As some of you may remember the LEGO Inside Tour surprise gift for last year was the LEGO Tree of Creativity (4000024) set which was only available to attendees of the tour.
Now, the LEGO House will be having their own retail version which you can buy when you visit it in Billund!
Yes, it is exclusive to only the LEGO House but at least now it is available for retail. I know some of you were looking to get your hands on the instructions for the LEGO Inside Tour (LIT) set so that you could build one of your own.
It will be retailing for 599DKK which is approximately SGD$130 / RM388 / USD$99. It will consist of 837 pieces and have a print run of 10,000 units.
This is designed by Steen Sig Andersen who also designed the original LEGO Tree of Creativity (400024) set but there are some slight differences like the number of minifigures included and a printed tile.
Here is a quick comparison chart:
|Name||LEGO® House Tree of Creativity||LEGO® House Tree of Creativity|
|Amount of boxes produces||175||10,000|
|Release date||1st of May 2017||1st of March 2018|
|Box size|| Length: 310 mm
Width: 230 mm
Depth: 72 mm
| Length: 382 mm
Width: 262 mm
Depth: 70,5 mm
|Packaging||Custimized sleeves – five different ones||Standard retail packaging|
|Hight of built model||38 cm||35 cm|
|Number of leaves||11||10|
|Number of minifigures||6 + baby||1|
|Uniquely decorated element||Printed tile with space logo||0|
|Amount of mini builts on leaves||8||6|
|Base frame||White with integrated bench||Brown without bench|
|LEGO Designer||Steen Sig Andersen||Steen Sig Andersen|
|Available for sale||No||Yes – exclusively in LEGO House|
|Price||Not for sale||599 DKK|
I’m super stoked that they are actually releasing a version of the set that we can actually own albeit it is still a bit far for some of us to get our hands on it.
Guess it is time to call on your friends and relatives who are in Denmark.
Here is the full press release:
In the midst of LEGO House stands one of the world’s most iconic LEGO models, at over 15m tall and packed full of details and surprises even the most avid LEGO enthusiast cannot fail to be impressed by the Tree of Creativity. The tree is constructed from 6.316.611 standard LEGO bricks and took 23.500 hours to assemble to create an incredible and unique LEGO model.
And now a LEGO small scale model of this tree will be exclusively available at the LEGO Store in LEGO House, Billund.
The LEGO model is a great reproduction of the giant tree. All the most iconic features have been resized into this retail model.
The real LEGO enthusiast will know that the LEGO Group launched a Tree of Creativity model back in May 2017. That particular model was developed as the surprise gift for the participants of the LEGO Inside Tour. The product developed for Inside Tour only comes out in 175 individually numbered boxes.
Senior designer Steen Sig Andersen who originally also designed the first model was asked to do a retail version for LEGO House.
Steen Sig Andersen says:” The former Tree of Creativity box has proven to be an iconic model for the LEGO House and it makes a lot of sense to also offer a Tree of Creativity to the guests of LEGO House. But it was very important that the two models were not identical as we would not take away the originality from the Inside Tour guests in 2017”
Steen Sig Andersen’s efforts resulted in a very nice retail version which is slightly smaller than the LEGO Inside Tour model. The model is exclusively available at LEGO House in Billund and the retail price is 599 DKK. The LEGO Inside Tour model is not for sale.
LEGO House is a fantastic experience center, so amazing that it is hard to describe. It is a place where LEGO fans of all ages will discover the magic behind the brand and can be inspired by all the endless play and learning possibilities with the LEGO brick.
Facts about the large Tree of Creativity
Height: 15,68 m
Number of bricks: 6.316.611 Bricks
Total weight (excluding metal structure): 11.053 kg incl. 600 kg of loose bricks for grass
Production hours: 24.350