As originally written by Calum Slingerland in Exclaim!
A far cry from Europop’s “Life in Plastic/It’s Awesome” proposition, he’s one thing your caricature inspires a Funko figure. But what about becoming a Lego minifigure? It’s clearly an honor to be presented to South Korean superstars BTS. The music of BTS has inspired a new series of Building Blocks.
As part of the Idea series, Lego unveiled his BTS set themed around the band’s 2020 multi-platinum music video for his single “Dynamite.” Idea sets are “inspired by fan creations and uploaded to his website at LEGO Ideas, where they are voted on by fans” to become real sets.
The Dynamite set, which can be seen in detailed photos below, includes a LEGO scale version of the music video scene including a record store, donut shop, colorful basketball court and more. All 7 members of BTS (RM, Jin, SUGA, J-HOPE, Jimin, V, Jungkook) are treated as minifigures. When placed on the set’s removable stage, it appears to dance with the spinning wheels.
LEGO credits his two American friends who love BTS and bricks, his 20-year-old Josh from Indiana and his 21-year-old Jacob from New York for the latest Ideas build. Regarding the build, Josh said in his statement: It was a really fun process. ”
Josh said, “Jacob had his knowledge of BTS and was able to steer my build in the right direction. I watched music videos all the way through and tried to capture the essence of that with Lego bricks. It was crazy when the project went live overnight. ”
In June last year, BTS announced that they would be suspending their activities due to the impact of the conscription system in South Korea. By law, every able-bodied person in the country must complete her 18-21 months of military service. The oldest member of the group, Jin, reportedly began his tenure in December 2022.
Earlier this month, BTS’ Jimin announced plans to release a new solo album of his.