Unofficial LEGO Architecture Sets

Unofficial LEGO Architecture Sets

A look at dozens of custom LEGO Architecture sets, including semi-official sets by LEGO Certified Professionals, as well as kits by talented LEGO enthusiasts.


June 25, 2018. Added ‘Ronald McDonald House’ by Amazings/Dirk Denoyelle. Added Ebay Inc. University Programs, by Adam Reed Tucker. — June 21, 2018. Added ‘Copenhagen Skyline’ by Rocco Buttliere, with a link to the Brick Architect review of ‘Copenhagen Skyline’. Added link to Brick Architect review of ‘Capitol Records Tower’. Added ‘Concertgebouw’ by Amazings. Added ‘Rüsselsheim Skyline’ by Erek Weidner. (The appendix includes a complete list of changes and corrections.)

As readers of my site may already know, the official LEGO Architecture series has released nearly 40 sets since it’s introduction in 2008. That’s an average of about 4 sets per year! In recent years we have seen even more sets, especially with the introduction of the Skylines series in 2016.

A few of the amazing unofficial LEGO Architecture sets which have been made. (Leadenhall Building by Bright Bricks, Hilton Paris Opera by Amazings, Capitol Records by Adam Ward.)

A few of the amazing unofficial LEGO Architecture sets which have been made. (Leadenhall Building by Bright Bricks, Hilton Paris Opera by Amazings, Capitol Records by Adam Ward.)

That may be enough for casual fans, but the most die-hard LEGO Architecture enthusiasts are always looking for more. That’s why I created this list of unofficial LEGO Architecture sets.

The sets in this guide can be broken into two groups:

  1. Authorized sets by Certified LEGO Professionals.
  2. Unofficial sets by LEGO Artists.

All of the sets included in this guide were created in very small quantities and are difficult to find. I only own a couple of the sets in this guide, so I am unable to provided detailed information about all of the sets listed here. Even if you are unable to acquire these sets, I hope they give you inspiration to build your own amazing LEGO Architecture models.

NOTE: This guide is an early beta, and has not been shared broadly. If you see any mistakes, or know about additional LEGO Architecture kits I should include in this guide, send me an email. Thanks!

Sets by LEGO Certified Professionals

LEGO Certified Professionals are talented LEGO builders who promote the LEGO brand by creating amazing creations that inspire others. They are not employees of the LEGO Group, but have been selected by the LEGO group to amplify the LEGO brand through their commissioned work. There are currently only 15 LEGO Certified Professionals around the world, with a few more that might be added soon. (You can learn more at lego.com.)

LEGO Certified Professionals can buy large quantities of LEGO bricks direct from the factory in order to build massive commissioned LEGO projects. These are typically corporate sponsored events celebrating a new product, or an art installation.

Certified professionals are also allowed to create custom LEGO kits as a part of their commissions. There are a lot of restrictions on what they are allowed to create, but based on what I’ve learned, they can build up to 500 kits based on a single design, and have been allowed to use the LEGO Certified Professional logo on the sets they create. Because the complete LEGO Certified Professional logo includes a small version of the iconic red LEGO logo, the sets appear to have the official LEGO logo. (It isn’t clear if future sets will continue to use the LEGO Certified Professional logo.)

This list was inspired by a much longer list containing all known LEGO Certified Professional sets which you can see at http://minifigpriceguide.com.

LEGO models by Bright Bricks

Bright Bricks Logo
Bright Bricks was started by LEGO Certified Professional Duncan Titmarsh in 2010.
 
More info at bright-bricks.com

Bright Bricks is a prolific LEGO team based in Hampshire, UK. They have done a ton of commissioned projects with large global brands like Land Rover, Warner Brothers, and GE. Based on photos of the Bright Bricks team, it looks like they have more than 25 people working on a wide variety of LEGO projects. (According to their Instagram account, they are the world’s largest independent LEGO company—easy to believe when you see the quantity of projects they’ve done and the scale of many of these projects!)

The majority of their creations are large-scale models to promote global brands, but they have also done numerous fundraising partnerships, especially with Cathedrals across the UK—you will see many of the LEGO kits they designed below.

