The LEGO® Group just announced that the Roman Colosseum (10276) is coming soon in brick form. Additionally, the epic build dethrones the Star Wars Millennium Falcon as the largest LEGO® set of all time. The set drops on Brick (Black) Friday and will come with an exclusive gift-with-purchase. Buying it during the Brick Friday/Cyber Monday weekend will earn you a free Roman chariot set (images yet to be revealed).
A snippet from the official press release describes the Colosseum as:
Both LEGO fans and History buffs need to look no further than their living room to experience a taste of Italian history, as this LEGO brick model is a truly authentic LEGO brick recreation of the mighty Colosseum – featuring many true-to-life details to help builders accurately bring this famous building to life. This epic LEGO model features a recreation of the three distinct stories from the Colosseum, with each of these stories adorned with the columns of the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian orders. These columns have been faithfully recreated in LEGO brick form using a variety of creative building techniques, including decorative volutes that have been created using a recoloured LEGO roller skate element that has been turned upside down to create an authentic look.
Every detail of the set has been meticulously crafted to stay true to the real-life Colosseum – including having 80 ‘ribs’ in the spectator stands (the exact same number as the original) and having three different shades of brick to replicate the different columns and aging of the almost 2,000 year old landmark.
The Colosseum (10276) is the largest LEGO® set ever produced.
In terms of set specifics, fans can expect:
- NAME: LEGO® Colosseum
- SET #: 10276
- THEME: Creator Expert (18+)
- COST: $649.99 CAD ($549.99 USD, €499.99)
- BRICK COUNT: 9036
- MINIFIGURES: None
- RELEASE DATE: November 27, 2020
- DIMENSIONS: 27cm (10.5″) high, 52 cm (20.5”) wide, and 59 cm (23.5”) deep
- COST-PER-BRICK: $0.07 CAD (excellent)
I feel like this set is one you will have to behold in person for the full effect. While It looks nice in the pictures, I am not blown away. However, as the largest LEGO® set of all time, I am sure it will be something to see and build. Consequently, I cannot wait to see one built at the LEGO® Store. However, this is a set that I will probably pass on personally. While the value is good, the price tag is way up there. I also have little use (or space) for a Colosseum in my LEGO® room. What are your thoughts? Pick up or pass? Comment below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
UPDATE: The LEGO® Group just shared an image of the gift-with-purchase chariot that will come with Colosseum purchases on the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend.
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