Thu. May 26th, 2022

It is over 100 years since the RMS Titanic sank in the North Atlantic, killing 1,500 people in one of the greatest civilian maritime disasters in human history. Which is enough time to be gone, LEGO figures, to release a great big toy based on the ship.

The LEGO Titanic, due to be released in November, gets the most out of its subject; where the actual ship at the time was the largest ever built, this is (according to LEGO) the “largest official LEGO set ever created”, which came in at 9090 pieces and measures a huge 54 ″ (135 cm ) long.

(Whether you want to argue that point is up to you, as the World Map set contains over 11,000 pieces)

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Although the exterior of the ship is incredibly detailed – with small details such as a working anchor and tension lines – it is also designed to be disassembled. Not to recreate the rupture of the ship as it sank under the waves, no, that would be a little much; instead, the point here is that you can push the ship apart to reveal the inside, which contains

If you think it looks complicated, make no mistake, as the build is only recommended for those who are 18 and over. It’s coming out on November 1st, and if you’m still wondering how much it’s going to cost, you’re obviously new to this whole “LEGO in 2021” thing, so sit down before you read that rrp is USD 630.

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Here are some of the finer details from LEGO:

  • Build a stunning LEGO® model version of the world’s most famous ocean liner with this LEGO Titanic 10294 model set. With over 9,000 pieces, this set offers a building challenge to enjoy.
  • Faithfully recreate the historical details of the Titanic in this 1: 200 ship model. Authentic details include more than 300 portholes, the iconic bridge, lifeboats, benches, cargo cranes and more.
  • The ship is divided into 3 sections, which gives an overview of the detailed interior. Gather and admire the grand staircase, cabins, dining room, smoking room, reading lounge and swimming pool.
  • Build and explore the realistic features of a working ship. Turn the propellers to see the piston engines rotate inside. Raise and lower the anchor and adjust the voltage line running between the masts.

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