Initially offered across all five LEGO stores in London at the start of the month, LEGO VIP fans of the iconic red bus can now have its brick-built counterpart, the LEGO Creator Expert London Bus (10258), beginning today. Now available both online and at all LEGO brand stores worldwide, the London Bus comes in at a minifig scale and is a faithful replication of the famous Routemaster bus with all the fine details and accessories very much close to the actual bus. In case you missed it, set designers Morten Graff-Wang and Jamie Berard were in London last July 1 and they shared some insights on how this magnificent came to be. It is interesting to see how this latest LEGO Creator Expert set was developed, with all its nifty references to the actual vehicle. The set also comes with plenty of never-before-seen pieces such as tires with standard tread, quarter bows and arches in red, and 1x1x1 A2/3 bricks with vertical studs.
The LEGO Creator London Bus (10258) comes in at 1,680 pieces and retails for US $139.99. If you’re already a VIP member, simply login at shop.LEGO.com to have early access starting today, and August 1 for the general public. Purchasing the set also entitles you to a LEGO Creator Mini Piggy Bank (40251), available for free for all LEGO purchases $75 and above.
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.