In April 2022, we will remember the 110th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. Stuck by an iceberg on its fateful maiden voyage from England to America, over 1500 lives were lost in one of the greatest maritime tragedies ever.
Today, the LEGO Group has revealed one of the largest LEGO Sets ever released. Certainly the longest! Due for release on the 8th of November, the 10294 Titanic is a huge model: well over 160 studs long, or 135cm x 16cm x 44cm (95,040 cm^3). With 9090 elements, this set contains 54 more elements than the 10276 Colosseum, released last year[9036 elements, 82,836cm^3].
The set will be available for Preorder on 1st of November, and in store on the 8th. It will be priced at €629.99 / $USD629.99 / £569.99/ 999.99 AUD/799.99 CAD.
Read on for more details and pictures.
I am amazed at the level of detail in this model. From the portals on the side of the boat, to the detail on the decks and lifeboats, this model also includes a degree of interior design that would typically be unexpected in a model build using this scale.
Overall, I think this is a magnificent model, but I dont think it will be for everyone. Not so much an issue of time to build it, as the need for a place. The ‘Lifestyle’ photos provided, also provide a clear shot of an empty table, something that I think would be well and truly worthwhile when embarking on such a construction project.
Having secured your new build space, you can take your time: it will be sometime before you get to the end of the model.
The model is constructed in a number of blocks, to allow for easy transportation, but each block also provides a cross sectional detail. Even the engines are removable from the lower level, to examine them in greater detail.
I love the level of detail included in the cross-sections, from ladders to bunks and the engines.
Here’s the press release….
7 OCTOBER 2021: The LEGO Group has revealed an authentic replica of the most famous ship of all time, the RMS Titanic. For the first time, fans can now recreate the luxury liner in detailed LEGO® brick form, 110 years since it was launched in Belfast in 1911.
The LEGO Titanic is one of the longest and largest LEGO models to date, made up of 9,090 pieces, making it a truly immersive building challenge for LEGO fans and budding historians alike.
As well as its sheer size, the Titanic was known for its unrivalled grandeur, which has been faithfully captured in the set. Beneath the unmistakable exterior of the LEGO Titanic, there are several interior rooms to explore including the First-Class grand staircase which spans six decks and the Jacobean-style dining saloon which was located on the ship’s D deck.
The Titanic was also renowned for its unparalleled speed, outclassing other ships of the era, and in the lower decks, fans will find a replica of the state-of-the-art engine room.
Mike Psiaki, design master at the LEGO Group commented: “At the time of its launch the Titanic was the pinnacle of nautical engineering, the largest moving vehicle ever created. It has been an incredible journey to recreate this iconic vessel from LEGO bricks, using blueprints created over a century ago.
“Designing the LEGO Titanic with such a focus on immense detail and scale, but also accuracy, has allowed us to create one of the most challenging building experiences to date. We know brick builders and ship enthusiasts of all ages will love building the set and displaying it in their homes.”
At over 1.3m long, the LEGO Titanic set is perfect for display and comes with a unique plaque with the ship’s name. This impressive set is available for pre-order from 1st November and general sale from 8th November from LEGO Stores and www.LEGO.com/titanic at the recommended retail price of €629.99 / $629.99 / £569.99.
This set won’t be for everyone. Certainly not for me: space has become somewhat of a premium at home, but if you are a fan of shipping, naval architecture, or the Titanic in general, I suspect this will be a very satisfying build to complete. Between the sheer scale and the level of detail, I am sure this will be a special Christmas present for some people this year. As a side note, the release of this set will push the original UCS Millenium Falcon out of the ‘Top 10’ Largest LEGO Sets, where it has been since its release in 2007.
What do you think of this epic build? Is it for you? Leave your comments below, and until next time…