What’s the new LEGO Disney Castle Set?
Comprised of 4,837 pieces, the new LEGO Disney Castle Set is a homage to LEGO and Disney’s partnership of inspiring playful joy and creativity in families worldwide over the past 24 years. From the first LEGO Winnie the Pooh set that was unveiled back in 1999 to the new version of the LEGO Disney Castle replica, the two brands have helped fans share the wonder of Disney storytelling by inspiring children, and adults, to reimagine fan-favorite moments through LEGO play.
The new LEGO Disney Castle Set features not only the castle building, but also includes references from 14 classic Disney films over the last 100 years, such as Steamboat Willie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, Moana, Fantasia, and more.
Some of the movie references found inside the majestic walls of the LEGO Disney Castle include the Grand Ballroom from Cinderella, the Magic Mirror from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a table setting from Beauty and the Beast, and the iconic mop and bucket from Fantasia. Also found inside the castle is a secret turret for fans to discover a Disney time capsule with references to the entertainment giant’s 100-year history. Outside, the overall look of the castle is completed with fireworks.
The new LEGO Disney Castle Set comes with eight minifigures, including Snow White, Prince Florian, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Tiana, Prince Naveen, Rapunzel, and Flynn Ryder, allowing fans to recreate their scenes from their favorite Disney movies.
Unlike the first LEGO Disney Castle Set, the new version appeal to Disney fans with a challenging build that boosts creative joy. Also, as a limited-edition collector’s item, the new LEGO Disney Castle set comes in exclusive packaging featuring the Disney 100 logo.
When is the new LEGO Disney Castle Set coming out?
The new LEGO Disney Castle Set will be available globally via LEGO Stores and at LEGO.com for LEGO VIPs from July, 1st 2023, and for all from July, 4th 2023 at the recommended retail price of $399.99.
When was the first LEGO Disney Castle Set released?
The first LEGO Disney Castle Set was released on September 1st, 2016. It was set number 71040, and it had 4,080 pieces. The set included five minifigures: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Tinker Bell. The set was retired in 2022 to give way to the new version. Although the set is no longer available on LEGO.com, fans can still purchase it on Amazon and other toy retailers.
10 fun facts about the Disney Castle
- Official Name: The iconic Disney Castle is officially known as Cinderella Castle, named after the Disney princess.
- Inspiration: The design of Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World in Florida was inspired by various real-life castles, including the French château style and the fairytale castles of Bavaria, Germany.
- Height: The Cinderella Castle stands at a height of 189 feet (57.6 meters) in Walt Disney World, making it one of the tallest structures in the park.
- Walt Disney’s Dream: Cinderella Castle represents Walt Disney’s dream and vision for Disneyland. He wanted a central iconic structure that would serve as a symbol of magic and enchantment.
- Magic Kingdom Centerpiece: The Cinderella Castle serves as the centerpiece of the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It’s the focal point of the park and is visible from various locations.
- Suite inside the Castle: Within Cinderella Castle, there is a lavish suite known as the Cinderella Castle Suite. It was originally intended as a private suite for Walt Disney and his family but was left unfinished after his passing. The suite was later completed and is now occasionally used for special promotions and giveaways.
- Mosaics and Stained Glass: The castle features beautiful mosaics and stained glass artwork depicting scenes from the Cinderella fairy tale. A team of talented artisans created the mosaics.
- Fireworks and Projection Shows: Cinderella Castle serves as a stunning backdrop for nighttime fireworks and projection shows, such as Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom, where colorful lights and images are projected onto the castle, accompanied by music.
- Replicas in Other Disney Parks: While the Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World is the most well-known, there are also replicas of the castle in other Disney parks worldwide, such as Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Hong Kong Disneyland.
- Iconic Symbol: The Cinderella Castle has become an enduring symbol of the Disney brand and is recognized worldwide as a representation of magic, imagination, and the enchantment of Disney storytelling.