LEGO designer reveals 10307 Eiffel Tower’s single ‘moving part’

A sturdy structure like 10307 Eiffel Tower doesn’t exactly open itself up to play features – but the LEGO designer behind the new Icons set has revealed it does have one ‘moving part’.

Much like 10276 Colosseum and 10294 Titanic before it, 10307 Eiffel Tower slots into that line-up of flagship LEGO Icons sets intended purely for display. Sure, you might inadvertently open the Parisian icon up for play if your kids or pets start climbing it – the 10,001-piece set stands a towering 149cm tall – but it’s not specifically designed to be anything more than a huge display piece.

With one exception, that is. “There’s no moveable parts,” LEGO designer Rok Žgalin Kobe, who brought 10307 Eiffel Tower to life, concedes in the set’s designer video – before correcting himself. “You can arrange the top of the tower, you can arrange the flag so that it stands in the direction of the wind, but that’s the only thing.”

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Game-changer. Or not. But for the first non-LEGO Art set to break the 10,000-piece barrier, we’ll take any opportunity to add a hint of personalisation and customisation to 10307 Eiffel Tower. Even if our living room isn’t traditionally subjected to much in the way of wind.

10307 Eiffel Tower will be available to purchase from November 25 for £554.99 / $629.99 / €629.99. Keep an eye out for our detailed review very soon, and click here for more design insight from Kobe.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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