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The COBI Sainte-Mère-Église, (Saint Mary’s Church), Normandy set is a perfect choice for adult brick enthusiasts and AFOL collectors. Made in Poland with the same high-quality European sourced materials as leading brands, this set includes over 2,000 Lego compatible pieces.  The COBI Sainte-Mère-Église church is the first in a series of COBI Architecture building sets and comes with a John Steele 82nd airborne mini figure (he was the US soldier who famously was caught in the roof and observed the hours long battle between the US and German forces during the battle.

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COBI Sainte-Mère-Église Normandy (2299)

The COBI Sainte-Mère-Église, (Saint Mary’s Church), Normandy set is a perfect choice for adult brick enthusiasts and AFOL collectors. Made in Poland with the same high-quality European sourced materials as leading brands, this set includes over 2,000 Lego compatible pieces.  The COBI Sainte Mère Église church is the first in a series of COBI Architecture building sets and comes with a John Steele 82nd airborne mini figure (he was the US soldier who famously was caught in the roof and observed the hours long battle between the US and German forces during the battle.

Also consider the COBI COH3 Bunker set or the CaDA Paris Restaurant set here.

COBI Bricks first Big Architecture Set

The COBI Blocks Church Sainte-Mère-Église kit will be available in in June of 2024 (USA customers). This is a big architectural building from COBI, combining history, architecture, fun, modeling, and collecting.  The church set is unique to history enthusiasts because it was where American paratroopers landed during Operation Overlord on June 6, 1944. One paratrooper, John Steele, got stuck on the church tower with his parachute. The set includes 2,280 pieces and a fabric parachute for the COBI John Steele American soldier figure. The set is pad printed with unique colored stained glass windows. There is also a hand water pump next to the church, as requested by the organizers of the 80th anniversary of D-Day. The clock on the tower shows the exact time of the paratroopers landing.

Does the COBI Sainte-Mere-Eglise Church Set feature a detailed interior?

Currently there are no plans to have a detailed interior on the set. We have encouraged them to offer a COBI Sainte-Mère-Église “Executive Edition Church Set with a detailed interior and we encourage you to let them know if you support this.

The COBI Sainte Mare Church is Part of the new large line of COBI architecture sets, the COBI Saint Mary’s Church is a historic building located in the heart of the US 82nd Airborne’s landing site during Operation Overlord. With its intricate design and attention to detail, this set is sure to impress.

When you purchase from our USA COBI Shop, you can expect fast shipping from our Billings, Montana small business. The set will arrive in its original packaging, ensuring that everything is pristine and ready for assembly.

Detailed and easy-to-read instructions are included, making it a breeze to build this stunning replica. All markings on the bricks are pad printed, eliminating the need for messy stickers.

How Big is the COBI Sainte mare Church Set?

The set is 24.8″ long, 16.1″ tall and 12.2″ wide.

COBI Church Product Features:

– Made in Poland with EU sourced materials
– Over 2,000 brick pieces that are compatible with Lego
– Perfect for adult brick enthusiasts and collectors
– Part of the new large line of COBI architecture sets
– Replica of the historic Saint Mary’s Church or in French, Sainte-Mère-Église, Normandy.
– Ships fast from our Billings, Montana small business
– Ships in original packaging
– Includes detailed instructions that are easy to read
– All markings are pad printed, no messy stickers needed
– Discover the amazing COBI brick quality with this set
– Collect the new series of COBI Buildings.
– COBI 2299
Don’t wait to pre-order  (Coming June 2024) this amazing COBI Normandy Church set and make your dioramas pop!

Sainte-Mère-Église History:

The church was founded in the eleventh century, and the earliest records from 1080-1082 refer to it as Sancte Marie Ecclesia, which means “Church of St. Mary” in Latin. A later document from 1317 written in Norman-French mentions it as Saincte Mariglise. The current French form of the name has an ambiguous meaning, also referring to “Holy Mother Church”.

The town in which the church lies was strategically important during the Normandy landings in World War II due to its location on route N13, which the Germans could have used to counterattack Allied landings on Utah and Omaha Beaches. On the morning of June 6, 1944, a combination of US 82nd Airborne and US 101st Airborne Divisions successfully occupied the town as part of Operation Market Garden, making it one of the first liberated towns in the invasion.

The early airborne landings happened at around 1:40 a.m. There were heavy casualties. Several buildings in town caught fire that night and the fire illuminated the sky. This made it easy for the descending men to be targeted. Some men were killed by landing in the fires. Others who were hanging from trees and utility poles were sometimes shot.

Paratrooper John Steele of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) got his parachute stuck on the Sainte Mere Elise church spire. He stayed there for two hours, pretending to be dead until the Germans captured him. Steele managed to escape later and reunite with his division. Eventually, the 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment attacked the village, capturing 30 Germans and killing 11. The portrayal of this incident can be seen in the movies The Longest Day, featuring actor Red Buttons.

Learn More about the real Normandy Church that inspired the COBI Sainte-Mère-Église Church Set here at Wikipedia.

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