Born in 1943 in New York, Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince)
is philosophical tale, by French writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
. It is shared from one generation to another for more than 75 years, creating bonds between generations and continents. The Little Prince is a sustainable development icon, a World Peace actor, and a childhood Rights ambassador.
This is the story of a grown-up meeting his inner child, embodied by a Little Prince. Traveling from an asteroid, he left his rose to discover the world. Before landing on Earth he visited many planets and their inhabitants.
About the Model
The model is built as a fully functional solar system and measures 50 x 45 x 18 cm. It consists of about 1.000 pieces and is constructed to follow the journey of The Little Prince through the neighborhood of the asteroids 325, 326, 327, 328, 329 and 330 down to earth.
Each of the seven planets has been designed with great care and attention to detail to match the illustrations in the books. Including all their inhabitants, of course:
Asteroids 325 & 326
Asteroids 327 & 328
Asteroids 329 & 330
The last planet of of The Little Prince's journey is Earth, he lands in the desert and comes across a stranded pilot. The platform of this construction is designed to match this exact storyline.
The different levels of the planets can be rotated around their own axis:
Why this would make a great LEGO-Set
To say it with a quote by the author: "All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it."
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