The iconic United Nations Headquarters Building in New York City will soon be getting its own LEGO Architecture set. Featuring more than 597 pieces, the set will join the company of other LEGO Architecture structures such as Sydney Opera House and Big Ben. Standing 509 feet tall, the United Nations Headquarters Building was completed in 1952 and sits on 17 acres of land next to the East River in the New York City borough of Manhattan.
The LEGO Architecture theme is making its first foray to Asia with the Sungnyemun, the iconic Korean national treasure. Also known as the Gate of Exalted Ceremonies, the Sungnyemun has been located in the heart of Seoul since 1398. Even though construction on the Sungnyemun started in 1396, the monument has been altered and renovated numerous times over its 600 years. Continue reading
Big Ben, an iconic symbol of the City of London will soon become a part of the LEGO Architecture set lineup. Designed by Slovenian Rok Zgalin Kobe, the model encompasses the Victorian and Gothic Revival feel of the structure, which has made the north-eastern corner of the Palace of Westminster in London its home for more than 150 years. The 14th set in the LEGO Architecture series, Big Ben will be available at LEGO, LEGOLAND and LEGO Online stores starting June 1st. Priced at $29.99 , each set will come complete with the elements to build the model and a fact and history booklet about the structure.
The LEGO Architect Sydney Opera House set will be out on March 1st according to a press release put out by LEGO. The Australian landmark, which sits in front of the picturesque Sydney Harbour, opened in 1973 and was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Once released, the set will be available for $39.99 or €39.99 from LEGO’s Online and Retail stores.