71040 Disney Cinderella Castle confirmed?

Posted by ,

CM4Sci is a reputable source of information surrounding upcoming sets and he has announced that 71040, known as {Minifigures D2C} until now, will be a Cinderella Castle designed to accompany the Disney Collectable Minifigures range.

The precise content of the set is unclear but CM4Sci suggests that minifigures will be included rather than mini-dolls and it seems likely that the set will be based on the Cinderella Castle located at Walt Disney World Resort and Tokyo Disney Resort. This set will be released in September, a month before the 45th anniversary of Disney World's opening.

What are your expectations for this set?

59 comments on this article

Gravatar
By in United States,

If it's done well, a very large set with a hefty price tag. If not, disappointment from everyone who was hoping for a killer fantasy version of a modular building. :)

Gravatar
By in Netherlands,

I don't think that it will be more than 2000 pieces, because we have already a lot 2000+ sets this year.

Gravatar
By in Ireland,

I remember speculating that one of the Disney Castles would be an obvious choice for a D2C set. And now that it's (hopefully) happening I'm worried what I'll end up spending. And spend I will. To be done right, the price will have to astronomical. Even if they do a half hearted attempt, it'll cost a fortune. I'm guessing 400 euro at an absolute minimum.

I'm happy it's the Cinderella Castle, but given it's Disneyland's 60th I was expecting Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Gravatar
By in United States,

My main question is scale. I would welcome something in the architecture style where it's too small to accommodate minifigures. If it's set to minifig scale I have pretty low expectation.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

This is going to sell like fresh warm cup cakes....and I'll probably buy it!

Gravatar
By in United States,

Lego will focus on minifigures and short change the castle design.

That is my prediction.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

I thought the real big castle belonged to sleeping beauty.

There's already a Cinderella castle,

Is the rumour a 'Disney castle' or 'cinderella's castle' ?

Apparently, according to my 6 year old daughter, this is important! Personally, it doesn't matter to me - I'll be buying it whatever! (Not for me!)

Gravatar
By in Poland,

That's what I waited for since I've first heard of Disney CMF. That's why I want to buy them in the first place.
Expectations? Only one. The more pieces the better! :)

Gravatar
By in Germany,

Yeah! Would be the perfect backdrop for the german soccerplayers... ;]

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

@LuLego - The Sleeping Beauty Castle is located at Disneyland in California.

Gravatar
By in United States,

And now I can have a modular disney world with the minifigs as in costume actors.

Gravatar
By in Czech Republic,

Way too many exclusives/D2Cs this year. And there are still more to come - Beetle, Big Ben, VW set, DS, Snow Speeder, and probably even more. No chance to keep up, price tag getting out of hand for many sets when compared to the content the set delivers (Minecraft, Bat Cave, Hoth...).

Gravatar
By in United States,

I'd expect a Tinkerbell figure because there was word of one during the filming of a commercial for the CMF series. Someone else on the inside also said there'd be one when I posted about this so I guess we can expect one.

Gravatar
By in United States,

My daughters have outgrown Disney, so it will be a pass for me.

Gravatar
By in Netherlands,

Defnite buy if it is a big big set tagetted at adults ONLY with a front, back and sides and lots of details. And not too many big pieces like they use in the 'regular' castles like Scooby Doo and Monster Fighters.

But I seriously doubt we will get this. At best it will be of the same size, detail level and quality as the Arkham Asylum D2C. And that will probably be good enough.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

IMO, there are too many exclusive sets already this year. The total cost of all of the known ones (not including DS and this) is $1690, which is a lot of money when you think about it, especially for D2C completionists.

For minifigures, I expect Cinderella, P. Charming and Tinkerbell. I'm not sure about the others, as I haven't watched the Disney Fairytale movies, but I could see the Ugly Sisters being included, if this is a movie-based set, instead of a Disneyland-park-based set. (Hint: I'd rather have a park-based set.)

For the castle itself, I hope but I don't think it will be as complete as the Ghostbusters HQ, and the Village. What I'd really like this set to be is a big, $400 - $500 one. There would be a big enough part limit to do a decent castle, and the surrounding park. I also want the old baseplates to be included, rather than 16x16 plates, which would be rather unsuitable for a set of this size, and no 'filler' bricks. I really doubt that everything I listed will be included, though.

Conclusion: wait and see, but don't expect an amazing model.

Gravatar
By in United States,

It is park based.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Sounds like a great set! Of course, I'm sure Merlin Entertainments Group (owners of the LEGOLAND parks) won't be too thrilled about LEGO creating a set promoting a competing park.

Gravatar
By in United States,

One tip for LEGO: just don't make it a disappointment! ;-)

^ Ha, didn't think of that until now!

