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Holidays are a big deal for Lego. It’s not just that blocks are a classic holiday gift, but it’s often when you see some of its craziest sets hit the shelves.
There is definitely an element of that taking place this year. Lego has unveiled its tallest set ever. The Eiffel Tower set allows you to build one of the most iconic monuments in the world. When you get it, you don’t just build the tower, you build it to a ridiculous height. The complete set measures 58 inches tall. It’s nearly five feet tall.
The set contains 10,001 pieces and “authentically” reproduces the monument. This includes the familiar frame, three viewing platforms, landscaping around the base, elevators, a summit office, and a broadcast tower. There is also a French flag to be positioned at the very top.
A Lego set reaching nearly five feet tall is not only intimidating, but poses logistical challenges for fanatics. Responding to these issues, Lego says the set separates into four sections to make it “manageable to build, move and play”.
“We wanted to find the ultimate LEGO expression for the engineering and architectural masterpiece that is the Eiffel Tower,” said Lego designer Rok Žgalin Kobe. “We followed the structural principles of the original tower as closely as the LEGO system allowed. During construction, you will discover interesting and innovative LEGO building techniques that bring the architectural features of the tower to life in the bricks. LEGO. Once completed, you can imagine the breathtaking feeling of being at the top and gazing at the rich history of the city of Paris.”
It looks impressive, but such elaborate sets aren’t the same price as that Ninjago car you bought last weekend. The Eiffel Tower set has a suggested price of $630. However, this price will provide you with many, many hours of entertainment as you attempt to recreate Lego’s tallest build.
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