THE LEGO ARCHITECT – Brick List and Buying guide

I have prepared these resources to help readers of The LEGO Architect build all 12 models in the book using the provided instructions. Most LEGO enthusiasts will need to supplement their collection, since architecture models sometimes require a lot of the same relatively rare part.

  • If you have a small LEGO Collection: You will probably want to buy the official 21050 – LEGO Architecture Studio set, and supplement it using the short list of additional parts described below.
    If you already have the LEGO Architecture Studio set, you will need less than 25$ of extra parts.
  • If you have a large LEGO collection: You might have everything you need to get started… Feel free to build the models in the book using colors you already have.
    If you do want a complete list of White bricks used to build every model in the book, a complete list is provided at the bottom of this article.

Guide to buying LEGO bricks online

You can always purchase those LEGO sets which include the parts you want, but you will end up spending a lot of money and getting a lot of parts that you don’t really need. This is why most LEGO enthusiasts buy the specific parts that they want through online stores.

BrickLink has the largest selection of LEGO parts, although you might find what you want for better prices from BrickOwl, or eBay. You can also purchase some parts from the “pick a brick” wall at a LEGO retail store, or the online Pick a Brick store at shop.lego.com.

Already own ‘LEGO Architecture Studio’ set?

If you already own the LEGO Architecture Studio set, you can make many of the models featured in the book with only minor part substitutions.

If you want to build every model in the book using exactly the same parts indicated by the instructions, you will need to purchase the following 252 additional bricks. Most of these are inexpensive commonly-available bricks, and are a useful addition to your Architecture Studio set. (The parts cost under 25$ + shipping as of October 2015.)

Part Number Part Name Part Color # Parts Needed
2420 Corner Plate 1X2X2 White 6x
2431 Flat Tile 1X4 White 4x
2432 Tile 1×2 w/ handle White 12x
2445 Plate 2×12 White 2x
2456 Brick 2×6 White 2x
3005 Brick 1X1 White 60x
3023 Plate 1X2 White 4x
3024 Plate 1X1 White 6x
3068 Flat Tile 2X2 White 4x
3307 Arch 1x6x2 White 2x
3460 Plate 1 x 8 White 8x
3665 Roof Tile 1X2 Inv. White 4x
3666 Plate 1X6 White 1x
3700 Technic Brick 1×2 w\ hole White 12x
3794 / 15573 Plate 1X2 W. 1 Knob White 20x
3941 Brick 2×2 Round White 2x
4085 Plate 1×1 w\ Clip Vertical White 12x
4150 Tile 2×2 Round White 1x
4162 Flat Tile 1X8 White 4x
4477 Plate 1X10 White 4x
4490 Arch 1×3 White 4x
6541 Technic Brick 1×1 w/ hole White 8x
30413 Panel 1x4x1 White 6x
47753 Wedge 4×4 triple curved without studs White 2x
50950 Brick W/Bow 1/3 White 8x
61252 Plate 1×1 w\ Clip Horizontal White 2x
63864 Flat Tile 1×3 White 2x
87580 2×2 Jumper White 1x
87552 / 94638 Wallelement 1X2X2, Pc Tr. 32x
3023 / 6225 Plate 1X2 – Tr. Tr. 14x
3065 Brick 1X2 Without Pin Tr. 3x

Purchasing these bricks

The cheapest way to purchase these parts is to order them on Bricklink using the following instructions:

  1. Download the following file to your computer: Additional_Parts_with_21050.bsx (XML file format) You can edit the list using the Brickstore app.
  2. Install the Brickficiency app and open the .bsx file.
  3. Use Brickficiency app to calculate the cheapest way to order the parts you need.

This list does not include additional parts required to build the downloadable bonus content from my website. If you decide to place an order on Bricklink, I strongly suggest you add additional parts that you might want later to your order to save on shipping.

Complete LEGO brick list

The LEGO Architect includes instructions to build 12 LEGO models in 7 different architectural styles. You can build every model in the book using just the following 909 LEGO Bricks…

