LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book set 21315


Hey everyone, Jason here. Today we are going to take a look at this beautiful new set, which is of course the latest LEGO Ideas
set – the Pop-Up Book, and if you’re unfamiliar with the history behind this
set, Grant Davis and I posted the original project back on Lego ideas just
over two years ago and it went through the process of gathering support and
went through the review process and it was approved and this is the final
product, which will be released on November 1st, and as you can probably
imagine is really exciting for me to finally be holding this finished set in
my hands after all that time. So without further ado, let’s crack it open. First we’ll take a quick
look at the instruction manual. On the first page is some information about
Grant and me which is pretty standard for Lego Ideas sets, and we also have some information about the Lego designers Wes and Crystal, who did a fantastic job
turning our idea into this awesome LEGO set. Next there’s a couple pages on the
history of pop-up books in general which I thought was really cool, and finally
there are a couple of pages about the two fairy tales that are included in the
set – Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and the Beanstalk. Now onto the parts which
do come in six numbered bags but I have opened them all up and laid them out so
we can take a closer look. There are a lot of dark green basic plates and
bricks for building the book itself also quite a few bricks with studs on their
sides in black and dark green, and here we come across the tiles. A lot of them
in brown and tan for building decoration on the outside of the book and also for
the pages. Interestingly enough, during one of the interviews I did for this
project I said that this was one of my favorite pieces and this set comes with
32 of them which I thought was pretty appropriate, and here we have the
absolutely gorgeous tile, 8 by 16 printed tile, for the cover of the book.
And of course here we have the 1 by 6 printed tiles with Grants and my surname
on them, which is obviously really exciting for us. Here are the minifigs
which we’ll take a closer look at in a second some technic bits and we’ll
finish up with a lot of colourful slopes and curved slopes as well. For minifigs,
we get four plus a micro fig. For Little Red Riding-Hood we get grandma, the wolf, and red and for Jack and the Beanstalk we get a minifig giant and a micro scale
Jack. I especially like the printing on the Giant’s torso, it has some cool little
details like the goose and the gold egg, and also the printing on the wolf’s head
which has lipstick and grandma’s glasses. Here they are from the back, and here
they are without the head accessories so you can more easily see the printing on
the torsos. Okay, let’s build this thing. I actually did shoot video of me building
the model but I’ll probably just post that as a separate video, for those of
you who are interested in seeing how it goes together. So what do we get, we get
the book itself, we get the scenery inserts for the Little Red Riding Hood
story as well as the Jack and the Beanstalk story, and they both share
these two small little scenery pieces as well. The book is the same size as the
one Trant and I proposed in our original idea but of course it looks 100 times
better. It is this dark green with brown accents modeled off traditional
leather-bound books with this gold inlaid printing, which obviously looks
beautiful. The pages, or faux pages I guess, are in tan and on the inside we
have some exposed studs in the back and in the front corners as well, for
connecting scenery as well as the Technic pins here where the pop-up
inserts are anchored, and there’s also this bar sticking out on the inside of
the spine here which is for the Jack and the Beanstalk insert. So we’ll start by
adding the little red riding-hood scene we can add grandma’s bed in the back
which is actually hollow so that you can fit a minifig inside, which is really awesome. Then we’ll put in the coffee table and some of the decorations in the front. Each of the pop-up inserts
has a pin on either end of it and those pins just insert into the Technic bricks
on either side of the inside of the book. The front of the cottage is very nicely
decorated. We have a nice little chimney up the side here, the door can open and
close and it has some nice wooden framing around it. We also have this nice
colorful, probably straw thatched roof. In the back there is a fire burning in the
fireplace which is pretty cool. Each of the inserts
is hinged in the center which is what allows them to fold up when we close the
book and at the bottom of each end of the insert are a couple of Technic holes
which are allowed to slide along this axle at the anchor point, and this
mechanism is pretty much exactly the same as the one that Grant and I used in
our original submission which is pretty cool, and when you put it all together
you get this nice smooth closing motion. Now in order to switch scenes, all we
have to do is pop out the cottage insert, then we’ll take out the scenery in the
back. First we’ll put the bean stalk in, which has two clips at the bottom of it
which clip onto that bar, and then we also have this anchor piece here, which
fits into one of the holes of those studs in the back, and we’ll just take a
look at this first. It’s actually really, really cool. As you open the book, that
anchor piece pulls a string connected to this scissor mechanism which pops the
castle in the sky up to the top of the Beanstalk. Wes did an amazing job designing this,
it’s really awesome. And then for the micro scale village on the pop-up scene,
again we just anchor it into those Technic holes on either side of the book,
and it folds up just like the cottage did before. Of course the thing that
excites me the most about this set is that you can design and build whatever
interiors you want, and let’s see what else we can build using the pieces that
come in the set. And here I’ve decided to build another
version of the Jack and the Beanstalk story, giving the giant a little bit
bigger castle. I’ve put all the microscale scenery into the background,
including this cool little micro train built using the roller skate pieces,
going over this bridge here. And here is the larger castle in the clouds as the
main pop up scene, and it’s big enough for the giant to stand in. These towers
on the sides are even on little hinges so you can pose them a little bit if you
like, and of course it closes up just like all the other inserts. I am really
excited about this set. I can’t wait to see what you guys build for custom
interiors and I can’t wait to build some more of my own. I will be posting a
couple of more videos over the next week leading up to the release of the set. In
one I’ll take a much closer look at some of the changes they made from our
original Ideas submission and you may notice there is one big thing missing,
and that is the clasp that we had on the side of the book here to keep it closed.
And I will be also posting a tutorial video on how you can add the clasp back
in if that is something that you want. As always, thanks for watching, keep on
building and I will see you next time.

