The LEGO Disney Castle Is Real and Amazing – Some Wishes Do Come True

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If you’re a LEGO and a Disney fan, today’s pretty much the day you’ve been waiting for since the two first announced they were joining forces a few years ago. Until now, we’ve had a few Disney Princess sets and a minifigure collection of classic characters. Nothing to scoff at, for sure, but if the Cinderella’s Romantic Castle set left you a little…unfulfilled, have I got great news for you! Where the existing Cinderella’s Castle made an attempt to recall the castle from the film, it just wasn’t close enough to the “real” Cinderella’s Castle for many of us – by which I mean the centerpiece of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, of course.

LEGO and Disney both like money, so the newest collaboration – Disney Castle – was really only a matter of time. And let me tell you, this thing was worth that wait. Hi-res photos (and more details) below, but first, the specs:

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  • LEGO 71040: Disney Castle
  • Comes with five minifigures: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Tinker Bell
  • Ages 16+
  • 4,080 pieces
  • USD $349.99
  • Available direct from shop.LEGO.com on September 1, 2016.
  • Castle measures over 29″ (74cm) high, 17″ (44cm) wide, and 12″ (31cm) deep.

Bravo, LEGO, this is one gorgeous set. Now we can only hope that Spaceship Earth is next on the list….

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  • More details about the features of this set:
  • 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.

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