Sets in the Lego Architecture Skyline Series

By | February 21, 2017

The Lego Architecture Skyline Series are some of the newer sets in the Lego Architecture range. Each set includes a few of the famous landmarks from a particular city and you are able to create a beautiful skyline model of that city.

These sets are smaller and a little easier to put together than the Lego Architecture sets that depict one specific building. The actual completed models are also smaller. The buildings in these sets are not interchangeable with those in the individual building sets.

Some Lego Architecture fans were disappointed at the completed size of these models, while others thought they were the perfect size for a display. I guess this becomes a matter of personal taste. I will list the completed size of the model with each of the reviews below, so keep an eye on this if it is a concern. Keep in mind that the models are scaled to give an accurate representation of the comparative size of each structure.

All of these sets are recommended for children of ages 12 and older, but I have seen reviews of the products where people have mentioned that 10-year old children managed to build the models. I think the child’s ability to build these models will depend on their previous experience with Lego sets. There are many small pieces and this can get a little confusing at times. While children enjoy the challenge of these sets, so do the older Lego fans, especially those with an interest in architecture or world travel.

More than just for fun

Sometimes it is difficult to find good resources for school projects and these sets have been used by children for school projects. Instead of just a picture of a city, a child can take an actual model of the featured buildings to school.

The booklet that comes with each sets contains not only the instructions to build the model, but also information about the city, the buildings and the architectural styles of these. A real treat for those that are interested in architecture and world travel.

Let’s take a closer look at the sets in this series.

LEGO Architecture London 21034 Building Kit

The buildings featured in this model include the Tower Bridge, London Eye, National Gallery, Nelson’s Column and Big Ben (the Elizabeth Tower). The booklet included in the set contains information about the architecture and the designer of each building, as well as historical facts about London and about its architectural heritage.

  • Number of pieces: 468
  • Number of featured buildings: 5
  • Recommended age: 12 years +
  • Completed size: 5″ high, 11″ wide and 3″ deep (15cm x 28cm x 8cm)
  • Amazon customer rating: 4.8 out of 5
  • Release date: January 2017

The designer video about this set is very interesting.

Now for the next one … from the Australia


LEGO Architecture Sydney 21032 Building Kit

The Sydney skyline set features the Sydney Tower, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Deutsche Bank.

Learn about the designer, the architecture and the history of each of these structures in the booklet that is included in the set. You will also learn about the architectural heritage of Sydney and some historical facts the city.

  • Number of pieces: 361
  • Number of featured buildings: 4
  • Recommended age: 12 years +
  • Completed size: 8″ high, 9″ wide and 2″ deep (21cm x 25cm x 6cm)
  • Amazon customer rating: 4.7 out of 5
  • Release date: January 2017

LEGO Architecture New York City 21028 Building Kit

The New York City skyline set features the Flatiron Building, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty.

Included in the booklet you will find information about the design, architecture and history of each of the 5 buildings as well as general historical and architectural information about New York City.

  • Number of pieces: 598
  • Number of featured buildings: 5
  • Recommended age: 12 years +
  • Completed size: 10″ (26cm) high, 9″ (25cm) wide and 1″ (4cm) deep
  • Amazon customer rating: 4.7 out of 5
  • Release date: January 2016

LEGO Architecture Chicago 21033 Building Kit

The Chicago Skyline building kit includes the Willis Tower, John Hancock Center, Cloud Gate, DuSable Bridge, Wrigley Building and the Big Red.

Just like the other sets, the booklet will give you more information on the architecture, design and history of each of these buildings and also the city of Chicago.

  • Number of pieces: 444
  • Number of featured buildings: 6
  • Recommended age: 12 years +
  • Completed size:  7” (20cm) high, 8” (22cm) wide and 1” (5cm) deep
  • Amazon customer rating: 4.5 out of 5
  • Release date: January 2017

LEGO Architecture Venice 21026

The buildings featured in this skyline set are the Rialto Bridge, St. Marks Basilica, St. Mark’s Campanile, St. Theodore and the Winged Lion of St. Mark, and the Bridge of Sighs.

Learn about the architecture, the designer and the history of each of these buildings in the included booklet. It also includes information about the architectural heritage of the City of Venice.

  • Number of pieces: 212
  • Number of featured buildings: 6
  • Recommended age: 12 years +
  • Completed size: 5″ (14cm) high, 9″ (25cm) wide and 1″ (3cm) deep
  • Amazon customer rating: 4.7 out of 5
  • Release date: January 2016

LEGO Architecture Berlin 21027

This set features the following buildings: Reichstag, Victory Column, Deutsche Bahn Tower, Berlin TV Tower and the Brandenburg Gate. It also features 3 sections of the Berlin Wall with graffiti deco.

  • Number of pieces: 289
  • Number of featured buildings: 5
  • Recommended age: 12 years +
  • Completed size: 9″ (23cm) high, 9″ (25cm) wide and 1″ (5cm) deep
  • Amazon customer rating: 4.7 out of 5
  • Release date: January 2016

All of these sets are available from Amazon.

Do you have any of these sets? I would love to hear from you about your experience with the set. Would you buy sets like this as a gift for somebody?

2 thoughts on “Sets in the Lego Architecture Skyline Series

  1. Max Matthew

    Your article made me realise what will be the best gift for my 13 year old brother. This article was very useful because it really give me a bigger picture of this amazing lego. I could found in your article all the information i needed about this unique gift.
    Thanks for the recommandation and hopefully my brother wil enjoy doing this complicated lego.

    Reply
    1. Lesley Post author

      I think your brother will enjoy these sets. They are great to build and I am sure he will want to collect the whole set.

      Reply

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