LEGO Art Hokusai The Great Wave (31208) Officially Revealed

28th December 2022

LEGO Hokusai The Great Wave set LEGO Hokusai The Great Wave set

Set number: 31208

Price: £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99

Pieces: 1,810

Available: 1 January 2023

Today LEGO officially revealed the first Art set of 2023, which will hit shelves on January, 1. Hokusai - The Great Wave is based on The Great wave of Kanagawa by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. The artwork was created using a woodblock print that shows a large wave about to crash over three boats of fishermen, with the iconic Mount Fuji in the background. It's one of the best-known pieces of Asian art and is recognised around the world.

The set has a very high piece count, with 1,810 parts making up the build. There is extensive use of 1x1 round tiles for the background and angled plates for the foreground. These are layered on top of one another to add a 3D element to the wave.

LEGO Hokusai The Great Wave set

LEGO have also added a wider frame than previous Art sets to give it a more realistic look that closely resembles actual artwork you might have on your wall.

The set will retail for $99.99 / €99.99 / £89.99.

While this set might seem like good news for lovers of Japanese art, there was a much more impressive 3D model of the Great Wave submitted on LEGO Ideas that made it to 10,000 supporters and is currently under review. This official reveal obviously signals the end of the road for that particular project.

View Hokusai - The Great Wave at the Official LEGO® Shop

Posted by Graham on 28th December 2022

Graham is a passionate LEGO collector, who has a penchant for the Castle, Pirates, and Western themes. You can usually find him monitoring the latest developments and giving his opinion on what's hot and not in the LEGO world.