Review: LEGO® Ideas 21315-1: Pop-Up Book

My second LEGO review of this year is for the wonderful LEGO® Ideas Pop-Up Book! It’s a set that we (Bren and I) wanted to have for quite some time. The reason I bought this set is also very special. About a month ago my stepmom told us each of the kids were to receive a 150 euro inheritance from my stepgrandmother who sadly passed away a year ago. She wanted us to spend the money on something to remember my grandma by. As she was also a fond lover of books, and even had written children’s stories it seemed only fitting to buy this set and give it a nice display location somewhere in our home.

20190202_211706This set contains six bags with bricks and a very nice instruction booklet, including an introduction with who came up with this idea for the pop-up book, and the LEGO experts who helped to ready this set to market.

20190202_225310.jpgThe first two bags in this set have you work on the book cover itself. As you can see on the picture above there’s a lot of dark green bricks. This part of the building was a bit boring, and all of the dark green made it hard to see the instructions correct sometimes.


Watch out grandma!

Once you get to work on the cover itself the book already feels quite done. All that’s left now is building the two fairy tales that are included in the box: Little Red Riding Hood (bags 3 and 4) and Jack and the Beanstalk (bags 5 and 6).


Finishing the inside for the pop-up book was a lot of fun. Once you get to the point where you actually have to click the house into the book you really see the ingenuity of the pop-up book. It made me want to create some of my own, perhaps with a Star Wars theme? 😉


The only drawback is that you have to take out all of the mini-figures before closing the book. Other than that everything folds nicely when you close the book.


The giant in the Jack and the Beanstalk set is a regular mini-figure. Instead Jack is a micro figure! Very cleverly done 🙂


In total we spent about four hours building everything at a leisurely speed. The set is a lot of fun once you get past all the dark green bricks of the cover. The ingenuity of the set is awesome and it makes for a great display item in any bookcase for a LEGO lover! 🙂

Overall score: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Pricing: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Building fun: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Displayability: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I hope you enjoyed this LEGO review and that it might inspire you to get one of these wonderful sets. It truly is a unique display item!

Happy building!


2 replies »

  1. Jeffrey, Super review of LEGO® Ideas Pop-Up Book!!! I’ll have to show wife Geri this for our Grandson James, though he would need adult assistance! What a unique combination of pop-up book & legos!!! And how fitting a tribute to your stepgrandmother this will be. Phil

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    • Thank you Philip! It truly is a unique piece that really fits into a bookcase if you’re a book and LEGO lover! The recommended age for this set is 12+, as can be seen on the box. Building together is a lot more fun, of course! This would be a wonderful experience with your grandson, I’m sure!

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