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10234 Sydney Opera House Revealed

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10234 Sydney Opera House Revealed

Postby Staff » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:00 pm


10234 Sydney Opera House


Unveiled moments ago at Brickworld in Chicago, LEGO has pulled the curtain back from their latest Shop@Home exclusive, 10234 Sydney Opera House. What's interesting to me is that this set is being released as part of the Creator line and not the Architecture line for which there is already a small scale model of the same building. This set weighs in at 2,989 pieces and will set you back $319.99 US / $379.99 CA. 10234 Sydney Opera House is scheduled for release later this year in September, at the same time as 10236 Ewok Village. More images below, followed by the designer video, and then the official press release.




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10234 Sydney Opera House™

Ages 16+. 2,989 pieces.

Recreate Australia’s architectural masterpiece!

US $319.99 CA $379.99 DE 279.99€ UK 249.99 £ DK 2499.00 DKK
Recreate one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings with the Sydney Opera House™ model. Build the unmistakable shell roofline, waterfront forecourt and more with this authentic representation of Australia’s most iconic building. Employ a variety of new and advancedbuilding techniques to recreate the complex forms, angled walls and subtle detailing of the real thing! Collect lots of dark tan LEGO® bricks including the rare 1x1x2/3 stud and 1x2x2/3 stud slopes, as well as a 48x48 stud baseplate in blue for the very first time!

• Build this model of a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
• Includes hard-to-find dark tan LEGO® bricks, tiles and sloped bricks!
• Collect the 48x48 stud baseplate, available in blue for the very first time!
• Sturdy construction allows the model to be handled and moved!
• Features advanced building techniques for complex forms, angled walls and subtle detailing!
• Measures over 11" high, 25" wideand 15" deep!

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Re: 10234 Sydney Opera House Revealed

Postby Trooper10 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:39 pm

Crikey! Would ya get a look at the size of that one? She's a bewdy mate...Fair dinkum!
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Re: 10234 Sydney Opera House Revealed

Postby DarthBuilder » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:58 pm

Ewok village and now Sydney Opera House in September, UGH! Patience, patience just because they release together doesn't mean I must own them both immediately. That's it keep lying to your self DarthBuilder, keep lying.
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Re: 10234 Sydney Opera House Revealed

Postby sterow » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:19 pm

Those who have seen the real thing will know it really does capture the stark contrast of the beauty of the sails and the unrelenting ugliness of the lower sections! :)

No doubt Utzon will complain about the lack of an interior.
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Re: 10234 Sydney Opera House Revealed

Postby Solo » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:01 am

I really dig the actual opera house design, but I'm not all that impressed with this. Sure it's big and quite the tan parts pack, but those sails completely fail to recreate the smooth look of the real thing. For reference:
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I know it's super hard to get such a large smooth curved surface, but that doesn't give this $320 set a pass since it's such a key part of the building. That being said, even if it did look perfect I still wouldn't buy the set so what does my opinion matter.
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Re: 10234 Sydney Opera House Revealed

Postby onions » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:19 pm

big gigantic meh from me.
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Re: 10234 Sydney Opera House Revealed

Postby ThinkingImpaired » Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:21 am

Extremely pricey for a creator set with no minifigs and by default (creator set) tons of small common bricks. Nothing really special about it is eye opening but maybe if you have been there in real life you will enjoy this.
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