to the tower, which is only two studs wide while a minifigure is close to being four studs wide.
3) The 1x1 transparent tiles (the ice inside the lobster crates) in my set look yellowed when compared to with the transparent cheese slopes.
4) The opening wall parts chafe on each other just a tiny bit.
5) Sticker glue is very strong, and leaves residue behind if the stickers are placed wrong and then removed for adjustment.
6) The anchor is left loose.
7) "Backyard" a bit empty, some grass (for example olive green flower stems) would have made a huge difference. Also, no visible access to the backyard, perhaps there could have been a ladder down from the tower section.
On the whole, I think Old Fishing Store is a fantastic set. I don't fish and I don't even like the taste of fish, but I knew I had to buy it. In my opinion, it is the best Ideas set so far. The overwhelming number of accessories in the set makes other, larger sets look sparse (I'm looking at you Grand Emporium). Yet every detail seems to have been thought through with care: there is even a ladder to the top of the tower. Old Fishing Store is definitely in my top 5 of favorite Lego sets. I would especially recommend this set for those who love Lego buildings and fishing.
Ps. If someone is looking to add even more sea-related stuff to the set, at least these things were omitted from the original: a trident (design ID 92290), a clam/shell (6092203), some string netting, and a starfish (design ID 33122). If one is really out to catch something big with a fishing rod, there are also larger animal molds for an octopus, a shark, and a dolphin.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of
Old Fishing StorePicked up the set last year and built it up over several evenings. Then I spent many more hours making small changes to it, extending the pier, adding some extra characters and animals. The design is excellent, good use of all types of smooth tiles. My mother was so impressed and wants to build one too, so I picked up a second set for her birthday.