Lego Colosseum set breaks world record

A Lego set based on the Roman Colosseum has broken the Guinness World Record as the largest commercially available set.

Lego Colosseum set breaks world record

A Lego set based on the famous Colosseum in Rome has broken a Guinness World Record.

The piece was designed by a team led by Rok Zgalin Kobe and has been verified by Guinness as the largest commercially available Lego set as it consists of more than 9,000 bricks.

Kobe admits some liberties were taken to make sure the Lego version resembles the Colosseum as it looked when construction was completed in 80 A.D.

He said: "It's been weathered under the Roman sun, so the Lego version provides more colour in order to show to some of the shadow lines and better accentuate some of the details."

Kobe explained that he has built the set several times previously and that it took him more than 30 hours on every occasion.

The former record-holder was the Lego replica of the 'Star Wars' ship the Millennium Falcon, which consisted of more than 7,500 pieces.


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