Other than the recently revealed LEGO Architecture Statue of Liberty (21042) set, we now have another engineering wonder of the world now perfectly captured in LEGO bricks. The LEGO Architecture Great Wall of China (21041) has now been listed at the German online retailer Alternate.de. Just like the Statue of Liberty, the Great Wall of China is part of LEGO Architecture summer 2018 releases slated to be released in June, and will retail for 49.99 Euros. This latest LEGO Architecture set comes in predominantly dark green and beige pieces, assembled on a black base plate, with the set’s name printed on a decorative 1×8 plate, written both in English and Chinese. The LEGO Architecture Great Wall of China comes in at 550 pieces and will be available early this summer.
On a personal note, this is perhaps the only LEGO Architecture set that I have seen which has a very natural and ‘organic’ feel it in terms of design and choice of colors. I like how the brick-built segment of the wall and its towers seem to rise and fall together with the ridges and mountains. One cool feature of this set is that you can connect separate models much like a modular, to come up with a longer build to add more realism, as you can see from the image below.
Read on for the set’s official images and product description courtesy of Alternate.
LEGO Architecture Great Wall of China (21041)
550 pieces; 49.99 Euros
Build an architectural masterpiece of LEGO bricks with the LEGO Architecture Set “The Great Wall of China”. The Great Wall of China in the north of China stretches for thousands of kilometers and is the longest man-made structure ever built. At one point in history, more than a million guards were serving there. Today, the Wall is a World Heritage Site and is a popular tourist destination. It was built between the 5th century BC and the 16th century AD according to our chronology, as well as converted and rebuilt to protect the northern boundary of the Chinese Empire. This detailed model features 2 towers connected by a segment of a wall that winds its way through a dark green mountain landscape with lush valleys, trees and lakes. In addition, it is provided with decorative nameplates in English and Chinese. Discover the clever building techniques that allow the wall to drape the landscape, meandering over ridges and winding around mountains and rolling terrain. By combining several models, this great showpiece can be expanded.