It’s almost impossible to think of a theme or idea that LEGO hasn’t already created a set for. Something for the Disney fans? You’ve got Disney LEGO sets. For the muggles who dream of being wizards? You’ve got Harry Potter LEGO. For those who enjoy engineering and the technical aspects of toys? You’ve got LEGO Technic Sets.
So, what about the world travellers and adventurers? Those who have a bit of wanderlust? Well, you’ve got LEGO Architecture sets.
Keep reading to learn more about how LEGO Architecture sets came to be, and what you can expect to find in this engaging and exciting LEGO theme!
How LEGO Architecture sets got started
Since 2008 LEGO Architecture sets have been entertaining the avid LEGO builders who love the idea of replicating incredible world buildings.
The aim of this theme was to not only give you the chance to travel the world from the comfort of your own home, but to also keep the memory of some of the most intricate and beautifully designed buildings of the world alive.
With sets that are designed around specific buildings, landmarks and even city skylines, the range of LEGO Architecture sets is expansive and covers a large number of the most notable buildings around the world.
But it’s not just the adventurous travellers that will be excited by these sets, it’s the architectural enthusiasts who will be mighty excited by these sets. Minute intricate details of these structures have been captured in these sets and will keep you entertained for hours.
It is actually a man who is passionate about the art of architecture who has designed many of the Architecture LEGO sets. His name is Adam Reed Tucker, and his enthusiasm for architecture led him to finding different ways to express his creativity, including using LEGO bricks to create his own versions of famous landmarks.
Tucker was noticed by LEGO after he had created ARTitecture, now known as Brickstructures, Inc. ARTitecture is an educational platform which focused on the studies of architecture, construction, and engineering, that also happened to be LEGO based.
Tucker and LEGO came to an agreement, which led him designing various LEGO Architecture sets since 2008!
The LEGO Architecture Series Lego-cy
It’s no secret that LEGO is always evolving, learning, and developing. It’s not possible to get bored of LEGO when there are endless creations to be made.
When it comes to the LEGO Architecture, a number of subseries have been created within this theme, so you can find a set to replicate some of your favourite places on earth.
The LEGO Architecture theme includes the following series:
The Landmark Series
This series is actually the first of the LEGO Architecture theme to be established.
The sets included in the Landmark Series are diverse and give you the opportunity to build some of the most notable buildings in the world.
Some of the most popular sets in the landmark series include:
– Empire State Building (New York, USA)
– The White House (Washington DC, USA)
– The Brandenburg Gate (Berlin, Germany)
– Big Ben (London, England)
– The Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
The Architecture Series
This series was the second series to be released bunder the Architecture theme and it was created to take on some of the widely recognised architectural triumphs around the world. Some of the most notable sets in this series include:
· Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, USA)
· Sungnyremun Gate (Seoul, South Korea)
· Burj Khalifa (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
· Trevi Fountain (Rome, Italy)
· Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia)
The LEGO Architecture Australia set of the Sydney Opera House was actually one of the most popular sets in LEGO history and actually made this series world famous!
The Skyline Series
This series is the most recent addition to the LEGO Architecture theme and gives you the opportunity to replicate the building and landmark skylines of cities from around the world. You’ll build multiple buildings in the one set to replicate your chosen city’s skyline.
Some of the city skyline sets that have been available include:
· Berlin (Germany)
· Sydney (Australia)
· Chicago (USA)
· London (England)
· Shanghai (China)
· Las Vegas (USA)
Let’s Wrap it Up
As you can see the LEGO Architecture theme includes a huge range of sets that will entertain LEGO builders of all ages. Whether you’re an adventurous traveller looking for a unique memento of your favourite travel destination, or you’re interested in the intricate details of building design and engineering, the Architecture LEGO sets are the perfect set for you.