LEGO is bringing back the Eiffel Tower as the latest addition to its Icons line. This LEGO set, just like the French landmark, is an awesome feat of engineering and definitely one of our favorites this year.
One of LEGO's most stunning and ambitious model sets to date, the Lego Icons Eiffel Tower 10307 stands at 1.5 meters, or 4.8 feet, tall and features over 10,000 individual pieces. This is the largest LEGO set ever and one of the most visually appealing.
However, it may not be for everyone because of the price and enormous scale of the model. If you decide to get it, you'll need to carefully consider where you'll place this set before you assemble it because of its size.
The Eiffel Tower in France is one of the world's most famous landmarks and a masterpiece of architecture.
You've probably made plans to travel to France solely to view the Tower, and you'll most likely want to bring a camera along to capture the experience. Lego ensures that the set accurately represents the landmark.
A set of this magnitude comes in a massive box that weighs about 13 kilograms. There's a solid reason for the size of this collection: it's incredibly detailed.
When you lift the covers, you'll find a lot of information about the 324-meter wrought-iron Eiffel Tower and about Gustave Eiffel, who was primarily responsible for bringing it to life.
The big box measures 15 by 18 by 22.5 inches, with tab seals on two of the sides. A dark background, minimal branding, and a gray strip down the bottom require you to be an "adult/experienced collector" or 18+. This is definitely not a Lego kit for novice builders.
There are three other small boxes inside the larger box. Each smaller box has the necessary pieces to assemble a certain segment of the tower, as depicted on its front flap.
Every box has a graphic that corresponds to the part of the tower it contains, along with a number in the upper left corner. The tower's section areas are rendered in tan, making it clear what will be your focus during your build.
The building process is made up of three stages, starting with each box.
The Foundation (Box 1)
The first small box or Box 1 focuses on the base. If you look attentively at the box image, you can tell that this stage will just have the base of the metal structure and the ground.
It has fourteen individually bagged parts, five bags of huge plates, and four loose 16x16 black plates inside box 1.
The manual, called "Book 1," is 92 pages long and is bound in the center. There's a two-page layout dedicated to the set's lead designer, Rok Galin Kobe.
The tower's foundation begins at its four corners. The red, white, and blue internal bricks allude to the colors of the French flag.
You need four sets of bracing to complete the innermost perimeter of the base. The following stage involves embellishments like miniature flower beds, olive green bases, plant plates, lampposts, central stalks, larger tree assemblies, and circular leaf elements.
The first box is finished once the decorative pieces are set on the foundation.
Tower Floor (Box 2)
The first floor and middle support of the tower is assembled in Box 2, with 22 numbered part bags within the box. The second manual has 200 pages in a sturdy binder, with emphasis solely on the building procedures.
The east/west and north/south legs are indicated by yellow and red, respectively, as shown in the foundation.
A beam of stacked plates and cross-beams is used on both sides of the leg. Technic beams will bring the four legs together, and these beams clip onto a square plate foundation.
The legs slide into the bottom and lean on each other, clicking into place with the yellow and red indicators. The arches provided the desired locking effect. The appearance of the arches is improved by the installation of flex tubing along the lower edge.
Grates on top secure the structure, with the beams joining the outer and inner rings. The second stage locks the lower leg structure together, giving a safe "push point" to square up the lower legs.
The Summit (Box 3)
You've now reached the home stretch with Box 3, which is for the tower's vertical ascent. The third manual comprises 250 pages. There are 34 numbered part packs.
The second story must be constructed first, with the primary structure using a square plate foundation with Technic beam bracing, just like the lower legs.
The legs are also designed similarly, with clips attached to both the top and bottom plates.
You have to construct two legs at a time, attach them, and then construct the remaining ones in essentially the same way. This middle floor seems more solid than the one below it due to the shorter spans and close Technic connections. By fastening everything together, you now have a sturdy tower segment.
As you progress upward, the crossbars become narrower. However, the same components are still employed generally. As a shift in approach would have been immediately noticeable, this helps maintain a consistent aesthetic.
After you finished this upper half, you can connect it to the lower part using four 2x2 tiles.
The hard climb to the top is finally over. A ring of modest windows is filled out with 11 and 12 plate glass.
The French flag is the last piece that you will place on top.
Pros & Cons
- More than 10,000 pieces
- One of the biggest LEGO sets ever made.
- It's detailed and realistic replica of the real Eiffel Tower
- A demanding LEGO model for master builders
- A fun way to build and spend time with someone
- It's a beautiful decorative Icons model set
- It will definitely awe every onlooker in your showcase.
