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  1. I didn't see a dedicated thread for this set, so I thought I might strike up a little conversation. I have not seen much discussion on this gem of a set. I personally love it! It's an amazing display and a fun build. It hit $75 before Christmas at one point, and now it is there again, sitting at $75.20. It's been creeping downwards. How low will it go? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CVGV5H2/ref=ox_sc_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
  2. Didn't see a thread dedicated to this set which I think is a sleeper other than its super long availability. maybe one that's off the radar sort of like the ubiquitous Empire State Building that is turning to be a decent investment. From a seller point , the SSN is super light and cheap to ship. Just went to SOLD OUT at shop at home USA in the last 24 hours. still in stock at TRU for shipping for $1.00 (5%) over MSRP. Going to clear out the local bn stock this week.
  3. Now that the LEGO Architecture Skylines series is in it's second year, with a total of six sets released so far, We are seeing some amazing fan-made models in the style of the official sets.I just wrote an article highlighting the very best of these custom models. (Before selecting my favorites, I created this Pinterest board where I collected all 24 custom Skyline models I've found so far.)Paris Skyline, by Cecilie Fritzvold Immediately recognizable despite its tiny scale, what's not to love about this Paris Skyline? I really like how closely it follows the style of the official sets.Budapest Skyline, by docbaliThis is another excellent model that follows the style of the official sets very well. It's worth noting that this model is one of the first examples to layer a building behind a bridge for a more interesting composition, preceding the same effect which is used in the new 2017 sets.Dubai Skyline, by Anscott While it is far too large and has an oddly shaped base, there is a lot to love in this Dubai skyline. It's interesting to see how different builders are expanding on the skyline concept. You can see all seven of my favorite models at brickarchitect.comSincerely,---tom P.S. Have you found or created an awesome Skyline model that isn't included on my pinterest page? If so, leave a comment below so I can add it to the collection!
  4. I am really excited that the Brick Loot team gave me an opportunity to design a model which was included in the November Brick Loot box. I jumped at the chance to expand on the narrative I started with my book 'The LEGO Architect' by creating a new model that explores a recent trend in Architecture.LEGO Architecture model in November 2016 Brick Loot subscription.The model I designed explores contemporary architecture trends, emphasizing projecting volumes, angular shapes, glass, and mixed materials. I call the model “@ Home”, because the front facade has a curving yellow shape that looks like an “@” sign.Detailed building instructions(A video of the build steps is available at Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzxIuxEig8I&feature=youtu.be )You will find more information about the model, instructions, videos, and photos of early prototypes that I created along the way at: http://brickarchitect.com/brickloot/ Thanks,Tom Alphin, Author 'The LEGO Architect'
  5. 2016

    Here is the primary topic of conversation for this latest addition to the Architecture line, Buckingham Palace, which will retail for €49.99.
  6. Today, names for the 2016 sets leaked (http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-2016-set-name-listings-on-amazon-de/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LegoEverlasting-LegoReviewsNews+(The+Brick+Fan+-+LEGO+Reviews+%26+News)). This is in German, but translated, the new architecture sets are: Venice (21026) – EUR 29.99 Berlin (21027) – EUR 29.99 New York City (21028) – EUR 49.99 Burj Khalifa (21031) – EUR 39.99 Now - this alone wouldn't be worth a new thread, but there are two things odd in this list. Can you spot them? Also, something seems to change in terms of the line. Most of these aren't specific buildings, but cities. Interesting...
  7. Hi Guys This Farnsworth House is almost coming to 3 years since it was out in 2011. Wonder is this a great set to collect? What is your view?
  8. I know; not the most creative title in history but that really is what this very limited set only available in Billund is titled. Here is a Brickset review done on it. What is interesting is the actual structure in real life has not been built yet making this a sort of 'preview' model. To add, this is the first Architecture set to include a minifigure....but I'm sure you already figured that out.
  9. check this out!!! after a freezing cold weekend in new york for TOY FAIR... check out 1 of 3 videos of UPCOMING 2016 lego sets... this video also FEATURES THE NEW 2016 CITY HOLIDAY ADVENT CALENDAR!!! hope you like....