Most of the Bright Bricks kits include a four-digit Serial Number (I can only assume the first kit they designed is Serial Number 0001.) They are sorted roughly chronologically.

Leadenhall Building

This is a very unusual building, artfully re-created using only 566 LEGO bricks. This is one that I’d really love to have an opportunity to build!

Leadenhall Building, by Bright Bricks (Photo: nextbigthingcreative.co.uk)

Leadenhall Building, by Bright Bricks (Photo: nextbigthingcreative.co.uk)

Location: London, UK.
Artist: Bright Bricks
Serial Number: ?
Year: ?
Number of pieces: 566
Number of sets: ?
More info: minifigpriceguide.com

Ravenel Bridge

400 copies of this set based on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge were commissioned to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the bridge. They apparently sold out very quickly.

Ravenel Bridge, By Bright Bricks (Photo: Ebay)

Ravenel Bridge, By Bright Bricks (Photo: Ebay)

Location: Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
Artist: Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 0008
Year: 2015
Number of pieces: 856
Number of sets: 400
More info: minifigpriceguide.com, Ebay

Ashford Castle Hotel

Ashford Castle, by Bright Bricks. (Photo by @ashfordcastle)

Ashford Castle, by Bright Bricks. (Photo: @ashfordcastle)

Location: Cong, Co.Mayo, Ireland.
Artist: Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 0011
Year: 2015
Price: €150.00
Number of pieces: 1411
Number of sets:
More info: minifigpriceguide.com

The Gherkin

The Gherkin is a famous building in London due to its round, pickle-like form. The building’s official name is ’30 St Mary Axe’. This set by Bright Bricks attempts to capture the building’s shape, and twisted pattern, but looks like a cylinder to me. There is very little information and only low-resolution images of this set available online.

The Gherkin, by Bright Bricks (Photo: BrickLink)

The Gherkin, by Bright Bricks (Photo: BrickLink)

Location: London, UK.
Artist: Bright Bricks
Serial Number: ?
Year: ?
Number of pieces: ?
Number of sets: ?
More info: minifigpriceguide.com

Tyne Bridge

This is a massive LEGO kit based on the iconic bridge. With 3001 pieces, it is the largest LEGO Certified Professional set that I’m aware of.

Tyne Bridge, by Bright Bricks. (Photo: Catawiki)

Tyne Bridge, by Bright Bricks. (Photo: Catawiki)

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Artist: Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 0026
Year: 2015
Number of pieces: 3001
Number of sets: 300*
More info: minifigpriceguide.com

Brick Architect reader Daan forwarded me an email from 61side.co.uk explaining why only 300 sets were produced:
“There was originally meant to be 500 LEGO Tyne Bridge sets, but we’ve been told by Bright Bricks that isn’t possible now because of their licensing with LEGO so it will be capped at 300, as they are the UK’s only LEGO Certified company we have to respect this update at this stage…”

Durham Cathedral

Bright Bricks created three sizes of LEGO model based on Durham Cathedral.

Small Version

Durham Cathedral (Small Version), by Bright Bricks (Photo: Durham Cathedral)

Durham Cathedral (Small Version), by Bright Bricks (Photo: Durham Cathedral)

Location: Durham, UK.
Artist: Duncan Titmarsh / Bright Bricks
Serial Number: ?
Year: 2014
Price: ?
Number of pieces: 397
Number of sets: 500
More info: Durham Cathedral.

Medium Version

The serial number is listed as “2015” which I suspect is a printing error. The packaging is identical to the larger kit, so suspect they were created at the same time.

Durham Cathedral (Medium Version), by Bright Bricks (Photo: Catawiki)

Durham Cathedral (Medium Version), by Bright Bricks (Photo: Catawiki)

Location: Durham, UK.
Artist: Duncan Titmarsh / Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 2015
Year: 2015
Price: ?
Number of pieces: 530
Number of sets: 500
More info: Catawiki.

