Labeling LEGO’s latest build as monumental may be an understatement. Following a year of impressive models across the board, its gargantuan Eiffel Tower replica comes at the perfect time for the holidays.
Built from precisely 10,001 bricks, the toy maker’s towering take on the Parisian tourist attraction stands 58.5” high. This massive height deems it the tallest LEGO build to date, all topped off by a plastic-crafted flag of France. And while that’s impressive, brand purists would be quick to tout the Eiffel Towel model as its largest genuine model yet, as an 11,600+ set inspired by the world map sits at the top of the leaderboard, with this mightily impressive built sitting in second.
This release comes on the heels of last year’s remarkable LEGO Titanic model, a massive 9,090-piece replica fully equipped with an operating boiler room and deploying lifeboats. However, as opposed to meticulously capturing the ambiance of a famed vessel, you are recreating the inimitable arches and cross-braced details found on the Eiffel Tower. Its upper portion is rounded out with observation platforms and elevators. Beneath it all, a serene esplanade is brought to life with authentically styled lampposts, benches, and shrubbery.
If you’re an architecture buff looking for a new conversation piece, look no further than LEGO’s model of the Eiffel Tower, available starting November 25 for $630.