This is the dream ship for Lego fans.
The toy company on Thursday announced its largest-ever LEGO model of the Titanic, the unfortunate ship that was the largest at the time of its doomed maiden voyage.
At 9,090 pieces, according to Lego, the earliest Titanic (10294) set is “one of the most challenging building experiences to date”, and edges out previous record holders: Lego’s Colosseum, which has 9 There are ,036 pieces, and the 7,541-piece Star Wars Millennium Falcon. While historic for a model, this is not the Lego set with the most pieces overall. That honor goes to the Lego Art World Map, which includes 11,695 pieces.
Available November 8, the set will cost $630 — and it does No Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet or an iceberg.
But Lego’s Titanic replica, which will be available for pre-order on November 1, emphasizes intricate, authentic details, perhaps like no other Lego set before it. The outside of the ship is 53 inches in length, and includes a cargo crane, swimming pool, lifeboat, promenade and multiple decks, as well as working ship features such as working anchors and adjustable masts.
It also – ironically given the fate of the ship – breaks down into three sections, which allow the creators a peek inside the hull, where they will find several floors of passenger rooms, the iconic grand staircase, a smoking lounge and elaborate Boiler will be available. Engine Room.
“As well as its sheer size, Titanic was known for its unmatched grandeur, which is faithfully captured in the set,” Lego wrote in a press release. “Beneath the LEGO Titanic’s unmistakable exterior, there are several interior rooms, including a grand first-class staircase that spans six decks, and the Jacobean-style dining saloon that was located on the ship’s D deck.”
Beyond its “grandeur”, Titanic is still referred to as one of the greatest tragedies in history. When it sailed from Southampton, England, to New York City in April 1912, there were 2,222 people on board, including the ship’s crew. In all, an estimated 1,517 people died when the Titanic collided with an iceberg and sank.
Next year will be 110 years of that fateful night.