Product name: Shinkai 6500
Product number: 21100
Standard retail price: 4,600 yen (4,830 yen including tax)
Sales date: Feb. 17, 2011
Product size: 262mm x 191mm x 72mm
Pieces: 413 pieces
*For sale only in Japan. Will not be sold overseas.
“I want a set that I can play with and learn while feeling closer to the bottom of the sea.”
The LEGO® Shinkai 6500 was born from that user idea.
Also, the LEGO® Shinkai 6500 is a 1/60 scale reproduction in LEGO® bricks of the Shinkai 6500, a manned expedition diver that boasts the deepest diving depth in the world (6,500 meters), under the supervision of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).
There are three world firsts in the LEGO® Shinkai 6500.
1. It is the first product born from the LEGO® CUUSOO Web site.
2. It was created after a regular Japanese user posted the idea and it was voted on by consumers.
(Regular products are developed in LEGO based on consumer data.)
3. It comes with an explanatory pamphlet explaining the product package, development background, JAMSTEC, the Shinkai 6500, submarines, undersea life and product development background in Japanese.
(Regular LEGO® products only come with English-language instructions.)
What is the Shinkai 6500?
It is an expeditionary diver that can dive to depths of 6,500 meters, owned by JAMSTEC (the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology).
It boasts the highest navigational depth in the world among operating manned expeditionary divers, and with more than 1,200 voyages over 20 years, it has produced many incredible results.
Are you interestedin the other LEGO® CUUSOO products?
The second LEGO CUUSOO, Hayabusa, will be available exclusively online via shop.LEGO.com in spring 2012. Find more detail from here.
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