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100 thoughts on “LEGO Ideas Pop-Up Book set 21315”

  1. builderbrady 2 says:

    The cottage looks nicer, but the bean stalk has a cooler mechanism

  2. Tammy W says:

    Congratulations! I love this SO much! I am definitely getting this set. I am really glad to see that LEGO included printed tiles with your names on them. It really irked me what they did with the Ship in the Bottle set.

  3. rustybuttpate says:

    Awesome congratulations,  I subbed after watching the pop up book video.

  4. 607 says:

    This is so amazing!!! I'll certainly want to get this. 🙂 Hopefully it will be affordable. 😉

  5. Totoro says:

    How do you feel about having your very own official LEGO printed tile with your name on it?

  6. The Gray Kirby says:

    My dude did it again

  7. Brick Trolls says:

    This is a fantastic idea and looks like it is a fantastic set too! We will be getting one for sure. well done Jason!

  8. Ben Wancier says:

    There are some models that you did not make instructions for. For example, your white sculpture of a human head. I want to know how to build all your models so make instructions

  9. DM says:

    Congratulations on the new Ideas set! Amazing work as usual!

  10. ZG Brickfilms says:

    Congratulations! The set turned out very nice! I definitely want to pick up one of these!

  11. boss onthemicroscope says:

    this is a very cool ideas set,probably the second best only behind the Saturn v.i just don't think its really fair that you got 2 ideas sets,but anyway i am still getting this set.

  12. Ron .M says:

    Getting two lego idea sets, when is lego hiring you? You should just be a designer that works remotely at this point.

  13. Baxi says:

    I'll have you know that i have many leatherbound books

  14. BRICK BROWSER says:

    I didn't realize this was your project! 🙂

  15. Jeremy Herbert says:

    Can't wait to review this set – looks amazeballs!

  16. ToastieCat_ 666 says:

    My b-day is on Nov 1rst

  17. Ratbat 1986 says:

    I feel like sets sometimes get votes because the people who posted the set are well known moc builders

  18. blaximperia says:

    I appreciate how the Lego designers paid homage to you on the cover. Unlike that dude who worked on RobenAnne’s design. Hogged the limelight by putting in his son’s name. When in fact, he didn’t alter the look much from the original build.

  19. BryanStopMotionProduction says:

    Make more ideas set

  20. BryanStopMotionProduction says:

    7:32 what is that song? Feels like MatPat's song

  21. MajklSpajkl says:

    Looks fantastic! Congratulations on getting it released. To bad they changed the set box to a normal one, instead of the open-on-top version which Ideas sets usualy had.

  22. darknessblade says:

    maybe you could have asked them to add micro scale mini figures?
    this would make some stories fully complete

  23. Waywerd Saint says:

    You sir, are a master builder.

  24. Zhinoi says:

    Two projects out. They might as well hire you, am I right? Hahah

  25. LEGO IS AWSOME!!! says:


  26. Half Bricked Films says:

    This set is so amazing! Extremely exited to get this one soon! You must be so stoked dude, two amazing sets that everyone can display in there own collections, thanks man!

  27. Half Bricked Films says:

    Oh man! When I get this set and build it, it’s going in my LEGO BOOK collection! Can’t just put this with the normal sets, gotta go in with the books 🙂

  28. MooliX says:

    Amazing! Do you have any ideas if this is a one of a kind set or if you/lego intend to make it into a series with possibly other fairy tales? Thanks

  29. Kerrie McLoughlin says:

    Congratulations! This was a really creative design and it totally deserved to become a set!

  30. Inkeptis says:

    how do you make the red riding hood bed?

  31. LEGO IS AWSOME!!! says:

    I really want this set!

  32. -.Afton Builds Prod.- says:


  33. swe3t23 says:

    love it!! please post the clasp

  34. Eduardo Matos says:

    Wow you did all of this work for just 1% royalties? That’s horrible! The standard royalty rate in the toy industry is 5%!

  35. Kuhntee Nyctiproc says:

    Yo, what is that jam at 7:03 ?

  36. 8407kim says:

    his english is really good to hear

  37. BrickBros UK says:

    Congratulations again!! and nice review too 🙂 We also need to submit a second project now to go with our Tron to catch up with your 2 hehe!!

  38. Mr Blaze says:

    This is amazing! What a great idea! 😱👌🏻

  39. hans grettle says:

    Congratulations for your second Lego ideas set and hitting 100 videos! Keep up the wonderful work.

