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.”
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?
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