@lippidp I hate to say it, but NO ONE can ever outgrow Disney... or LEGO.

Gravatar
By in United States,

If this is true I am PSYCHED!!

Still Sleeping Beauty Castle would have been a better choice IMHO, but I'll take the Florida one to.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

With Disney and TLG teaming up for the Collectible Minifigs, I doubt that Disney will let TLG get away with a half hearted design of their signature Castle?
The set will have to be expensive but the question is how expensive?

A sensible strategy might be to split the set into two half sets.
A bit like either the Black Gate or The Horizon Express.

Most families will happily buy one set to represent the front half of the castle.
AFOL's will have to find a way to buy two sets to create a full castle.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Well, I don't particularly care about this. But I will say this: it had better be both detailed and the complete castle, not just half a castle. Make it open a la Kwik-E-Mart. Then you have a great set for both the kids and the adults, where it's both a playset and the full building. If not, well, the list of "Disappointing D2C's of 2016" can keep on growing.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

I have ridiculously high hopes for this. I would have prefer Sleeping Beauty's Castle as I spent a summer working at Disneyland Paris in a shop just next to that Castle so I have fond memories of it. But I have been to Disneyworld too and as a big Disney fan am still very very excited for this set. I would be delighted with a Tinker Bell minifigure! Very impatiently awaiting more information!

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

Think i'd prefer the Disney castle. Cinderella's has been done (poorly) already. Sleeping Beauty's isn't as picturesque. The Disney castle is the best of both worlds.

Gravatar
By in United States,

I want a Star Wars room....:D

Gravatar
By in United States,

By the way, this is a great move by Lego: get Disney to sponsor and advertise a huge Lego Set to broaden their audience and still make lots of money.

Gravatar
By in United States,

The question for me is not if I'll buy one but how many will I purchase? I imagine it will be a detailed half castle kind of how the tower of orthanc was done. I'm also expecting a price tag of about $400.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Hopefully this set comes with a lot of white pieces so I can buy it and use it for my custom minas tirith.

Gravatar
By in United States,

@Greendude - what are you talking about? 'Disney' castle?

Gravatar
By in United States,

Given there has already been a version of Cinderella's castle, I'm sorry they're repeating it, even if the intent is to celebrate the significant anniversary of its theme park. Plus, if the set is as good as it should be, it will be a terrible blow to my pocket, and if it's a price I can afford, I'll wonder if I should even bother. The quality (and price) of the GBHQ has created a lose-lose situation for every large set TLG has announced since then, at least as far as I'm concerned.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Very excited about this! I haven't bothered with any of the Disney sets so far and am meh on the collectible minifigs. But Cinderella was my favourite fairy tale as a child, and I must get this set!

Gravatar
By in Australia,

So Disney is replacing The Simpsons as the 'Minifig Series and accompanying Big Set' thing? I'm down with this.

Gravatar
By in United States,

I know this might be annoying, and is probably a horrible question to ask as both waves are far away in the past now, but:

CapnRex, please review the Imperial battlefront battlepack soon.

Gravatar
By in United States,

I like what they have done with the Disney CMF line; this castle will most definitely be mine if it is designed to accompany that series (no minidolls), I'm excited!

Gravatar
By in United States,

If theyou pay it the same justice as The Simpsons sets, this could be spectacular.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Hey, so would this have an interior? What would it include?

Gravatar
By in United States,

I'm waiting with bated breath ... This could be so epic or the biggest disappointment ever. Please LEGO don't drip the ball on this like you did with the 66batcave.

Gravatar
By in United States,

I was debating purchasing the Disney Minifigures...However.. with this set...I might get them.. it would be a great center piece to my theme park...also it would be cool if the came out with a rollercoaster

Gravatar
By in United States,

Shouldn't it be a tinkerbell microfigure instead, consisting her size. Or utilize the new baby piece scale in that park set coming out.

Likely I will end up getting this too no matter what just because of the source material. My daughter really likes both dolls and figures, so I wonder how excited she will be to have two Cinderella.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

@CM4Sci

The Disney Castle we see at the start of films in their logo is the Cinderella castle and Sleeping Beauty castle spliced together.

If they are making a resort-specific castle though, main street would make a great second D2C set, especially if it could be joined to the front of the actual castle.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

If this proves to be a piece that you can expose, this will be the first D2C set I would purchase in a very long time. It has so much potential.