  40. Combat Raptor says:

    Congrats man!

  41. Dave de Voogt says:

    This is briljant. A+ i would like to see a double sized version of rhis including that beanstock machinsme. Very very original

  42. jjthedrunk says:

    You should submit more stories and have them sold separately. That way people can buy the stories they want.

  43. Tedi47 says:

    Loved your little alt-build
    you're a class act

  44. Diego Ricardo Díaz Vela says:

    Congrats! What an achievement!

  45. Unravel Me says:

    Aww man, if only republicattak didnt get his entire collection stolen😣😣😣 i bet he would have made some awesome sets

  46. Calvvvi says:

    My God do I want this

  47. Dazai Osamu says:


  48. Song Liu says:

    Wonder how much $ you will make from it. 🙂

  49. The Priest Of Kirb says:


  50. Oobiedoobs says:

    This is so exciting, I hope they release this in Aus!

  51. swag gamer says:

    It is out today!

  52. glp fan says:

    Dude your creation is amazing

  53. Rainbow Brick says:

    I am a huge fan

  54. Oliver Corbett says:

    Grant Davis is my teacher's son!

  55. 123 dodo says:


  56. William Stelmack says:

    Absolutely Brilliant! 👍


    Very good.

  58. Geezt Jeez says:

    Congratulations, JK BRICKWORD, I wish my ideas will be in the sets :/

  59. DatDonutCrisp YT says:

    Nice job =)

  60. JK Brickworks says:

    The Pop-Up Book is now available from LEGO's online store!

    More information and instructions for the custom castle can be found on my website.

  61. Paige Watkinson says:

    can't wait to get this set

  62. Sam Hunt says:

    I really want that so bad now!

  63. Doggo the Froggo says:

    Where did the grandmother go? 5:11

  64. Max Teichmann says:

    Great Video and great idea 😁👍What is this music in the background which plays while you build?

  65. Dosflamingos says:

    The Lego gift was as good as this. Hopefully this cost no more than 40 bucks.

  66. Angel Mcfadden says:

    I know it’s a different concept,but the Hans Christian Andersen set £19.00 and this £60.I just don’t see £40 worth of ‘more’.Hopelessly overpriced,like the Ship in a Bottle.

  67. ItsCloutGod says:

    Thats nice man

  68. Venomgrievous 8 says:

    So do you have to build your idea then give it to LEGO?

  69. Isaac Ferraro says:

    That beanstalk pop-up feature was just too cool

  70. Sariel's LEGO® Workshop says:

    Cheers and congrats Jason! 🙂

  71. william the gecko wallace says:

    6:49 wow the new season of game of thrones Is looking really great

  72. Leon Greeff says:


  73. HonkHonk says:

    Oh wow! It would be great if you could buy additional stories to put in the book like maybe films like Star Wars or Harry Potter that would be awesome!

  74. Enderjora says:

    I was have been waiting for this set for so long. I made my own, and have been waiting for the official version for a while. It is great to see it now!

  75. Aurum Arma says:

    This is amazing, I'm deffinitly getting it.

  76. Kittenslover99 says:


  77. Luke Stefani says:

    0:54 grant and I*

  78. OGINGOCNI says:


  79. shelly eagar says:

    I'll build the Peter rabbit story

  80. Armadillo says:

    This is absolutely amazing. I just have to buy this set.

  81. lukmac123 says:

    Ok this is awesome

  82. Ninja Puppy14 says:

    Can you do a tutorial for the graveyard scene? That was my favorite

  83. Deipatrous says:

    Into the woods,
    It's time to go,
    I hate to leave,
    I have to, though.
    Into the woods-
    It's time, and so
    I must begin my journey.

  84. E S says:

    i wanted to buy this but 69 bux!!! whoooo no thanks

  85. Yan Chen says:

    I got this for christmas!!! I am very happy that I got it for christmas!

  86. Tom GameR says:

    YES! I finally have this set! I was watching wishing for this to become a set for so long!

  87. Mika Van Tienen says:

    i love this, but its soo expensive 🙁

  88. Caleb McDaniel says:

    I actually got this set for Christmas, the set is amazing! 😊

  89. Auf dem Laufenden says:

    Are you happy with the changes?

  90. dominic barnes says:

    thank you – great set and video !!!

  91. Puplover gamer says:

    good job man i supported it to i will buy this

  92. rahul dolas says:

    Samsung fold brought me here

  93. Alexander Lee says:

    I love this!

  94. Nolan Games says:

    Just kidding brickworks

  95. INTER net says:

    What are u going to do with the rest of the leftover legos

  96. Scrambled 59 says:

    Good job man. You are by far a far more skilled at Lego than me. If I were skilled enough, I would submit a Lego ideas set that tied in with my love of history.

  97. ダイチャンネル says:

    I love this.

  98. jim maury says:

    Congratulations my son and I just used all our Lego points to get this set

  99. the cyborg gorilla says:

    why isnt there just a big fig giant?

  100. Rita Yong says:

    Nice design. I got myself a set. Support you by action!

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