Update: it will be available from 1-16 November when you spend US$130 / AU$215 / €130 / £130 on LEGO.com!
We don’t have an official release date, or purchase thresholds for 40595 Tribute to Galileo Galilei, but it’s likely to be available from 1 November 2023 onwards, right after the current 40659 Mini Steamboat Willie and 40599 Houses of the World 4 GWPs conclude.
The model features a minifigure of Galileo Galilei in his study, which is decorated with a bookshelf, model plants, including that of the earth orbiting the sun, and even has a balcony with telescope peering out into the night sky.
The Galileo Galilei minifigure is fantastic, and yet another historical minifigure that LEGO has added to its collection.
In a way, 40595 Tribute to Galileo Galilei feels like it fits in alongside 40450 Amelia Earheart Tribute, 40530 Jane Goodall Tribute, 40579 Eiffel’s Apartment as LEGO GWPs featuring real-life historical figures that have contributed to science, exploration and engineering.
I guess you could also count Vincent Van Gogh as part of the historical figure lineup too.
Looking at the original design, it looks like the designers have largely kept to the original design, with similar techniques used for the room layout, arches and even the orbiting earth function on Galileo’s desk.
I’ll be reviewing 40595 Tribute to Galileo Galilei in the coming days, so keep an eye out for it! Trust me when I say there’ll be quite a number of interesting sets on the horizon that you can purchase to qualify for the set. Or you could even pre-order the 10327 Dune Atreides Royal Ornithopter once the Galileo Galilei GWP has been revealed, to qualify for it.
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