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Lego Architecture is a sub-brand and product range of the Lego construction toy, which aims to “celebrate the past, present and future of architecture through the Lego Brick”. 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. 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.
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.
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) was 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.
|21001||Landmark||John Hancock Center||Chicago||2008||69||Yes|
|21002||Landmark||Empire State Building||New York City||2009||77||Yes|
|21003||Landmark||Seattle Space Needle||Seattle||2009||57||Yes|
|21004||Architect||Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum||New York City||2009||208||Yes|
|21005||Architect||Fallingwater||Mill Run, Pennsylvania||2009||811||Yes|
|21006||Architect||The White House||Washington, D.C.||2010||560||Yes|
|21007||Architect||Rockefeller Center||New York City||2011||240||Yes|
|21009||Architect||Farnsworth House||Plano, Illinois||2011||546||Yes|
|21012||Architect||Sydney Opera House||Sydney||2012||270||Yes|
|21015||Landmark||Leaning Tower of Pisa||Pisa||2013||345||Yes|
|21017||Architect||Imperial Hotel (1923–1968)||Tokyo||2013||1,188||Yes|
|21018||Landmark||United Nations Headquarters||New York City||2013||597||Yes|
|21019||Landmark||The Eiffel Tower||Paris||2014||321||No|
|21020||Landmark||The Trevi Fountain||Rome||2014||731||Yes|
|21021||Landmark||Marina Bay Sands||Singapore||2014||602||Yes|
|21022||Landmark||Lincoln Memorial||Washington, D.C.||2015||274||Yes|
|21023||Landmark||Flatiron Building||New York City||2015||471||Yes|
|21028||Skyline||New York City||United States||2016||598||No|
|21030||Landmark||US Capitol||Washington, D.C.||2016||1,032||No|
|21035||Landmark||Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum||New York City||2017||744||No|
|21036||Landmark||Arc de Triomphe||Paris||2017||386||No|
|21038||Skyline||Las Vegas||United States||2018||487||No||Number changed due to the 2017 Mandalay Bay hotel massacre (Hotel Exchange in the Skyline) --> 21047|
|21041||Landmark||Great Wall of China||China||2018||551||No|
|21042||Landmark||Statue of Liberty||New York City||2018||1,685||No|
|21047||Skyline||Las Vegas||United States||2018||501||No|
|21043||Skyline||San Francisco||San Francisco||2019||???||No|
|21050||Lego Architecture Studio||N/A||2013||1,210||Yes|
|4000002||LOM Moulding||Monterrey||2011||174||Given to employees|
|4000005||KOM Moulding||Billund||2012||315||Given to employees||Kornmarken Factory is the first and largest LEGO moulding and production factory|
|4000006||Kladno Campus||Kladno||2012||250||Given to employees|
|4000009||HMV Production||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||Billund||2014||250||Only sold in Billund||Lego House is the Brand new Lego House opening in Billund approx. 2017,|
|4000011||Nyíregyháza Factory||Nyíregyháza||2014||327||Given to employees||Factory of Lego|
|4000015||LOM Moulding B||Monterrey||2014||215||Additional packing building. A building, which expands the footprint of the existing facility|
|4000016||Billund Airport||Billund||2014||281||Only sold at Billund Airport||Billund Airport was made for the 50th anniversary of the Airport.|
|4000018||Kladno Campus||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||China||2016||407||Given to employees||Set of the, at the time, new Lego factory in Jiaxing, China.|
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".
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