10234 Sydney Opera House Unveiled

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Set (10234) Sydney Opera House™ was officially unveiled at the Brickworld in Chicago tonight.

Official Press Release:

”The famous Australian landmark is the latest structure to be added to LEGO® Creator Expert range. The set contains nearly 3,000 LEGO bricks, and will launch in September.

The LEGO Group is set to pay homage to one of the greatest buildings of the Twentieth Century when it debuts a striking new official Sydney Opera House model on 1 September 2013.

The construction skills of LEGO fans from around the world will be put to the test as they recreate the unmistakable rooflines and complex angled walls of the Opera House using advanced building techniques and a total of 2,989 LEGO bricks.

Scaling 28cm high x 63.5cm wide x 38cm deep, this authentic representation of the Opera House will even stay true to its iconic harbour surrounds with the introduction the LEGO Group’s largest blue stud baseplate ever along with an abundance of dark tan LEGO® bricks including the rare 1x1x2/3 stud and 1x2x2/3 stud slopes.

The Opera House model joins the LEGO Creator Expert product range, which has previously seen the likes of the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower and Tower Bridge immortalised in LEGO® bricks.”

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Ages 16+. 2,989 pieces.

Recreate Australia's architecture masterpiece!

US $319.99 CA $379.99 DE 279.99€ UK 249.99£ DK 2499.00 DKK

Recreate one of the 20th century's most distinctive buildings with the Sydney Opera House model Build the unmistakable shell roofline, waterfont forecourt and more with this authentic representation of Australia's most iconic building. Employ a variety of new and advanced building techniques to recreate the complex forms, angled walls and subtle detailing of the real thing! Collect lots of dark tan LEGO® bricks including the rare 1x1x2/3 stud and 1x2x2/3 stud slopes, as well as a 48x48 stud baseplate in blue for the very first time!

  • Build this model of a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
  • Includes hard-to-find dark tan LEGO® bricks, tiles and sloped bricks!
  • Collect the 48x48 stud baseplate, available in blue for the very first time
  • Sturdy construction allows the model be be handled and moved!
  • Features advanced building techniques for complex forms, angled walls and subtle detailing!
  • Measures over 11" high, 25" wide and 15" deep

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning September 2013 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone.

The Official Designer Video can be seen here.

Additional images can be seen on our Flickr stream here. Though I have not yet studied the pictures, I'm initially very impressed. What does everyone think?

56 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Holy ______.
And by "holy _______", I mean "holy ______".

--> edited by Yellowcastle so as to somewhate mute the enthusiasm :o)

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By in United States,

Wow!
Incredibly detailed, but looks like a bank breaker.

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By in United States,

I'm going to guess about $300 in the US. Although, with all of the larger plates in this, it might actually be a bit higher. Regardless, this is AMAZING!

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By in United States,

Blue 48x48 baseplate!

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By in United States,

This set will be around 320$. They just told us at brickworld Chicago. They also said that the next cuusoo set will be released on January 14 2014, it will be the mars land rover, "curiosity"

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By in United States,

I apologize for the lack of details as I'm a noob at this. :o) I'll add them as soon as I find them.

Designer Video Link, pricing details and availability added....

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By in United States,

That is amazing. And I'm not surprised the curiosity is the next cuusoo project.

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By in United States,

Not at all a terrible price, given I saw some larger pieces in there.

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By in United States,

Wow.. That is just Fantastic... Great job Lego..!

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By in United States,

Now that's an Opera House. Now only if the price was the same as the smaller version :P

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By in United States,

Oh, wow.
Much better than I expected. I may have to pick this up.

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By in United States,

I'm super excited for this set! But I am frustrated that it is both more expensive than the Taj Mahal and has just over half the parts. I was also hoping to see it unveiled at Bricks by the Bay, but despite all this I simply must have it!

Also, the link for the video just goes to an image, not a video.

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By in Australia,

No RRP for Australia from the get-go? ;(

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By in Australia,

Being from the land south of the equator, at least this looks like the building rather than the Architecture version. I 100% definite purchase for any Aussie AFOL.

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By in United States,

As we've come to expect from Jamie, the finished model looks great. The modular technique is superb and unlike some of the other landmark sculptures, the effort to build this doesn't look repetitive. I'll definitely be getting it. I think my biggest gripe will be the difficulty it is to display due to the large footprint.

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By in Italy,

@Mr. Green; Whatever happened to the BTTF DeLorean Time Machine?

