Father of Science Fiction “Tribute to Jules Verne’s Books(40690)” Officially Revealed – Includes Submarine, Balloon, and Train

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A LEGO® promotional set themed around French writer Jules Verne, known as the father of science fiction, has been unveiled at the official LEGO® shop.

Tribute to Jules Verne (40690)

Tribute to Jules Verne’s Books | 351 pieces | Ages 12+ | Approx. ¥3,680 | Approx. $24.99 (¥4,000) | Expected release in June 2024 |

The set includes a Jules Verne minifigure, and mini models of the Nautilus submarine from “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” the balloon from “Five Weeks in a Balloon,” and the black train from “Around the World in Eighty Days,” all built on a book-shaped base.

New LEGO® Product Information

  • A literary tribute – Pay homage to a beloved writer with the LEGO® Tribute to Jules Verne’s Books collectible toy for ages 12 and up
  • Iconic details – Includes details from 3 of Verne’s most beloved novels: Around the World in Eighty Days, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • Home decor – Once built, the set becomes a piece of LEGO® decor that can be displayed proudly in any home or office
  • Jules Verne minifigure – This buildable display is brought to life by a minifigure of the acclaimed French novelist
  • Gift idea for kids – A birthday or holiday gift for boys and girls aged 12 and up, as well as adults who love books, history or travel
  • Dimensions – The 351-piece set measures over 4 in. (11 cm) high, 6 in. (15 cm) wide and 5.5 in (14 cm) deep
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Release Date and Price

Although not confirmed, it is expected that a promotional campaign will start at the official LEGO® shop from June 21, 2024.

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Reference: Back to the Future

In the iconic time-travel SF movie series “Back to the Future,” Jules Verne plays an important role. Both Doc and Clara are fans of Jules Verne, which brings them together, and they name their two children Jules and Verne.

After all, Jules Verne is indeed the father of science fiction. You simply must display the LEGO® Jules Verne set alongside the DeLorean!

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