Lego Architecture

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Lego Architecture
Lego Architecture logo.png
Sub‑themesLandmark Series
Architect Series
Licensed fromThe Lego Group
Total sets52
Official website

Lego Architecture is a sub-brand and product range of Lego, which aims to “celebrate the past, present and future of architecture through the Lego Brick”.[1] The brand includes a series of Lego sets designed by ‘Architectural Artist’ Adam Reed Tucker, and each contain the pieces and instructions to build a model of a famous architectural building in micro-scale.


Adam Reed Tucker earned a degree in architecture at Kansas State University in 1996.[2] While there, he sought a method to join his two passions of art and architecture, and hit upon the idea of using Lego bricks. From this, he founded Brickstructures, Inc., and began to design and build models of famous landmarks. His work was noticed by the Lego Group, and together they formed a partnership to release some of his models as commercially available Lego sets under the Lego Architecture brand.

Construction sets[edit]

Sets in the product line contain a premium booklet, that – besides the build instructions – also include various information and pictures of the building itself.

By the beginning of 2009, six sets had been released in the range, under two 'series'. Within the 'Landmark Series' are models of the Sears Tower (21000), John Hancock Center (21001), the Empire State Building (21002), and the Seattle Space Needle (21003). Within the 'Architect Series' are models of the Guggenheim Museum (21004) and Fallingwater (21005).

In the beginning of July 2010, a seventh set, the White House (21006), was released. An eighth set (21007) was released in November 2010: New York's Rockefeller Center. The ninth set (21009), Farnsworth House (Plano, Illinois), was released in April 2011. A tenth set (21008), The Burj Khalifa, was released in June 2011. The Willis Tower (21000) was also released in 2011, this kit was a re-issue of the original Sears Tower kit; the only change was the printed tile to reflect the building's renaming.

An eleventh and twelfth set, the Robie House (21010) and the Brandenburg Gate (21011) were released in September 2011.[3][4]

In January 2012, it was announced that the next Architecture set would be 21012 Sydney Opera House. The set was released in March 2012.

In June 2012, Big Ben (21013) was released. In July 2012, the Namdaemun Gate (renamed Sungnyemun Gate) (21016) was released. In September 2012, the Villa Savoye (21014) was released. The Eames House (21015) and Glass House were scheduled and then canceled, as it never came out as a set.

In June 2013, the Leaning Tower of Pisa (21015) was announced for the Lego Architecture series. Its set number (21015) replaced the original Eames House after it was canceled. United Nations Headquarters (21018) came out next. In October 2013, Marina Bay Sands and the Eiffel Tower were both announced.