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow! I'm sold.
Not only does it look great, but the construction techniques look very interesting. Plus I think I saw a 1x1 dark tan tile - my life is complete.

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By in Australia,

OMG, looks amazing, I can't wait till September, this and the Ewok Village.

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By in United States,

What a beautiful and incredible set! It is definitely going to have a place beside the tower bridge. Now all I need to do is find a job... Seconding rocoa in that this will have to be the centerpiece on the living room table or something!

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By in United Kingdom,

It looks absolutely fantastic. There are a lot of other things which I am hoping to buy though, so this set may just fall off the bottom of the list...

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By in Australia,

very nice! dreading a $400+ AU price though..

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By in New Zealand,

Sheesh! I've been looking forward to this set since I first heard about it, but was slightly worried they wouldn't be able to do the thing justice - boy was I wrong! Absolute masterpiece. Well done Lego (And Jamie), You've done yourselves proud.
I too am not looking forward to finding out the price for Kiwi's, but I'll find it on sale at some point.
So stoked right now. Beautiful set.

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By in United States,

@AZFIREWOLF: If you read the description, the baseplates are "built-in" to the tabletop, and cannot be removed. So this is in fact the first time a 48 x 48 blue baseplate is available.

The set looks amazing, but that price might be a bit high for my taste.

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By in Belgium,

This looks to be an amazing build. But boy, it is expensive.

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By in Australia,

Wow, being from Perth, Western Australia I am looking forward to its release. But I am dreading the release price in Australia because of the recent devaluing of the Australian dollar lately. It was more than 1USD but now well under. Lego, you have released a great product. Follow up with maybe Sydney Harbour Bridge or Sydney Ferry as a companion and please be kind to us Aussies with the retail price and in store availability please.

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By in United States,

Simply amazing. The price scares me though.

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By in United States,

Very impressive. That's how you build the Sydney Opera House!

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By in United States,

Its how much!!!!!! but anyways it looks AMAZING and look at that 48 by 48 base plate=D

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By in Australia,

The Blue 48 x 48 base plate also came out in set number 4509 play table in 2004. It came with a red,yellow and Blue 48 x 48 plate.

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By in United States,

WOW! It is huge! Looks a lot better than I thought it would, though slightly overpriced for piece count...

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By in United States,

Huh, looks pretty sweet.

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By in United States,

@fikko3107. They said nothing concerning the bttf set

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By in United States,

Beautiful set! They did the Sydney Opera House justice. I will definitely be buying this!

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By in United States,

OH. EM. JAMIE.

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By in Netherlands,

OMG, this is so impressive! Can't wait to buy it and it come just in time for my 52th birthday on Sept. 15!

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By in Canada,

^^ Very nice. Looks like an awesome set - however $380 is an impressive price, as is the set. Maybe in the new year?

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By in United States,

This I personally think is going to be the architecture highlight of the year.

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By in Spain,

That looks an amazing set and a lot better than the one they made last year in the architecture theme.

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By in United States,

I am so getting this, might have to wait for next year though to save up the money.

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By in United Kingdom,

That's my next model sorted :-)

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By in United States,

Incredible work! Love it! Need to create some room on the shelf for this.

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By in United States,

There goes my bank account. Hello couch, you will soon be my good friend.

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By in Netherlands,

Very nice, and the price is not too steep, It's huge, so it's obviously not €0,05/piece

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By in Australia,

A big wow from Oz, I hope this is discounted at Myers at christmas :-)

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By in Australia,

^ I too hope we get it for Christmas here. I reckon $420 on sale at Myer. Pretty keen.

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By in Ireland,

Better than the Architecture one but I'm still not convinced. It certainly doesn't look like 3000 parts.
As for the baseplate: Damn! Now mine won't be as rare anymore!

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By in Netherlands,

I cannot see me buying this set unless there is a steep discount. It looks like a nice representation of the real thing, but it does look a bit bland. The Taj Mahal had a lot more pieces and was cheaper and certainly more grandiose. I will rather buy other sets for that kind of money.

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By in United States,

I have to say this set looks amazing, though the price is pretty steep...

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By in United Kingdom,

I have hoped for so long lego would do the Opera House after visiting it for real, twice, from the UK.
I will be buying this one. It looks brilliant. Can't wait to build it.
My only criticism is lego should have made this the biggest piece count model, especially for the price!

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