Have you been able to grab a LEGO Ideas Research Institute set? If not, watch as Stephen puts the set together and shares his thoughts on the highly sought after Lego set.


Explore the world and beyond at the Research Institute!

The Research Institute has everything that you need to explore the world below, around and above us! Created by real-life geoscientist, Ellen Kooijman (alias:Alatariel), and selected by LEGO® Ideas members (formerly known as CUUSOO), this collection of scenes depicts three varied professions within the world of natural science. Help the paleontologist study the origin of dinosaurs with the magnifying glass, map the skies with the astronomer and her telescope, and assist the chemist as she carries out experiments in her lab. This set also includes building instructions, as well as a booklet containing information about the creator and an introduction to each of the professions featured in the set. There’s a whole world of exciting professions out there to explore – build and role play them to see if they suit you! Includes 3 minifigures: paleontologist, astronomer and a chemist.

LEGO® Ideas sets are fan created and limited production
Includes paleontologist, astronomer and chemist minifigures
Features paleontology, astronomy, and chemistry scenes on a 6×6 baseplate
Paleontology scene features a dinosaur skeleton, microscope and a magnifying glass
Astronomy scene features a telescope and a sky chart
Chemistry scene features a cabinet, tools, bottles and flasks
Discover new stars and planets through the telescope
Study the dinosaur skeleton up close
Concoct new formulas in the chemist’s lab
Gives a great insight into the world of natural science
Build the model voted for by LEGO® Ideas members
Includes building instructions and booklet with information about the creator and professions featured in the set
Each scene measures over 1” (5cm) high, 1” (4cm) wide and 1” (4cm) deep


About Author

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

1 Comment

  1. If anyone is looking for this set and wants to pay regular retail price for it ($20) and are near the LEGO store in Las Vegas at the Fashion Show mall, they had (as of 12/24) about 30 of them.

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