Probably one of the worst-kept LEGO secrets in recent months, the miniaturised take on 71040 The Disney Castle was first spotted on the building instructions portal, then in a legal document, and finally through LEGO Mexico’s Instagram account.
This is the first time we’ve seen hi-res images of the 567-piece model, however, and they’ve come straight from LEGO.com, where 40478 Mini Disney Castle is now listed as ‘coming soon’. More specifically, you’ll be able to order it from October 1, alongside a huge wave of other sets – including 10293 Santa’s Visit, 21329 Fender Stratocaster and the new LEGO CITY Stuntz subtheme.
Just like 71040 The Disney Castle, this microscale model is based on Magic Kingdom’s best-known icon, only with an updated colour scheme and a brand new Mickey Mouse minifigure. It’s being released as part of Walt Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebrations, and will retail for £30.99 / $34.99 / €34.99.
Keep an eye on Brick Fanatics later this week, when we’ll be bringing you our early verdict on 40478 Mini Disney Castle.