Standing as the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one still (largely) intact, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the largest pyramid in Egypt, built as the final resting place of Pharaoh Khufu. It is made up of approximately 2.3 million individual blocks (compared to the Lego 1,476 pieces), and was built in the 26th century BC – around 4,500 years ago – over a period of 27 years.
Although we don’t know for sure how the pyramid was put together, modern archaeologists contradicted long-held beliefs that slave labor was used (thus Lego the conscience of the group is clear). In fact, the thousands of workers who brought the Great Pyramid of Giza to completion were likely rewarded handsomely, with food of the highest quality and, uh, short lifetimes of backbreaking work.
Luckily, you won’t need to make the same effort to build your own ode to this incredible monument with 21058 Great Pyramid of Giza – a Lego Architecture together which intelligently avoids the prospect of building a Lego pyramid. Kind of.
– LEGO Architecture 21058 The Great Pyramid of Giza details –
Price: £119.99 / $129.99 / €139.99 Rooms: 1,476 Figures: 0
— Where to buy LEGO Architecture 21058 The Great Pyramid of Giza —
21058 Great Pyramid of Giza is available for purchase at lego.com and in Lego Stores, if you are interested in earning VIP Points, or is otherwise available at third-party retailers, including Zavvi and Hamleys. We have already seen decent discounts on its RRP through these outlets as well.
– Building LEGO Architecture 21058 The Great Pyramid of Giza –
Close your eyes and think of the phrase ‘Lego pyramid’. What comes to mind is probably the kind of thing we all built as kids, by stacking bricks in a triangular prism. Those of us lucky enough to have enough slopes could at least keep it from looking like a blocky nightmare, but chances are it’s still a random mess of colors (albeit beautifully and authentically Lego Therefore).
an official Lego The pyramid therefore offers the perfect opportunity for a construction that accurately represents the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but – as you will also remember when stacking these bricks eons (if not quite millennia) ago – one that probably isn’t very fun. The Lego Group has cleverly circumvented this fatality by removing half of 21058 Great Pyramid of Gizaand instead flesh out the rest of its sprawling 44×40 stud base with a snapshot of ancient Egyptian sphinxes, smaller pyramids, a working-class village, and even part of the Nile.
For all the jokes made on the Lego With the group only giving us a half pyramid, it was exactly the right choice: the environment adds color, vibrancy and interest to 21058 Great Pyramid of Giza, while preventing construction from becoming a monotonous chore. It is also a unique touch for the Architecture theme: where all his other sets focus on modern depictions of buildings, places and monuments, this set instead depicts the legendary tomb as it originally stood in the 26th century BC, in the middle of a lush desert environment.
But that’s only half the puzzle: the second comes when you reach the eponymous structure, built in brilliant white to reflect the pyramid as it stood around 4,500 years ago, and face the prospect of stacking tons of white slopes.
Instead, you’ll actually start with a big pile of tan bits, used to create an “interior” for the outer shell of the pyramid. This represents a smaller pyramid currently under construction, offering an educational insight into how the ancient Egyptians managed to put these monoliths together, and – thanks to its passageways carved into the rear of the structure – is a little more complicated than just stack bricks. (Placing all of his 1×1 and 1×2 tiles can get a little tedious though.)
This central structure is actually what remains of the pyramid in the 21st century, with most of its white limestone shell stripped away, so it serves a triple purpose in Lego: it is a more interesting construction, gives an idea of the actual construction process and offers the possibility of displaying a modern version of the pyramid (to some extent).
The pyramid shell is then built against a series of stair elements, giving it the integrity it needs to be lifted on and off the internal pyramid as a cohesive structure. This is where you’ll really start to reminisce about childhood memories, but never so much that it gets boring. In the end, you end up with a build that even Khufu himself would be proud of. Most likely.
— LEGO Architecture 21058 Great Pyramid of Giza Characters —
There are no figurines in 21058 Great Pyramid of Gizamainly because – like all Lego Architecture sets – it’s not to scale with them and doesn’t really need them. (The mummified nanofigures buried inside might have been a bit too spooky for a Lego Position.)
— Price LEGO Architecture 21058 The Great Pyramid of Giza —
Priced at £119.99 in the UK, $129.99 in the US and €139.99 in Europe, 21058 Great Pyramid of GizaThe value proposition of seems about right. It has a much larger footprint than (say) last year 21056 Taj Mahalbut its construction is not quite as involved as this set (although it must be said that it is much less repetitive).
— LEGO Architecture images 21058 The Great Pyramid of Giza —
— The pros and cons of the Great Pyramid of Giza LEGO Architecture 21058 —
Like the best Lego Architecture sets, 21058 Great Pyramid of Giza prioritizes the building experience above all else. That means you lose half a pyramid, but what you gain instead – that lush desert environment – is what makes it a model worthy of being placed front and center on the deepest shelf you can find. If that’s what the Architecture theme can do with ancient history, the future is bright.
|Clever design decisions allow for an engaging building experience||You might want to buy two for a full pyramid|
|Offers something truly different for Lego Architecture||A slight challenge to display, given its size|
This set was provided for review by the Lego Band.
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— Alternatives to LEGO Architecture 21058 The Great Pyramid of Giza —
If you’re in the mood for architecture but are put off by 21058 Great Pyramid of Gizahalf of its source material, consider last year’s full 21056 Taj Mahal. Otherwise, the current Lego the portfolio is quite short on deep dives into ancient history, but you can always aim for something a little more recent with 10305 Lion Knights Castle Where 21325 Medieval Blacksmith.
– LEGO Architecture 21058 Great Pyramid of Giza FAQ –
How long does it take to build LEGO Architecture 21058 The Great Pyramid of Giza?
You will spend approximately two hours to assemble 21058 Great Pyramid of Gizawhich is just a bit shorter than the 27 years it took to build the real thing.
How many pieces are there in LEGO Architecture 21058 The Great Pyramid of Giza?
21058 Great Pyramid of Giza contains 1,476 pieces, about 2.3 million blocks less than the number used to build the actual pyramid. (1,476 is essentially a rounding error out of 2.3 million.)