LEGO issues statement on religious nature of 21061 Notre-Dame de Paris

An official statement addressing the religious nature of LEGO Architecture 21061 Notre-Dame de Paris has been issued by the LEGO Group.

The LEGO Group officially unveiled 21061 Notre-Dame de Paris last week, the biggest LEGO Architecture set revealed to date. The 4,383-piece build launches on June 1, 2024, priced at £199.99 / $229.99 / €229.99 and measures over 33cm high, 22cm wide and 41cm deep. Designed by Rok Žgalin Kobe, who was also behind the creation of 10307 Eiffel Tower, the upcoming historical model looks likely to be a popular set with many builders.

Ahead of the release of the LEGO Architecture model next month, the LEGO Group has issued the following official statement addressing the religious nature of 21061 Notre-Dame de Paris:

“Our policy on architectural landmarks with religious connotations, culture and history is evolving as we will begin to consider representation of such buildings in our extensive product portfolio. Each set will be carefully selected in tribute to its significant cultural and historical relevance. The LEGO Architecture Notre-Dame de Paris set has been created as a tribute to the historical and architectural significance of the iconic building, which is why it has been included in the LEGO Architecture line.”

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21061 Notre-Dame de Paris can be pre-ordered right now, with the LEGO Architecture set due for release on June 1, 2024, for £199.99 / $229.99 / €229.99. In the meantime, be sure to read our full review of the brick-built historical model here.

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Matt Yeo
From video game journalism to kids’ publishing, I’ve been there, seen it, done it and worn the T-shirt. I was also the editor of the first-ever official LEGO magazine way back when, LEGO Adventures. I have a passion for movies, comic books, tech and video games, with a wallet that’s struggling to keep up with my LEGO set wish list.

Matt Yeo

From video game journalism to kids’ publishing, I’ve been there, seen it, done it and worn the T-shirt. I was also the editor of the first-ever official LEGO magazine way back when, LEGO Adventures. I have a passion for movies, comic books, tech and video games, with a wallet that’s struggling to keep up with my LEGO set wish list.

One thought on “LEGO issues statement on religious nature of 21061 Notre-Dame de Paris

  • 15/05/2024 at 19:20
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    It’s not the first religious building. I believe the Taj Mahal is an Islamic religious building, and there’s been a version of that for a little while, so why shouldn’t there be a Cathedral such as Notre Dame?

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