So you missed Diwali in Agra this year; no problem. You can still sip your nimbu pani and gaze upon the Taj Mahal by candlelight. You’ll just have to build it yourself.
Just in time for the (Western) winter holidays, Lego has announced the return of one of its most stupefyingly intricate building sets. The Lego Taj Mahal boasts 5,923 pieces, which go together via a three-volume instruction manual. Construction of the real Taj, which commenced in 1632, required the efforts of some 20,000 artisans who worked day and night for 22 years. The Lego version should go together with slightly less time and toil.
The $360 Taj Mahal—which, in finished form, measures 20 inches square by 16 inches high—joins a growing roster of world monuments in the Lego range, including a $250 Big Ben kit with 4,163 pieces and a $240 Tower Bridge set with 4,287 pieces.
The remade Taj hits the Danish brickmaker’s web store on Cyber Monday, November 27. Plenty of time to clear off the kitchen table.