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Architecture 2016

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dcdfan    6,420
5 minutes ago, sauromosis said:

What's the MSRP of these?

Venice (21026) – EUR 29.99
Berlin (21027) – EUR 29.99
New York City (21028) – EUR 49.99
Burj Khalifa (21031) – EUR 39.99

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redghostx    2,019
What's the MSRP of these?

I think that the New York one could be $100. It is over 500 pieces and architecture sets have a much higher price per piece. (I hope that it isn't)

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Alpinemaps    10,372

I'm quite a bit of a map geek, so the entire line has an appeal to me.  The Cityscapes subline, though -that's speaking direct to me. I'll grab all three of those, and probably gobble up anything else they come up with in the future.

I can see those sitting on an executive's desk.  They're small but eye catching.

As for investment, I don't know that there will be a huge demand for these.  I think NYC might have some special appeal in the US.  There might be appeal to the others as a "vacation gift" - as in, I went to Venice, so now I want this little cityscape to show that I went to Venice.

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citymorgue    472
2 hours ago, tractorboy said:

As a fan of the Architecture line, I don't care much for these at all. I think they'll appeal to a lot of people as nice little display sets, or for gifts. But the scale is so small for any real build interest. The photos are pretty, but I suspect they'll look a bit underwhelming in reality.

I really hope we see more bigger sets again, but I'm losing hope. Even a couple of mid size sets (like the Villa Savoye or Farnsworth) would be nice at some stage.

That's how I feel with these sets.  They look all nice and pretty all up close and big and pretty pictures, but in reality, it's just not the same.

I remember when the Lincoln Memorial was announced and pictures came out, I was soo stoked and excited to pick it up for the wife.  Once it was released and we traveled to the Lego store, and saw it on display, we immediately decided to pass.  It wasn't worth the money for such a tiny model.  It just didn't feel like it was worth the money, which was really disappointing, because if Lego doubled the size of it, it would've felt a lot better.

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ZULU    258
On ‎11‎/‎24‎/‎2015‎ ‎3‎:‎41‎:‎50‎, henrysunset said:

I'm really excited about LEGO Architecture, so naturally I was thrilled to see that high-res photos of four of the new 2016 LEGO Architecture sets are here!

The biggest news is the introduction of a third series within the the LEGO Architecture product line! "Cityscapes"  feature several iconic buildings from cities around the world in a single model, joining the existing "Architect" and "Landmark" series.


The four 2016 LEGO Architecture sets (including the new "cityscapes".)


I'm thrilled to try the new sets, and see what additional Cityscapes we have in the future. I'm also excited to see at least one more large-scale model this year - The Burj Khalifa (albeit an updated version of a model from 2011.) 


Lots more analysis, including expected piece counts and prices, more details on the standard base used on all three cityscape models and more at http://brickarchitect.com/2015/lego-architecture-2016-preview/

Sincerely,
---tom


P.S. There is also a rumour of a further UK and New York set this year, I'm personally hoping for a detailed model of the Chrysler building, but One WTC seems like a good guess as well.  

What do you think, what UK or New York buildings should be added to the series?

The're nice sets for sure. But what is the impact on 

21011 Brandenburg Gate

21008 Burj Khalifa

21002 Empire State Building

21000 Willis Tower

It seems like these are extended remakes... of the originals. So are these sets truly investable?

As we are BrickPickers, I wonder...

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Battrax    496

I took the conservative approach... sold off all my ESB sets, anyway. Still made money, no regrets*.

Now, these do look lovely; I wonder if we will see more in the future. Paris? Athens? Beijing? So many interesting possibilities...

 

*(My reasoning was that the ESB set is quite plain-looking and B)if wanted a souvenir of New York City I would much prefer the skyline over just a single, plain looking, as was mentioned, building).

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chipbee    139

At first i like the new york set the best amongst these batch of new releases, however the more i look, the more i dislike it. The only distinctive building is empire state building, the rest are hardly recognizable. The new burj kalifa is nice, though the previous one is closer to the actual building.

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fossilrock    1,951

I used to be all into the architecture line, and that was one of the reasons I really ventured into the lego realm, but as time has gone on, I feel less engaged with this line, and i'm losing interest.  I do think the new Empire State Building is a vast improvement over the original in that microscope set, but I don't know if it's enough for me to really dive into these.  I've been hoping for a while to have a 800 to 900 piece build of the chrysler building, just done in a way that gives it justice, and this doesn't cut it for me.  

I liked the flatiron building this year, and thought that was a fun set, but the louvre, and the lincoln memorial didn't quite sit with me right.  It will be interesting to see what they do with the rumored US Capitol building, but other that that set, very little interests me to continue being a completist in this series.  Anymore, I feel like selling off quite a bit of my architecture sets because as time has gone on, I just find the creator sets more fun and challenging to build and they just have a better aesthetic quality to them.

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Lordoflego    3,693
1 hour ago, chipbee said:

At first i like the new york set the best amongst these batch of new releases, however the more i look, the more i dislike it. The only distinctive building is empire state building, the rest are hardly recognizable. The new burj kalifa is nice, though the previous one is closer to the actual building.

No doubt u recognize Statue of Liberty :)

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henrysunset    330

I just finished building the new Empire State Building.  It's a great model with lots of intricate SNOT work and some complex offsets to work through. 

It took about an hour to build. This set will be a great source for LEGO Part #87087 (Brick, stud 1 side), and 2412 (1x2 Grille). I don't have the new #18674 2x2 round jumper, so I improvised.

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Tom Alphin @ Instagram

I'm excited to finish the model later tonight.

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Lordoflego    3,693
On ‎11‎/‎24‎/‎2015‎ ‎9‎:‎34‎:‎50‎, henrysunset said:

I just finished building the new Empire State Building.  It's a great model with lots of intricate SNOT work and some complex offsets to work through. 

It took about an hour to build. This set will be a great source for LEGO Part #87087 (Brick, stud 1 side), and 2412 (1x2 Grille). I don't have the new #18674 2x2 round jumper, so I improvised.


Tom Alphin @ Instagram

I'm excited to finish the model later tonight.

U don't stop do u? Pics just popped up on Internet and u r on ur 2nd build...nice.

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Lordoflego    3,693
13 minutes ago, henrysunset said:

They are really quick builds, and I do love LEGO Architecture.

So do u have them all? Marina bay sands, Lego factory/house? And other limited edition architecture sets? Seeing how fast u r, even if u didn't spend $700 on 21021, I bet u built it anyway from loose bricks ;)

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henrysunset    330
On ‎11‎/‎24‎/‎2015‎ ‎7‎:‎25‎:‎16‎, Migration said:

If anyone here is a fan of the Lego Architecture series, you should check out this book. It is excellent.

http://www.amazon.com/The-LEGO-Architect-Tom-Alphin/dp/1593276133/ 

P.S. It is on sale at Amazon right now for 50% off @ 12.47$.  Happy Black Friday if you haven't bought it yet, or need a copy for a gift.

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Alpinemaps    10,372
2 hours ago, henrysunset said:

P.S. It is on sale at Amazon right now for 50% off @ 12.47$.  Happy Black Friday if you haven't bought it yet, or need a copy for a gift.

Well.  I'm not going to pass on 50% off.  Picked one up for myself!

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