Ambitious Titanic LEGO Kit Could Become a Reality

Rebecca OConnell

MrSsorg, via WIRED UK 

LEGO Ideas has brought about some interesting kit proposals, including Golden Girls and Jurassic Park. The latest project to reach 10,000 supporters is the gigantic Titanic kit that is projected to use about 4000 LEGO pieces. The kit now must be approved by LEGO set designers and marketing representatives before it can hit store shelves. 

This ambitious project was created by Ssorg, the user who previously made the Douglas DC-3

“Although the anniversary passed already, the fame and legacy of Titanic is not going anywhere," Ssort said, "and this LEGO set would help to keep her memory floating forever.”

Using a program called MLCAD, he created three models in different sizes: the small one uses 750 pieces, the medium uses 2500, and larger one uses 4000. Originally, Ssorg only proposed the large version (which would be about 4 feet long) but later added the smaller sizes to increase his chances of getting approval. The small version can be broken in half, so morbid builders can recreate the tragedy. Ssorg describes the feature as “a little macabre.” You can also remove the bottom to create the illusion of a boat in water. 

Using a price-per-part ratio of about $0.06, Ssorg predicts the larger kit would cost around $250 if approved. Alternatively, the little one could cost about $85.

[h/t: WIRED UK]