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Make your own miniature Taj Mahal with upcoming Lego set

The Lego Taj Mahal will go on sale on Monday, November 27, from Lego stores
The Lego Taj Mahal will go on sale on Monday, November 27, from Lego stores
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The upcoming Lego Taj Mahal is a re-release of a kit originally launched in 2008, and is part of the Creator Expert series
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The upcoming Lego Taj Mahal is a re-release of a kit originally launched in 2008, and is part of the Creator Expert series
The Lego Taj Mahal will go on sale on Monday, November 27, from Lego stores
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The Lego Taj Mahal will go on sale on Monday, November 27, from Lego stores
The Lego Taj Mahal will set you back US$369.99
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The Lego Taj Mahal will set you back US$369.99
The Lego Taj Mahal does a good job of replicating the ivory white design of the original, including its arched windows, domes and minarets topped with decorative finials (roof ornaments)
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The Lego Taj Mahal does a good job of replicating the ivory white design of the original, including its arched windows, domes and minarets topped with decorative finials (roof ornaments)
The Lego Taj Mahal includes 5,923 pieces
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The Lego Taj Mahal includes 5,923 pieces
The Lego Taj Mahal's base sports intricate tile work
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The Lego Taj Mahal's base sports intricate tile work
The Lego Taj Mahal will set you back US$369.99
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The Lego Taj Mahal will set you back US$369.99
The upcoming Lego Taj Mahal is a re-release of a kit originally launched in 2008, and is part of the Creator Expert series
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The upcoming Lego Taj Mahal is a re-release of a kit originally launched in 2008, and is part of the Creator Expert series
The Lego Taj Mahal will go on sale on Monday, November 27, from Lego stores
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The Lego Taj Mahal will go on sale on Monday, November 27, from Lego stores
The Lego Taj Mahal will set you back US$369.99
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The Lego Taj Mahal will set you back US$369.99
The Lego Taj Mahal does a good job of replicating the ivory white design of the original, including its arched windows, domes and minarets topped with decorative finials (roof ornaments)
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The Lego Taj Mahal does a good job of replicating the ivory white design of the original, including its arched windows, domes and minarets topped with decorative finials (roof ornaments)
The Lego Taj Mahal includes 5,923 pieces
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The Lego Taj Mahal includes 5,923 pieces
The Lego Taj Mahal's base sports intricate tile work
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The Lego Taj Mahal's base sports intricate tile work
The Lego Taj Mahal will set you back US$369.99
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The Lego Taj Mahal will set you back US$369.99

Lego has long offered miniature versions of high-profile architecture in kit form, like the US Capitol building and, more recently, its own Lego House headquarters. Fans can soon busy themselves recreating India's Taj Mahal with an upcoming 5,923-piece set.

The Lego Taj Mahal is actually a re-release of a set originally launched in 2008, and is part of the Creator Expert series. It's a really big set (for comparison, the US Capitol is around 1,000 pieces) and recommended for ages 16 and up.

It's based on one of the world's most important and recognizable works of architecture. Rising to a height of 73 m (240 ft), the Taj Mahal is an ivory white marble mausoleum commissioned by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to honor his favorite wife, Empress Mumtaz Mahal. It took around 21 years to construct and was completed in 1653.

This plastic version measures 16 x 20 x 20-in (43 x 51 x 51 cm) and, as usual with Lego, does a good job of replicating the original building's iconic design, including its arched windows and balconies, and domes with minarets topped by decorative finials (roof ornaments).

Once you've completed it, the whole thing can be split into seven modular sections for easier transportation.

The Lego Taj Mahal will go on sale Monday, November 27, available from Lego stores. It'll set you back US$369.99.

Source: Lego

1 comment
DavidStonier-Gibson
There was a time when Lego was a collection of rectangular and square bricks and base plates the unleashed a child's imagination and creativity. Now it's merely an expensive 3D paint by numbers kit that requires nothing more from the child than following the printed instructions.
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