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Lego unveils 9,090-piece model of the Titanic: Its biggest ever kit costing £570


Just wait until you see the size of the iceberg! Lego unveils 9,090-piece model of the Titanic: Its biggest ever kit costing £570

  • When built, the huge scale-model of the doomed Titanic will measure 54 inches long, according to LEGO
  • The model is a 1:200 replica of the ship that set sail on April 10, 1912 before disaster struck on April 14
  • The LEGO model is made up of a total of 9,090 pieces and divides into three sections to reveal the interior  

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Lego has unveiled a 9,090-piece model of the RMS Titanic which will become its largest ever kit and cost around £570 when it is released in November.

When built, the huge scale-model of the doomed ship – which at the time of its maiden voyage was the largest passenger ship on the seas – will measure 54 inches long, 18 inches tall and 7 inches wide.

The model is made up of a total of 9,090 pieces and divides into three sections to reveal the interior of the ship, including its first-class grand staircase which reaches over three decks, as well as a Jacobean-style dining saloon and the engine room.

Lego has unveiled a 9,090-piece model of the RMS Titanic (pictured) which will become its largest ever kit and cost around £570 when it is released in November

When built, the huge scale-model of the doomed ship - which at the time of its maiden voyage was the largest passenger ship on the seas - will measure 54 inches long, 18 inches tall and 7 inches wide

When built, the huge scale-model of the doomed ship – which at the time of its maiden voyage was the largest passenger ship on the seas – will measure 54 inches long, 18 inches tall and 7 inches wide

Pictured: A eoman holds up a section of the LEGO model of the Titanic, which will be released in November

Pictured: A eoman holds up a section of the LEGO model of the Titanic, which will be released in November

Pictured: A close-up photograph of the inside of the model showing the engines being slid into place

Pictured: A close-up photograph of the inside of the model showing the engines being slid into place

Once put together, the ship from the Danish toy company is a 1:200 scale model of the original, and also includes a recreation of the Titanic’s bridge, swimming pool and promenade deck.

On April 10, 1912 the original Titanic – built in Belfast and registered in Liverpool – set sail from Southampton to New York.

At around midnight on April 14, it struck an iceberg in the Atlantic ocean and sank in less than three hours leaving 1,517 passengers and crew dead and just 706 survivors out of the 2,223 on board.

The model is made up of 9,090 pieces and divides into three sections (pictured) to reveal the interior of the ship, including its first-class grand staircase which reaches over three decks, as well as a Jacobean-style dining saloon and the engine room

The model is made up of 9,090 pieces and divides into three sections (pictured) to reveal the interior of the ship, including its first-class grand staircase which reaches over three decks, as well as a Jacobean-style dining saloon and the engine room

Once put together, the ship from the Danish toy company is a 1:200 scale model of the original, and also includes a recreation of the Titanic's bridge, swimming pool and promenade deck

Once put together, the ship from the Danish toy company is a 1:200 scale model of the original, and also includes a recreation of the Titanic’s bridge, swimming pool and promenade deck

Available for pre-order from November 1 ahead of Christmas, the set is expected to cost £569.99 in the UK and $629,99 in the US. It will be released on November 8

Available for pre-order from November 1 ahead of Christmas, the set is expected to cost £569.99 in the UK and $629,99 in the US. It will be released on November 8

The famous disaster has since gone on to feature in multiple movies, most notable in James Cameron’s drama ‘Titanic’ featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

‘At the time of its launch the Titanic was the pinnacle of nautical engineering, the largest moving vehicle ever created,’ Mike Psiaki, design master at the LEGO Group, said in a statement on Thursday.  

‘It has been an incredible journey to recreate this iconic vessel from LEGO bricks, using blueprints created over a century ago.’  

He added: ‘Designing the LEGO Titanic with such a focus on immense detail and scale, but also accuracy, has allowed us to create one of the most challenging building experiences to date.’

On April 10, 1912 the original Titanic - built in Belfast and registered in Liverpool - set sail from Southampton to New York. Pictured: The stern of the model ship showing its name and port of registry - Liverpool

On April 10, 1912 the original Titanic – built in Belfast and registered in Liverpool – set sail from Southampton to New York. Pictured: The stern of the model ship showing its name and port of registry – Liverpool

Pictured: The box of the model showing the number of pieces (9,090)

Pictured: The box of the model showing the number of pieces (9,090)

At around midnight on April 14, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in less than three hours leaving 1,517 passengers and crew dead and just 706 survivors

At around midnight on April 14, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in less than three hours leaving 1,517 passengers and crew dead and just 706 survivors

Available for pre-order from November 1 ahead of Christmas, the set is expected to cost £569.99 in the UK and $629,99 in the US. It will be released on November 8.

The most expensive LEGO set from the Billund-based company is a replica of Star Wars’ Imperial Star Destroyer.

The 4,784 piece set costs $699.99, and includes amazing detail from George Lucas’ Sci-Fi movies. When built, the space ship measures at over 3ft long and 2ft wide.       

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