Large Version

Durham Cathedral (Large Version), by Bright Bricks (Photo: Catawiki)

Durham Cathedral (Large Version), by Bright Bricks (Photo: Catawiki)

Location: Durham, UK.
Artist: Duncan Titmarsh / Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 0028
Year: 2015
Price: £199
Number of pieces: 1880
Number of sets: 500
More info: Minfig Price Guide, Catawiki.

Chester Cathedral

Bright Bricks has built several models for Chester Cathedral.

In addition to the following two models, they also created a brick-built re-creation of “The water of Life” sculpture (1002 pieces, Serial # 0056.)

Cathedral Building

Chester Cathedral is a large cathedral in Chester, England. Like many great cathedrals, it was built over several hundred years, which is why it contains a blend of earlier Romanesque architectural styles and latter Gothic styles.

Chester Cathedral, by Bright Bricks (Photo: Catawiki)

Chester Cathedral, by Bright Bricks (Photo: Catawiki)

Chester Cathedral, by Bright Bricks (Photo: Catawiki)[/caption]
Location: Chester, UK.
Artist: Duncan Titmarsh / Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 0027
Year: 2015
Price: £99
Number of pieces: 1584
Number of sets: 500
More info: minifigpriceguide.com, so-cheshire.co.uk.

It is artfully captured in this model by Bright Bricks, which appears to be a faithful re-creation of the building’s overall form and proportions. (The choice of using Reddish-brown bricks for the exterior isn’t a bad choice, but I think dark tan would be a better match—assuming that all of the required pieces are available in that less common color.)

Chester Cathedral Organ

While not strictly architecture, this beautifully designed organ is an excellent piece of interior design!

Chester Cathedral Organ, by Bright Bricks (Photo: chestercathedral.com)

Chester Cathedral Organ, by Bright Bricks (Photo: chestercathedral.com)

Location: Chester, UK.
Artist: Duncan Titmarsh / Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 0074
Year: ?
Number of pieces: 1095
Number of sets: 500
More info: minifigpriceguide.com

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery, by Bright Bricks. (Photo from Catawiki)

Dulwich Picture Gallery, by Bright Bricks. (Photo from Catawiki)

Dulwich Picture Gallery, by Bright Bricks. (Photo from Catawiki)[/caption]
Location:
Artist: Duncan Titmarsh / Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 0030
Year:
Number of pieces: 711
Number of sets: 500
More info: catawiki.com

Jubilee Tower

This is a smaller-scale model of the 25,000 piece LEGO replica being built as a fundraiser by the Rotary Club of Darwen. They aim to raise £25,000 by asking a £1 donation per brick!

Jubilee Tower, by Bright Bricks.

Jubilee Tower, by Bright Bricks.

Location:
Artist: Duncan Titmarsh / Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 0031
Year: 2015
Price: £52.50
Number of pieces: 816
Number of sets: 250
More info: rotary-ribi.org, minifigpriceguide.com

Exeter Cathedral

Two LEGO models based on Exeter Cathedral have been re-created by Bright Bricks. The first version includes only the cathedral itself, while the second version adds the outbuildings. (Chapter House, Church House, Cloisters, Bishop’s Palace.)

First Edition

Exeter Cathedral, First Edition, by Bright Bricks. (Photo: Gumtree)

Exeter Cathedral, First Edition, by Bright Bricks. (Photo: Gumtree)

Location: Exeter, UK.
Artist: Duncan Titmarsh / Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 0046
Year: 2016
Number of pieces: 948
Number of sets: 500
More info: minifigpriceguide.com

Second Edition

Exeter Cathedral, revised edition, by Bright Bricks. (Photo: Catawiki)

Exeter Cathedral, revised edition, by Bright Bricks. (Photo: Catawiki)

Location: Exeter, UK.
Artist: Duncan Titmarsh / Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 0055
Year: 2016
Number of pieces: 1197
Number of sets: 500
More info: Catawiki

St. Botolph’s

This set contains over 1000 pieces, but volunteers also created a 100,000 piece re-creation of the Parish as a fundraiser.

