Celebrate the Adventures of Your Favorite Time Lord Renegade With New Lego Doctor Who Set
Where once there were no Doctor Who Lego sets, soon there will be multiple ways to enjoy the Time Lord in brick form. This November will see the Doctor arrive in Lego Dimensions, complete with mini-TARDIS and K-9, but that's still not a complete adventure set and is meant for use with the Lego Dimensions game itself. It's a good thing then that in December, Lego will release a more complete Doctor Who set based on the design submitted through the Lego Ideas program.
Originally pitched by AndrewClark2 to Lego Ideas back in February 2014, the Doctor Who and Companions set saw a few changes made from its earliest incarnation. The user-created idea was based around the David Tennant's Tenth Doctor, and featured his frequent companion Rose, along with an additional Fourth Doctor. That original pitch did have designs in place for the Twelfth Doctor and Clara, too, but was primarily a Tenth Doctor set.
For the actual retail release, Lego has instead opted to include the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors alongside Clara. The Matt Smith version comes in his iconic brown jacket, and includes a Lego fez to wear if the moment suits. The Peter Capaldi Doctor comes in a purple suit, and has his Sonic Screwdriver as an accessory. Clara doesn't come with any accouterments, but that three standard characters are included at all is nice, I suppose.
Along with the two Doctors and the companion, the Doctor Who set will come with two Daleks to build and a Weeping Angel figure. The original pitch had its sights set on a Cyberman and K-9 being in there too, but K-9 being in the Lego Dimensions set is probably why it's not included here. The Daleks have played a larger role to this point than the Cybermen, so it makes sense one of them wasn't part of this set. Of course, the figures are only part of the picture.
The real selling point for the set is the TARDIS and the detachable interior you can build. The TARDIS can stand alone as the discreet Police Call Box, or you can have it attach to the interior console room for a larger set. That you can build the console room separate is a welcome touch, as it allows you more flexibility in how to display the set. The TARDIS is small enough that you could display it most anywhere with a few figures, but the interior does require a bit more surface area to show off. All told there will be 623 pieces, so it's definitely something you should be able to finish while watching an episode or two.
The Lego Ideas Doctor Who set will be available beginning on Dec. 1 for $59.99.