Harland and Wolff, based in Belfast, manufactured the Titanic – the largest ship afloat at the time. Indeed, she was 269 metres long and 30 metres wide. As many as 892 crew members served the ship. Additionally, the Liverpool-based White Star Line was her operator.
On the night of 14th-15th April 1912, the Titanic sunk. Never to complete her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, she collided with an iceberg and sank.
This accident is one of the most well-known maritime disasters and the subject of many conspiracy theories.
Titanic was under the command of Captain Edward Smith, who also went down with the ship. The ocean liner carried some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe, who were seeking a new life in the United States.
Since our model shop is based in the North East of England, it would be remiss of us not to mention a local victim of the sinking, Embleton born William Thomas Stead. Before he lost his life on the Titanic at age 62, he made his mark on the North East and, indeed, Britain. He became the chief editor of the Northern Echo, based in Darlington, in 1870 at the incredibly young age of 22. Subsequently, he brought the newspaper to great success before becoming editor of London-based newspapers. What’s more, he pioneered investigative journalism and spearheaded successful social campaigns.
The largest construction block set in the history of COBI, consisting of 2,840 blocks and also weighing a total of about 4.5 kg (10 pounds).
A faithful reproduction of the Titanic in 1:300 scale using the smallest details and carefully follows the shape and design of its legendary original.
Indeed, this set will be the ultimate challenge for all block builders.
It requires no gluing or painting. What’s more, all graphics and inscriptions are applied to the blocks in the form of very durable prints. The durable prints do not wear off or fade under the influence of the sun, water or even very intense fun. Hence, the model uses no stickers.
The set also includes a special black base with a plate with the name of the ship.
The set is intended for people over 10 years of age and will certainly give a lot of satisfaction to both the youngest fans of blocks and adult enthusiasts of history and maritime art.