It’s that time of year again, and I’m not just talking about VIP Weekend and Black Friday. Typically, it is around this time of year that the LEGO® Group treats us with a new monster collector’s set. In 2020, the Colosseum dethroned the UCS Millennium Falcon as the largest LEGO® set ever. In 2021, we got the RMS Titanic, with more bricks than even the Colosseum. Continuing the trend this year, the Eiffel Tower is coming soon. In fact, its coming this month and it dwarfs even the Titanic in terms of both size and brick count.
- NAME: Eiffel Tower
- SET #: 10307
- THEME: Icons
- COST: $799.99 CAD ($629.99 USD)
- BRICK COUNT: 10,001
- MINIFIGURES: None
- RELEASE DATE: November 25, 2022
- COST/BRICK: $0.079 (excellent value)
As you see in the image above, the Eiffel Tower is huge. It measures 149 cm high, with a base 57 cm x 57 cm. That is almost five feet tall (4.8 ft), making it the tallest LEGO® set ever produced. It dethrones the previous iteration of the Eiffel Tower (10181) from 2009 for that title. To make it manageable for transport, the LEGO® Group designed the set to come apart in four sections. In terms of brick count, only the LEGO® World Map comes with more pieces. For comparison:
|Set name||brick count|
|UCS Millennium Falcon||7,541|
Standing nearly 5 feet high, the Eiffel Tower is the tallest LEGO® set ever produced.
Needless to say, the set recreates an icon of French culture. The real deal was built between 1887 and 1889 for the 1889 World’s Fair. Since then, countless tourists have flocked to Paris in order to visit the monument. In all likelihood, a few of those will find this set appealing out of pure nostalgia. From the perspective of an AFOL who has never been to Paris, I am nonetheless in awe. The sheer size of the Eiffel Tower set is impressive. However, a closer look at the images reveals intricate build details and techniques that will keep builders busy for hours, if not days. While I am not sure where one would display this piece, I’d love to build it for just the experience. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or reach out on social media.
Until next time,
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