  10. Merry Christmas! I'm excited to share the 6 "nanoscale" architecture models which I submitted in the Advent calendar contest at Brickset. 6 "nanoscale" LEGO Architecture models based on designs in The LEGO Architect book.Creating what I call "Nanoscale" LEGO models which meet the constraints of the advent calendar contest is a really interesting challenge. Specifically, the parts need to fit easily in the small compartments of the official LEGO Advent calendars, and the model should use 20 parts or fewer. Nanoscale Prairie house on right, More detailed LEGO model from the book on left.I'm also excited to share instructions to build one of these models as new bonus materials for LEGO Architecture enthusiasts, and readers of my book, The LEGO Architect. (Admittedly, this model uses 21 pieces to achieve the preferred design, but you can easily modify it to use 20 bricks.)Detailed instructions show you how to make this tiny model using only 21 common LEGO bricks.It's a pleasure to share these directions with other LEGO enthusiasts, especially around the holidays when people have some time to build LEGO projects. (I also hope that The LEGO Architect was part of your holidays.) Visit http://brickarchitect.com/book/extras/ to download and print directions for this model, as well as a tiny Neoclasssical monument.Merry Christmas and a Happy LEGO-filled New Year!---tom
  11. * As I was preparing to publish this article, Ed Mack announced the Brickpicker sponsored fundraiser in benefit of the St. Paul School of Burlington, NJ. I truly encourage you all to visit the following link and make a donation; besides supporting a great cause you will be entered for a chance to win some really cool, retired sets worth thousands of dollars (and appreciating as we speak!). I truly wish the St. Paul School the best, FCBarcelona101* Read Ed’s Announcement Raffle Entry and Donation Page ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As of this writing, the LEGO Imperial Hotel (Architecture) stock continues to decline. All signs seem to point out the set is up for retirement very soon, with LEGO Shop at Home discounting it since Black Friday and a new line of larger Architecture sets in the horizon. I felt that analyzing the Imperial Hotel would be a good idea for an article; maybe we can help bring the stock levels down to 0! The Architecture theme as we know it today was introduced in 2008, even though LEGO had already released some sets under the same name back in 1962. That first line, however, had absolutely nothing to do with what we currently see in stores. Let’s begin with a high level analysis of the theme as a whole. Theme Analysis The Architecture theme consistently receives praise in the forums as a result of its perceived positive performance, but how does its average CAGR compare to the average LEGO set and some of the other popular themes? As you can see, the Architecture theme underperforms both the Star Wars and Advanced Models theme, as well as the entire LEGO set average of 11.54%. While this does not seem to support the theory that Architecture is a great performer, we have to remember that CAGR is somewhat skewed by the length of time sets have been retired, as well as the fact that currently available sets have really low CAGRs (as they are still available at retail). If we were to only take into consideration the CAGR of retired sets, the picture would be significantly different. Of course, we would have through the whole process of removing currently available set from the rest of the data series in order to have an apples to apples comparison. However, that is extremely time consuming for the larger themes like Star Wars, and I believe that for the purpose of this article focusing on the Architecture line alone clarifies the point. With an average CAGR of over 24% for retired sets, we can conclude that the line is actually quite successful. One other argument for the Imperial Hotel is that it belongs to the Frank Lloyd Wright “collection”; an unofficial sub-theme that has been attributed with superior performance by some forum members. But, are FLW buildings really that different from the average Architecture set? Let’s take a look. Above we have a graph of the growth over retail for each of the currently retired sets in the Architecture theme, with the FLW buildings grouped for the ease of comparison. It is pretty clear that when taking into consideration all of the retired sets, the average growth over retail is significantly higher for the rest of the theme (222% vs. 112%); That takes into account 2 data points that could be considered outliers, however. The JHC was the first set to be introduced, so we can expect that collectors will want to have it as part of their collection more than some of the rest, while Sungnyemun was available for purchase at LEGO Shop at Home for less than a year according to Brickset data (around 237 days). If we were to take those 2 sets out of the average calculation, the rest of the theme would show an average of 113% growth over retail, pretty much in line with the 112% of the Frank Lloyd Wright collection. In light of this, I am not sure I can buy the argument that these FLW designs perform significantly better than the rest. Set Analysis The Imperial Hotel is one of the largest Architecture sets released to date, and has been available for close to 3 years at the time of this writing. With over 1,000 pieces, the detail LEGO designers were able to capture in the model is nothing short of impressive; they really were able to capture the essence of the real structure and at the same time create a model that can be easily displayed on an office desk. Another factor that I believe will help the performance of the set is the appeal to Asian buyers, especially in Japan. The performance of Sungnyemun makes me think that buyers from countries where this structures are located and the relatively higher LEGO prices in those markets push demand toward US sellers that are able to ship internationally. Finally, and this is just my perception of this, the Imperial Hotel set seems to have been somewhat overlooked by some Brickpickers. I just have not seen as much discussion about this set before LEGO discounted it for Black Friday. In these times of increased competition and hoarding, it is sets like this that could continue to provide returns more in line with what LEGO investing produced in the past. Future Performance With the set seemingly going into retirement within the next few months, I wanted to try and forecast its future price appreciation over the next couple of years. While the data we have is very limited and the market is changing dramatically, it is always fun to speculate and share opinions about future set value! First of all, let’s take a look at the performance of the “closest” set of the theme, the Robie House. As on previous articles, remember that the values that are outside of Brickpicker’s data set are estimated AND the 2015 value is as of November. I think we can all agree that the fast appreciation this set has experienced should start to slow down in the coming months; eventually, we can expect marginal growth as the set plateaus. As mentioned before, I expect the Imperial Hotel to perform slightly better (percentage wise). The graph below shows the projected performance of the Imperial Hotel. The graph assumes retirement in January of 2016. The result is a growth over retail of around 145% by the end of 2020, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of close to 12% over the period 2013 to 2020. Final Thoughts I am a believer in the Architecture line, and having had the time to go over the performance of previously retired sets has only strengthen this belief. I truly think that, for whatever reason, they are somewhat under the radar and have the potential to produce some of the most consistent returns in the LEGO investment universe.
