The Lego architecture studio 21050 set is really a one-of-a-kind set.
It is unique because it does not come with the usual colorful bricks and it also does not have instructions to build a specific model. This set is meant to give free reign to your creativity and is intended for the older teens and adults.
At last you can set your imagination free and build your own Lego buildings without being told exactly what they must look like. This is truly a set that can be used over and over again to build many different designs.
The set comes with only white and transparent bricks in many different shapes and sizes, 1210 pieces in total.
There is a book included in the set that will help you to get going, but it is different form the usual instruction booklets that come with most Lego sets. This book gives you some general tips, exercises and explains different design techniques. Some architects from famous companies such as Sou Fujimoto Architects, SOM, MAD Architects, Safdie Architects, REX Architecture, and Tham & Videgård Arkitekter have made contributions to the tips and design techniques featured in the book. The book has a lot of content and is 272 pages.
This set will suit both the casual Lego building enthusiast, as well as adults interested in architecture or even those studying the subject. It is great for projects as well as just giving you the opportunity to unleash your creativity.
Although this set has been discontinued by Lego, there are still some available to buy. I imagine that the price might start going up over time when there are fewer of these sets available to buy.
I have mentioned that there is a booklet included in the set, but there are also other books that can be used with this set.
The Lego Architect by Tom Alphin (192 pages) and The Lego Architecture Idea Book by Alice Finch (232 pages).
Do you like the idea of a set with no specific instructions, but just an ideas book? Or do you prefer the more predictable sets with full instructions? Please share your thoughts below.