LEGO and the BBC are teaming up to release the first-ever official Doctor Who set later this year. Doctor Who is the world’s longest running sci-fi drama (it premiered way back in 1963) and while the BBC has produced a bumper crop of show-related merchandise like Adipose stress balls and sonic screwdrivers, it’s never had an official LEGO set.
The new set was suggested by Andrew Clark via Lego’s popular LEGO Ideas crowdsourcing community. And while Clark was not the first to propose a Doctor Who-LEGO crossover, it was the first one to be approved, thanks to what the Daily Mail describes as a “multi-million pound deal.” “After receiving over 10,000 votes from the online community and having gone through rigorous toy testing from our expert panel, these awesome sets are on track to be on shelves later this year,” said Emma Owen, the UK spokesperson for LEGO Ideas.
While it has not yet been announced what LEGO’s final product will look like, Clark’s suggested set includes a TARDIS that opens, a Dalek, a Cyberman and a Weeping Angel. This above video contains Clark’s prototype and if LEGO’s version is close, it will be a must-have for Whovians across the galaxy come next Christmas.