10253 Big Ben from LEGO Creator Line - Official Press Release

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10253 Big Ben from LEGO Creator Line - Official Press Release

Post by Toys N Bricks » Thu May 19, 2016 3:00 am

 Here is the official press release for the upcoming LEGO Creator 10253 Big Ben set! The set will be available for LEGO VIPs beginning June 15th. Official launch date will be July 1st. Available for purchase at LEGO Brand Retail Stores and LEGO Shop at Home. Additional pictures available on our Flickr Photostream.

10253 Big Ben

Ages 16+. 4,163 pieces.

US $249.99 - CA $299.99 - DE 219.99€ - UK £169.99 - DK 1999.00 DKK

*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.



Build the world’s best-known clock tower!

Get up close to Big Ben! The clock was first started on May 31st 1859, and Big Ben’s first chime rang from the 96-meter Elizabeth Tower on July 11th of the same year. This over 23” (60cm) high LEGO® interpretation of the iconic structure is a tribute to its engineering and architecture. It features a detailed facade with statues, shields and windows, and a clock tower with 4 adjustable clock dials and a removable roof allowing access to the belfry, plus buildable exterior elements including a sidewalk, lawn and a tree depicting the building’s location. This model makes a great display piece for the home or office.

Big Ben features a detailed section of the Westminster Palace and the adjoining Elizabeth Tower, 4 detailed clock dials with movable hour and minutes hands, and a sidewalk, tree and grass area depicting the building’s location.
Remove the top of the tower to access the Big Ben bell.
Put your LEGO® building skills to the test!
Special elements include 4 printed clock faces.
Rare elements include ski poles, flowers and corner plates in molded gold color, and tinted-translucent elements.
This set includes over 4,000 LEGO® pieces.
This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 16+.
Big Ben measures over 23” (60cm) high, 17” (44cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep.



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Post by dho7622u » Thu May 19, 2016 7:53 am

Really looks great... but what is the deal with the sets of "tools" next to the brick separator?

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Post by vynsane » Thu May 19, 2016 8:17 am

Look, kids... Big Ben, Parliament...

It looks pretty incredible, if a bit of a repetitive build, but such is architecture.
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Post by MoneyHypeMike » Thu May 19, 2016 1:40 pm

Nice, must buy this !

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Post by pro_zach » Thu May 19, 2016 4:05 pm

dho7622u wrote:Really looks great... but what is the deal with the sets of "tools" next to the brick separator?
It appears that the clock hands are made out of some of those tools, and the rest are just leftover...why they bothered to show these leftover pieces is beyond me though.

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Re: 10253 Big Ben from LEGO Creator Line - Official Press Re

Post by slacker » Fri May 20, 2016 10:57 am

I wonder if it's the same scale as the London bridge set.

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Post by dr_spock » Fri May 20, 2016 11:28 am

pro_zach wrote:
dho7622u wrote:Really looks great... but what is the deal with the sets of "tools" next to the brick separator?
It appears that the clock hands are made out of some of those tools, and the rest are just leftover...why they bothered to show these leftover pieces is beyond me though.
I think the real Ben is currently undergoing repairs. I guess you can use them for a repair crew MOD.

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Re: 10253 Big Ben from LEGO Creator Line - Official Press Re

Post by unduli » Fri May 20, 2016 4:36 pm

This looks fantastic. What an epic display this would make! I'm visiting London for the first time in July and it will make it very difficult for me not to splurge on this set.

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Re: 10253 Big Ben from LEGO Creator Line - Official Press Re

Post by Luciant » Fri May 20, 2016 9:55 pm

Hmm... Big Ben, London Bridge, and Eiffel Tower... now just gotta get my hands on a Statue of Liberty. (I didn't like the Opera House).
I have mixed feelings about new releases: I can't wait to see and get the new sets... but I can't figure out where I'm gonna put them or store them.

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Post by Brickred » Thu May 26, 2016 10:55 am

Luciant wrote:Hmm... Big Ben, London Bridge, and Eiffel Tower... now just gotta get my hands on a Statue of Liberty. (I didn't like the Opera House).
Where's the Taj Mahal? That's still the king set!

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Post by grommom » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:52 pm

Technically isn't this a St Stephens tower? I think it's the bell that's really named Big Ben. Anyway I love the scene in European vacation quoted above and this is a really impressive set, I wish I had the kind of space to display something of this size.

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