St Botolph's, by Bright Bricks (Photo from Ebay)

St Botolph’s, by Bright Bricks (Photo from Ebay)

Location: Boston, UK
Artist: Duncan Titmarsh / Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 0053
Year: 2016
Number of pieces: 1090
Number of sets: 500
More info: minifigpriceguide.com

St. Edmundsbury Cathedral

Small Version

I am extremely pleased with the creative use of parts in this set. This includes the undersides of 1×1 Plate with tooth (Part #49668), and 1×2 Plate with 3 teeth (Part #15208) to mimic intricate Gothic arches using a very small number of parts.

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Small Version, by Bright Bricks (Photo: ebay)

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Small Version, by Bright Bricks (Photo: ebay)

Location: Saint Edmunds, UK
Artist: Duncan Titmarsh / Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 0062
Year: 2016
Number of pieces: 232
Number of sets: 500
More info: minifigpriceguide.com, stedscathedral.uk.

Large Version

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Large Version, by Bright Bricks (Photo: stedscathedral.uk)

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Large Version, by Bright Bricks (Photo: stedscathedral.uk)

Location: Saint Edmunds, UK
Artist: Duncan Titmarsh / Bright Bricks
Serial Number: 0072
Year: 2016
Number of pieces: 2100
Number of sets: ?
More info: stedscathedral.uk.

LEGO models by Amazings

Amazings, by Dirk Denoyelle
Amazings is led by LEGO Certified Professional Dirk Denoyelle.
 
More info at amazings.eu

Amazings is a talented team of six full-time staff (soon to be 7), and a network of supplying artists. They are based in Flanders, Belgium.

Their tagline is great… “Art and events with LEGO bricks” This is a great summary, since they seem to do a mix of commissioned LEGO models and LEGO art, a wide range of events including Team-building sessions, as well as creating LEGO models for promotional purposes like the ones featured below.

Over the years, they have created a diverse selection of architectural kits, ranging from highly detailed architectural models for consumers, to technically minded kits aimed at industry insiders.

Hilton Paris Opera

This is probably the most iconic LEGO Certified Professional architecture set ever created. It was only available for a very short time due to the small production run.

The model is beautifully detailed, matching the intricate details and style of official sets like #10253 Big Ben from the LEGO Creator Expert series.

Hilton Paris Opera, by Amazings. (Photo: Catawiki)

Hilton Paris Opera, by Amazings. (Photo: Catawiki)

Location: Paris, France.
Artist: Dirk Denoyelle / Amazings.
Year: 2015
Price: 329 EUR.
Number of pieces: 2503
Number of sets: 500
More info: minifigpriceguide.com

Concertgebouw

Amazings does a great job capturing the iconic shape of this Concert Hall using just 185 pieces.

Concertgebouw, by Amazings. (Photo Catawiki)

Concertgebouw, by Amazings. (Photo Catawiki)

Location: Bruges, Belgium.
Artist: Dirk Denoyelle / Amazings.
Year: 2017?
Number of pieces: 185
Number of sets: ?
More info: Catawiki

Ronald McDonald House

This model was created to celebrate the opening of the first Ronald McDonald House in Belgium in 2019. It is not clear if it is compatible with Modular Building Series, or just similar in style to those playsets.

Translated quote auction at 2dehands.be: “Rare exclusive limited edition as a result of the first Belgian Ronald McDonald house that opens in May 2019 on the premises of the UZ Brussel campus Jette.”

Ronald McDonald House, by Amazings. (Photo 2dehands.be)

Ronald McDonald House, by Amazings. (Photo 2dehands.be)

Location: Jette, Belgium.
Artist: Dirk Denoyelle / Amazings.
Year: 2018
Number of pieces: 2668
Number of sets: ?
More info: 2dehands.be, minifigpriceguide.com.

Stadsmuseum Gent

This is a simple model built using just white and clear bricks (in the style of the LEGO Architecture Studio set.) The most unique thing about the set is the packaging—it’s packed in a cool red cylinder that you might expect to contain a rolled-up poster.

Stadsmuseum Ghent, by Dirk Denoyelle

Stadsmuseum Gent, by Dirk Denoyelle (Photo: @STAMGent)

Location: Gent, Belgium.
Artist: Dirk Denoyelle / Amazings.
Year: 2014
Number of pieces: 314
Number of sets: 450
More info: minifigpriceguide.com

Hilton Hotels

The following two sets were never made available to the public. The kits weren’t made to look fancy because they were designed to help explain modular building concepts.

