After hinting at its arrival via the most unlikely places and leaving a trail of bread crumbs across social media, LEGO has finally pulled the curtain to reveal its latest addition to its exclusive LEGO Creator Expert series. A fitting tribute to one of the world’s most iconic vehicles, the LEGO Creator London Bus (10258) is now making waves not just across London but the entire LEGO fan community. Without a doubt, this set is off to become one of the most sought after sets this summer.
Set 10258 is a brick-built, faithful representation of the brightly colored London Bus and hailed as the largest set among the Creator Expert vehicles followed by the Volkswagen Beetle (10252), Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (10220), Mini Cooper MK VII (10242), and the Ferrari F40 (10248). The London Bus (10258) comes in at 1,686 pieces and will be available for an early VIP release on July 17, and to the general public starting August 1.
As we reported previously, it is now confirmed that all five LEGO brand stores in London will exclusively have the set for sale as early as today, July 1. So if you’re around London as you’re reading this and you want to add this awesome set side by side with last year’s Big Ben (10253) and Tower Bridge (10214), be sure to drop by and check out the LEGO Creator Expert London Bus (10258) at the LEGO store nearest you.
Here’s LEGO’s official description of the London Bus followed by a designer video featuring master builder Morten Graff-Wang, plus an interview with him and fellow designer Jamie Berard broadcasted earlier from the Leicester Square LEGO Store in London.
LEGO Creator Expert London Bus (10258)
US $139.99 – CA $179.99 – DE 119.99€ – UK £109.99 – DK 999.00 DKK
Celebrate iconic design with this charming double-decker London Bus, featuring a wealth of authentic details, including a bright-red color scheme, panoramic windshield, specially made standard-tread tires, destination sign, and an open rear boarding deck with a hand pole, ticket bin, fire extinguisher and a half-spiral staircase that leads to the upper sightseeing deck. Functions include an opening hood with engine, detailed driver’s cab with a sliding door, and a removable roof and upper deck for access to the detailed interior with worn look seating and additional authentic details, including a forgotten umbrella, newspaper, empty beverage can and discarded chewing gum. Reversible transit advertising posters are also provided as printed labels with a 1950s or present-day London promotion. This LEGO® Creator Expert model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia and charm.
Enjoy a nostalgic journey with this highly authentic reproduction of the iconic London Bus, featuring classic curved bodywork, panoramic windscreen, specially made standard-tread tires and a detailed interior.
- The London Bus comes with an array of brick-built features and details, including large windows, bright red curved bodywork, panoramic windshield, reversible transit advertising posters provided as printed labels, specially made standard-tread tires and a destination sign. It also has an opening hood with engine, detailed driver’s cab with sliding door, and a removable roof and upper deck for access to the detailed interior.
- Interior details include worn look seating, open rear boarding deck with a hand pole, ticket bin, fire extinguisher and a half-spiral staircase that leads to the sightseeing deck. Additional authentic detailing includes a forgotten umbrella, newspaper, empty beverage can and discarded chewing gum elements.
- Choose your favorite decade with the miniature, reversible transit advertising posters, featuring a 1950s or present day London promotion.
- Remove the roof and upper deck for full access to the detailed interior.
- Slide open the driver’s door to access the detailed cab with panoramic windscreen.
- Lift the hood to access the engine.
- Special elements include a new-for-August-2017 tire with standard tread, quarter bows and arches in red, and 1x1x1 A2/3 bricks with vertical studs.
- This model includes more than 1,680 pieces.
- This model is scaled for shelf display alongside other models in the LEGO® Creator Expert vehicle series.
- Measures over 7” (18cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide.