Las Vegas being re-imaged by LEGO
August 02, 2018 9:27 AM
by Robert Mann
Las Vegas has been reportedly re-imaged by LEGO, the Danish family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark known internationally for the manufacture of Lego-brand toys, consisting mostly of interlocking plastic bricks.
A website for “The Brothers Brick,” a LEGO website for adult builders, says the first photos are turning up online of a new LEGO Architecture set depicting the Las Vegas skyline since a gunman opened fire on October 1st, 2017, strafing a jammed concert venue from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort Casino. The tragedy, in which 58 people were killed, caused LEGO to withhold its official Las Vegas skyline set, originally scheduled to be released in January of this year
Now, LEGO has finally revealed the redesigned, re-numbered set, 21047 Las Vegas, on the French version of Amazon, amazon.fr.
The French Amazon website doesn’t list a price or part count, but it is expected to be $59.99 for 597 pieces. LEGO has yet to make an official announcement.
The redesigned version of the set reportedly retains the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign, Luxor with the Sphinx, Encore at the Wynn, the Stratosphere tower, and Fremont Street Experience, but replaces the Mandalay Bay with the Bellagio, according to “The Brothers Brick.”