Adam’s creating some exciting new Architecture sets, but he had to move away from the LEGO brick to make it happen. We talked with Adam to learn more…
This brightly colored addition to the LEGO Architecture Skyline set is jam packed and includes a lot of printed parts, but how does it compare to other sets in the series?
The modern city that blossomed in the desert, Dubai has some amazing architecture to explore. Let’s see how well it translates into the LEGO Skyline series.
What can we learn from the initial photos of these two additions to the Skyline Series? We took a critical look at the photos so you don’t have to!
Does a set containing an entire plaza belong in the LEGO Architecture series? Lord Business says yes (since there’s a LEGO Store nearby), but I’m not sure…
In the 12-year history of the LEGO Architecture series, only two sets were cancelled before widespread release. Brick Architect had the unique opportunity to review one of them.
LEGO Architecture on CNN Style
In the article, Rok shared some new insights on the challenges in translating a real building to a LEGO set. I offered additional advise when designing your own LEGO architecture model: “Start by looking at the building, figuring out what the hardest part is going to be and building that first.”
I also talked about the many fan-made LEGO creations, including several models featured in The LEGO Architect, and some of the custom sets featured in on our list of Unofficial LEGO Architecture Sets.
If you want to read “LEGO architects and super-fans on designing perfect miniature worlds,” you will find it on CNN Style.
Is this set containing 684 identical parts an exercise in frustration, or a meditative glimpse into the life of the professional LEGO Artist? Let’s find out if you should add this set to your collection!
Paris is a classic destination for summer holidays. Let’s look back at recently retired LEGO Architecture set #21019 Eiffel Tower to see if it’s worth adding to your collection.
Having just visited Australia for the first time, I was excited to see how well the Sydney Skyline set captures the feel of the harbor city, and it’s iconic Opera House.
ᴘʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ: #21045 Trafalgar Square
Now that we have an official photo of the latest addition to the LEGO Architecture series, we can explore what the set has to offer. This is the first of two sets slated for a summer release. (Learn about the upcoming #21046 Empire State Building in our earlier article.)
My immediate reaction was not entirely positive. I’m worried that the landscaping, fountains, and Nelsons Column distract from the front facade of the National Gallery. I also noticed strong similarities to the recently discontinued #21029 Buckingham Palace set which also places the building behind a fountain, fence and landscaping.
On closer look, there are some clever building techniques being employed which I look forward to building first hand. I have never seen the half-plate staircase technique used in an official set (it typically uses 1×2 or 1×4 panels in a SNOT configuration.) It looks like 1×2 Technic bricks are used for the front steps, allowing 3L Bar to be used for the columns.
The main building is constructed using the same SNOT techniques used for the Buckingham Palace set. I can’t quite tell what part is being used to achieve a ½ plate lip between the first and second story of the building, but look forward to finding out. I’m curious to see how they approached the sloping driveway which integrates nicely with the rest of the set.
Let’s take a quick look at the recently retired Chicago Skyline to see if you should find a copy to add to your collection before it’s too late.