Lego ideas list Diocletian’s palace as one of its possible new products. Vote to make it available.
Do you think it would be great to have a Lego Diocletian’s palace set available in a store near you so you can spend hours and hours building a piece of Croatian history? On April 21, 2016, we discovered you actually can make that happen if you vote for the project on Lego Ideas.
This official Lego page lets the public suggest which monument they would like to see in a form of a Lego set and then opens the voting process to see which one makes the cut. This project was suggested by user lsundov who took the time to create computer renders of the proposed model and to write the project description. It takes 10 000 votes to get to the finish line, and so far Diocletian’s palace is doing better than the Golden Gate Bridge.
This is how they describe Split’s most grandiose historic site:
Diocletian’s palace is one of the world’s most preserved Roman style monuments in the world. It is a large rectangular fortress with two main streets (Cardo and Decumanus) dividing it into four parts.
Southern parts were used by emperor Diocletian and the north part was for the military purposes. The palace has 3 coastal gates (north, east, and west) guarded by the sentry towers and one sea gate (south) designed for emperors ship. This is authentic state of the palace from 305. AD.
During the years, the population of the palace grew and many new buildings were built inside and outside the palace. Today, the Diocletian’s palace is a center of the city of Split, Croatia and one of the world’s top touristic destinations in the world. Big part of the original architecture, outer walls, gates and the streets are still preserved and you can have your own Lego model of this unique piece of world architecture.
If you want to support this project and see Diocletian’s palace in a form of a Lego set, vote now. Yes, it can be considered as tacky, but still, it would be great promotion for Split and Croatia.