  12. * As I was preparing to publish this article, Ed Mack announced the Brickpicker sponsored fundraiser in benefit of the St. Paul School of Burlington, NJ. I truly encourage you all to visit the following link and make a donation; besides supporting a great cause you will be entered for a chance to win some really cool, retired sets worth thousands of dollars (and appreciating as we speak!). I truly wish the St. Paul School the best, FCBarcelona101* Read Ed’s Announcement Raffle Entry and Donation Page ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As of this writing, the LEGO Imperial Hotel (Architecture) stock continues to decline. All signs seem to point out the set is up for retirement very soon, with LEGO Shop at Home discounting it since Black Friday and a new line of larger Architecture sets in the horizon. I felt that analyzing the Imperial Hotel would be a good idea for an article; maybe we can help bring the stock levels down to 0! The Architecture theme as we know it today was introduced in 2008, even though LEGO had already released some sets under the same name back in 1962. That first line, however, had absolutely nothing to do with what we currently see in stores. Let’s begin with a high level analysis of the theme as a whole. Theme Analysis The Architecture theme consistently receives praise in the forums as a result of its perceived positive performance, but how does its average CAGR compare to the average LEGO set and some of the other popular themes? As you can see, the Architecture theme underperforms both the Star Wars and Advanced Models theme, as well as the entire LEGO set average of 11.54%. While this does not seem to support the theory that Architecture is a great performer, we have to remember that CAGR is somewhat skewed by the length of time sets have been retired, as well as the fact that currently available sets have really low CAGRs (as they are still available at retail). If we were to only take into consideration the CAGR of retired sets, the picture would be significantly different. Of course, we would have through the whole process of removing currently available set from the rest of the data series in order to have an apples to apples comparison. However, that is extremely time consuming for the larger themes like Star Wars, and I believe that for the purpose of this article focusing on the Architecture line alone clarifies the point. With an average CAGR of over 24% for retired sets, we can conclude that the line is actually quite successful. One other argument for the Imperial Hotel is that it belongs to the Frank Lloyd Wright “collection”; an unofficial sub-theme that has been attributed with superior performance by some forum members. But, are FLW buildings really that different from the average Architecture set? Let’s take a look. Above we have a graph of the growth over retail for each of the currently retired sets in the Architecture theme, with the FLW buildings grouped for the ease of comparison. It is pretty clear that when taking into consideration all of the retired sets, the average growth over retail is significantly higher for the rest of the theme (222% vs. 112%); That takes into account 2 data points that could be considered outliers, however. The JHC was the first set to be introduced, so we can expect that collectors will want to have it as part of their collection more than some of the rest, while Sungnyemun was available for purchase at LEGO Shop at Home for less than a year according to Brickset data (around 237 days). If we were to take those 2 sets out of the average calculation, the rest of the theme would show an average of 113% growth over retail, pretty much in line with the 112% of the Frank Lloyd Wright collection. In light of this, I am not sure I can buy the argument that these FLW designs perform significantly better than the rest. Set Analysis The Imperial Hotel is one of the largest Architecture sets released to date, and has been available for close to 3 years at the time of this writing. With over 1,000 pieces, the detail LEGO designers were able to capture in the model is nothing short of impressive; they really were able to capture the essence of the real structure and at the same time create a model that can be easily displayed on an office desk. Another factor that I believe will help the performance of the set is the appeal to Asian buyers, especially in Japan. The performance of Sungnyemun makes me think that buyers from countries where this structures are located and the relatively higher LEGO prices in those markets push demand toward US sellers that are able to ship internationally. Finally, and this is just my perception of this, the Imperial Hotel set seems to have been somewhat overlooked by some Brickpickers. I just have not seen as much discussion about this set before LEGO discounted it for Black Friday. In these times of increased competition and hoarding, it