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LEGO Taj Mahal: One of the Largest Lego Sets Ever 10256 & 10189

Updated on November 29, 2017
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Brenda is an Ottawa native who runs a small eBay store called Treasures by Brenda where she sells new, used & vintage Lego sets & much more.

Lego Taj Mahal (2017)

Lego Taj Mahal (2017)
Lego Taj Mahal (2017)

Lego Taj Mahal (2008)

LEGO Taj Mahal (2008)
LEGO Taj Mahal (2008)
LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (2008)
LEGO Creator Taj Mahal (2008) | Source

If You Want A Large Lego Set, Consider The Lego Taj Mahal

When I wrote this page, Lego's Taj Mahal, set number 10189, was the largest set in existence in terms of sheer number of pieces. It has been eclipsed by the Star Wars Millennium Falcon but remains one of the largest sets and the architectural wonder is one of the seven wonders of the world. The Lego version is a fantastic likeness of the landmark, which is located in India.

Lego's Taj Mahal set was originally released in 2008. It continued to be a very popular and sought after set even though it was a retired set. Because of that continued demand, the set continued to soar in price. In 2014, I saw it on Amazon for $2,249.99 and up. That's pretty incredible for a set that just four years earlier had retailed for $299.99.


If you have been wanting to own this set but unable to stretch to thousands of dollars to do so, you are in luck. In 2017, Lego relaunched the kit giving it the new model number 10256.

Read on to better understanding what would have received in the original set and how long it might take to build the Taj Mahal. Note that I have not constructed this set but have been assisted in putting this page together by a Lego enthusiast.

Click here to find both Lego Taj Mahal sets on eBay.

Pros And Cons Of Buying The Lego Taj Mahal Set

Please note, these comments refer to the 2008 set and could be slightly different than the 2017 set.

Pro 1. Stunning Appearance

If you have seen photos of the Taj Mahal, you will agree that this particular Lego set is worthy of serving as a fine example of that wonderful structure. The most recognizable feature of this set is its resemblence to the genuine building. Once you build it, the proportions look absolutely dazzling.

Pro 2: Fine Detail

Another thing about this Lego structure, is that anybody inspecting its parts, arches, bends and designs, will see that it was expertly made. This structure, it's appearance are realistic. They are not cutesy but remain true to the landmark.

Pro 3: Solid Build

The structure when built is quite solid and fairly tough. If the user wants to move it to another area, it can be effortlessly done by detaching the six base connectors and lifting it without destroying the entire building.

Pro 4: Family Involvement

This is a good Lego set to build with the entire family although it is a difficult or expert set, recommended by Lego for those 14 years old and up and for experienced builders. Younger Lego building novices will most likely need a lot of assistance from their parents and older siblings to help build the more intricate, detailed building elements.

Con: Not Properly Categorized Blocks

Despite the excellence that the Taj Mahal Lego set showcases, it does appear to have flaws. Individuals online say that they cannot spot the squares they need because they are not isolated well enough in their bundles. This may require time sorting through the Lego pieces.

Click here to read the Amazon customer reviews of this set, kit number 10189. I always find the Amazon customer reviews a great source of information about a kit.

LEGO Taj Mahal (2008)
LEGO Taj Mahal (2008)

The 2008 Lego Taj Mahal bundle incorporates 5,922 pieces of sturdy Lego plastic that have been designed to recreate the famous structure. It has a base with arches, stairs, minarets and finials. The entire finished piece measures about 20 inches wide and about 16 inches tall, and weighs over 15.4 pounds.

The 2017 version contains 5923 pieces.

© 2011 Treasures By Brenda

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      Treasures By Brenda 2 years ago from Canada

      I agree, this is a mammoth undertaken and would have made a good investment!

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      Treasures By Brenda 2 years ago from Canada

      Definitely is the most impressive set we've seen, too, Ilonagarden!

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      Ilona E 2 years ago from Ohio

      That is the most impressive Lego set I've ever seen!

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      This is really something, what an undertaking. I don't think I'd even take it down after putting all the work into building it. Anyone who purchased this made a good investment I'd say.

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      Toytasting LM 4 years ago

      Wow...That's a huge one! I am going to take it up as a summer family assignment!

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      Elastara 5 years ago

      Wow! Taj Mahal is a well-known places of attraction in the world and combined with Lego, it becomes a Spectacular Breathtaking set! It is definitely a great set to have for family to build the famous Taj Mahal together as a great way to foster closer family ties and bond!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The Taj Mahal has fascinated the world for years and now thanks to Lego, we can have one of our own....right after building an addition to have a place to work on it!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I'd love to see it all set up. It's not a project I'd be willing to tackle though.

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      tandemonimom lm 5 years ago

      Wow ... that's a LOT of Lego pieces!

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      Joan4 5 years ago

      Wow! The Lego Taj Mahal set would definitely be a family project, but what a wonderful one!

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      Dianne Loomos 5 years ago

      The Taj Mahal Lego set looks amazing! What a great gift for a Lego enthusiast! I know some Lego fans that would even buy it for themselves!

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      indiavacationplans 6 years ago

      That is wonderful! Looks like a lot of fun :)

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      ColorPetGifts 6 years ago

      What a neat Lego set!

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      HorseThinkery 6 years ago

      That is very cool, but also kinda crazy! Makes a pretty fancy lamp with a lightbulb inside :)