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LEGO Disney Mini Castle Set 40478

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Here’s a look at the completed Castle, and it is a beauty – perfectly capturing the iconic silhouette of Cinderella’s Castle. Whether you’re after a companion to 71040 The Disney Castle, don’t have the room or budget for that mainstay of the LEGO Disney line-up, or just want to revel in a microscale build that embraces the artistic and technical challenges of building so small, 40478 Mini Disney Castle feels like an easy recommendation. Keepability [5]– An instant classic, and works solo or as a companion set to the large Disney Castle The build was fairly enjoyable for me – I really like building at micro scale, and at 567 pieces, was a medium-length and rather satisfying experience. The mini LEGO Disney Castle is hands down going to be one of the most popular LEGO sets of 2021, striking the right balance between a price and display presence.

There’s no faulting the colour choices, either, which reflect last year’s repainting of the real-life castle for Cinderella’s 70th anniversary, and the decorations applied for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. It means 40478 Mini Disney Castle’s bright blue and gold doesn’t quite match 71040 The Disney Castle’s comparatively muted dark blue and tan, but it makes for a brighter and more engaging model and build, which is exactly what you’d want when building with so few parts. For those on a budget or those short on space, this set is just perfect, and I think in many ways, is superior to the big Disney Castle. For context, I own the large Disney Castle but it’s still in the box because I don’t have the space.And that’s absolutely fair – but while all those models are impressive works of LEGO art, there’s something to be said for the unique challenges presented by building small. Give someone fewer and fewer pieces with which to put together a reasonable and identifiable representation of an iconic location – like Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle, for instance – and you’re essentially asking them to paint a masterpiece with only one or two brushes. Read on to see more of 40478 Mini Disney Castle or you can watch a speed build video of the LEGO Mini Disney Castle on my Youtube channel Light up the world's most iconic castle, the Disney Castle aka Cinderella's Castle - in miniature form! Measuring over 8 in. (21 cm) high, 5.5 in. (14 cm) wide and 5.5 in. (13 cm) deep, this LEGO® | Disney Mini Disney Castle makes a striking display piece standing on a mantelpiece or shelf in your home or office. The perfect gift for the Magic Kingdom fan of any age out there, light and display your Mini Disney Castle today!

Here’s a look at the instruction manual, which has a new (and a little odd) booklet shape which is new to me. For instance, the four corners to the castle’s base are connected using skeleton arms; the entranceway is lined by four golden crowbars, which are fiddly to clip into place, but incredibly effective; and golden binoculars cleverly represent the windows around the castle’s many asymmetrical towers. This set looks awesome on display on your desk, or next to your other LEGO sets with its beautiful colour scheme.

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The colours are also excellent, and the blend of blue, opalescent blues, against the greys, and pearl golds are absolutely stunning. Yeah, that’s probably on you, then. I interact with lots of people here. Some may be like @sjr60, just shaking their fists at the screen and trying to ignore me (as I’m sure many do to him as well). Some thank me for providing information that interests them. Sometimes a debate starts up, runs it’s course, and life carries on without bloodshed. And on rare occasion, I run into someone who feels they have the right to control the way the conversation plays out, and gets torqued out of shape when they discover that’s not true. In fact, I kinda suspect you’ve done this here before, and probably not just with me. With so many large-scale releases in 2021, the year has actually been an excellent year for LEGO fans on a budget, or if you’re like me, with little to no room left for massive 4-digit piece sets. I’d just remove both tiles during the build, or else you’ll have a hard time accessing them after – you literally have to break the castle to retrieve them.

Enter 40478 Mini Disney Castle, which was revealed to much fanfare and excitement! This miniature version of the larger and more expensive 71040 Disney Castle is a great alternative for LEGO fans on a budget, and for any type of Disney fan. This is also another area where the aesthetics of the set have taken precedence over complete accuracy, with great results: the rose pink tint of the real castle is white here, but it feels more subtle, and provides a closer link (if it needed one) to its older and bigger LEGO sibling. Given how many LEGO sets feel like they’re priced with future discounts in mind, though, that’s actually a positive for 40478 Mini Disney Castle – especially because, as a LEGO.com and LEGO Store exclusive, it will probably never see a discount anyway. — Pictures — Votre participation démontre que vous avez lu et accepté les termes et conditions de l'offre. Les présentes Conditions Générales sont soumises au droit français. A great gift idea for ages 12 and up, this 567-piece building set makes a unique addition to any Disney collection.Still, there’s nothing inherently worse about his torso – it’s just different – and it adds up to a smart inclusion where other microscale models, such as the annual May the Fourth build, tend to omit minifigures entirely. You could say Minnie’s missing, but then where does it end? — Price — From the side, the blue rooftop cones with pearl gold ski poles contrast brilliantly against the white main structure. The Disney Castle tile was previously only available in the pricey Disney Train and Station set, so it’s great to see it being available in a much more accessible set!

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