It’s time for LEGO collectors to clear more than one metre of shelf space, as the iconic engineering marvel, the Titanic, is being realised as a 9,090 piece set. This year marks 110 years since the ship launched from Belfast in 1911.
It’s not just size that the Titanic was known for and the model acknowledges that with interior rooms including the First Class grand staircase that spans six decks and the Jacobean-style dining saloon that was located on the ship’s D deck. In the lower decks there’s even an engine room.
UK Price: £569.99
USA Price: $629.99
Piece count: 9,090
Release date: November 8
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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.
‘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,’ says LEGO Design Master Mike Psiaki.
‘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.’
The set will be available to pre-order from November 1 and available to buy from November 8 at LEGO.com.