LEGO Galileo Galilei: A Tribute Worth Bricking For!

LEGO Galileo Galilei: A Tribute Worth Bricking For!

by Andrea Certo

The new exclusive LEGO Ideas 40595 Tribute to Galileo Galilei invites us to delve into the incredible life and work of one of history’s greatest scientists. In this in-depth and early review, we’ll immerse ourselves in the fascinating world of Galileo, experiencing his groundbreaking contributions to science through the medium of LEGO bricks.

Value 24,99€

Tribute to Galileo Galilei

  • Set code 40595
  • Pieces 307 PCS
  • Minifigures included 1

Enjoy quality time building a research room with a buildable telescope, rotating heliocentric model, table, chest of drawers, ’stone’ experiments, map of Earth and a…

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The Original LEGO Ideas Project

This exceptional set was born from a LEGO Ideas contest celebrating STEM disciplines. With over 1400 votes, Galileo, the father of the scientific method, emerged as the perfect tribute.

As we’ll soon see, the LEGO Ideas set closely resembles the original project submitted by a talented fan.

A journey through time

The LEGO Ideas 40595 Tribute to Galileo Galilei is more than just a collection of bricks; it’s a journey through time. Imagine stepping into Galileo’s world in the 17th century and exploring his study. This set, while compact, is rich in historical details.

In the center of the room stands Galileo’s desk, adorned with a drawing of the moon, an inkwell with a quill, and a sextant. But what truly captures the imagination is the functioning model illustrating Galileo’s heliocentric theory. Thanks to a clever mechanism, you can see the Earth orbiting the sun, just as the Italian scientist envisioned.

Turning to the left, you’ll discover models of other planets and a quaint little library, which truly transports us back to the era of scientific discovery.

On the central wall, a painting of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Galileo’s birthplace and a significant part of his life, takes pride of place. The depiction of his telescope, located to the right of the room, is impeccable and offers a view of a balcony adorned with leaves. In this corner, you’ll also find a modern-looking globe, although it’s essential to remember that maps in the 17th century were certainly different. This small historical inaccuracy adds character to the set.

The Galileo’s Minifigure

One of the set’s standout features is the exclusive minifigure of Galileo. The attention to detail in recreating his likeness based on historical portraits is impressive! Although he might not be instantly recognizable out of context. However, his name on a sticker quickly clarifies his identity.

Getting Your Hands on the LEGO Ideas Set

So, the big question remains: how can you add this homage to Galileo Galilei to your collection? This set will be available as a Gift with Purchase (GWP) on the LEGO website from November 1st to 16th, while stock last. To qualify, you’ll need to make a minimum purchase of €130!

In Conclusion

In summary, the LEGO Ideas 40595 Tribute to Galileo Galilei is a fantastic set that caters to both history enthusiasts and LEGO aficionados! It’s a heartfelt tribute to one of the world’s most famous scientist, offering a delightful journey into the world of science and discovery! With over 300 pieces and an exclusive minifigure, this set is a unique opportunity that no LEGO and science enthusiast should miss out on!

The good

  • Part of the beloved LEGO Ideas line.
  • Faithful reproduction of the original project.
  • Galileo’s study is rich in detail.
  • The Earth orbits the sun, as envisioned by Galileo.
  • Exclusive minifigure of Galileo.

The not so good

  • The modern-looking globe might be considered a historical inaccuracy.
  • Galileo may not be instantly recognizable without context.

Don’t miss out on your chance to own this remarkable LEGO Ideas set. It’s a fantastic way to honor Galileo Galilei and celebrate his contributions to the world of science and exploration!

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