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Victor Emmanuel II National Monument, Rome, Italy.

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The Vittorio Emanuele II Monument is an emblematic place in Rome, located between Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. Inside the building is the Museum of Italian Unification. It was built between 1885 and 1911 to celebrate 50 years of Italian unity. It was built in honour of the first king of Italy. The monument, as well as its grand staircase, is made entirely of dazzling white marble. In the centre of the staircase stands an equestrian statue of Victor Emmanuel II. The structure is 140 metres wide and 70 metres high and is in the neoclassical style. Number of visitors per year: 1,683,070.

I am particularly fond of the city of Rome, its monuments etc. After seeing the LEGO Colosseum, I had the idea to pay tribute to this city in my own way. So I recreated the Monument Vittorio Emanuele II which is for me, one of the most beautiful building of the city.

I think that my project would be perfect to integrate the product family "LEGO IDEAS" because I tried to respect as much as possible the codes of this product category. Moreover, I think it would be interesting to show this beautiful building with its impressive dimensions to the public. It would be a very interesting LEGO set in terms of construction and also in terms of what it represents physically because once assembled, it will remain a design object.

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