Near, far, wherever you are: Lego announces Titanic set with a $600-plus price tag

by 24USATVOct. 8, 2021, 6 a.m. 20
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It doesn’t come with figurines of Leonardo DiCaprio or Kate Winslet, but Lego announced this week that it is releasing a new set modeled after the Titanic later this year.

The replica is "the largest Lego set ever created," according to the toymaker, made up of 9,090 pieces. The model stretches over 4 feet, in addition to showing off a “First-Class grand staircase,” “Jacobean-style dining saloon” and more.

“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. We know brick builders and ship enthusiasts of all ages will love building the set and displaying it in their homes,” Mike Psiaki, design master at the Lego Group, said in a statement Thursday.

The RMS Titanic set sail in 1912. It sank in the Atlantic Ocean after striking an iceberg, and more than 1,500 people died.

The Lego set will be available for preorder beginning Nov. 1, but it might be costly for those who are interested in the historic ship. Lego’s recommended retail price for the replica is $629.99.

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Social media users were quick to react to the model’s size and price – in addition to making comparisons to the real ship.

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