July 20, 2024
LEGO Concepts Orient Categorical (21344) Formally Introduced
LEGO Concepts Orient Categorical (21344) Formally Introduced

LEGO has formally revealed the subsequent LEGO Concepts set with the Orient Categorical (21344). Releasing on December 1, the set has 2,540 items and can retail for $299.99. The set celebrates the one hundred and fortieth anniversary of the real-life luxurious prepare that carried passengers throughout Europe to Istanbul.


The LEGO Group as we speak unveils the LEGO Concepts Orient Categorical – an attractive brick recreation of the one of many world’s most luxurious and legendary types of journey. Often known as a ‘rolling palace’ the Orient Categorical was the world’s first worldwide luxurious prepare that carried 1000’s of passengers throughout Europe to Istanbul from 1883 to 1977.

Launched to rejoice the prepare’s one hundred and fortieth anniversary, the brand new 2,540-piece LEGO set transports builders again to the Golden Age of journey, with some gorgeous key options, together with the principle locomotive, tender, eating and sleeping vehicles.

The LEGO Concepts Orient Categorical set additionally options detachable roofs to permit entry to detailed interiors, 8 LEGO minifigures together with the conductor, a chef, workers, and a wide range of passengers that depict completely different passengers. Decorations of the locations that the prepare visited on its authentic route are additionally seen throughout the magnificent set.

The set was designed by 27-year previous Paris-based, LEGO fan Thomas Lajon, as a part of the LEGO Concepts programme. As soon as designed, 10,000 folks voted for it to be made into an actual set. Speaking about his design, Thomas Lajon mentioned, “I’ve at all times been a fantastic fan of locomotives, crusing ships and ocean liners. As a toddler, I collected all the things associated to them. Years later, my girlfriend inspired me to get again in contact with LEGO bricks and realizing my love for trains, she inspired me to make one. Clearly, I selected to make the Orient Categorical. A luxurious French prepare, on the coronary heart of many tales.”

The LEGO Concepts Orient Categorical Set is accessible from 1st December by way of LEGO Shops and www.LEGO.com/Orient-Categorical priced at $299.99/€299.99/£259.99.

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