LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256) Officially Announced

LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256)

In a surprise announcement, LEGO has revealed that they will be re-releasing the original 10189 LEGO Creator Taj Mahal as a new 10256 set that will be available starting on Cyber Monday, November 27. The set will go for $369.99 and has 5,923 pieces. Check out the full press release below.

LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256)

10256 Taj Mahal

Ages 16+. 5,923 pieces.
US $369.99 – CA $449.99 – DE 329.99€ – UK £299.99 – DK 2699.00 DKK

Discover the architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal!

Build and discover the Taj Mahal! The huge ivory-white marble mausoleum, renowned as one of the world’s architectural wonders, was commissioned in 1631 by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, the Empress Mumtaz Mahal. This relaunched 2008 LEGO® Creator Expert interpretation features the structure’s 4 facades with sweeping arches, balconies and arched windows. The central dome, subsidiary domed chambers and surrounding minarets are topped with decorative finials, and the raised platform is lined with recessed arches. The model is finished with ornate detailing throughout and intricate tilework around the base. With more than 5,900 pieces, this set is designed to deliver a rewarding building experience and makes a great display piece for the home or office.

LEGO® interpretation of the real-world architectural wonder, the Taj Mahal.
Relaunched 2008 model, featuring 4 facades with arches and arched windows; central dome, 4 subsidiary domed chambers and 4 minarets, all topped with decorative finials; raised platform lined with recessed arches; ornate detailing throughout; and intricate tilework around the base.
Divides into 7 modular sections for easier transportation.
Put your LEGO® building skills to the test with one of the largest LEGO models ever created
Special elements include 6 blue 16×32 baseplates, white 1x5x4 bricks with bow, lots of transparent elements, ‘Erling’ bricks and ‘jumper’ plates.
Measures over 16” (43cm) high, 20” (51cm) wide and 20” (51cm) deep.

LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256)

LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256)

LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256)

LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256)

LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256)

LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (10256)

  • Reaven Veaceslav

    So it’s only going to be available for one day? Because I can only imagine what kind of disaster that will be when it sells out in half an hour.

    Or is it going to be released as a long term set. In that case, it’s somewhat disappointing that they won’t be making any structural re-developments using their better understanding of building techniques. It appears to be one more piece than the original so I wonder where that single piece comes from.

    • David4

      I’m guessing Allen meant it was going to be released STARTING Cyber Monday. But I heard December 1st, which isn’t a Monday.

      However if you think it will take 30 minutes to sell out you are about 29 minutes off.

      • The Anonymous Hutt

        “I find your lack of faith…disturbing…”

        Actually, I have a lack of faith as well, so what the heck!

  • chaos215bar2

    “On Monday, November 27, the LEGO Group gave its VIP members an opportunity to purchase the LEGO® Creator Expert Taj Mahal. We are thrilled by the positive response to the set. We can assure all our fans around the world, that we are doing everything we can to make more sets available and keep our LEGO builders happy. This set is currently sold out and will remain exclusive to VIP’s at least through January as we work to meet consumer demand.”

  • leggot

    zero development costs for TLG for this set, looking forward to an Eifel Tower re-release…

  • Scarilian

    Previous release; £199.99 / $299.99
    Re-release; £299.99 / $369.99

    Could only justify a purchase if you intend to keep it sealed for future selling OR if you are incredibly invested in the design. Personally not seeing value in the set other than for investment and we could always see a re-release in another 10 years.

    • myscrnnm

      Your logic makes no sense. For anyone like myself who was not old enough to purchase the original, $299.99 is not an option. Have you seen the prices for this thing on the secondary market right now? This is a great way to curb resellers and give actual consumers a chance of getting a great product.

      • Reaven Veaceslav

        As long as, of course, they release sufficient quantities

    • Ichabod McCallister

      It’s specifically for those who were unable to purchase the set initially. You’re lucky if you could get a USED set for $700. Half the time, the instructions alone sell for nearly $100 (which is stupid, but having the instructions AND a USED set could net you nearly $1000).

      You’re right though… if you already have one, there’s little point in getting another. It’s like Winter Toy Shop…. not much changed, and if you already had one, you didn’t need the other. Now, if you never got an original, $80 is a lot better than $200 on ebay.

      • Gomek

        I was always surprised by how much people would ask for this set.

  • TypoCorrecto

    Well dang, I wonder what’s the next large LEGO set re-release.

    • Purple Dave

      I hear they’re going to rerelease the second UCS Millennium Falcon sometime in April. This time it will come with added availability.

      • The Anonymous Hutt

        XD XD XD XD XD

  • Purple Dave

    I kinda wish they’d made this announcement in a few days so I could tell if anyone had _just_ ordered one on Bricklink.