LEGO Natural History Museum Set: Your Own Night at the Museum

With over 15 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one actually still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself tinkering in the garage.

Unveiled just in time for me to reallocate the money I was going to spend on other people’s Christmas gifts this year, the LEGO Icons Natural History Museum is a massive 4,014-piece museum set. It comes complete with dual skylights and naturally lit interior rooms full of natural history treasures, including a brachiosaurus skeleton!

The set will be released December 1st for $299, and is the largest of LEGO’s Modular Buildings sets to date. It features two stories of exhibits, seven minifigs (nine if you count the two statues outside!), and a whole lot of fun to be had, especially if you watch Night at the Museum while you build it, which I plan to.

I love how they used a LEGO bullwhip to double as a fossilized shell. How clever is that?! Or, who knows, maybe it’s a nod to famed archaeologist Indiana Jones. I swear, LEGO builders never cease to amaze me…or empty my wallet.

[via TechEBlog]