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LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253)

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Get up close to Big Ben! The clock was first started on May 31st 1859, and Big Ben's first chime rang from the 96-meter Elizabeth Tower on July 11th of the same year. This over 23 inch (60 centimeter) high LEGO® interpretation of the iconic structure is a tribute to its engineering and architecture. It features a detailed facade with statues, shields and windows, and a clock tower with 4 adjustable clock dials and a removable roof allowing access to the belfry, plus buildable exterior elements including a sidewalk, lawn and a tree depicting the building's location. This model makes a great display piece for the home or office.

The LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253) Features:

  • Big Ben features a detailed section of the Westminster Palace and the adjoining Elizabeth Tower, 4 detailed clock dials with movable hour and minutes hands, and a sidewalk, tree and grass area depicting the building's location.

  • Remove the top of the tower to access the Big Ben bell

  • Special elements include 4 printed clock faces

  • Rare elements include ski poles, flowers and corner plates in molded gold color, and tinted-translucent elements

  • Big Ben measures over 23 inch (60 centimeter) high, 17 inch (44 centimeter) wide and 7 inch (20 centimeter) deep.

Features

  • Remove the top of the tower to access the Big Ben bell
  • Special elements include 4 printed clock faces
  • Rare elements include ski poles, flowers and corner plates in molded gold color, and tinted-translucent elements
  • Big Ben measures over 23 inch (60 centimeter) high, 17 inch (44 centimeter) wide and 7 inch (20 centimeter) deep.

Additional Info

396207

A353C7C3

673419247023

6135664

7.8 pounds

22.9 x 18.9 x 3.5

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Average Customer Rating:

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LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253)
 
4.7

(based on 84 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Not quite finished off

Lego yet again have not finished the model off for all around display which is a crying shame.No working clock or bell, back of building not complete.The green plates look like sick colour. Yet...Read complete review

Lego yet again have not finished the model off for all around display which is a crying shame.No working clock or bell, back of building not complete.The green plates look like sick colour. Yet good value for money, very good for the bit count.Also the detail on the front is realy nice. Please look at my photos thats 3 kits and a weeks work. fully litup even the top of the tower.With 4 working clocks. Tip a pocket watchs fits nicely.You will have great fun copying me. I might do the whole of the houses of parliment some day. Any helpers?

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Not quite as interesting as I had hoped

One of my favorite things about the larger kits is the interesting bits and the creativity involved in creating them, that you get to see when putting the kit together. The Ghostbusters Firehouse,...Read complete review

One of my favorite things about the larger kits is the interesting bits and the creativity involved in creating them, that you get to see when putting the kit together. The Ghostbusters Firehouse, for example, was roughly comparable in scope, and a ton of fun. There is always going to be some repetition in the larger kits, but usually not so much as to spoil the experience. I felt, with the Big Ben kit, like I was working in a lego-building factory. I would open a bag, see the parts inside, and immediately start to build the panels for the clock tower sides, without even needing the instructions, because so much of it was building the same side panels. The rest of the building offered a slight variation, but not by much. Looking at it, you know there will be some repetition, but out of an entire closet of kits, this is the very first time I have ever been putting together a lego set and had to take a break because I was too bored to go on. That said, it was still a nice looking structure when complete, and I enjoy the mechanic of turning the clock a bit.

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5.0

Excellent

By elleng123

from Undisclosed

Comments about LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253):

I thoroughly enjoyed building this set, and overall found it easy to construct. Definitely a great piece for anybody who prefers models to 'play sets' if you will. Quite small but I wouldn't say overpriced because there is quite a few pieces, although they are all relatively small and wouldn't be suitable for younger children

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5.0

A Must Have

By Chronthalas

from Undisclosed

Comments about LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253):

This was a fantastic build, which I enjoyed more than the tower bridge as it wasn't monotonous. As far as price goes, you really can't beat this set and the Tower Bridge, and they look great displayed together.

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3.0

Not quite as interesting as I had hoped

By GTStone

from Undisclosed

Comments about LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253):

One of my favorite things about the larger kits is the interesting bits and the creativity involved in creating them, that you get to see when putting the kit together. The Ghostbusters Firehouse, for example, was roughly comparable in scope, and a ton of fun. There is always going to be some repetition in the larger kits, but usually not so much as to spoil the experience. I felt, with the Big Ben kit, like I was working in a lego-building factory. I would open a bag, see the parts inside, and immediately start to build the panels for the clock tower sides, without even needing the instructions, because so much of it was building the same side panels. The rest of the building offered a slight variation, but not by much. Looking at it, you know there will be some repetition, but out of an entire closet of kits, this is the very first time I have ever been putting together a lego set and had to take a break because I was too bored to go on. That said, it was still a nice looking structure when complete, and I enjoy the mechanic of turning the clock a bit.

