You know that old saying? Rome wasn't built in a day. Well, the LEGO Colosseum may not be built in a day either, but that's okay, builders will want to soak in the glory of this timeless standing work of art. Boasting 9,036 pieces, this epic build displaying the most iconic structure built by humans could be yours this month! Designed by Rok Zgalin Kobe, this set embodies exquisite details from the original, but designing the LEGO Creator model was no easy task. Kobe says:
One of the biggest challenges and one of the most important things was to convey the Colosseum’s monumentality in the LEGO form. I felt that the LEGO model should display a special architectural feature of the original – the rows of columns flanking the arches in different styles. To achieve that, the model is constructed using an effect of vertical exaggeration. The cross-section is therefore far steeper than on the real structure. Hopefully, people will be inspired to learn more about the original through the experience of building the LEGO model.
The LEGO Colosseum stays true to the original.
Standing on an oval base, the LEGO Colosseum has the ability to be displayed at all angles - a full 360-degree build encompassing one of Italy's most beautiful and most storied treasures. You can even see the stands that litter the amphitheater where ancient Romans gathered to watch the games. Multiple arches and columns circle the theatre. The column pieces are truly wonderful, and really make me love it even more. The real Colosseum features three different columns that support each floor and represent different styles from plain supportive beams to ornate structural details. The LEGO Colosseum required different LEGO pieces to fulfill this portion of the build, so the Ionic column on the second floor has a curly-curved detail, so they used a rollerskate piece and turned it upside down to create this part. Seeing fine details like these truly will make building this set as truly a treat!
Epic Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!
Mark your calendar now as the LEGO Colosseum will be available on November 27, 2020, with great Black Friday deals! LEGO VIP members who purchase the exclusive model during the Black Friday Cyber Monday weekend will receive a limited-edition gift with purchase, a Roman Chariot, which can be displayed alongside the Colosseum. Shoppers can sign up to the VIP Program free either in-store or online. When you become a LEGO VIP, you can enjoy special VIP Weekends like the one coming up November 21 and 22 with exclusive free items like the LEGO Teal Brick!
LEGO Colosseum will be available directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores from 27th November.
LEGO® Colosseum Details:
10276 – LEGO® Colosseum
- Aged 18+
- 9,036 pieces
- Product available direct from LEGO.com and from LEGO Stores
- Largest LEGO set taking the place of LEGO® Star Wars™ Millennium Falcon
- $549.99 US
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