New LEGO set 10234 Sydney Opera House unveiled at BrickWorld [News]

UPDATE: 10234 Sydney Opera Houseicon is out now for LEGO VIP Program members, and will be available to everybody on September 1st.

The big LEGO set being revealed this evening at BrickWorld in Chicago is 10234 Sydney Opera House. Designed by Jamie Berard, this new LEGO set recreates the architectural masterpiece that overlooks Sydney Harbor in Australia. Due out in September 2013, 10234 Sydney Opera House will include nearly 3,000 pieces and cost $320 in the US.


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Here are all the official details from LEGO:

10234 Sydney Opera House™

Ages 16+. 2,989 pieces.
Recreate Australia’s architectural masterpiece!
US $319.99 CA $379.99 DE 279.99€ UK 249.99 £ DK 2499.00 DKK

Recreate one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings with the Sydney Opera House™ model. Build the unmistakable shell roofline, waterfront forecourt and more with this authentic representation of Australia’s most iconic building. Employ a variety of new and advancedbuilding techniques to recreate the complex forms, angled walls and subtle detailing of the real thing! Collect lots of dark tan LEGO® bricks including the rare 1x1x2/3 stud and 1x2x2/3 stud slopes, as well as a 48×48 stud baseplate in blue for the very first time!

  • Build this model of a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
  • Includes hard-to-find dark tan LEGO® bricks, tiles and sloped bricks!
  • Collect the 48×48 stud baseplate, available in blue for the very first time!
  • Sturdy construction allows the model to be handled and moved!
  • Features advanced building techniques for complex forms, angled walls and subtle detailing!
  • Measures over 11″ high, 25″ wide and 15″ deep!

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning September 2013

Here’s a video of designer Jamie Berard talking about his new set:

Don’t miss the other big announcement of the night: LEGO approves Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover CUUSOO project

5 comments on “New LEGO set 10234 Sydney Opera House unveiled at BrickWorld [News]

  1. Dr_Venkman

    Ha-Ha-HA!!! I love that the most expensive place in the world that this will be to buy, will of course be Australia. Oh the irony…

    Watch for the price on the Australian website to be between A$500 to $600. For context with everyone overseas, the A$ is pretty much the same as the US$ and has been for over 12 months. With bulk shipping and the fact that everything else in Australia (bar luxury cars because of Luxury car tax) is the same price as everywhere else in the world, (so cost of shipping and size of market arguments are pathetic)

    Thank god for Bricklink where Ive gotten most large sets when after shipping, still costs over $100 less than Lego Australia or in Australian shops.

  2. Dr_Venkman

    …and apologies that I’ve brought it up again in a new model post, just so damn frustrating being a Lego fan down under when treated with contempt by the company. As I said, thank god for BrickLink

  3. wyldjedi

    Venkman – I may not live in Australia, but I would hate having to deal with that. Seems like total crap that they do this to you guys.

  4. Shellz_Bellz

    It gets 5 stars from me, even though tiles on the open area between the steps and the building entrance would give it a bit more “polished” look and push it over the 3,000 piece count which would be really nice.

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