The LEGO Icons 10307 Eiffel Tower set is 1.5 meters high when complete, making it the tallest set LEGO has ever made. At 10,001 pieces, it is also the second largest set in terms of number of pieces behind the LEGO Art World Map, which consists mainly of thumbtacks. In other words, the Eiffel Tower is making LEGO history and can be ordered here in the LEGO Shop priced at $629.99. What else you get Gustave Eiffel’s apartment temporarily as a free bonus set with your purchase.
As you can see in the image above, the Eiffel Tower is a LEGO statement if there ever was one. In addition to its massive size, the build features three observation platforms, elevators, scenery details, an office, a broadcast tower, and a Tricolore flag at its peak. The set can also be divided into four sections to make building and moving easier. The set 40579 Eiffel Apartment contains 228 pieces, a minifigure of Gustave Eiffel and an antique decor. Presumably you can integrate it into the construction of the Eiffel Tower. Additional photos can be found in the gallery below.
Rok Žgalin Kobe, LEGO Designer, describes the process of designing the new set: “We wanted to find the ultimate LEGO expression for the technical and architectural masterpiece that is the Eiffel Tower. We followed the structural principles of the original tower as closely as possible the LEGO system would allow. As you build, you’ll discover exciting new LEGO building techniques that bring the tower’s architectural features to life in LEGO bricks. Once completed, you can imagine the breathtaking feeling of standing on top and over the rich history of the city of Paris. It is the perfect set for travel and architecture fans alike.”
Incidentally, LEGO started their Black Friday promotions on November 25 and ran through the 28th. You can shop their collection of Black Friday 2022 deals here with the following free offers:
- LEGO Tribute to LEGO House (40563) – Free with $250 purchase
- LEGO Drawstring Bag (5007488) – Free with $200 purchase on 11/28
- LEGO Winter Elves Scene (40564) – Free with $170 purchase
- LEGO Creator Santa Claus (30580) – Free with $40 purchase (store only)