LEGO’s new Titanic scale model is the largest ever

Written by Amy Woodyatt, CNN

Historians and navigation enthusiasts may want to save. Lego unveiled its largest ever set, of arguably the most famous boat in the world, the RMS Titanic.

At over 53 inches long, the model is a replica of the doomed liner, which at the time of her maiden voyage was the largest passenger ship afloat.

The model is divided into three sections. Credit: From Lego

the original Titanic departed from Southampton, England, for New York on April 10, 1912.

Late on April 14, around midnight, it struck an iceberg and sank in less than three hours. According to the US Senate report on the disaster, 1,517 people died and 706 survived out of 2,223 passengers and crew.

Made up of 9,090 parts, the replica model splits into three sections to reveal the ill-fated ship’s interior, including the grand first-class staircase, which spans six decks, and a stylish dining room Jacobean and engine hall.

The LEGO ship is a 1:200 scale model and also includes a recreation of the ship’s deck, promenade deck and swimming pool.

“At the time of its launch, the Titanic was the pinnacle of nautical engineering, the largest moving vehicle ever created. It has been an incredible journey to recreate this iconic ship from LEGO bricks, using blueprints created there. is over a century old,” Mike Psiaki, design master at The LEGO Group, said in a statement Thursday.

“Designing the LEGO Titanic with such a focus on immense detail and scale, but also precision, allowed us to create one of the most challenging building experiences to date,” he added. .

The set won’t come cheap, though: Available for pre-order from November 1 and on general sale from November 8, the ship will cost $629.99.

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