Unveiled today is the tallest LEGO set yet, that of an iconic global landmark, the very tower that inspired the even better one in Blackpool. This set is pretty special standing at 149cm / 58inches / 4.8ft tall once built, an ultimate front-room statement in brick form. One of the most impressive display pieces we think they’ve ever done, and, LEGO, describing it as breathtaking have certainly made it thus with a £550 price tag. A 10,001 piece set is certainly an impressive nod to the wrought iron tower – complete with truss-work, three observation platforms, landscaping, elevators, an office at the top and a broadcast tower and the Tricolore flag at the top.
Describing the process of designing the new set, Rok Žgalin Kobe, LEGO Designer comments: “We wanted to find the ultimate LEGO expression for the engineering and architectural masterpiece that is the Eiffel tower. We followed the structural principles of the original tower as closely as the LEGO System would allow. During the build you’ll uncover interesting, novel LEGO building techniques that bring the tower’s architectural features to life in LEGO bricks. Once complete you can imagine the breath-taking feeling of standing at the top and looking across the rich history of the city of Paris. It is the perfect set for travel and architecture fans alike.”
You could, if you’re feeling all “Oooh la la” buy the cheaper, smaller version of the entire city, not as impressive but should satisfy that Parisian itch –