The New Lego Opera House Is Huge -- Almost 3000 Bricks

Here's the new Lego Sydney Opera House, a huge model from their Creator Expert line. It's a massive 2989-brick set that measures 27.9cm high, 63.5cm wide and 38.1cm deep. Comparing it to its Lego Architecture counterpart is like comparing Jupiter to Earth. The price is also Jovian: $US319.99.

It's an truly amazing model, with lots of complex shapes and details, that captures the essence of the iconic 1973 building, designed and built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon.

For fans of architectural Lego models, however, I'm sure it will be irresistible. And for general Lego nutters too: it contains very prized and rare dark tan bricks, including 1x1x2/3 stud and 1x2x2/3 stud slopes plus the unique 48x48 stud blue baseplate, the first of its kind.

Of all the Lego Creator Expert models -- the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower and London's Tower Bridge -- it's my second favourite (the first one being the Tower Bridge). The 10234 Sydney Opera House will be available this September at the Lego Shop and other Lego stores.