LEGO have officially unveiled 21060 Himeji Castle, a brand new addition to the LEGO Architecure theme, coming 1 August 2023!
Himeji Castle is considered one of the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture, and is located in the city of Himeji, and is arguably one of Japan’s most famous architectural landmarks, making this an excellent addition to LEGO’s Architecture line.
This 2,125-piece Himeji Castle model has a release date of 1 August 2023, and will be available from LEGO.com or your local LEGO Store.
See below for regional pricing and product pages
- 21060 Himeji Castle [US] – US$159.99
- 21060 Himeji Castle[AUS] – AU$259.99
- 21060 Himeji Castle [UK] – £139.99
- 21060 Himeji Castle [EU] – €159.99
- 21060 Himeji Castle [CA] – CAD$209.99
LEGO have done a beautiful job with Himeji Castle, which is also known as the White Heron Castle or White Eagret Castle, with the white walls, and iconic grey roof.
For fans of Japanese culture, this will also make a great accompaniment to 10315 Tranquil Garden, which also goes on sale on 1 August 2023.
The details are really nice, and I think LEGO have done a superb job replicating Himeji’s Castle appearance, although I think price-wise, it’s a little bit on the expensive side, even if there are over 2000 pieces.
It is quite sizeable and will make for a beautiful display piece, with the LEGO Himeji Castle measuring over 7.5 in. (19 cm) high, 12.5 in. (32 cm) wide and 10.5 in. (27 cm) deep.
I was lucky enough to have visited Himeji Castle in 2015, shortly after the historic site was opened following renovations, and I also visited during the Cherry Blossom season, and I have to say, it looks remarkably close to the real thing, and the LEGO Design Team have done a great job capturing its look.
Having climbed up the Castle, I have a strong connection with Himeji Castle, so will definitely pick this set up for my collection and as a reminder of my time in Japan in 2015.
Check out more photos and my journey to Himeji Castle when I was there in 2015.
What do you think of the LEGO Himeji Castle? Are you glad to see more traditional Architecture sets?
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