Just when you thought the year’s releases couldn’t get any bigger (aside from the impending Modular news – looking forward to that!), LEGO has decided to re-release the now second biggest set ever, the 5,923 behemoth as 10256 Taj Mahal. The set will be available for sale at Shop@Home from November 27th, for AU $499.99 / US $369.99 / CA $449.99 / UK £299.99.
That’s a very reasonable price for a set that’s been recently fetching over $2000 on the secondary market. This version is also one single element bigger than the original one, 10189. I’m not sure what the element is, but it must be important to be included.
Apart from that, it’s identical to the original set, and if you’ve ever seen the original set on display, you know it’s incredibly impressive to see.
You can read the full press release below, as well as check out more images of this glorious set that so many people have been coveting for years.
10256 Taj Mahal
Ages 16+. 5,923 pieces.
US $369.99 – CA $449.99 – DE 329.99€ – UK £299.99 – DK 2699.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Discover the architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal!
Build and discover the Taj Mahal! The huge ivory-white marble mausoleum, renowned as one of the world’s architectural wonders, was commissioned in 1631 by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, the Empress Mumtaz Mahal. This relaunched 2008 LEGO® Creator Expert interpretation features the structure’s 4 facades with sweeping arches, balconies and arched windows. The central dome, subsidiary domed chambers and surrounding minarets are topped with decorative finials, and the raised platform is lined with recessed arches. The model is finished with ornate detailing throughout and intricate tilework around the base. With more than 5,900 pieces, this set is designed to deliver a rewarding building experience and makes a great display piece for the home or office.
LEGO® interpretation of the real-world architectural wonder, the Taj Mahal.
Relaunched 2008 model, featuring 4 facades with arches and arched windows; central dome, 4 subsidiary domed chambers and 4 minarets, all topped with decorative finials; raised platform lined with recessed arches; ornate detailing throughout; and intricate tilework around the base.
Divides into 7 modular sections for easier transportation.
Put your LEGO® building skills to the test with one of the largest LEGO models ever created!
Special elements include 6 blue 16×32 baseplates, white 1x5x4 bricks with bow, lots of transparent elements, ‘Erling’ bricks and ‘jumper’ plates.
Measures over 16” (43cm) high, 20” (51cm) wide and 20” (51cm) deep.