Set Series Name Location Released Number of
21000 Landmark Sears Tower[5] United States Chicago 2008 69 Yes
Willis Tower 2011
21001 Landmark John Hancock Center United States Chicago 2008 69 Yes Lego John Hancock center.jpg
21002 Landmark Empire State Building United States New York City 2009 77 Yes
21003 Landmark Seattle Space Needle United States Seattle 2009 57 Yes
21004 Architect Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum[6] United States New York City 2009 208 Yes Lego Architecture 21004 - Solomon Guggenheim Museum (7127221927).jpg
21005 Architect Fallingwater[6] United States Mill Run, Pennsylvania 2009 811 Yes Lego Architecture 21005 - Fallingwater (7331205756).jpg
21006 Architect The White House United States Washington, D.C. 2010 560 Yes Lego Architecture, The White House (21006).jpg
21007 Architect Rockefeller Plaza United States New York City 2011 240 Yes Lego Architecture 21007 - Rockefeller Center (7127220823).jpg
21008 Landmark Burj Khalifa[7] United Arab Emirates Dubai 2011 208 Yes Lego burj khalifa 21008.jpg
21009 Architect Farnsworth House[8] United States Plano, Illinois 2011 546 Yes Lego farnsworth house.jpg
21010 Architect Robie House[9] United States Chicago 2011 2,276 Yes Robie house.jpg
21011 Landmark Brandenburg Gate Germany Berlin 2011 363 Yes Lego Architecture Brandenburger Tor (21011)
21012 Architect Sydney Opera House[10] Australia Sydney 2012 270 Yes Lego Architecture 21012 - Sydney Opera House.jpg
21013 Landmark Big Ben[11] United Kingdom London 2012 346 Yes Lego Architecture Big Ben (21013)
21014 Architect Villa Savoye[12] France Paris 2012 660 Yes
21015 Landmark The Leaning Tower of Pisa Italy Pisa 2013 345 Yes Tour de pise lego architecture.JPG
21016 Landmark Sungnyemun[13] South Korea Seoul 2012 325 Yes Lego Architecture 21016 - Sungnyemun 숭례문 崇禮門 (7539110138).jpg
21017 Architect Imperial Hotel[14] Japan Tokyo 2013 1,188 Yes Lego 21017 imperial palace.jpg
21018 Landmark United Nations Headquarters[15] United States New York City 2013 597 Yes Lego Architecture 21018 - United Nations Headquarters.jpg
21019 Landmark The Eiffel Tower[16] France Paris 2014 321 Yes Lego Architecture La Tour Eiffel (21019)
21020 Landmark Trevi Fountain[17] Italy Rome 2014 731 Yes Lego Architecture Trevi Fountain 21020.jpg
21021 (limited edition) Landmark Marina Bay Sands Singapore Singapore 2014 602 Yes Marina Bay Sands Lego.jpg
21022 Landmark Lincoln Memorial[18] United States Washington, D.C. 2015 274 Yes Lego Architecture 21022 Lincoln Memorial.jpg
21023 Landmark Flatiron Building United States New York City 2015 471 Yes Lego 21023 flatiron building.jpg
21024 Landmark Louvre France Paris 2015 695 Yes Louvre lego architecture 1.JPG
21026 Skyline Venice Italy Italy 2016 212 Yes Lego 21026 Venise.jpg
21027 Skyline Berlin Germany Germany 2016 289 Yes Lego 21027 Berlin.jpg
21028 Skyline New York City United States United States 2016 598 No Skyline new york lego architecture.JPG
21029 Landmark Buckingham Palace United Kingdom London 2016 780 Yes Lego Architecture 21029 Buckingham Palace.jpg
21030 Landmark United States Capitol Building United States Washington, D.C. 2016 1,032 Yes Lego Architecture 21030 US Capitol.jpg
21031 Landmark Burj Khalifa United Arab Emirates Dubai 2016 333 Yes Lego burj khalifa 21031.jpg
21032 Skyline Sydney[19] Australia Australia 2017 361 Yes Lego21032sydney.png
21033 Skyline Chicago[19] United States United States 2017 444 Yes Lego Architecture 21033 Chicago.jpg
21034 Skyline London[19] United Kingdom United Kingdom 2017 468 No Lego Architecture 21034 London.jpg
21035 Landmark Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum United States New York City 2017 744 Yes Lego Architecture 21035 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.jpg
21036 Landmark Arc de Triomphe France Paris 2017 386 Yes Arc de triomph.jpg
21037 Landmark Lego House Denmark Billund 2017 774 No - Lego House exclusive Lego 21037.png
21038 Skyline Las Vegas United States United States 2018 487 Replaced[a]
21039 Skyline Shanghai China China 2018 597 Yes Shanghai Lego Set.jpg
21041 Landmark Great Wall of China China China 2018 551 Yes Lego 21041, Velká čínská zeď (3).jpg
21042 Landmark Statue of Liberty United States New York City 2018 1,685 No Lego 21042, socha Svobody (2).jpg
21043 Skyline San Francisco United States United States 2019 565 No
21044 Skyline Paris France France 2019 649 No
21045 Landmark Trafalgar Square United Kingdom London 2019 1,197 No Lego 21045, Trafalgarské náměstí (02).jpg |
21046 Landmark Empire State Building United States New York City 2019 1,767 No
21047 Skyline Las Vegas United StatesUnited States 2018 501 Yes Lego - Las Vegas.jpg
21050 Studio[20] N/A 2013 1,210 Yes
21051 Skyline Tokyo Japan Japan 2020 547 No
21052 Skyline Dubai United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 2020 740 No
Lego Architecture Dubai.jpg
21054 Landmark The White House United States Washington, D.C. 2020 1,483 No
The White House Lego.jpg
21055 (European markets only) Landmark Burj Khalifa United Arab Emirates Dubai 2020 333 No Lego burj khalifa 21031.jpg
21056 Landmark Taj Mahal India Agra 2021 2,022 No
  1. ^ Due to the 2017 Mandalay Bay hotel massacre, the Mandalay Bay was replaced by Bellagio and released as set #21047.
Special editions
Set Name Location Released Number of
Retired product Comments Pictures
4000002 LOM Moulding Mexico Monterrey 2011 174 Given to employees
4000005 KOM Moulding Denmark Billund 2012 315 Given to employees Kornmarken Factory is the first and largest LEGO moulding and production factory
4000006 Kladno Campus Czech Republic Kladno 2012 250 Given to employees
4000009 HMV Production Denmark Billund 2013 285 Given to employees HMV is the name of the packing factory at LEGO Billund, which this set is based on.
4000010 LEGO House[21] Denmark Billund 2014 250 Only sold in Billund Lego House opened in Billund in 2017
4000011 Nyíregyháza Factory Hungary Nyíregyháza 2014 327 Given to employees Lego model of the Nyíregyháza Factory
4000015 LOM Moulding B Mexico Monterrey 2014 215 Additional packing building. A building, which expands the footprint of the existing facility
4000016 Billund Airport Denmark Billund 2014 281 Only sold at Billund Airport Billund Airport was made for the 50th anniversary of the Airport.
4000018 Kladno Campus Czech Republic Kladno 2015 412 Given to employees Kladno campus is the name of building C at the Czech Lego factory, which this set is based on
4000023 Jiaxing Factory Mainland China China 2016 407 Given to employees Set of the, at the time, new Lego factory in Jiaxing, China.[22][23]
40199 Billund Airport Denmark Billund 2018 286 New edition from 4000016 Only available at the airport in Billund


