Be king of the Lego world with record 9,090-piece Titanic set



It’s the ship of dreams for Lego fans.

The toy company announced Thursday its largest Lego model ever of the Titanic, the ill-fated ship that was the largest ever at the time of its doomed maiden voyage.

At 9,090 pieces, the soon-to-debut Titanic (10294) set is “one of the most challenging building experiences to date,” according to Lego, and just edges out the previous record holders: Lego’s Colosseum, which has 9,036 pieces, and the 7,541-piece Star Wars Millennium Falcon. While historic for a model, it’s not the Lego set with the most pieces overall, though. That honor goes to the Lego Art World Map, which includes 11,695 pieces.

Lego's new Titanic model
The outside of the ship measures 53 inches long, featuring swimming pools and promenades, along with standard ship features such as lifeboats, working anchors and adjustable masts.

Available on November 8, the set will cost $630 — and it does not include Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet or an iceberg.

But Lego’s Titanic replica, which will be available for pre-order on Nov. 1, emphasizes intricate, authentic details, perhaps like no other Lego set before it. The outside of the ship measures 53 inches long, and includes cargo cranes, swimming pools, lifeboats, promenades and multiple decks, along with functioning ship features such as working anchors and adjustable masts.

Lego's new Titanic model
Lego’s new Titanic model breaks into three sections, allowing builders to look inside its detailed interior.

It also — ironically enough, given the fate of the ship — breaks apart into three sections, which allows creators to peek inside the hull, where they will find multiple floors of passenger rooms, the iconic grand staircase, a smoking lounge and detailed boiler and engine rooms.

“As well as its sheer size, the Titanic was known for its unrivaled grandeur, which has been faithfully captured in the set,” Lego wrote in a press release. “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.”

Lego's new Titanic model
Lego’s replica of the Titanic is scaled at 1/200th of the nearly 883-foot luxury ocean liner, which made its ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912.

Beyond its “grandeur,” Titanic is still known as one of the greatest tragedies in history. When it set sail in April 1912 for New York City from Southhampton, England, 2,222 people including the ship’s crew were aboard. In total, an estimated 1,517 people were killed when the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank.

Next year will mark 110 years since that fateful night.


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