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LEGO® 10276 Colosseum is released today and as an "Act III" to his examination of the build and the elements, Kevin J. Walter now provides a historical perspective to the building – illustrated with LEGO, of course! If you're buying it – or anything – this Black Friday, consider using our affiliate links: LEGO Shop U.S.A. / U.K.show?id=F88H3o4tmuU&bids=124738.10000420, Amazon U.S.A. / Canada / U.K. / Deutschlandir?t=newelem01-21&l=ur2&o=3. New Elementary may get a commission. The products in this article were provided for free by LEGO; the author's opinions are not biased by this.


Nero's colossal ambitions in giving the city of Rome a new shape, a shape that should be closely associated with himself, foreshadowed and went on to define the Colosseum. After the great fire of Rome in the year 64 (all dates given in this article are AD), which according to ancient historians was allegedly caused by the emperor himself, large swathes of the city were left uninhabited and many properties could be bought for a small percentage of their normal worth.

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