It can even be broken into several sections, revealing its inner workings. But not because.
Although it has been known for some time, Lego today revealed its largest ever model: a replica the famous and tragic Titanic. It measures more than four-and-a half feet when fully assembled. Because it can be broken into multiple pieces to reveal its inner structure, it’s an impressive replica inside and outside.
It is the largest Lego set ever made. Technically, no. The Lego Art World Map is the winner. It’s not a model at all, but bags and bags full of colored studs (11,695 to be exact) that are assembled to make a huge map of the globe that can be hung on the walls. Although the build is time-consuming, the results are not nearly as impressive as Lego’s classic models. The Lego Colosseum held the previous record with 9,036 pieces. However, the Titanic holds the record with 9,090 pieces.
The scale of the model allowed Lego to include not only an incredible level of details in its Titanic replica–incorporating cargo cranes, swimming pools, lifeboats, promenades, and multiple decks–but functional features as well, like anchors that can be raised and lowered, and a mechanism for adjusting the tension of the lines that run between its masts.
Although the model is also broken into three sections due to what happened on that fateful night, it does not reflect on what happened to its ship. The feature shows a cross-section of each ship, showing details such as the grand staircase, smoking lounge and boiler room.
Although the Titanic’s huge engines can be removed, the pistons inside the ship move up and down as the propellers turn. The pricing for this set is not at the same 1:200 scale as the model. Collectors will pay $630 for the set when it becomes available officially starting November 8th, next month. It’s not the cheapest toy, but it’s an excellent deal for miniature luxury liners.