Dirk explained that: “Entire hotels are being built like that” where each stackable container “contains two rooms and a part of the hallway in between them. Those are built in one place … then shipped to destination where they are literally stacked together. Amenities are connected, a facade is risen, and there is the new hotel.”

This is a great example of how custom LEGO kits can be used to help tell a story, even when the audience is employees instead of the general public.

Hampton by Hilton Hotel

The first of the two models highlights how a hotel can be quickly assembled from shipping container modules using a tall crane. It’s quite a clever model. For a review of the set with construction photos, see this article on Doktor Brick (German).

Hampton by Hilton Hotel, by Bright Bricks.

Hampton by Hilton Hotel, by Bright Bricks.

Location: Bristol, Airport, UK.
Artist: Dirk Denoyelle / Amazings.
Year: ?
Number of pieces: 1553
Number of sets: 500
More info: Minifig Price Guide, Doktor Brick (German), Promo Bricks (German) Stride Treglown.

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn, by Amazings. (Photo from wallapop.)

Hilton Garden Inn, by Amazings. (Photo from wallapop.)

Location: n/a
Artist: Dirk Denoyelle / Amazings.
Year: ?
Number of pieces: 1548
Number of sets: 500
More info: minifigpriceguide.com, wallapop.

Innova Network Commemorative Hospital

Also aimed at employees instead of the general public, these sets were given out at the 21st anniversary of The Innova Group, on May 2nd, 2016.

The Innova Network Commemorative Hospital, by Amazings. (Photo: Ebay)

The Innova Network Commemorative Hospital, by Amazings. (Photo: Ebay)

Location:
Artist: Dirk Denoyelle / Amazings.
Year: 2016
Price: n/a
Number of pieces: 644
Number of sets: 500
More info: minifigpriceguide.com

LEGO models by Adam Reed Tucker

Adam is the LEGO Certified Professional best known for creating the official LEGO Architecture series by convincing LEGO Executives to create a separate product line aimed exclusively at adult builders. He has also built a lot of large-scale LEGO Architecture models which can be seen in museum gallery exhibitions.

Ebay Inc. University Programs

This unusual kit is not just one set, but a series of seven sets which allow you to build several LEGO architecture models as part of a small city. It looks like the small clear cylinders are expansion kits to further decorate your city.

Quoting the ebay listing: “City Base & Graduate Set 318 Pcs, Cyclery 86 Pcs, Cinema 137 Pcs, Street Lights Set, Traffic Signals Set, 3 Cars Set, Food Stand & Bicycle Set”

Ebay Inc. University Programs, by Adam Reed Tucker.

Ebay Inc. University Programs, by Adam Reed Tucker.

Location: n/a
Artist: Adam Reed Tucker
Year: 2013-2015
Price: n/a
Number of pieces: ?
Number of sets: ?
More info: minifigpriceguide.com, Ebay.

Unofficial sets by LEGO Artists

While only 14 LEGO artists are lucky enough be Certified Professionals, there are many other talented LEGO builders who have created custom kits of their own.

This presents one huge disadvantage—They can’t buy bulk LEGO bricks directly from the factory. That said, they are also not restricted to getting their projects approved by The LEGO Group, and aren’t limited to creating just 500 sets.

A few of these models were created by LEGO Artists for Brick Loot, a subscription which sends a box of fun stuff every month, including a custom kit containing genuine LEGO bricks. (Brick Loot has to buy all of the parts from sites like Bricklink, since they aren’t an officially sanctioned LEGO product.)

Copenhagen Skyline

Copenhagen Skyline by Rocco Buttliere.

Copenhagen Skyline by Rocco Buttliere.

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Artist: Rocco Buttliere
Year: 2018
Price: 350 DKK (55$)
Number of pieces: 527
Number of sets: 999
More info: Brick Architect review, Promobricks review (German)

Rocco is a talented LEGO Architecture artist based in the Chicago area. This set was created for the 2018 LEGO World convention. It is inspired by the official LEGO Architecture Skylines series, although it rests on a larger base than the official sets.

