Coming on September 1st, this 4,080 piece, £289.99 ($349.99 US) set is the gigantic, highly detailed set both Disney and Lego fans had hoped for. We had written about the rumours earlier this year, but this model of the Cinderella Castle from Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is now official as 71040.
Standing at an incredible 74cm high (even taller than Big Ben), 44cm wide and 31cm deep, the four-story main building and five-story main tower contain rooms inspired by various Disney feature films and characters. These include Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Aladdin, and more. There’s even spots to shoot fireworks from, so you can recreate that true Disney Resort experience (crushing crowds and stifling heat not included).
You also get five minifigures, Mickey Mouse with tuxedo, Minnie Mouse in a red dress, Donald Duck in his classic outfit, Daisy Duck with a pink skirt and Tinker Bell with skirt, wings and magic wand. Of course if you collected any of the recent set of series 18 Disney minifigures, then they’ll look great inside too.
When I wrote about the rumours of this set earlier in the year, I was concerned that they just wouldn’t do it justice. It’s too big and too detailed in real life, and I didn’t think they would really go all out. How wrong I was! This is an incredible looking set, a huge display piece for Lego and Disney fans, an interesting looking build without too much repetition (I’m looking at you Big Ben) and another one that I have absolutely no room for.
More photos (name the movie)…
September 1st (August 15th for VIP?) can’t come soon enough. Neither can the bank loan needed to buy it!
Here’s the full press release…
Bring the magical world of Disney to your home with The Disney Castle. This highly detailed LEGO® model with over 4,000 pieces offers a rewarding build and play experience, and comes with an array of exciting Disney-themed features and functions. The intricately detailed facade and towers replicate the iconic Walt Disney World® Resort Cinderella Castle, and each accessible castle room includes special features inspired by some of Disney’s greatest animated feature films, providing endless play possibilities with the included minifigures: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Tinker Bell, or other characters from your collection.
- Includes 5 minifigures: Mickey Mouse with a tuxedo, Minnie Mouse with red dress, Donald Duck with classic outfit, Daisy Duck with pink skirt, lavender colored shoes and a bow, and Tinker Bell with wig element, skirt, wings and a magic wand.
- The Disney Castle features a detailed facade with a stone bridge, clock, wide arched entrance, ornate balconies, spired towers, plus a four-story main building and a five-story, golden-spired main tower, both containing rooms with assorted Disney-inspired features and elements.
- Castle main building first floor features the main hall with large arched doorway, mosaic floor tiling, ornate chandelier, suits of armor, shield-decorated walls, grandfather clock, floor-standing vase with buildable flower elements, magic carpet and a golden lamp.
- Castle main building second-floor room features buildable dark-blue curtains with curtain pole, ornate buildable candelabra and rose, and glass case elements.
- Castle main building third-floor room features a chest with book of spells, mop and bucket elements, and access to the main tower second-floor room.
- Castle main building fourth-floor bedroom features a detailed bed with decorative golden headboard elements.
- Main tower first-floor kitchen features a large redbrick-patterned stove, workbench, buildable broom and pumpkin, plus pots, pans and assorted kitchen and food elements.
- Main tower second-floor room includes a spinning wheel and access to the castle main building third-floor room.
- Main tower third-floor room features a chest containing brush, scissor and lock of black hair elements, plus a balcony with 2 stud shooters for a firework-display function.
- Main tower fourth-floor room features a golden mirror, plus red apple and glass vase elements.
- Main tower fifth-floor room features a window bench and an arched window.
- Also includes 2 frogs and a golden crown element.
- Remove part of the roof section to discover the glass slipper element and fairy-tale book element with printed cover.
- Launch the fireworks and let the magic begin!
- Combine with other LEGO® minifigure characters for endless adventures!
- This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 12 and over.
- This set includes over 4,000 LEGO® pieces.
- The Disney Castle measures over 29” (74cm) high, 17” (44cm) wide and 12” (31cm) deep.