is sets like this that could continue to provide returns more in line with what LEGO investing produced in the past. Future Performance With the set seemingly going into retirement within the next few months, I wanted to try and forecast its future price appreciation over the next couple of years. While the data we have is very limited and the market is changing dramatically, it is always fun to speculate and share opinions about future set value! First of all, let’s take a look at the performance of the “closest” set of the theme, the Robie House. As on previous articles, remember that the values that are outside of Brickpicker’s data set are estimated AND the 2015 value is as of November. I think we can all agree that the fast appreciation this set has experienced should start to slow down in the coming months; eventually, we can expect marginal growth as the set plateaus. As mentioned before, I expect the Imperial Hotel to perform slightly better (percentage wise). The graph below shows the projected performance of the Imperial Hotel. The graph assumes retirement in January of 2016. The result is a growth over retail of around 145% by the end of 2020, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of close to 12% over the period 2013 to 2020. Final Thoughts I am a believer in the Architecture line, and having had the time to go over the performance of previously retired sets has only strengthen this belief. I truly think that, for whatever reason, they are somewhat under the radar and have the potential to produce some of the most consistent returns in the LEGO investment universe. View full blog article
  13. Don't recall anyone else discussing this, so I apologize if this is old news. Has any seen the traveling LEGO Americana Roadshow that's currently on tour at various malls across America this year? It's currently at the Riverchase Galleria in Birmingham. I only had time to snap quick iPhone pics of 4/9 attractions, but I plan to go back Labor Day Weekend with my camera for a complete documentation.
  14. Source: The Brick Fan
  15. Has anyone else encountered a significant decline in Lego Architecture stock levels at their area B&******? I've only got one B&****** in my local area, so my data set is admittedly very limited. Up until the fall of 2014, my local B&****** was a great source for Lego Architecture sets; good variety, multiples of each set, no coupon issues, etc. In the past 6 months I don't think the store has received any Architecture resupply. I was in the store last weekend and they were down to about maybe 5-6 sets. Over in the toy department, they keep receiving the latest sets from the other Lego series, so I'm not sure what to make of the situation.
  16. Set Name: Marina Bay Sands (Republic of Singapore) Set Number: 21021 Theme: Architecture Year Released: Late 2013 / Early 2014 Retaile Price: SGD 89.90 (converted to $64.77 as of March 10, 2015) # of Elements: 602 # of Minifigs: 0 Introduction : This set was a limited edition set exclusive to Singapore. I've read that only 10,000 sets were produced and was available in the Marina Bay Sands gift store and selected retailers. Box: The box design is beautiful with various pictures of the hotel. The standard black Architecture styled was used. The box itself is comparable to the Lego Ideas / CUUSOO Back to the Future set (10.24" x 7.48" x 2.76") and esign. When opening the box, the sturdy manual (booklet style) and elements are easily seen. Lego used two standard tape seals with the "seal code" on one of them. note: My box was damaged when purchased. I purchased the box separately from the rest of the set. Elements: Lego included 5 bags of elements. Nearly all elements are widely available except the 1x8 black Marina Bay Sands printed tile. Unfortunately, fake versions of this element has been seen on eBay so be very careful when buy the set used. I would assume most sale listings of this set w/o the box and manual probably contain a reproduction Marina Bay Sands tile. For more pictures, information, and pricing about elements, please refer to
  17. As the title asks, what LEGO theme have you invested in the most? Let's define "most" as theme you have the most sets of. Here's my personal breakdown: Star Wars - 30 Harry Potter - 10 CM - 7 Lord of the Rings - 5 Hero Factory - 4 Chima - 2 Lone Ranger - 2 City - 2 I'm sure that most of you have larger collections, but let's hear it! You can figure this out by going to your Brickfolio, then to the second pie chart.
  18. From the album architecture

    found a great place to put my architecture sets
  19. I bought republic frigate 7964 and imperial hotel 21017 for $170. The rf box is damaged, but not in horrible shape. Should I keep or return? This was from Barnes bogo sale.
  20. I found some deals on the Lego Architecture 21006 White House and the 21011 Brandenburg Gate. Brandenburg Gate for $22.99: http://www.amazon.com/LEGO