REVIEW – LEGO Ideas: TRON Legacy [21314]

Manufacturer: LEGO
RRP: £29.99
Release Date: April 2018
No. of pieces: 230
Build Time: 40 Mins approx.


productinfoBuild, play and display with this futuristic LEGO® Ideas 21314 TRON: Legacy set from Disney, featuring 2 Light Cycles, each with minifigure seats and translucent-colored light-style elements, plus a divisible TRON grid with attachment points for the vehicles.

Use the grid as a display base for the Light Cycles or split it in 2 to recreate the chase scene from Disney’s TRON: Legacy movie.

Alternatively, stage an Identity Disc battle between the 3 included LEGO minifigures—Sam Flynn, Quorra and Rinzler—on the grid.


Back in 1982, the original TRON movie hit the big screen – a movie that would soon become a cult classic. It took 28 years for studio executives to finally pull the trigger on a sequel, and with all the success of the original to live up to, hopes were high for TRON: Legacy. Fortunately the sequel was a big hit for Disney, and, unlike the original, a vast array of merchandise was available to a hungry fan base.

8 years later, and LEGO Ideas have unveiled their exciting new TRON: Legacy set, and ToysWorld were lucky enough to be among the first to review it!

The brainchild of British LEGO fan brothers, Drew and Tom (a.k.a BrickBrosUK), their design took inspiration from the digital world within the movie; something that is apparent from the electronic circuit style base that the Light Cycles connect to. Kudos also to LEGO Senior Designers, Junya Suzuki and Samuel Johnson, who helped transform Drew and Tom’s idea into an official LEGO product.

At just £29.99, this happens to be one of the cheapest LEGO Ideas sets to date, but it by no means deminishes from the value for money, as well as the memorabilia factor that makes it so appealing. Sure, there’s only 230 pieces, but what you end up with, somehow feels much bigger than the sum of its parts.

Build time was around 40 minutes, and every step was a joy to put together. No labourious Technic style build phases, just solid ‘grab and snap’ LEGO building, here. The base plate was fun to put together – especially with the turquoise circuit effect, and the Light Cycles, together with the light stream effect pieces, looked stunning. Best of all, the cycles actually looked and felt like they were in scale with the minifugures.

Speaking of minifigures; you get 3 in this set – Sam Flynn (with identity disc and helmet), Quorra (with sword accessory) and Rinzler (with identity discs and helmet accessory).

The instruction manual also doubles-up as a souvenir guide to the development of the set, as well as some background information on the movie itsef.

Overall, another palpabale hit from the LEGO team! This set will appeal to fans old and new, and due to the relatively small size, it’s perfectly suited to take pride and joy on spare shelf space near you!

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