As part of the announcement of the new flagship LEGO store in London opening this year, LEGO also revealed the next LEGO Creator Expert set, the #10253 LEGO Creator Big Ben. Below you can find the description, pictures, designer-video and other details. 🙂
Here is the official description of the LEGO Creator Big Ben: Build the world’s best-known clock tower! Get up close to Big Ben! The clock was first started on May 31st 1859, and Big Ben’s first chime rang from the 96-meter Elizabeth Tower on July 11th of the same year. This over 23” (60cm) high LEGO interpretation of the iconic structure is a tribute to its engineering and architecture. It features a detailed facade with statues, shields and windows, and a clock tower with 4 adjustable clock dials and a removable roof allowing access to the belfry, plus buildable exterior elements including a sidewalk, lawn and a tree depicting the building’s location. This model makes a great display piece for the home or office.
- Big Ben features a detailed section of the Westminster Palace and the adjoining Elizabeth Tower, 4 detailed clock dials with movable hour and minutes hands, and a sidewalk, tree and grass area depicting the building’s location.
- Remove the top of the tower to access the Big Ben bell.
- Special elements include 4 printed clock faces. Rare elements include ski-poles, flowers and corner plates in moulded gold color, and tinted-translucent elements.
- Offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 16+.
- Big Ben measures over 23” (60cm) high, 17” (44cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.
- Includes 4,163 pieces.
The #10253 LEGO Creator Big Ben will be available directly from LEGO beginning July 1st, 2016, with early access for LEGO VIP Members on June 15th. Price is as follows: US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 219.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1999.00 DKK (Euro pricing varies by country). It will be listed under the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.
As you can see, this set is massive! Also, the price is really good with only 6 cents a piece, which is similar to the #10214 LEGO Creator Tower Bridge released in 2010. In fact these two sets are a perfect match for those who like to display iconic British landmarks, and both of them are also great sources of tan LEGO elements. Please note that the #10214 LEGO Creator Tower Bridge has been around for 6 years, and will likely get retired in the near future, especially now that Big Ben is out. So if you are planning to get both, you may want to purchase the Tower Bridge first.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Creator Big Ben? Is this a set you consider getting? Do you have the LEGO Creator Tower Bridge? How do you like that one? From the six large sets released so far this year (#10251 LEGO Creator Brick Bank, , #76052 LEGO Batman Classic TV Series – Batcave, , #21128 LEGO Minecraft The Village, and #10253 LEGO Creator Big Ben, which one do you like the most, and which one do you have? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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