Lego’s new Eiffel Tower building block set is taller than a 7-year-old after the set is completed

Who needs to travel the globe when you can bring the world’s largest landmarks into your own home in the form of plastic bricks? LEGO has announced its tallest set to date, the new 10001 block Eiffel Tower, which stands 149 cm/59 inches tall when fully built. This is the latest addition to LEGO’s iconic line, joining other legendary icons from human history such as the Titanic, the Colosseum and Atari 2600.

The LEGO Eiffel Tower will be available in LEGO stores and on its website starting Nov. 25 for $629.99.

The Eiffel Tower may be the tallest of all LEGO sets to date, but it is the second tallest in terms of number of bricks, trailing only the LEGO World Map by about 1,700. If you’re worried that its massive height will be a problem for your family, its design allows you to divide it into four sections to make it easier to build or move it around.

Once fully assembled, the tower includes a green space at its base, three observation decks, elevators, and an office at the top, along with the French flag stuck on top of it for decoration.

As someone who spent nearly 36 hours building the 7,500-piece LEGO Millennium Falcon spaceship, I can safely say that assembling that many gray and silver bricks was likely a time-consuming (but fun) project. But it’s much cheaper than a trip to France, and when you’re done, you’ll always have a five-foot-tall architectural wonder in your home.

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