At Brickworld Chicago 2013, LEGO has announced the latest LEGO Creator Expert set, the Sydney Opera House (10234). The set will contain 2989 pieces and retails for $319.99. It will be available in September 2013.
The Sydney Opera House in New South Wales, Australia started construction in 1959 and was completed in 1973. The official opening was on October 20, 1973. The Opera House is one of the most well recognized buildings in the world. There have been famous musical performances held there and is one of Australia’s most popular attractions.
The famous Australian landmark is the latest structure to be added to LEGO® Creator Expert range. The set contains nearly 3,000 LEGO bricks, and will launch in September.
The LEGO Group is set to pay homage to one of the greatest buildings of the Twentieth Century when it debuts a striking new official Sydney Opera House model on 1 September 2013.
The construction skills of LEGO fans from around the world will be put to the test as they recreate the unmistakable rooflines and complex angled walls of the Opera House using advanced building techniques and a total of 2,989 LEGO bricks.
Scaling 28cm high x 63.5cm wide x 38cm deep, this authentic representation of the Opera House will even stay true to its iconic harbour surrounds with the introduction the LEGO Group’s largest blue stud baseplate ever along with an abundance of dark tan LEGO® bricks including the rare 1x1x2/3 stud and 1x2x2/3 stud slopes.
The Opera House model joins the LEGO Creator Expert product range, which has previously seen the likes of the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower and Tower Bridge immortalized in LEGO® bricks.
Recreate Australia’s architectural masterpiece!
Ages 16+. 2,989 pieces.
One of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings- the Sydney Opera House™. Build the unmistakable shell roofline, waterfront forecourt and more with this authentic representation of Australia’s most iconic building. Employ a variety of new and advancedbuilding techniques to recreate the complex forms, angled walls and subtle detailing of the real thing! Collect lots of dark tan LEGO® bricks including the rare 1x1x2/3 stud and 1x2x2/3 stud slopes, as well as a 48×48 stud baseplate in blue for the very first time!
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning September 2013 via [email protected], LEGO® Stores
US $319.99 CA $379.99 DE 279.99€ UK 249.99 £ DK 2499.00 DKK