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

Updated on June 18, 2019
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Lego Taj Mahal (2017)

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

Lego Taj Mahal (2008)

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

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 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.

Lego Taj Mahal
Lego Taj Mahal

Pros And Cons Of 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.

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

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