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5.0

Boring build but great set!

By PaprikaElf

from Undisclosed

Comments about LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253):

I already had the Tower Bridge Creator set (which probably ranks as one of my favorite sets of all time) when I heard about this set. I watched the video with the designer and I was intrigued. I also liked the scale of it much more than the actual Lego Architecture series one (which while adequate and recognizable can not show the detail of Westminister Palace). This set looks great. The build was very repetitive. No part of it was particularly challenging, but when it is done, it does look quite impressive. It is also very tall - taller than you would expect. If you have the Tower Bridge, it works very well with it (and I hope that they do some more London landmarks in the Expert Creator series in the future). My only gripe is that I wish there were some more extras of the little gold crosses that line the roof. They are extremely fragile and my cats have already broken a few.

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5.0

A great display piece, if you have the space!

By Magma2050

from Undisclosed

Comments about LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253):

This Lego set comes in about 20 plastic bags split into 7 assembly steps. I would recommend only opening each set of bags as you require them, because even limiting yourself to what you need, it is easy to overwhelm yourself with pieces. It makes use of a large number of 1x1 and 1x2 plates and bricks of varying colours, and though some sections are repeated and can be built in parallel, there is enough unique construction to make assembly take some time; even with sorting each set of bags to finish it as quickly as possible, it still took 12 hours to finish (Not counting breaks for the occasional cup of tea. Even if you are not British, I suggest having several tea breaks to create the right atmosphere!). The finished model is incredibly accurate compared to the actual building - The proportions of the clock tower are slightly off but that's unavoidable because of the brick dimensions and only noticeable when placed next to a photograph. The clock function is nice, but it's a pity there's no way to make the hour hand run independently from the minute hand. A note for people who like to do their own thing with Lego - There are blanked out areas on the back face where the rest of the Houses of Parliament would connect. I checked how big this would be, and it is almost exactly the same area as a single bed takes up!

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4.0

Slightly annoying building process, Amazing result

By OSN349

from Undisclosed

Comments about LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253):

After three years of buying sets from the modular line, I wanted to challenge myself with a slightly more challenging set. Although the set consists more than 4,000 pieces, most of them are 1 by 1, which raise some issues at my opinion. Unlike the modular sets, the Big Ben is very narrow and tall and considering most of the set is from 1 by 1 pieces, caused me to doubt its stability. It does has a frame of larger pieces however (mostly 1 by 6 and 1 by 8). Secondly, the set is heavy decorated, which of course contributes to its beauty, with that being said however, since the decorations (Like tooth pieces) are also 1 by 1, it is difficult to attach them dead straight to the building so I am finding some of them with a slight angle. Regardless to these, the set is amazing. The designer of the set used pieces in a way I could never think of by myself. There are tons of elements and at the end of the building when I built and attach the clock and its roof I was completely amazed by how impressive it is. You should really buy this set. Here is a small tip: If you can buy the set from the UK store, you can possibly save yourself some cash :-)

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5.0

Big Ben

By DJMs

from Undisclosed

Comments about LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253):

