It's been a while since we've seen an episode of The Flintstones, but that cartoon and family will always hold a special place in our hearts. Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm, and the whole gang made prehistoric living look like so much fun. What kid didn't want their very own dinosaur to ride to school?! Sure, the original cartoon probably doesn't hold up well. The animation was pretty basic, and looking back, Fred was kind of a cad. But we still have find memories of watching it as kids, and the nostalgia factor is very high. Our own kids aren't very familiar with the Flintstones, but we bet they'd find it pretty entertaining!
There's nothing funnier than a guy driving his car with his feet through a hole in the floor. One way we could probably pique their interest in the Flintstone family is with this amazing new LEGO set. That's right - LEGO has released the first-ever Flintstone LEGO kit, and it's pretty amazing. It was actually the 2019 LEGO Ideas winner!
Isn't that amazing?! The Flintstones LEGO kit comes with Fred's house (complete with plenty of accessories like potted plants, furniture, TV, and even a crate with bowling pins and a bowling ball), and also includes the Flinstone foot-mobile. You couldn't very well have a Flintstones LEGO kit without their car, right? How else would they get to the drive-in?! The car even comes with a fabric roof, so it's obviously legit.
The kit also comes with four of the iconic Flintstone characters: Fred, Wilma, Barney Rubble, and Betty Rubble. Now for the bad news: the set doesn't include Pebbles, Bamm-Bamm, or Dino. But we imagine those characters will be available soon as add-on figurines. We'd also love to see other Bedrock locations included in the collection, like the drive-in. That would be awesome!
The Flintstones LEGO kit retails for $59.99 and has 748 pieces. It's available now on the LEGO website, and is recommended for ages 10+. So find those old Flintstones episodes on YouTube, introduce your kids to your favorite prehistoric family, and build a little piece of Bedrock together. Yabba-dabba-do!