Toy lovers looking for a new project will be excited for the latest reveal from LEGO for what is their largest set of all-time; a buildable Titanic. The company announced this new set will have more than 9,000 pieces, with moving parts that allow you to raise and lower the anchor and turn the propellers on the engine. If you’re gonna go big, you might as well go with something famously big, which had no repercussions whatsoever.
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This may be a hit for LEGO enthusiasts, fans of shipwrecks, and people who have fallen in love with the movie all over again (thanks Netflix!), but parents won’t be running out to buy this for their kids. For starters, 9,000 pieces? That’s A LOT of LEGOs to step on. Second, it is only recommended for ages 18 and up. The completed set is enormous, at more than 53 inches long. It divides into sections to show off a detailed interior, such as the grand staircase, boiler room, and some other features you may remember from history – or more likely, the James Cameron movie.
In a press release, the company touts the faithfully recreated historical details, including “over 300 portholes, the iconic bridge, lifeboats, benches, cargo crane and more.” Like the original Titanic, it is an impressive creation, both in dedication to detail and in sheer size. A true challenge for any LEGO building enthusiast. Whether or not you display it at the bottom of a swimming pool is up to you.
The Titanic set is on sale in early November.