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LOOK: LEGO unveils BTS Dynamite set inspired by the song's bubblegum music video

By JUSTINE PUNZALAN Published Feb 16, 2023 7:18 pm Updated Feb 16, 2023 7:21 pm

LEGO has finally unveiled its new BTS Dynamite collection, and it's out to light up ARMYs all over the globe.

The 749-piece collector's item was revealed by LEGO on Feb. 16 and brings to life the K-pop supergroup's upbeat and bright-colored Dynamite music video in miniature.

It replicates many of the music video's retro-inspired backdrops, specifically the donut shop where Jungkook grabbed a dunker and the Sweet Music record store where RM and Jimin bopped at. 

There's also the basketball hoop with a psychedelic wall behind where all seven members—RM, Jin, Suga, j-hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook—performed some casual dance moves, plus the eye-catching ice cream truck where V sing-song and moved like he's off the wall.

In true BTS Fashion, LEGO made sure to incorporate essential details into the new brickset, like the "open" signage on the donut shop as well as the refrigerators inside. The Sweet Music record store likewise comes with shelves filled with vinyl records and windows with addresses printed on them.

Completing the lit collection is, of course, LEGO minifigures of the BTS members with trendy outfits and hip hairstyles that match their looks in the music video. The minifigs also come with interchangeable facial expressions for when you want RM to wink or Jin to smile wide.

The LEGO BTS Dynamite set is part of the brand's Ideas collection, which is based on original creations submitted by fans online. This one, in particular, was a masterpiece by friends Josh Bretz, 20, from Indiana and Jacob, 21, from New York. 

In a press release, the duo revealed that the brickset is a combination of Jacob's love for BTS and Josh's expertise in building bricks.

“Josh did the building and design work and, as a massive BTS fan, I told him what needed to be in it, what details were most important. It was a really fun process," Jacob said.

Josh continued, “Jacob had the BTS knowledge, and he was able to direct my build in the proper way. I watched the music video over and over and tried to capture its essence in the LEGO bricks. It was insane when the project went viral online overnight.”

The duo worked on the set for 21 months and earned 10,000 votes on LEGO's website in just a month. 

LEGO BTS Dynamite will drop in LEGO stores and online shop in the first week of March, with a price tag of US$99.99 or approximately P5,521.