Watch your step, all Lego bricks lead to Rome
By Allen Kim | CNN
Lego has officially deployed the Colosseum – the largest set of Lego bricks in history and a detailed reproduction of Rome’s famous oval amphitheater.
Bad news: it’s already out of stock.
The model, which Lego released on Black Friday, consists of 9,036 pieces and when completed is 10.5 inches high, 20.5 inches wide and 23.5 inches deep. Lego’s largest set was the Millennium Falcon, a Lego spokesperson confirmed to CNN.
The Colosseum costs $ 549.99, notably about $ 250 less than the Falcon.
The model represents the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian columns of the exterior facade of the Colosseum, as well as the emblematic arches of the structure and the Corinthian pilasters of the attic. The interior includes the “vast, mysterious structure that stretches under the entire arena,” Lego says.
The set is recommended for ages 18 and over, according to the Lego website.
The current Colosseum is an amphitheater in central Rome that opened in 80 AD. It could accommodate tens of thousands of spectators for gladiatorial fights and performances of all kinds.
The Colosseum remains one of Rome’s most popular tourist attractions, with several million people visiting each year.