Some of the most iconic and outstanding buildings in New York City are featured in this 598 piece Lego set. They are the Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building, Flatiron Building and the One World Trade Center.
This is one of three different Skyline style architecture sets from Lego in 2016 the other two are a Berlin and Venice Skyline.
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Retail price tag for this Lego Architecture set retails is around $60 online currently but the price does seem to be moving up and down a bit.
Lego says that this set is designed for ages 12 and older, and this would match our thoughts. Unless the child has a particular interest in New York other more child friendly set would be more appropriate. We’d say this would make a great gift for a teenager who was interested in Architecture or wanted a more grown up style building set.
Grown ups as well are going to like building this and it makes a beautiful display item as well. It would make a nice family friendly project as well.
We enjoyed the new skyline concept that they have added to the architecture series and though this is a a wee bit on the small side and easy build the finished result really does capture the unique styles of these buildings.
We very much appreciated the booklet that comes with it and gives you facts regarding the history and architecture of New York and these iconic structures.
You also get a spare mini-figure just in case you should misplace the top of the Statue of Liberty!
Thumbs Down Features
It is not the most compelling of Lego models to deal with, and some of it can be a bit tedious and repetitive especially the Empire State and Chrysler buildings.
You can already buy some of these buildings as individual Lego architecture sets that are larger and more detailed so if you already have any of them you might feel this set is just repeating buildings you already have and be a waste of money. This set is for those who want a diorama of New York.
Review Comments From Consumers
My 9 year old daughter saw it in a store and wanted it. While I was thrilled that she was interested in a more mature Lego item I was worried that she won’t be able to put it together. It turned out to be no problem at all.
My brother said it was easy to assemble and that it was the perfect addition to his collection of New York City themed items, his only complaint was that he wished it was just a little bit bigger.
The finished product looks amazing, especially for a Lego set version of some famous NYC buildings.
Average rating on Amazon.com 4.6 out of 5 stars.
So What About the Value?
As you get five different buildings and a nice display stand we would say the price for this set is justified.
This isn’t a guarantee but some of these Lego Architecture sets have become collector’s items and have risen in price, so if you are feeling speculative then this set might make a good investment.
Some people might prefer the individual buildings but we think these new skyline Lego sets looks good with plenty of detail. This would be a great gift for a teenager or adult who is interested in architecture and New York. There are likely to be other follow up sets to this with other skylines so why not start a collection.