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The LEGO Group unveils two new Parisian-inspired icons

The LEGO Group has revealed the 1,503-piece LEGO Art Mona Lisa and the 4,383-piece LEGO Architecture Notre-Dame de Paris, both available for pre-order now and in stores from June 1.

Today, the LEGO Group revealed two new products to help builders bring the magic of Paris closer to home. Fans can start building their own art collection with LEGO® Art Mona Lisa or choose to let yourself be captivated by the majestic LEGO® Architecture Notre-Dame de Paris set.

These two global icons of Paris have been unveiled to celebrate the rich heritage and history of the French capital, which has an exciting and busy year ahead and will be available for pre-order on the 7thth Can.

Inspired by the most recognizable painting in the world, the LEGO Art Mona Lisa invites art and LEGO lovers to recreate Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece in 3D. This bold and unique interpretation features 1,503 LEGO elements and new color hues to faithfully reflect the colors used by Leonardo da Vinci over 500 years ago, before paint changed over time.

Plus, the new LEGO masterpiece has been designed with a removable gold drum lacquered frame so it can be hung on the wall and displayed with other LEGO Art sets.

LEGO Group designer Milan Madge said: “It has been such a pleasure to help bring such a special work of art history to life in LEGO form. The Mona Lisa is obviously world famous, but our familiarity with her can mask what a revolutionary work of art this painting is. East. The culmination of Da Vinci’s lifelong study of science and nature, the Mona Lisa is full of stories and details that we really enjoyed researching and implementing. We’re excited for LEGO fans and art lovers to further explore this enigmatic work of art and have the opportunity to hang a piece of LEGO history on their walls.

Art and LEGO fans can find their rhythm as they build on the LEGO Art Podcast, which will accompany the set when it launches on 1st October. Filled with fascinating content on the timeless appeal of the Mona Lisa, this episode is hosted by Jack Gardner Vaa, who has invited three special guests: Dr Francesca Borgo (Professor of Art History at the University of St Andrews), Jennifer Dasal (host of the ArtCurious Podcast) and Milan Madge (designer of the LEGO Art Mona Lisa).

Available on 1st of June, the LEGO Architecture Notre-Dame de Paris makes the perfect new addition to any fan of travel, history and classic architecture’s home. The construction experience and instruction booklet take the builder on a journey through the architectural evolution of this iconic Parisian landmark, from 1163, when the first stone was laid, to the architect’s redesign work Viollet-le-Duc at 19th century to the majestic appearance of Notre-Dame before the fire of 2019.

The ability to remove the roof also allows admirers to peek inside the legendary building and admire details such as rose windows, interior columns, Gothic arches, two towers and much more .

Speaking of the process behind the new set, Rok ŽGalin Kobe, Designer at the LEGO Groupsaid: “In designing the LEGO® Notre-Dame de Paris architecture, we tried to bring it to life by capturing not only its external appearance, but also the manner and stages of construction of the original. We wanted LEGO fans to trace the architectural journey and evolution of this landmark over the course of its construction, to encourage a deeper appreciation of its real-life counterpart.

The LEGO Art Mona Lisa and the LEGO Architecture Notre-Dame de Paris are both available for pre-order from 7th of May, via LEGO stores and www.lego.com.

Vital Stats: –

The LEGO® artistic Mona Lisa (#31213)
Age: 18+
Pieces: 1,503
Measurements: over 17 in (43 cm) high, 11.5 in (30 cm) wide and 1.5 in (4 cm) deep
Price: 99.99€ / 99.99 $ / 89.99 £ / 169.99 AUD / 42990 HUF / 899 CNY / 129.99 CAD/ 2599 MXN

LEGO Architecture of Notre-Dame de Paris (#21061)
Age: 18+
Pieces: 4,383
Measurements: over 13 in (33 cm) high, 8.5 in (22 cm) wide and 16 in (41 cm) deep
Price: 229.99€/229.99$/£199.99 GBP/349.99 AUD/1999 CNY/94990 HUF/299.99 CAD/5499 MXN

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The LEGO Art Mona Lisa and LEGO Architecture Notre-Dame de Paris are available for pre-order now and will be in-store in LEGO stores and on LEGO.com from June 1. Please support Jedi News by pre-ordering/purchasing your LEGOs here for the UK, US and Canada — happy building!