The Biggest Set in the History of COBI is Officially Announced
Well, it happened. We can finally say the 1:12 scale German Tiger 131 based on the iconic tank in the Bovington Tank Museum is a reality. It is coming. It is huge. It is EXTREMELY detailed, and it is the most impressive set we at COBI have ever produced. The set (#2801) of the PzKpfw Tiger “131” Panzer VI tank in the all-new 1:12 scale comes of heels of other bar-raising sets, both in terms of size and detail, like the Bismarck way back in 2018, and even the PT-109 which brought COBI into the realm 3000-plus piece collector sets. But the release of the TIGER 131 in the newest scale represents a brand-new level of design sophistication and detail for COBI, as well as creating a new benchmark for signature sets.
With 8000 pieces, the measurables of this set alone put it in a class all by itself. When assembled the Tiger 131 is nearly 28-inches long and weighs in at a staggering 13 pounds. That alone would make for an impressive build and display piece, but the new 1:12 Tiger also takes it to another level with its intricate interior and exterior design, all-new pieces and brand-new functionalities. To start with, the interior of the tank is detailed in every section of the tank, down to the rounds for the main gun, dials, switches and knobs and even an incredibly photo-realistic engine. The exterior, too, raises the bar for the accuracy of proportions and details that only a set of this size can provide. The set also includes a large number of all-new pieces and features articulations and moving parts never seen before in any of our sets. And while we at COBI have done similar for other tanks (particularly in the 1:28 scale) the TIGER “131” represents a new pinnacle of design, photo-realism and sheer awe-inspiring size and precision.
Needless to say, this is a big moment for us at COBI and a set we’re extremely excited to officially announce, developed in conjunction with The Tank Museum in Bovington, England. Our hope is that collectors and COBI fans alike will get as much pleasure out of building and displaying the “131” as we did from designing and creating it. For all those who love tanks, engineering and history, here’s your chance to bring home a BIG piece of that history, and build it, piece by piece.
8000 high-quality elements
Manufactured in the EU by a company with over 20 years of tradition
The blocks meet the safety standards of products for children
Fully compatible with other brands of construction blocks
Blocks with prints do not scratch or smear and do not fade during play or under the influence of temperature
Clear and intuitive instructions based on illustrations and step-by-step directions
100% prints, no stickers
Many hours of building
Access to the interior
Model developed in cooperation with The Tank Museum
Large scale 1:12
Model dimensions (L x W x H): 70cm (27.6″) x 30cm (11.8″) 24cm (9.4″)