The LEGO Architecture theme is making its first foray to Asia with the Sungnyemun, the iconic Korean national treasure. Also known as the Gate of Exalted Ceremonies, the Sungnyemun has been located in the heart of Seoul since 1398. Even though construction on the Sungnyemun started in 1396, the monument has been altered and renovated numerous times over its 600 years.
Tragically in 2008, a fire destroyed the wooden structure of the Sungnyemun. Ever since then though, its rebuilding and restoration have been underway and should be completed by the end of the year.
Launched at the Danish Pavilion during the EXPO 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea, the model will be available starting June 1st at a price of $34.99 in the US and €34.99 in Europe.