This kit was reviewed by Brick Architect! Read the whole review at: http://brickarchitect.com/2018/review-copenhagen-skyline-by-rocco-buttliere/

Capitol Records Tower

Capitol Records Tower, by Adam Ward.

Capitol Records Tower, by Adam Ward.

Location: Hollywood, CA.
Artist: Adam Ward
Year: 2017
Price: 200$
Number of pieces: 642
Number of sets: ?
More info: capitolgoods.com, minifigpriceguide.com.

Adam is a freelance LEGO artist, who is also working at Bricksburg on future LEGO films. This model was created as part of Capitol Records 75th Anniversary celebration.

This kit was reviewed by Brick Architect! Read the whole review at: http://brickarchitect.com/2018/capitol-records-tower-review/

Aarhus City Hall (Rådhus)

Aarhus Rådhus, by Glenn Knøsgaard. (Photo hsfo.dk)

Aarhus Rådhus, by Glenn Knøsgaard. (Photo hsfo.dk)

Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Artist: Glenn Knøsgaard
Year: 2017
Price: 400 DKK (65$)
Number of pieces: 779
Number of sets: 525
More info: hsfo.dk.

From Klaus Algreen: “The set was for sale exclusively at the Byggepladen RLUG Klodsfest 2017 event in Aarhus. Members of Danish RLUG “Byggepladen” could pre-order a set at a special member price.”

New Central Library, Alberta, Canada.

There is both a Small and Large version of this model, both designed to be sold as a fundraiser for the Calgary Public Library. (Box, instruction, and sticker by Matthew Leadbeater.)

Large version

Ben Stephenson is a local LEGO artist in the Alberta area. He designed the larger of the two models listed here. He also built an amazingly detailed 100,000 piece model of the building to help build excitement for the new Library—it won’t be completed until 2018.

New Central Library, by Matthew Leadbeater (Photo librarystore.ca)

New Central Library, by Matthew Leadbeater (Photo librarystore.ca)

Location: Alberta, Canada.
Artist: Ben Stephenson
Year: 2016
Price: $250.00 CAD
Number of pieces: 850
Number of sets: Around 50
More info: librarystore.ca.

Small version

To the best of my understanding, this model and the custom stickers were designed by Matthew Leadbeater.

New Central Library, by Matthew Leadbeater (Photo librarystore.ca)

New Central Library, by Matthew Leadbeater (Photo librarystore.ca)

Location: Alberta, Canada.
Artist: Matthew Leadbeater
Year: 2016
Price: $75.00 CAD
Number of pieces: 165
Number of sets: Around 100
More info: librarystore.ca.

@ Home

This is a custom model I designed for Brickloot based on contemporary trends in architecture towards bold projecting volumes, rectangular forms, and bright colors. Although the model uses colored bricks, it was designed to be an extension to the simple models in my book The LEGO Architect.

@ Home, by Tom Alphin (image: Brickloot)

@ Home, by Tom Alphin (image: Brickloot)

Location: n/a
Artist: Tom Alphin
Year: November 2016
Number of pieces: 69
Number of sets: Around 1700

Chicago Water Tower

This is an artfully designed microscale model based on the Chicago Water tower by one of the world’s most talented LEGO Skyscraper Artist, Rocco Buttliere. The model’s most unique design feature is the clever use of Brick Yellow (Tan) Technic pins to re-create the stone towers surrounding the real building.

Chicago Water Tower, by Rocco Buttliere. (Photo: Brickloot)

Chicago Water Tower, by Rocco Buttliere. (Photo: Brickloot)

Location: Chicago, USA
Artist: Rocco Buttliere
Year: August 2016
Number of pieces: 80
Number of sets: Around 1700

The Oklahoma Series

Oklahoma LEGO Architecture enthusiasts Ricardo Montoya has re-created numerous Oklahoma City landmarks using LEGO bricks. His style is tied to the simplicity of the official LEGO Architecture Studio set, preferring White and Clear LEGO bricks. This allows his models to focus on pure architectural forms.

