I love shopping for new Nanoblock sets, and it is always exciting to add a larger set to my collection. Several months ago, I was finally able to splurge on the Himeji Castle Deluxe Edition set.
- Collection: Japanese
- Difficulty level 5
- At 12 hours to finish
- Comes with 6000 pieces
- Brick sizes start at 4x4x5 mm
- Step-by-step instructions
- Complete Size is 220x240x240 mm
I need another Nanoblock set like I need a hole in the head, but I could not resist the amazing details of this set. It is a fun way to add a bit of Japanese history to my home.
In my Nanoblock Himeji Castle set review, you can find…
- Information on the Himeji Castle itself.
- Details on the Nanoblock Himeji Castle Special Deluxe Edition set.
- Instructions for building the Nanoblock Himeji Castle set.
- Time-lapse video of the Himeji Castle set.
Nanoblock is known for its small blocks and compact designs, but the Himeji Castle Deluxe Edition set is the largest design in Nanoblock history. It is going to look huge next to my other Nanoblock sets.
I plan to use my experience of building the castle so far for my review, but I have also checked out various websites, blogs and YouTube videos for additional information. It is important to me that I share as much information with my fellow Nanoblock fans as possible.
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One thing I cannot get over is how much this Nanoblock set resembles the actual Himeji Castle in Japan. I thought it would be fun to share some information on the castle to give you an idea of how amazing it is to own the model.
I was reading through various Nanoblock-related blogs, and the popular Brick Picker blog spoke fondly of the Himeji Castle and Great Buddha of Kamakura sets, which are both based on Japanese landmarks.
To quote this blogger,
“Both sets are depictions of real-life Japanese landmarks, and are surprisingly accurate to their source material while maintaining their novelty item vibe.”
The History of The Himeji Castle
The first fortifications of the Himeji Castle were built in the 1400s, and the castle was slowly enlarged for centuries until 1609. One of Japan’s 12 original castles, this castle has been standing for several centuries.
Himeji Castle is known for its elegant white exterior. It is made up of over 80 buildings across several baileys, and the buildings are connected by gates and paths.
The castle underwent years of renovation and was re-opened to the public in 2015.
Nanoblock Himeji Castle Set Dimensions
There are 6,000 pieces in the Nanoblock Himeji Castle set, and this includes the extra pieces that are included in every set.
The smallest pieces of this Nanoblock set measure 4 mm by 4 mm by 5 mm. Once completed, the entire design measures 220 mm by 240 mm by 240 mm.
In addition to the Himeji Castle set, you can also explore the Nanoblock Pokémon collection. I am excited to share the various Nanoblock Pokémon sets in this article.
Difficulty Level of The Nanoblock Himeji Castle Set
The level of difficulty of Nanoblock sets is based on a scale of one to five. One is the easiest and five is the hardest level of difficulty.
It is best to check out the packaging for the difficulty level to ensure you are ready for this Nanoblock set.
The level of difficulty for the Himeji Castle set is 5, which means it is best for ages 12 and up or advanced builders.
It takes at least 2 hours to finish this set.
Nanoblock Himeji Castle Set Instructions
Every Nanoblock set comes with instructions to help you build your design. You can also find the Nanoblock Himeji Castle instructions online for quick, easy access.
The instructions are available in both English and Japanese to help your experience go smoothly.
Once I am finished with my Himeji Castle, I am planning to display it in my hobby room. There is too much work involved for me to not show off the large-scale model of this breathtaking castle.
What do you do with Nanoblocks or Legos after they are built? You can find several ideas of what to do with your Legos after they are built by clicking here.
Nanoblock Himeji Castle Time-Lapse
Are you wondering how long it really takes to build the Himeji Castle? Geckty shares a time-lapse video of this Nanoblock set. It took about eight hours in the span of three days to complete the design.
The Popularity of The Nanoblock Himeji Castle Set
There are several models of Japanese landmarks available from Nanoblock, and the Himeji Castle is a very popular set among fans.
According to the blog known as A Modular Life,
“Souvenirs of other key landmarks in Japan are also available, but not as nice as the Himeji Castle one.”
The Himeji Castle Set Is Perfect For Any Nanoblock Fan
While it may be a bigger and more challenging set, I believe the Nanoblock Himeji Castle is the perfect addition to any collection. Whether you plan to start now or wait until you have more experience, the Himeji Castle Nanoblock set is as timeless as the Himeji Castle itself.