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The Lego Eiffel Tower is a 1001 brick landmark in the living room

It’s an exaggeration to say that the new Lego Eiffel Tower set comes nearly as high as the real thing. But it has a lot of height – and it’s the tallest official Lego set ever released. Once this set of 10,001 pieces is completed – the second highest number of pieces in any Lego set to date – the impressive structure will stand 149 cm high.

If you have the space to view this brick-built wonder, chances are you’re not too fussy. Just as well, since the group will set you back £554.99 / $629.99 When it is released on November 25th.

At least you won’t have to walk at a snail’s pace while moving the thing. Lego says the set is divided into four sections to make it easier to “build, move and play.” On the last of these – “Play” – we are a little puzzled. You will hardly go forward through the air like a star Wars boat. However, besides staring at the engineering structure, you can mess around with the landscaping and the elevators. So here’s something.

Great achievement

The Lego Eiffel Tower is under construction

What you get here, then, is as close to a real-world landmark recreation as you can expect in brick-built form — far surpassing any previous Lego attempt.

Lego designer Rok Žgalin described the process of creating the new set: “We wanted to find the ultimate Lego expression for the engineering and architectural masterpiece that is the Eiffel Tower. We followed the structural principles of the original tower as far as the Lego system would allow.

“During construction, you’ll discover new and interesting building techniques that bring the tower’s architectural features to life in LEGO bricks. Once completed, you can imagine the breathtaking feeling of standing at the top and looking across the rich history of Paris. It’s the perfect set for travel and architecture fans alike.”

Although, as you know, do not go beyond fantasizing and In fact Stand on top of the bar, as it will not take your weight. You also probably won’t turn all the gray pieces into one big pile before you start either. That is, unless you’re up for a big challenge or you’re some kind of Lego masochist.