SS Normandie

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Kit Details:

  • 1318 LEGO® elements, featuring UV printed graphics for durability.
  • Comes with a spiral-bound premium instruction booklet for ease of building.
  • Histobrick bamboo box packaging with artwork sleeve.

Model Features:

  • Scale: 1:640, providing an impressive representation of the original ship's grandeur.
  • Posable rudder for enhanced playability and display options.
  • UV printed graphics, ensuring quality visuals without the hassle of stickers.
  • Built dimensions: 19.1" x 2.4" x 4.3", making it an eye-catching display piece.

History of the SS Normandie: A Legendary Symbol of Luxury and Innovation

The SS Normandie, a magnificent ocean liner launched in 1932, stands as a testament to French elegance and engineering excellence. Its maiden voyage in 1935 garnered worldwide acclaim, setting a transatlantic speed record and earning the prestigious Blue Riband award. However, the outbreak of World War II brought about significant changes to its fate.

During the war, the SS Normandie found itself stranded in New York City and was eventually seized by the United States. Renamed the USS Lafayette, it was repurposed as a troop transport vessel. Tragically, a fire broke out during its conversion in 1942, causing extensive damage and ultimately leading to the ship's capsizing.

Despite its unfortunate demise, the legacy of the SS Normandie endures as a symbol of unparalleled luxury and innovation in maritime history.

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