The Titanic may be one of the most famous ships in the world, and not just because of the movie. This giant liner was an incredible feat of engineering at the time and was set to be one of the grandest ways to travel. Of course, we all know the tragic story of its fate.
The new Creator Expert Titanic 10294 Lego Set is a fitting tribute to this cruise liner with a detailed 1:200 scale model of the real vessel.
In this build, you get to create everything across the different decks and get a real sense of what it was like to be on board. The main focus of this build is the creation of the ship, deck by deck, with as many authentic details in the floor plan as possible. You can put as much effort into the lower decks, with the more basic cabins and boiler room, as the grander decks above. Key interior details include the staircase, the captain’s bridge, and the massive dining room. Then there are the features for the deck, such as the promenade and swimming pool. Once finished, you can christen the ship with its little nameplate.
One of the great things about the finished build is that you can take it apart in sections, creating impressive cross-sections through the ship. This turns the project into more of a historical piece and conversation starter for visitors. Another fun and surprising thing about this classic Lego set is that there are moving parts. This could have easily been a static set but the designers added working propellers for the piston engines and a mechanism for raising and lowering the anchor.
A model of this scale means that you need a lot of bricks, and this set is one of the largest LEGO sets ever made.
The finished ship is 135cm long and thankfully has strong display starts for each section to keep it upright. You will need to be sure you have the space for this in your collection or on a desk. It is also 44cm high when you add the funnels and 16cm wide. This scale and the detail involved mean there are over 9000 pieces, including 300 portholes. The Creator Expert Titanic 10294 Lego Set is going to be a rewarding labor of love for those that are fascinated by the ship and its story.