43205 Ultimate Adventure Castle – as revealed by LEGO.com – depicts a sprawling, colourful palace that’s home to five Disney Princesses, including Snow White, Ariel, Moana, Tiana and Rapunzel. Of those characters, two have only ever appeared in one set, and subsequently command high prices on the aftermarket – but will now be available far more readily in this new 698-piece model.
Snow White originally debuted in 2017’s 10738 Snow White’s Forest Cottage, and has an average price of £24.70 new or £20.04 used on BrickLink (at the time of writing). Tiana, meanwhile, is even more cost-prohibitive: the Princess and the Frog character was previously only available in 2019’s 41162 Ariel, Aurora, and Tiana’s Royal Celebration, and current BrickLink listings sit at £45.26 new or £36.78 used on average.
By contrast, 43205 Ultimate Adventure Castle is expected to retail for €99.99, so should come in somewhere around the £80 to £90 mark in the UK. That’s only £10 or £20 more than both those mini-dolls alone would cost new, so this looks like a steal for Disney Princess collectors.
Beyond its mini-dolls, 43205 Ultimate Adventure Castle also includes a fully-furnished castle with a living area for each character, spread across four floors. The fortress can swing open or closed for play or display, and measures a towering 36cm tall, 53cm wide and 9cm deep when fully opened. It’s apparently due to launch on August 1, but a final release date has yet to be confirmed.