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The completed model Titanic set by LEGO. Photo ©Augure, courtesy LEGO. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

When it was released in October of 2021, LEGO’s Titanic immediately became a best seller that is at times out of stock. The intricate replica of the RMS Titanic enables fans to recreate an incredibly detailed version of what is the most famous luxury cruise ship of all time. It was launched over 110 years ago in Belfast. The LEGO Titanic set is one of the longest and largest LEGO models to date. With its 9,090 bricks it is also an intensely challenging LEGO to piece together and as many of the pieces are tiny, it is reserved for 18-years-old and up. Model builders can construct the ship’s bridge, promenade deck and swimming pool which have all been faithfully re-created. The model is also outfitted with a remarkable cross-section where you can see the boiler room, the smoking lounge, the grand staircase spanning six decks and the Jacobean-style dining room. For budding sailors you can turn the propellers to watch the piston engines turn inside and adjust the tension line between masts. At over four feet long this model is designed to be displayed and comes with a plaque with the ship’s name.

A cross section of the LEGO Titanic. Photo ©Augure, courtesy LEGO. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

« When the Titanic was launched it was the summum of nautical engineering, the largest vehicle ever created. Re-creating this emblematic ship with LEGO bricks using the plans that were created over a century ago was an incredible adventure, » commented LEGO’s group designer Mike Psiaki.

The Titanic LEGO set. Photo ©Augure, courtesy LEGO. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

LEGO is a private, family-owned company founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen and based in Billund Denmark. The house’s motto is « Only the best is good enough. » LEGO products are sold throughout the world and they have proven to be a great method for educating youngsters in an entertaining way to engage in construction.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette
https://www.lego.com/en-fr

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