LEGO recently announced the release of a new exclusive LEGO House set, which should be available starting today (April 17th) at the LEGO House store. Below are the details of this interesting set, featuring mini versions of the three giant dinosaurs at the LEGO House.
Positioned in The Masterpiece Gallery of the LEGO House, the three iconic dinosaurs are the stunning centerpieces of the room. Each model has a metal skeleton inside to support the LEGO bricks, the height of each models is 2,92 m (without podium) and the total piece-count of the three models is more than 600,000 LEGO bricks. Now, LEGO House has taken on the challenge to convert the three giant dinosaurs into a retail product. (Below is a short video from the time the dinos were installed at the LEGO House a couple of years ago.)
The retail product, #40366 LEGO House Dinosaurs, will be launched at the LEGO store in the LEGO House this summer. And, if everything goes as planned, the first boxes will already be for sale from 17th April. The LEGO model is a great reproduction of the giant dinosaurs capturing all the most iconic features in a rescaled version. Designer Nina Koopman says:
“One of the biggest challenges with the new model has been to capture all the details from the big models. Especially since the models in Masterpiece Gallery were all built of the three different building systems LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Technic and LEGO System. You see it especially with the yellow dino where we have used gear wheels, and ventilator elements to get the Technic feel into the product.”
The three dinosaurs have been on their way for roughly a year and is the third exclusive product that LEGO House launches. The others being #4000026 LEGO House Tree of Creativity released in 2018, and the #21037 LEGO House Architecture set released in 2017. In the new product, it has been important to underline that it is both a toy for playing and a display model. Nina Koopman explains:
“The aim was to make a stunning product, and at the same time, we have worked with integrating moveable parts in the heads, arms, and legs to enhance the play experience. Also the construction of the three models has deliberately been made different from each other in order to create three different building experiences, and you can remove the dinos from their podium.”
Each of the three models within the new product has a podium that resembles the real podium in Masterpiece Gallery. This pays reference to the fact that Masterpiece Gallery in itself is a giant LEGO brick – just 862 times an ordinary LEGO 2×4 brick – and the three podiums are the tubes of that LEGO brick.
The model is going be exclusively available at LEGO House in Billund and the retail price is 599 DKK (maximum 3 boxes per person). Below are some additional details about the set.
|Name of product:||LEGO House dinosaurs|
|Period for sales:||April 2019 – January 2021|
|Piece count:||864 including a brick separator|
|Release date:||17th April 2019|
|Box size:||38.2 cm x 26.2 cm x 7.05 cm|
|Height of built model:||Approximately 15 cm|
|Elements in yellow model:||217 + podium 62|
|Elements in red model:||238 + podium 63|
|Elements in green model:||216 + podium 67|
|Decorations:||Sticker sheet included|
|LEGO Designer:||Nina Koopmann|
|Available for sale at:||LEGO House, Billund, Denmark|
And here are some facts and figures about the three large dinosaurs in the Masterpiece Gallery at the LEGO House.
|Number of elements||Brick weight||Weight total||Production hours|
|Duplo:||50,940||536 Kg||1,997 Kg||671|
|System:||253,274||432 Kg||1,779 Kg||1,372|
|Technic:||298,431||447 Kg||1,694 Kg||1,002|
The price of $599 DKK comes to about $90, which is not bad for a 864 piece set. However, since it is only available at the LEGO House, LEGO fans will either have to visit Denmark, or get it on eBay, BrickLink, etc. where prices will likely be higher. And if you would like to learn more about the LEGO House, you can visit their website here: LEGO HOUSE WEBSITE
What do you think? How do you like the mini versions of the LEGO House dinosaurs? Do you have a favorite amongst the three? Would you like to add the set to your collection? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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