- A definite collectors item for Lego fans
- As this is large model, it's high-price Lego set
- Needs its own space because it's so room-intensive.
- There are some tiny, easily broken parts.
- The build process can be monotonous at times.
- It's not cheap or easy, though, so it's not for everyone.
The LEGO Icons 10307 Eiffel Tower set is, in general, an impressive feat of LEGO design.
Anyone who enjoys the Eiffel Tower or LEGO construction should have this.
The collection is an excellent resource for studying the structure's origins and development. Using the set is a fantastic way to unwind and calm down. The build's repeating steps can be stress reliever that you can do to relax at home.
This LEGO set is perfect if you want to test your skills while still doing something fun and interesting. This is not the set for you, though, if you're strapped for cash or don't have a lot of room.
LeLightGo's fantastic light kit will turn your Lego Eiffel Tower into one of the best models you can showcase. Our Lego lights will make your creation stand out.
There's more to the lighting setup than meets the eye with the Eiffel Tower Light Kit. It completely changes the look of your LEGO set, highlighting the finer architectural elements and giving your tiny Paris a beautiful, nocturnal atmosphere.
The kit's added details—such as the glimmering lights and the warm glow of the Eiffel Tower—make your LEGO Icon set a wonderful display piece, day or night.
The adaptability of the Light Kit for the Eiffel Tower has its most distinctive qualities. You can choose from a wide variety of colors and brightness levels, whether you like the classic look of incandescent lights or the sleek modernity of LEDs.
This gives you complete creative freedom over a LEGO metropolis, allowing you to make it a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that perfectly captures your individual build.
The Lego Lights for this icon set include small cables that can be concealed between the pieces. Our Lego lights will transform your Eiffel Tower's set into something truly awe inspiring.
However, if you've never done electronics work before, installing the lights could be a challenge. Follow these suggestions to streamline your build process.
First, Finish The Build.
You should take your time to completely assemble this Eiffel Tower set before going to any installation. You don't want to wire an unfinished structure. You can see why it's crucial to finish the set before moving on to the next one.
If you do this, you'll have a better idea of what kind of lighting equipment to bring for the set. Complete the construction before investing in a lighting rig. Then after you successfully build the full model set, it allows you to focus entirely on assembling the lighting.
Check The Light Kit
You should thoroughly check each light kit and accessory after you finish the set. Inspect the kit for damage before installing the lights. Find and replace any missing or damaged components.
If you notice any problems, you can use the warranty that comes with every light kit. After a thorough inspection, you can proceed with installing your light kit on your Lego Eiffel Tower.
Set Up Your Lighting
The light kits and accessories for the Lego Eiffel Tower come with clear, detailed instructions and you can see them in our User Guide.
It will show you how to install everything securely and properly. It would serve you well to adhere strictly to these guidelines. If you've never used a light kit before, take it methodically, slowly, and carefully.
Run A Test Of Your Light Setup
As soon as the installation is complete, you should conduct a test. This will let you know if this set is suitable for public viewing and won't cause damage like sparks or short-circuits. During the test run, it can help pinpoint any issues.
You should also choose a battery to power this Eiffel Tower Lego set. After you've double-checked everything and made sure it's in working order, you can take pride in showing off your stunning Eiffel Tower 10307 set to your friends.
The Eiffel Tower is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world, and it looks even more stunning when it's illuminated at night. If you're planning to see Paris, this will give you the chance to see the tower light up in all its glory in its smaller scale.
But what if you could make the Eiffel Tower even more magical? With the LeLightGo Light Kit, you can do just that. This easy-to-use kit allows you to change the colors of the tower's lights to create a truly breathtaking experience.
The LeLightGo Light Kit is made with high-quality materials and designed to withstand the elements. It's also very easy to install, so you can have it up and running in minutes.
Once the kit is installed, you can use a remote control to choose from a variety of colors and patterns. You can also set the lights to change automatically, so you can enjoy a truly mesmerizing light show.
The LeLightGo Light Kit is the perfect way to add a touch of magic to your trip to Paris. With this kit, you can create a truly unforgettable experience that you'll cherish for years to come.
This Light Kit for Lego Eiffel Tower is a magnificent synthesis of LEGO's magnificence and wonder of lighting.
LeLightGo's cutting-edge lighting kit illuminates the LEGO Eiffel Tower to bring forth its charm and further enhance the realism when you showcase this Parisian LEGO set.