The Taj Mahal has been in the news recently for a number of controversies. Some right wing groups claim that the iconic structure is actually a Hindu temple. Vinaj Katiyar of the BJP asked the government to change the name and identify of the monument and acknowledge that a Hindu ruler built it. Recently, the Taj was also omitted from the list of tourist spots by the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department. Even the UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, reportedly said that it “did not reflect the Indian culture”.
While some people even believe that the Taj Mahal replicas that are widely available, should not be gifted to anyone as it is a tomb.
Meanwhile, the iconic toy maker LEGO has come up with one of its largest sets ever, featuring the Taj Mahal. That should be exciting for anyone who loves constructing replicas and admire the Taj’s architecture.
Resurrected from the vault!
The architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal returns on November 27th. pic.twitter.com/oSChTTVElX
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) October 30, 2017
According to reports, the structure is made up of 5,923 pieces containing four facades with sweeping arches, a central dome, arched windows, and more. The whole set measures 16 inches high and 20 inches wide.
The kit was originally released back in 2008 and discontinued in 2010. The new LEGO version of the Taj Mahal looks pretty similar to the architectural marvel located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh in India. It will be available for sale from November 27.