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The new project from LEGO Ideas is an origin story of sorts, referencing, as it does, the first typewriter of LEGO’s founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen – and who’s to say what part that original typewriter played in the global growth of LEGO? Suggested by a fan via the LEGO Ideas submission section of the website, the idea was then developed by a team from the company who worked to create a merging of LEGO Technics and LEGO Systems in the final model. The mint green mid-century typewriter is a beautiful, realistic homage to the models of the 1950s and 1960s and comes with working keys and roller that will accept paper (no, you cannot actually type with it – although perhaps there’s a hack in there somewhere for a smart LEGO builder). 

A graphic designer was employed to create a super clean new font for the keys and designed the retro branding. The typewriter goes on sale in July and is priced at $199.99 via the LEGO online store

Lego Typewriter Kit
Lego Ideas Typewriter Kit
Lego Ideas Typewriter Kit
Lego Ideas Typewriter Kit
Lego Ideas Typewriter Kit

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