The product range has been reviewed favourably by many commentators. Journalist Jenny Williams said "The scale on these kits is pretty small, though, so don't expect exquisite detail. But creating with Lego bricks is quite a fun way to pay homage to great architects".[24]

In popular media[edit]

A near-exact replica of set 21006, The White House, appears in the eight story arc of the Japanese manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, JoJolion, where it used by the villain character Poor Tom to activate his "stand" power, "Ozon Baby".[25][26][27]


  1. ^ "About Lego Architecture". Lego Group. Retrieved 29 December 2009.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Brickstructures". Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  3. ^ Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House, 13 July 2011, archived from the original on 22 July 2011, retrieved 11 August 2011
  4. ^ Sarah Firsheinn (8 August 2011), Lego to Eternalize the Brandenburg Gate in Architecture Series, Curbed Network
  5. ^ "Sears Tower now named Willis Tower" Archived 2010-10-09 at the Wayback Machine. CNN. July 16, 2009
  6. ^ a b "Release of two Frank Lloyd Wright Collection sets from LEGO Architecture". May 9, 2009
  7. ^ "The world's tallest building in LEGO® bricks". May 25, 2011
  8. ^ "Modernist architectural icon immortalised in LEGO® bricks". April 4, 2011
  9. ^ "Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House Joins LEGO® Architecture series". September 19, 2011
  10. ^ "Sydney's revered opera house immortalized in LEGO® bricks". February 21, 2012
  11. ^ "LEGO® Big Ben celebrates Victorian London's greatest landmark". April 18, 2012
  12. ^ "Le Corbusier's French masterpiece becomes a LEGO® Architecture model". August 31, 2012
  13. ^ "A Korean landmark recreated as LEGO® Architecture". May 14, 2012
  14. ^ "Revisit the Imperial Hotel with LEGO Architecture" Archived 2013-03-05 at the Wayback Machine. March 1, 2013
  15. ^ " Archived 2014-11-02 at the Wayback Machine. BrickExtra. May 15, 2013
  16. ^ Lego Architecture: Der Eiffelturm – das ist Spitze 14 Oktober 2014
  17. ^ BREAKING: Trevi-fontein wordt volgende Lego Architecture set 13 January 2014
  18. ^ Série LEGO® Architecture incluirá o Lincoln Memorial e o Edifício Flatiron
  19. ^ a b c "Architecture | 2017". Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  20. ^ " Archived 2013-12-03 at the Wayback Machine. Brickset. June 29, 2013
  21. ^ Exclusive: 4000010 LEGO House 17 March 2014
  22. ^ "LEGO Group to build factory in China".
  23. ^ Ruijter, Michiel de (28 November 2016). "Exclusieve LEGO 4000023 Jiaxing Factory set -".
  24. ^ Jenny Williams (23 May 2009). "Frank Lloyd Wright + Lego = Awesome". Geekdad. Wired.
  25. ^ Araki, Hirohiko (2017). Escape from Mount Hanarero. Shueisha. ISBN 978-4-08-881443-8.
  26. ^ Araki, Hirohiko (2018). North of the Higashikata Household. The Orchard. Shueisha. ISBN 978-4-08-881452-0.
  27. ^ Araki, Hirohiko (2018). Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Wu Tomoki. Shueisha. ISBN 978-4-08-881596-1.