This is my first Lego "Building" for more years than I care to remember. Recent dalliances have been Technic trucks, Speed Champions and some Star Wars bits and bobs. Having read the instructions a few months back, I had an idea of what was coming construction wise so was not disappointed with the small pieces and repetitive nature - allowing me to use a mini production line system a la Henry Ford but without a timekeeper standing over me. I decided to follow the instructions section by section, so only brought out the required bags as needed rather than cover the floor as it were due to an acute lack of space. Section one's base could only be described as seriously flexible until stiffened by several levels of overlapping bricks straightened out the walls. (I was not building on a level table...). I don't know whether this was intentional, but some generous soul included an extra section two bag which had a pile of 1x1 window bricks, this apparent generosity had me in a mild panic in case a bean counter had removed a later bag of goodies to compensate, so I was pleased to find out this was not the case come the end build and no pieces were missing. I should have taken the chance to use these extra pieces to make internal doorways just inside and behind the two lowest level openings where the green flower pots are sited. The 1x1 window bricks were ferocious to join, and straighten, so I 'learned' to push them together on a flat surface first rather than 'in the air' then try to ensure there were no seams showing before putting in place. For my pains, I now have Lego stamped on my thumbs and fore fingers. The build is relatively straightforward, however, I recommend attaching the main slated grey roof from Section 6 before attaching Section 5's Clock Tower blocks 3/4/5. Why, because I needed to use a serious amount of GBH to press the roof into place and those Tower blocks are not going to stay in place for long as one wrestles with the building. The brick separator, and or a spare 2x6 proved quite useful in aligning the building detail parts as the build progressed. Impending disaster time...Clock Tower blocks 3/4/5 are your weakest links in this build. As you can see, they are unsupported except by 4 corner studs and 4 side window sections which although mounting 4 studs each, only connect to two holes per side to their internal core (through which the clock hand mechanism runs vertically). So, any pressure applied to the window sections on a point where the two studs don't connect, results in blown out walls and a crumpled block. Try moving Big Ben in it's completed stage, from a to b, suffer a wobble as the tower flaps, grab the Tower with a spare hand and you'll see what I mean. Anyhow blocks 4/5 required a rebuild whilst the Clock Tower block 6 sat precariously on the very long rod sticking out of the core. So, all in all, a fun build spread out over a week. You can't really 'play' with the completed model, it's for show. I noticed that some clever person in a recent review has built out the front and courtyard area, I wish I could do the same but am settling for a reinforced base with the grass and water extended out the front to line up with the clock tower (when my spare bricks order arrives). Last points, the green and blue colours are too bright by far. Website photos of the water flowing in the Thames would suggest a new colour 'filthy grey brown' rather than bright blue! As for the tan colour, again too light I think, but it's a representation rather than replica otherwise the weathering experts will be out spraying the model with natural grime, wear and tear plus pigeon droppings... Happy building, and when I get some space made, hello Sydney Opera House and if I clear even more space, the Tower Bridge may follow.

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5.0

Lovely Building

By Stillwater3

from Nelson

Comments about LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253):

From the time I became aware that a Big Ben set was in the offing I had been waiting expectantly. Now that I have purchased and built the set I can understand my enthusiasm. It is very well designed and relatively easy to build but the final product is spectacular. Thank you Lego.

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5.0

For The Price, Level Of Detail Is Beyond Reproach

By TheGreatPaulG

from Cedar Hill

Comments about LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253):

Putting a realistic backdrop behind it and taking pictures at certain angles, it would not be immediately obvious if you were looking at this set or the actual building. Being able to change the time on all four faces of the clock simultaneously via a knob on the backside is nice touch. I thought the gearing required to have all the faces rotate in sync would be nightmare to deal with and never work correctly. After setting all the faces to the same time I was pleasantly surprised turning the knob not only worked the first time but also turned all the faces in sync. Most of my criticism of this set is nitpicky. A good portion of this set is very repetitive to build up. However I guess that is just the nature of the building itself. When looking at the pieces required for each step, it can be difficult at times to tell whether the tan or brown bricks are being shown. Several times I either had to look at the individual steps to determine which color was being used as a reference or even a picture on the box itself at times. The few dark blue bricks this set has look almost black in the manual. I found myself looking for black bricks at times when they were really dark blue. I don’t really understand why all the bags that make up #2 are in a separate enclosed white box either. Four sets of tools are included that I presume are meant to represent those that are used on each face of the clock. There is nowhere to put them though. I think the transparent bricks used for the windows are maybe a tad bit too dark. There are a lot of window sections to build up too. The walls that make up each assembly for the clock’s tower are particularly repetitive as well. A nice touch would be if the lantern above the clock actually lit up.

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5.0

Exquisite Detail

By KenMacIntosh

from Albuquerque

Comments about LEGO Creator Big Ben (10253):

This model achieves a high level of architectural detail by using a large number of small pieces, many of them used in very creative ways. The build is excellent and challenging, you have to pay attention. The person who designed this model really knew what he or she was doing. There is a lot of repetition, but I did not find that a problem because the end result is so rewarding. So rewarding in fact, that I built a second model in mirror reverse, left to right, and truncating the Elizabeth Tower to create a Parliament Buildings complex. Adding a base to the models created a more massive appearance. We can only hope that this model signifies a new Lego program to produce additional classical European style architectural structures. Westminster Abby maybe?

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