Need an inspiration or a distraction? This 'typewriter' can be both for fatigued writers

With moving keys and carriage, a fabric spool ribbon, and the ability to feed a real piece of paper into the platen roller, this Lego set is very nearly a functional typewriter. Photo: Lego

As the pandemic takes grip of another year, maybe it’s time to unplug from digital life and return to simpler times with an old-fashioned typewriter.

Here’s the best part... you get to build this classic model yourself, one brick at a time.

Bring a touch of nostalgia to your home office with this Lego Ideas typewriter that comes in the classic mint-green of 1950s-style models.

Whether you’re a writer, romantic poet, retro junkie or a fan of construction bricks, start practising your typing and building skills.

Say goodbye to screen fatigue and put on some classic jazz, have a cuppa and get inspired for your next magnum opus with this 2,079-piece model which was designed by Lego enthusiast Steve Guinness for fans.

This build and display brick model, inspired by the classic typewriter used by Lego Group’s founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen, might look like the real deal. But you can’t actually type with it.

But don’t worry. It moves and sounds just like the real thing. Each time you press a letter key, the brick-built centre typebar rises. Also, the carriage moves from left to right as you "type" on working keys. You can even feed real paper into the brick-built platen roller.

As a nice finishing touch - and a Lego first - a black and red ink spool ribbon is included.

This nostalgic, collectible model is great for spending quality time alone or with the family.

The 11cm (height) x 27 cm (width) x 26cm (depth) typewriter model makes for great Instagram stories or a proud display piece on your work table.

The Lego typewriter is now available with exclusive early access for all Lego Certified Store members.

This building set is part of a collection of Lego Ideas models, each created by a fan designer and voted by thousands of Lego fans.

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