The Lego Titanic is the largest ever set with 9,090 pieces - and it splits into sections 2 months ago

The Lego Titanic is the largest ever set with 9,090 pieces - and it splits into sections

One for the Christmas list...

Lego has unveiled an epic Titanic set, which is their largest ever, coming in at just shy of one-and-a-half metres long.

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When it sailed in 1912 the Titanic was the largest passenger ship ever built. So it makes sense that LEGO chose to mirror that achievement with their version of the ship, crowning it their “largest official LEGO set ever created”.

The set is released in November and has 9,090 pieces and 54 inches long (135cms).

However, LEGO purists may argue that the World Map set is bigger, as it includes 11,000 pieces. (It isn't as long though, as the World Map only clocks in at 40.5 inches.)

The Titanic model has 300 portholes, a working anchor, lifeboats, benches, and a cargo crane on the outside, but the ship also splits into three sections to reveal the insides.

There is the iconic grand staircase, as well as cabins, a dining room, smoking lounge, reading lounge, and swimming pool.

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"Build and explore the realistic features of a working ship," say LEGO. "Turn the propellers to see the piston engines turn inside. Raise and lower the anchor and adjust the tension line running between the masts."

The insides of the Titanic model (Photo: LEGO)

Fancy adding this to your Christmas list? Better get saving -  the Titanic model costs £460.

Other ridiculously giant LEGO sets

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The Colosseum

The Colosseum (Photo: LEGO)

Of course, there's a LEGO Colosseum. It's one of the most impressive buildings in the world, so it is rightly deserved its title as the third-largest LEGO set ever. With 9,036 pieces, it conveys some of the majesty of the 2,000-year-old amphitheatre.

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Star Wars Millennium Falcon™

The Falcon is impressively detailed (Photo: LEGO)

We used to think 83cms long was impressive for a LEGO kit, but then the Titanic came along. But still, this incredibly detailed Falcon set is impressive. It has 7,541 pieces and would need weeks of studying to spot all the finer details.

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Harry Potter™ Hogwarts™ Castle

Hogwarts (Photo: LEGO)

Didn't get a place at actual Hogwarts? Build your own school for witchcraft and wizardry with this 6,020 piece kit. The office of Dolores Umbridge, the Great Hall, and the boats which take pupils up to the Castle are all included.

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