It’s official – here’s your very first look at a LEGO set that’s one for the history books – 10294 Titanic, an absolutely ground-breaking Creator Expert LEGO set that pays homage to one of the most famous ship of all time – the RMS Titanic.
Like the actual ship, celebrates its 110th anniversary this year – this LEGO set is one for the records, as one of LEGO’s longest and largest models to date, measuring 1.35 metres long.
Coming in at 9,090 pieces, which makes it the second biggest set by piece count (after the World Map, and edging out the Colosseum), the LEGO Titanic set will retail for US$629.99 / AU$999.99 and has a release date of 8 November 2021, with pre-orders opening on 1 November 2021, from LEGO.com.
See below for regional pricing and links:
- LEGO 10294 Titanic [US] – US$629.99
- LEGO 10294 Titanic [AUS] – AU$999.99
- LEGO 10294 Titanic [UK] – £569.99
- LEGO 10294 Titanic [EU] – €629.99
- LEGO 10294 Titanic [CAN] – CA$799.99
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The RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time, an Olympic-class ocean liner which earned itself many monikers such as “Unsinkable” before of course, meeting a tragic end after striking an Iceberg on 14 April 1912.
The Titanic was also renowned for its unparalleled speed, outclassing other ships of the era, and in the lower decks, fans will find a replica of the state-of-the-art engine room.
This LEGO set, like the ship that it’s a replica of is equally grand, ambitious and opulent, and it is bloody huge.
LEGO have clearly spared no expense here, with tremendous amount of detail and accuracy captured within the 9,090-piece model, that designer Mike Psiaki claims will be one of the most challenging LEGO build experiences to date.
The set is aimed to appeal to LEGO fans wanting the biggest, and best, as well as ship enthusiasts who are looking for a statement piece, and for a seriously impressive display model.
The LEGO Titanic also splits apart (heh), to reveal detailed interior cross sections including the First Class Grand Staircase, Dining Saloon and Engine Room.
The doesn’t include stickers, and seems to be all made up of printed elements, and I especially like the re-use of the Typewriter Letter fonts, for the display plaque with the name on it.
New elements also include these foil-like flags that dot the ships flagpoles.
You can tell that Mike Psiaki drew heavy inspiration from Stephen Biesty’s Incredible Cross-Section books.
The dimensions of the LEGO Titanic are just mind-boggling. The model measures 44cm, (17.5 in.) high, 16cm (6 in.) wide, and 135cm (53 in.) long, making this an absolutely gigantic set of epic proportions.
The build experience might be challenging, but I think finding the room and space to display it will be even more difficult.
I don’t know anyone with room to spare for a 1.35m LEGO display model, as impressive at it may look.
I also found it quite funny that LEGO shot some of these Lifestyle photos of the model in what seems to be some sort of Aristocratic Study – maybe a nod that only really rich people, with opulent studies, or sitting rooms can actually host this beast of a set?
This set confounds me slightly, even if I kinda understand what LEGO are trying to achieve. With the LEGO Titanic, LEGO seems to want to demonstrate and push the envelope (like the Colosseum in 2020) of what can be made possible by a LEGO set that you can buy at a retail outlet.
In my review of the Colossem, I remarked that sets of this scale and complexity are usually the domain of LEGO exhibitors at fan conventions, and I think it’s the same deal here – we’ve seen many Titanics at various fan exhibitions, and LEGO have translated that into a boxed set- which is a wild achievement in itself.
And maybe LEGO wants to appeal to a small subset of Titanic superfans, or model ship enthusiasts, looking to hook them into the LEGO System with this truly impressive and challenging model.
Personally, while I get the appeal of a 9,090-piece set like this – this is a really hard set to recommend. If you have the space, and spending power, and want a massive LEGO display set that you’re not going to interact much with, go right ahead.
But for most LEGO fans, who aren’t hardcore Titanic fans… I don’t know, there is just so many more better options out there for the price of this set. That said, for the piece-count, size and overall VOLUME of LEGO you’re getting – it’s a pretty good deal, all things considered.
What do you think of the LEGO Titanic set? Have LEGO gone too far or would you like to see more sets in this scale?