LEGO Great Pyramid Giza set stacks up to 1,500 pieces
Today, The LEGO Group introduces the latest addition to its Architecture line. Bringing the Great Pyramid of Giza out of Egypt and into your collection, the new LEGO set stacks to nearly 1,500 pieces and stands over 13 inches high. Launching August 1, you can get all the details and a closer look below.
LEGO unveils the new Great Pyramid of Giza in 1,500 pieces
Following our first report late last month, we now have an official preview of the upcoming Great Pyramid of Giza LEGO set. Joining the Architecture Collection as the theme’s second set this year (check out our review of the Singapore Skyline, the first in the line).
In which sequence should the Taj Mahal last year, the new Architecture set stacks up to 1,476 pieces. As for how the set actually uses them, the whole model sits on the typical black base with a printed nameplate of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Although this is a set based around the Egyptian monument, the kit actually only assembles half of the Giza pyramid. Although you can purchase a second version to complete the full design, the build is only for the front section.
Taking this approach also means it can stand over 13.5 inches tall. It also allows the LEGO Group to actually put together an interior this time around. While this is by no means a scale figure, there are some small recreations of the Internal Tombs depicted in LEGO form which are a nice touch.
At the front of the Giza Pyramid is a miniature but detailed LEGO city map of the surrounding Giza area – there are quite a few miniature houses alongside smaller pyramids and a brick sphinx. A jungle surrounds this entire diorama at the front and blends into the sand that flanks the base of the main monument; of course, the Nile is in front to complete the whole.
Launching on August 1, the upcoming Great LEGO Pyramid of Giza is just the latest creation confirmed for the Summer 2022 wave. Pricing is confirmed to arrive to $129.99, making it an appropriate value for the included bricks. You can get the full build scoop on the LEGO Group Pagealthough pre-orders have yet to go live.
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Back when we first announced that the LEGO Architecture line would be heading to Egypt to recreate the Great Pyramid of Giza, I was very curious how the final model would actually stack up. The concept offered many unique possibilities based on our description, but I think the final model nails the execution. The scale of the whole thing and how nicely rounded the whole model is are easy highlights, not to mention the interior. Now all that’s missing is the LEGO Group adding a Steven Grant minifigure and making it a complete Moon Knight set.
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