Colosseum is LEGO set 10276-1. It has a score of 83. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 2 reviews, based on 4 scored reviews and 11 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 34.98% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Icons.
Some of these links are affiliate links. When you click through to purchase something, Brick Insights gets a couple of cents. It helps cover some of the costs of running the site. Thanks!
To export several sets, go to the exporter. If you use the data I'd really appreciate a link back to Brick Insights. It keeps this site going.
About this massive model I can say the final result is beautiful with lots and lots of details. The buiding process is long and a bit repetitive but this way you can make it by steps, box 1 for 2 days, box 2, 3 and 4 more two days each. It will help you pass these difficult times a lot better. I cannot imagine the work that took for Lego team to create this set. Congratulations!!!
If you prefer more compact builds, or can't afford it, I don't think you're losing out of much if you skip this one, especially if large, highly detailed historical builds aren't your cup of tea.
This is a very different building experience from sets in the LEGO Architecture series which, while also repetitive at times, can usually be completed in a single one or two-hour session. One of the main things that keep it from being even better include the awkward stopping points for each box which make it harder to set aside for a few days before returning to the project. I also have to admit that it does get a bit boring at times, especially when building the seventh of nine nearly identical assemblies, and being unable to really see your progress until the giant module is complete.
If you have the budget: This is a good pick.
The set contains 40 numbered bags for the various stages and a staggering total of 124 plastic bags - I did count them. Why, you may ask? Given The LEGO Group's recent announcement to switch from plastic to paper bags for greater sustainability, I wondered whether there would have been an opportunity to introduce it before the release of the Colosseum. Sadly, the largest LEGO model to date seemingly also contains the largest quantity of plastic waste; I filled an entire 75 litre trash-bag. It is my hope that future production runs of the set will have paper bags – the brownish paper would even fit well from an aesthetic point of view.
This set delivered pretty much all that I expected from it. The booklets have a good introduction into the historical matter, but the instruction design is in some points difficult to read. The edge of the base plate looks unpleasant to my eye, because of its blocky character. My biggest criticisms are the Corinthian columns and the column-to-arch ratio on the arcades. I am well aware that due to my background as an ancient historian and AFOL who dedicated a lot of time to an Architecture-style version of the Colosseum, I am probably just biased and nitpicking, but these points mean my overall impression is not 100 percent happiness.
Most of the sets released under the 18+ banner would be considered a Creator Expert set in all but their name. However, this particular set feels like the ultimate Architecture set. For one it's based in an iconic landmark and it's also microscale, despite the huge size. As it sits in front of me surrounded by other LEGO builds, you can't help but marvel at the finished product. It looks more like something see in a museum and thanks to its size, displaying it may require somewhere as spacious as one. Although it's footprint is a little less than the Falcon, it's not far off and also tops it on height as well, plus it's very, very heavy. It's the largest LEGO set ever created for retail and although there are numerous tiny elements, that large piece count can easily be seen in the finished model.
10276 Colosseum looks absolutely outstanding on display, as one would anticipate for a set which contains 9036 pieces! Wonderful detail covers every available surface and exhaustive attention has evidently been paid to accuracy, compromising only where the proportions may necessitate variation from the original structure. The scale is impressive too, measuring 59cm across, 52cm deep and 27cm in height.
Upon completion, the model that sits before you is utterly fantastic. It's an accurately-defined, expertly-constructed piece of LEGO engineering that celebrates Rome's Colosseum in a truly unique way. It's incomparable to almost any other LEGO set produced and pays the perfect tribute to one of the world's most iconic architectural achievements of ancient times. An all-consuming LEGO set in every way, there has been nothing like 10276 Colosseum before and it's hard to think that there will be again.
Will you consider getting it just for the journey that is over 9,000-piece long? Will you put it in the middle of your dining room to enjoy during fancy dinners? Or, maybe you want for the sake of the heap of pieces in tan? With so many new exclusive and adult-oriented building sets released by LEGO in recent years, the question is no longer whether you should buy one or not, but rather what reason do you have to get one? In this regard, the Colosseum is one of the most questionable additions to one's collection.