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The Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral lego set is available for pre-order (LEGO Group)

Visitors should be able to visit the restored Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris by the end of 2024, but for eager pilgrims and tourists who can’t wait, a new LEGO set may do in the meantime. Source: National Catholic Register.

LEGO announced last week a set of Notre-Dame de Paris would join the ranks of the toy brick company’s models of world-famous monuments, including the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Released as part of the LEGO Architecture Collection, alongside a LEGO set of the Mona Lisa, the Notre-Dame set has been called “one of the theme’s most ambitious sets to date” by LEGO news and review site BrickFanatics.

A 2019 fire destroyed the cathedral’s spire and roof. 

The highly detailed set is made up of 4,383 pieces. It is priced at $349 and is available for pre-order on the company’s Australian website. 

The building features intricate plastic imitations of the historic cathedral’s flying buttresses, columns, pillars and even 12 small “nanofigures” representing the 12 apostles on the roof. One nanofigure faces inward, representing the cathedral’s architect, Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc.

“In designing the LEGO Architecture Notre-Dame de Paris, we tried to bring it to life by not only capturing its outward appearance, but the way and the stages in which the original was built,” said set designer Rok Žgalin Kobe in the LEGO press release. 

“We wanted LEGO fans to retrace the architectural journey and evolution of this landmark during its construction, to encourage a deeper appreciation for its real-life counterpart.”


LEGO Announces Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral Set (National Catholic Register)