The LEGO set that is knocking 75192 Millennium Falcon into second place, 10276 Colosseum, is available now at LEGO.com. With 9,036 elements, it is the largest ever LEGO set by a significant margin. The enormous model offers a detailed build for adult fans who want a replica of the landmark to display.
This mammoth build measures over 27cm high, 52cm wide and 59cm deep. It retails for £449.99 / €499.99 EUR / $549.99 USD.
Those buying the set during the Black Friday promotional weekend will get:
- Free LEGO Roman Chariot set, only available with 10276 (while stocks last)
- Free 40410 Charles Dickens Tribute set (while stocks last)
- A chance to win 1,000,000 VIP points worth £6,250
Here is the LEGO Group’s official blurb for the model:
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 build experience has even been expertly created to match the same process as the original, with the “wooden” LEGO arena being the last build to be placed on the LEGO model, as it has been in the 1990s.
As well as being a challenging build, this model is truly a breath-taking focal point for any room. The LEGO Colosseum rests on an oval base, allowing this phenomenal 360-degree display piece to be shown off from any angle. Builders can then choose which side of this magnificent LEGO Brick recreation of one of Rome’s most visited landmarks they display – whether that’s the southern side of the building, which has been destroyed by various earthquakes and natural disasters over the years, or the more complete northern wall. Colosseum features arches, that have been recreated with LEGO brick detailing, allowing a view into the centre of the Colosseum from the outside, just like its real-life counterpart.