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LEGO has announced its biggest ever set and honestly, it looks fantastic. Appropriately named The Colosseum, this "ultimate Flavian amphitheatre" is the biggest set LEGO has ever produced overtaking the previous title holder, The Millennium Falcon - we challenge anyone to call LEGO just a toy after attempting to build this piece.
So how big are we talking, you might wonder. Well, we're talking about over 9,000 blocks (9,036 if we're being specific) to create a highly intricate recreation of The Colosseum. The outside of it is gorgeous, but it's the inside of the building that really has the wow factor. Peering into the inside of the structure, you'll see many intricate spaces called 'ribs' for the spectators, space for shows to take place in, and it looks impressively like the real thing.
According to LEGO, it's not only incredible to look at but it also features three stories from the Colosseum which are adorned with the columns of the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders. Building it will also emulate the original process of how the Colosseum was constructed, up until the 1990s where a wooden arena is the last build in the project.
It's not just intricate but it's also pretty big at about 52cm wide, 27cm high, and 59 cm deep. So if you put this on a shelf, your guests won't be able to miss it.
The designer of the build is Rok Zgalin Kobe, the same guy who has previously done design work on the United Nation Headquarters LEGO set and the Big Ben LEGO set. This, however, is, of course, the biggest and perhaps the most fun. It's a great display piece too.
If you want to grab this LEGO masterpiece, it will launch on November 27 (yes, that's Black Friday) but it will cost you a pretty penny. RRP is set at £449,99 - so around the same price as a PlayStation 5 - and is recommended for builders of 18+.
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