LEGO Unveil 'Tallest Ever' Eiffel Tower Model

The LEGO Group has revealed its tallest ever set – a breath-taking model of the Eiffel tower. Embodying the famous Paris landmark’s height and standout architecture, this towering LEGO set reaches a magnificent 149cm/4.8ft tall once built. The 10,001 piece set is designed to authentically replicate the momentous wrought iron tower – complete with the beautiful truss-work, three observation platforms, landscaping. elevators, an office at the top and a broadcast tower and the Tricolore flag at its peak. The set can also be separated into four sections, making it manageable to build, move and play with. The real Eiffel tower was constructed from 1887 to 1889 as the centrepiece of the 1889 World's Fair and has become a global, cultural icon.Rok Žgalin Kobe, LEGO Designer comments: “We wanted to find the ultimate LEGO expression for the engineering and architectural masterpiece that is the Eiffel tower. We followed the structural principles of the original tower as closely as the LEGO System would allow. Building your own Eiffel Tower won’t come cheap, however, as its retail price is $629.99/€629.99 /£554.99.