Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to purchase one of the few LEGO Disney Castles that were for the LEGO VIP release. I was so excited and couldn't wait to get it home and put it together.

Well, my husband actually put it together for me. He likes to build things and I don't really have much patience, so it worked out well. I am super impressed with him, because it took him only 8-9 hours to put together a set that had over 4,000 pieces. The result is nothing short of awesome!

Before we get to the pictures, let me share some stats with you:

  • The unopened box weighs 12.8 lbs.
  • The finished castle is about 30 inches tall
  • The base is 19 inches wide
  • From the widest part (from the front steps to the back) it is 12 inches deep
  • There are a total of 4,080 pieces in this set
  • The bags are numbered to 14
  • Total number of numbered bags is 33 (each numbered bag has multiple bags with that number)
  • Number of other bags that are not numbered is 19
  • Total number of bags is 53
  • There is one instruction booklet
  • The instruction booklet is 491 pages
  • There is one sticker sheet with 17 stickers on it
  • There are 10 Disney movies that are represented in the castle:
    • The Princess and the Frog
    • The Little Mermaid
    • Sleeping Beauty
    • Beauty and the Beast
    • Aladdin
    • Tangled
    • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    • Fantasia
    • Cinderella
    • Brave

It's a little intimidating when you see all those bags. It's especially intimidating when you see all the small parts that are in the bags, but the end result is totally worth it!

The set includes LEGO minifigures of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Tinker Bell. I love all the Disney movies that are represented in the castle. It's hard to choose a favorite, but I think it would have to be either the Beauty and the Beast room or the kitchen that represents both The Little Mermaid and Cinderella.

There are so many amazing details in the castle, down to the spring loaded "fireworks" that shoot from the castle. It's fun, but just be careful, because they shoot pretty far and could be easy to lose.

This is easily my favorite LEGO set ever. Now if they could only come out with LEGO sets of the different Disney parks, how cool would that be?!

Here are some pictures of the castle building process. Enjoy!


Bonus: Watch the hilarious way that Liz got the LEGO Disney Castle

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