Part Number Part Name Part Color # Parts Required
2357 Brick Corner 1X2X2 White 6x
2412 Radiator Grille 1X2 White 18x
2420 Corner Plate 1X2X2 White 24x
2431 Flat Tile 1X4 White 16x
2432 Tile 1×2 w/ handle White 12x
2445 Plate 2×12 White 2x
2456 Brick 2×6 White 2x
2877 Profile Brick 1X2 White 4x
3002 Brick 2X3 White 6x
3003 Brick 2X2 White 4x
3004 Brick 1X2 White 8x
3005 Brick 1X1 White 100x
3008 Brick 1X8 White 5x
3009 Brick 1X6 White 7x
3010 Brick 1X4 White 6x
3020 Plate 2X4 White 10x
3021 Plate 2X3 White 8x
3022 Plate 2X2 White 6x
3023 Plate 1X2 White 24x
3024 Plate 1X1 White 26x
3031 Plate 4X4 White 4x
3032 Plate 4X6 White 7x
3033 Plate 6X10 White 1x
3034 Plate 2X8 White 2x
3035 Plate 4X8 White 7x
3036 Plate 6X8 White 3x
3039 Roof Tile 2X2/45° White 4x
3040 Roof Tile 1X2/45° White 4x
3045 Corner Brick 2X2/45° Outside White 4x
3062 Round Brick 1X1 White 15x
3068 Flat Tile 2X2 White 24x
3069 Flat Tile 1X2 White 14x
3070 Flat Tile 1X1 White 20x
3307 Arch 1x6x2 White 2x
3460 Plate 1 x 8 White 8x
3622 Brick 1X3 White 10x
3623 Plate 1X3 White 12x
3659 Brick W. Bow 1X4 White 4x
3665 Roof Tile 1X2 Inv. White 16x
3666 Plate 1X6 White 13x
3700 Technic Brick 1×2 w\ hole White 12x
3710 Plate 1X4 White 12x
3794 / 15573 Plate 1X2 W. 1 Knob White 40x
3795 Plate 2X6 White 5x
3941 Brick 2×2 Round White 2x
3958 Plate 6X6 White 5x
4070 Angular Brick 1X1 White 16x
4073 Plate 1×1 Round White 4x
4085 Plate 1×1 w\ Clip Vertical White 12x
4150 Tile 2×2 Round White 1x
4162 Flat Tile 1X8 White 16x
4286 Roof Tile 1X3/25° White 4x
4287 Roof Tile 1X3/25° Inv. White 4x
4477 Plate 1X10 White 12x
4490 Arch 1×3 White 4x
6091 Brick W. Arch 1X1X1 1/3 White 10x
6231 Wall Corner 1X1X1 White 5x
6541 Technic Brick 1×1 w/ hole White 8x
6636 Flat Tile 1X6 White 10x
30413 Panel 1x4x1 White 6x
30414 Brick 1X4 W. 4 Knobs White 4x
41539 Plate 8X8 White 4x
47753 Wedge 4×4 triple curved without studs White 2x
47905 Brick 1X1 W. 2 Knobs White 3x
50950 Brick W/Bow 1/3 White 20x
54200 Roof Tile 1X1X2/3, Abs White 16x
61252 Plate 1×1 w\ Clip Horizontal White 2x
63864 Flat Tile 1×3 White 2x
85080 Brick 2X2W.Inside And Outs.Bow White 6x
87580 2×2 Jumper White 1x
87552 / 94638 Wallelement 1X2X2, Pc Tr. 48x
3023 / 6225 Plate 1X2 – Tr. Tr. 64x
3024 / 30008 Plate 1X1 – Tr. Tr. 38x
3065 Brick 1X2 Without Pin Tr. 43x

Other great bricks for LEGO architecture

The following article highlights some more great bricks for building LEGO architecture which aren’t included in the otherwise excellent LEGO Architecture Studio set:

11 Responses

  1. Jess says:

    How many of the models in the book can be built simultaneously with both the Architecture a studio and the supplemental bricks?

    • tomalphin says:

      Jess,
      To my knowledge, you can only assemble one model at a time. It is possible that you can assemble more than one, but you will probably run out of common parts such as bricks, plates, or jumpers.

      The idea of the book is that you build the model by following the instructions, then you’re inspired to tear it down and build a new model of your own design based on what you learned in that chapter.

      Sincerely,
      —tom

  2. M. Appelman says:

    The “Already own ‘LEGO Architecture Studio’ set?” list displayed on this page is different from the Additional_Parts_with_21050.bsx file. Which should we go by to make sure we can build all the models in the book?

    • tomalphin says:

      M. Appelman,
      Thank you for your question. I looked at the website and agree that this is confusing! The problem is that the downloadable .bsx file included some additional parts required to assemble the “Microscale Neoclassical Monument” that you can download at http://brickarchitect.com/book/extras/ but you do not need those extra parts to build all of the models in the book.

      To make things less confusing, I just edited the downloadable .bsx file to match the list on the website.

      Thanks for your sharp eyes and feedback!
      —tom

  3. Dan says:

    The link to Brickficiency doesn’t appear to load, and it looks like that’s because ownership switched hands at some point recently. I was able to download a copy of the program from https://github.com/WindmillHelix/Brickficiency2/releases.

  4. James says:

    Part 4073 is listed on the lego pick-a-brick website as 6141.

  5. Gregorio says:

    Hello I can’t upload this list to brick link, any advise?
    regards

  6. Matt says:

    I’ve been building with the Architecture Studio Set for a while – I’ll have to start experimenting with the 252 additional bricks now!

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