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Top 10 Awesome LEGO Architecture Building Sets

Posted on 1 October 2014 in LEGO Architecture

Architecture buffs will have a blast with these unique LEGO sets of world famous buildings. Pay tribute to some of the world's greatest structures and make a fine addition to your desk, office or playroom with these unique LEGO Architecture sets. Now you can recreate your favorite buildings such as the White House, Eiffel Tower, Trevi Fountain and even the Seattle Space Needle with LEGO bricks. LEGO Architecture celebrates the past, present and future of architecture through the medium of the LEGO Brick.

1The White House in Washington DC

Replicate the home of the President of the United States with this 560 piece LEGO Architecture set. The White House in Washington DC was designed by James Hoban. The assembled White House model stands 9" (22 cm) wide on a base with printed name label and includes a booklet with facts about the building, its construction and its history.

2The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

The Architecture set of the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris has 321 LEGO pages. One of the most iconic landmarks ever constructed was originally designed and built by French entrepreneur Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Worlds Fair. The original structure is 324 meters tall; the LEGO model is over 12" or 31cm high.

3Big Ben in London, England

The 346 LEGO pieces in this set will transform into the Big Ben Clock Tower in London. One of the world's most interesting landmarks. Standing at the northeast corner of the Palace of Westminster in London, England, the Big Ben Clock Tower was erected from 1843–1859 following a fire that burned down much of the original palace.

4Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy

Construct a detailed LEGO brick model of the world famous Trevi Fountain, the largest fountain in Rome. The fountain was originally designed by Nicola Salvi and took 30 years to build. This set consists of 731 pieces and should take you a bit less to put together. The intricate LEGO model of this iconic symbol of Rome incorporates features such as the façade of the Palazzo Poli, the statues of Ocean, Abundance and Health, plus translucent blue water-effect LEGO bricks.

5United Nations Headquarters in New York

This LEGO version of the UN Headquarters on the banks of the East River in New York City consists of 597 pieces and is 5" (14cm) high. Designed mainly by Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, the cornerstone was laid in 1949 and it was completed just three years later.

6Space Needle in Seattle

Replicate the world famous landmark with only 57 LEGO bricks. Created for the 1962 World’s Fair, this sweeping futuristic tower is the fourth in the LEGO Architecture Landmark series of real-world construction models.

7Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright from 1916-1922, the Imperial Hotel of Tokyo, Japan was commissioned to bridge the divide between the Western and Eastern worlds. This highly detailed LEGO model of 1188 pieces captures all of the distinctive features that made the Imperial Hotel an architectural landmark for generations.

8The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy

Now you can build the world's most famous tower with LEGO bricks. The instructions and enclosed booklet tell the story of the Tower's fascinating history and how the 56 meter building began its journey into architectural history. This LEGO Architecture model makes a distinctive and fascinating addition to any desk, living room or bookshelf.

9Sydney Opera House in Australia

This masterpiece of expressionist architecture is the vision of young Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, whose unique interlocking vaulted ‘shell' design beat 933 competitors from 28 countries to win an international design competition held by the New South Wales Government in 1959. If you want to build a more elaborate version of this iconic building you can also check out LEGO Creator Expert Sydney Opera House, a set that contains 2989 pieces and recreates the building with unmistakable roofline in even more detail.

10John Hancock Center in Chicago, Illinois

The LEGO Architecture Landmark series of real-world construction models continues with the famous John Hancock Center of Chicago, U.S.A.. Built with striking black and white bricks, the assembled model measures 7.5" (192 mm) tall and 3.1" (80 mm) wide at its labeled base. It includes a booklet with details about the skyscraper’s design and history, plus facts about the real building.

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