Promobricks reports that 10307 Eiffel Tower will likely hold three records by the end of the year: the most part-intensive set of 2022; the most expensive set of 2022; and the biggest set of 2022. That last title is in reference to the model’s sheer physical size, which is said to be at least 1.3m in height. That would place it just 5cm below the total length of 10294 Titanic.
It wouldn’t be the first time the Parisian landmark has been replicated in the Creator Expert range – that honour goes to 2007’s 10181 Eiffel Tower – but if these claims are true, it will dwarf its predecessor by at least 22cm. That’s the kind of size that apparently warrants a price tag equivalent to 10294 Titanic, which sailed into view last year for €629.99.
There’s no word on a specific piece count yet, but Promobricks reports 10307 Eiffel Tower’s primary colour will be either tan or dark tan – representing a clear pivot from the predominantly light grey of not only 10181 Eiffel Tower, but also Architecture’s 21019 The Eiffel Tower.
Arriving alongside 10307 Eiffel Tower in November will apparently be a corresponding gift-with-purchase, 40579 Eiffel’s Apartment. This will likely depict the apartment of the tower’s engineer, Gustave Eiffel, which sits some 285m up the real Eiffel Tower. It’s been open to tourists since 2015, and contains three mannequins of Gustave Eiffel, Eiffel’s daughter Claire and Thomas Edison.
Promobricks surmises that the promotional set could be a small vignette with those three minifigures, but that’s only speculation at this point, so don’t treat it as gospel. Likewise, take all word of 10307 Eiffel Tower with a pinch of salt – at least until confirmed otherwise by the LEGO Group.