Gravatar
By in Australia,

I would love to see a bronze, dark brown or reddish brown Walt Disney and Mickey (With short Legs), statue, just like the ones in the parks. Maybe with a 45th Anniversary printed piece.
Even as a detachable build if the castle is in the universe of Cinderella

Gravatar
By in Austria,

I hope that it will be a detail castle set as mentioned by most collectors here, and it's nice seeing this news. However as Disney set is likely targeted at children, I wouldn't give much hope seeing a satisfactory set for collectors but likely a playset with many minifugures, and many small bricks or accessories to boost up the piece count. At the least, I'm glad it did not make use of minidolls.

Gravatar
By in Australia,

Hoping for a large quality set.

Could be a very expensive and Lego dominated Christmas in household late this year; Belle's castle and this one for the little one. Hoping for a AT-AT and maybe a Death Star from Rogue One for myself.

Gravatar
By in Canada,

This is a definite buy for me if it's well done. Being a big fan of Disney World I will need this. Now if they make some of the rides to go along with it I will be more than broke. I may have to put off our next trip... decisions decisions decisions. ...

Gravatar
By in Ireland,

Couple of more thoughts on this....

1) There's very little potential in terms of play value for this set. There's not much to the actual Castle. Although they do have that ultra exclusive room upstairs now. There's the stage outside, but that again is rapidly adding up the piece count.

2) If it is minifig scale, I can see this being the most expensive Lego set ever made. Even a 400 euro set would barely do justice to one side of it. Again, this is another reason I'm surprised it's not the Sleeping Beauty castle. As it would be far easier to render in bricks and do a cut through.

3) Disney Castle Merchandise within the parks is ridiculous in terms of price. You're talking 4 figures for these gaudy looking models. Disney (and by extension TLG) know that Disney fans are there to be gouged.

4) If you're talking about the future potential of a second Main St. set, I'm assuming you're not talking minifigure scale. Otherwise you're looking at a set that'd be 3-4 times the size of every Modular released combined.

Gravatar
By in Sweden,

If there's a question mark at the end I would suggest it's not confirmed.

Gravatar
By in Australia,

Disney buying TLG confirmed.

Gravatar
By in United States,

More news!

Incomplete list of figures:

- New Mickey
- New Minnie with red polka dot dress
- New Daisy with darker lavender outfit
- Donald Duck
- Tinkerbell

Maybe there's more, but for now I don't know. Enjoy!

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

This is the set I would buy for $400+, but not for any price below that. It must suck hard at lower price points and just cheese out. I hope LEGO won't go cheap and do a mediocre useless rendition.

Gravatar
By in United States,

The fans better hope it's better than that Assault on Hoth set.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Why do people think Lego will make this into a $400 set? The Death Star(I realize is fictional) is how much larger than the Disney castle, and it was only made into a $400 set. I would be willing to bet that Lego makes this into a $250-$300 set at best. Those expecting this to be Lego's largest set yet are going to be very disappointed.

Gravatar
By in Ireland,

@Bycougars

Disney License cost.
It could be rendered roughly to approx minifig scale. Unlike say a 120+km long diameter space station.
There's a 270 dollar tv set. Much smaller than a disney castle and a 120+km long diameter space station.
There's a 350 dollar set for a building featuring in 2 iconic 80s movies.
WDW's Magic Kingdom is the most popular theme park in the world and sells BILLIONS in associated Merchandise each year.
Disney actually sells (really ugly) models for the Cinderella Castle up to 40,000 dollars. They know there's a market for hugely expensive merchandise.

Gravatar
By in United States,

I have no faith that Lego will pull this set off in any affordable or desirable fashion.
......hopefully, I'm wrong, but I'm guessing it will be an overpriced, half-hearted attempt at what it could be

Gravatar
By in Ireland,

I really don't care. Disney isn't that special to me. I won't be buying any of the Disney collectable minifig series.
Now if they'd do the inspiration for that castle, Schloss Neuschwanstein, in the Architecture series that would be a different story.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Really hoping for a Bronze Walt and mini Mickey as a statue for the front.

Gravatar
By in United States,

@Padraig

The reason I don't think that Lego will aim for a $400 set is because of what they have already done with the Disney princess theme. The largest set they have made is the $70 Cinderellas Castle. If you take Star Wars for example. They have regular retail sets that vary in price from $10-$150. So a $400 set with Star Wars is more justified. When the largest Disney set to date is $70, I don't see Lego all of the sudden jumping to attempt a $400 set without proven results. Bet on this set being $250 USD.

Gravatar
By in Portugal,

I am going to keep my expectations VERY LOW just to avoid disappointment.
If LEGO were to do release this as I would like it to be released, it would be big and because of that way too overpriced.

Gravatar
By in United States,

I would buy this, not gonna lie. Sounds very intriguing. Hopefully, it's not going to be a major letdown

Return to home page ยป