Hogan Assessments Building, by Ricardo Montoya

Hogan Assessments Building, by Ricardo Montoya

Location: Oklahoma City, USA
Artist: Ricardo Montoya
Year: Ongoing
Number of pieces: varies
Number of sets: ?

Ricardo has made five of his designs available as kits. The hand-packed sets contain genuine LEGO bricks and building instructions. You can purchase sets or download building instructions free-of-charge from katyandricardo.squarespace.com/building-kits/

Rüsselsheim Skyline

This set in the style of the LEGO Architecture Skylines series was designed for the Hessentag 2017 event.

Ruesselsheim Skyline, by Erek Weidner (Photo Promobricks)

Ruesselsheim Skyline, by Erek Weidner (Photo Promobricks)

Location: Rüsselsheim, Germany
Artist: Erek Weidner
Year: August 2017
Price: €30
Number of pieces: 223
Number of sets: 750
More info: Designer’s Website, Promobricks.

Other possible sets

The following sets have not been confirmed to be produced with real LEGO bricks, and it is unknown if they were created by fans, or by a LEGO Certified Professional.

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Appendix

Bibliography

I had to do a lot of research to create this guide. Here are the main sources I used for information about these kits.

  • Minifig Price Guide. “Articles tagged ‘Certified Professional’.” 2015, ongoing.
    Minifig Price Guide is one of the only LEGO blogs which features a lot of rare LEGO Minifigures and rare LEGO Sets by LEGO Certified Professionals. This was my primary resource in tracking down these unofficial sets.
  • The Brick Blogger. “Unique sets by LEGO Certified Professionals.” 2016.
    This is a short list containing some of the known sets by LEGO Certified Professionals. It includes sets across a wide range of themes, not just Architecture.
  • Google Doc by Rockmaninoff. “Lego Certified Professional Sets.” 2016, ongoing.
    This document lists all the known LCP sets. (There is also an associated discussion about this document on Reddit and Eurobricks.)

Version History

  • August 2, 2018. – Added link to Promobricks review of Copenhagen Skyline set..
  • June 25, 2018. – Added ‘Ronald McDonald House’ by Amazings/Dirk Denoyelle. Added Ebay Inc. University Programs by Adam Reed Tucker.
  • June 21, 2018. – Added ‘Copenhagen Skyline’ by Rocco Buttliere, with a link to the Brick Architect review of ‘Copenhagen Skyline’. Added link to Brick Architect review of ‘Capitol Records Tower’. Added ‘Concertgebouw’ by Amazings. Added ‘Rüsselsheim Skyline’ by Erek Weidner. Fixed Formatting issues which caused some photos to appear too large. Corrected quantity of Tyne Bridge sets produced to 300 units. (thanks Daan!).
  • December 16, 2017. – Added large and small models of New Central Library (Alberta, Canada) by Ben Stephenson & Matt Leadbeater to the guide.
  • December 11, 2017. – I featured a link to this guide to Unofficial LEGO Sets on my homepage, and relevant forums.
  • December 6, 2017. – A complete draft of the guide has been written, proofread, and is ready for feedback from my mailing list. (It will be shared on the homepage soon.)
Thank you for reading this article. Please let me know if you discover other unofficial LEGO Architecture sets that I should include in this guide. You can leave a comment on this blog, or email me at tom@tomalphin.com. Thanks!

5 Responses

  1. Mike says:

    You may be interested in more details on the Darwen Jubilee Tower model
    http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/page.php?PgID=542732&ClubID=1154

  2. Stephani Maari Booker says:

    I really enjoyed this article because it’s right up my geek alley. I’ve only emerged from the “dark ages,” as I’ve read some Lego fans call the long period between childhood Lego play and adult rediscovery, last year; and I’m pretty obsessed with architectural models, especially mini- and micro-models. Thank you for sharing your love and your work.

  3. Sean Kelleher says:

    Hi

    An interesting roundup.

    Can you work out how the octagon on the top of St Botolph’s tower is built?

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