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LEGO Art 31212 The Milky Way Galaxy Officially Revealed | May 2024

May 18th looks to be LEGO Space Day as two brand new Space-themed models will be added to the ever-growing list of LEGO Space sets in 2024. Both of these sets of 10341 Artemis One Rocket & Launchpad and 31212 The Milky Way Galaxy were covered here before at Bricks Up but today LEGO have officially unveiled both of the 18+ display models.

31212 becomes the second LEGO Art set of 2024 after 31211 Macaw Parrots released almost four months ago on the 1st of January 2024. However, 31212 moves away from animals and nature and heads to space and intergalactic missions with a brick-built artistic view of the Milky Way Galaxy. Once it releases on the 18th of May 2024 it'll become the biggest LEGO Art set of the year retailing for $199.99 with a total of 3,091 pieces.

In recent years, LEGO has moved away from the original LEGO Art sets which included 1,000s of just 1x1 studs on a hangable plate. Instead, we see these 18+ models mix both 1x1 studs with ordinary LEGO pieces like in Januarys 31211 Macaw Parrots and 2023s 31208 Hokusai – The Great Wave.

Even with 31212 The Milky Way Galaxy having such a high piece count of 3,091 the 18+ model has also moved away from just 1x1 studs and instead uses a mixture of bricks, plates and studs to create a captivating model of our Milky Way Galaxy in brick-built LEGO form. This makes it similar to last year's 31209 The Amazing Spider-Man which was extremely popular and we're guessing that 31212 will have a high popularity rating too.

31212 The Milky Way Galaxy is set on a beautiful range of trans-purple tiles which fill the 65 cm wide display model. The centre of the set is raised up out of the frame using a range of bricks, plates, slopes, tiles, flower elements, food elements and loads more to create a cool 3D effect. The black frame which runs around the edge of the 18+ display piece can also be easily removed and attached again allowing further customization.

From what we can see at least ten different colours are used to create the Milky Way and its most famous points of interest, including Trappist-1, The Pleiades, The Crab Nebula and The Pillars of Creation. The LEGO designers have included plenty of easter eggs too including a 'You are here' sign and a hidden alien to make 31212 well worth that $200 price tag.

31212 The Milky Way Galaxy

Set Name - The Milky Way Galaxy

Set Number - 31212

Age Range - 18+

Piece Count - 3,091

Price - $199.99

Release Date - 18th May 2024

31212 The Milky Way Galaxy releases on the 18th of May 2024 but LEGO Insiders will be able to access the 18+ model from as early as the 15th! So will you be purchasing 31212 in a couple of weeks time? Is this the best LEGO Art set yet? Where do you plan on hanging/displaying the 18+ set? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.


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