Since the LEGO House first opened in 2017, there have been a number of exclusive sets available for purchase: the LEGO House Architecture set -21037 and the Tree of Creativity 4000026. Today, it was announced that there will be another set available later in the month: 40366 LEGO® House Dinosaurs.
Based on the massive sculptures that greet visitors entering the Masterpiece gallery, this set condenses the massive 2.92m tall dinosaurs into approximately 800 elements. Scaling down from 600,000.
These dinosaur sculptures were reveal almost 2 years ago, and recently, the eggs at their bases have started to hatch. Could this be what’s inside?
Each dinosaur in the model is designed to resemble one of the DUPLO, System or Technic models in the gallery, and comes with a reduced version of the podium.
At DKK599.99, this equates to approximately $AUD130, $USD90 £70.
LEGO® House dinosaurs is the new exclusive set
Three giant LEGO dinosaurs greet visitors when they climb the stairs to the Experience Zones of the LEGO House. Available from April 17th as a retail set.
Positioned in The Masterpiece Gallery the three iconic dinosaurs are the stunning centrepieces of the room. Each model has a metal skeleton inside to support the LEGO bricks, the height of each models is 2.92 m (without podium) and the total piece count of the three models is more than 600,000 LEGO bricks. Now LEGO House has taken on the challenge to convert the three giant dinosaurs into a retail product.
The retail product, LEGO® House dinosaurs, will be launched at the LEGO Store in LEGO House this summer. And if everything goes as planned the first boxes will already be for sale from 17th April.
The LEGO model is a great reproduction of the giant dinosaurs capturing all the most iconic features in a rescaled version.
Designer Nina Koopman says: ”One of the biggest challenges with the new model has been to capture all the details from the big models. Especially since the models in Masterpiece Gallery were all built of the three different building systems LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Technic and LEGO System. You see it especially with the yellow dino where we eg. have used gear wheels, and ventilator elements to get the “Technic feel” into the product.”
The three dinosaurs have been on their way for roughly a year and is the third exclusive product that LEGO House launches. The others being Tree of Creativity (4000026) and the LEGO House Architecture set (21037).
In the new product it has been important to underline that it is both a toy for playing and a display model. Nina Koopman explains: “The aim was to make a stunning product and at the same time, we have worked with integrating moveable parts in the heads, arms and legs to enhance the play experience. Also the construction of the three models has deliberately been made different from each other in order to create three different building experiences, and you can remove the dinos from their podium.”
Each of the three models within the new product has a podium that resembles the real podium in Masterpiece Gallery. This pays reference to the fact that Masterpiece Gallery in itself is a giant LEGO brick – just 862 times an ordinary LEGO 2×4 brick – and the three podiums are the tubes of that LEGO brick.
The model is exclusively available at LEGO House in Billund and the retail price is 599 DKK. (Maximum 3 boxes pr. person).
|Name of product||LEGO® House dinosaurs|
|Period for sales||April 2019 – Jan. 2021|
|Piece count||864 incl. a brick seperator|
|Release date||17th April 2019|
|Box size||38,2 cm x 26,2 cm x 7,05 cm|
|Hight of built model||App. 15 cm|
|Elements in yellow model||217 + podium 62|
|Elements in red model||238 + podium 63|
|Elements in green model||216 + podium 67|
|Decorations||Sticker sheet included|
|LEGO Designer||Nina Koopmann|
|Available for sale||LEGO House, Billund, Denmark.|
Facts about the three large dinosaurs in Masterpiece Gallery in LEGO House
| Brick |
| Weight |
| Production |
|Duplo||50,940||536 Kg||1997 Kg||671|
|System||253,274||432 Kg||1779 Kg||1372|
|Technic||298,431||447 Kg||1694 Kg||1002|
Available later in the month, it might be time tothink about booking a trip to the LEGO House: these look fantastic! What do you think? Feel free to leave a comment below, and share this article with your friends and community. Until Next time,