News on the LEGO front was a little bit quiet recently during this past week. Other than LEGO’s recent announcement of its latest line-up of LEGO Marvel Superheroes and DC Comics Mighty Micros and Hulk VS Red Hulk set to be introduced during the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con from July 21 to 24, all were relatively calm.
But unexpectedly, like that magical moment when Disney surprises us with something so great that we just can’t help but stare in awe, we have our first images of the of the much anticipated LEGO Disney World Cinderella Castle 71040 courtesy of Walt Disney World News Today. The set was widely discussed among LEGO forums when some close-up images were released by Popsugar, and was even believed to be the next exclusive Shop@Home set alluded to on LEGO’s August Store Calendar where LEGO VIP members will be given early access to this set during the 2nd half of next month. Here’s a look at this magnificent set.
As reported by WDW News, 71040 will retail at $349.99 and consists of 4,080 pieces, definitely one of the largest sets that Disney ever made, just behind TLG’s more recent offering – the LEGO Creator Big Ben 10253 which is clocked at 4,163 pieces and the LEGO Tower Bridge 10214 with its mammoth piece-count of 4,287 elements. The LEGO Disney World Cinderella Castle comes with tons of play features and is a fitting tribute to some of the most loved Disney titles of all time such as, of course, Cinderella, Beauty and The Beast, Brave, Fantasia, Snow White, Aladdin, and so much more.
It also comes with a new set of Disney minifigures, namely that of Tinker Bell, Daisy and Donald Duck, and a Minnie and Mickey Mouse sporting a new costume design. You will surely love to add these minifigs to your collection, alongside the 2016 LEGO Disney Minifigures Series 71012. Here are some close-up images of set 71040, which highlight the Disney movies that we mentioned above. These photos were courtesy of some LEGO fans who managed to take some screenshots of the LEGO Disney World Cinderella Castle from Popsugar’s website. The said pictures are no longer available at the said website, though.
It’s just a matter of time before we hear the official announcement for this much awaited set, considering that August is just around the corner. Do you think LEGO will make the big reveal during SDCC? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, or drop us a note over our Facebook page.