LEGO Architecture Willis Tower (21000)
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- Interpretation of real-world architectural landmark Willis Tower
- Booklet included with details on design and history (English language only. Other languages available for download)
- Measures 9" (22.8cm) tall, 3.1" (8cm) wide and 2.5" (6.4cm) deep
- Collect the entire Landmark and Architect series sets
- LEGO Architecture inspires future architects, engineers and designers as well as architecture fans around the world using the LEGO brick as a medium for reproducing esteemed structures
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That, however, is not the point. This set and the rest of those in the Lego Architecture Series are less about being a typical Lego toy set and more about enjoying one specific artist's interpretation (Adam Reed Tucker) of major architectural landmarks of this and the last century. His own site, [...], does a nice job of explaining how these sets came to be.
With all of that as backdrop, I really enjoyed receiving this set (and several others in the series) as a gift. My five year old and I put them together as a team. She could do practically all of the real assembly, but we enjoyed talking about the real buildings and my exeriences being near and/or inside several of them in my travels. She was able to talk about basic concepts of their structures after assembling Mr. Tucker's interpretations in Lego form.
So, if you're looking for a traditional Lego toy, look to a different series of their sets. If you are an architecture buff or shopping for one the sets and the booklets that accompany those in this series are great fun.
We Chicagoans are supposed to call it the 'Willis Tower' but undoubtedly will go on calling it 'Sears Tower' for years to come. I know there are instances that buildings in the LEGO Architecture line don't look quite realistic, but they did a good job on this one. Blame the Tower itself for being stark, but don't blame this LEGO kit for producing stark results, because they are realistic.
Sears Tower is conspicuous for its lack of detail. Other than the ground-floor plaza, all the glass is black, and its shape is ideal for mimicry by LEGO because it generates almost nothing but right angles. The main edifice, in fact, is given over to ninety-degree angles that create definitive flat edges and flat rooflines one-third of the way up to the top, and two-thirds of the way. (In fact, people who work in the Tower usually change elevators at floors 33 and 34 [connected by escalator], likewise floors 66 and 67; i.e., a third and two thirds of the way up, respectively.) A detail or two could be more solid--the real Tower's various rooftop microwave and broadcast antennae are not that symmetrical and the 103rd-floor viewing deck now sprouts little glass boxes if you want to stand there and have "nothing" underfoot. (Eek!)
Despite those minor details, I am giving this a successful four stars and recommend it for kids and architecture enthusiasts everywhere. Come visit us, too, and see North America's tallest occupied building for yourself!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Product exactly as described. Put it together and makes a nice desk decoration.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
We returned from visiting the Willis Tower one week ago. They have a gift shop there with a model similar to this for $30. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nathan O Plowman
All pieces came in the box. My husband was happy with the product. I thought it was too small for the price.Published 6 months ago by Lauren Messersmith
My grandson loved it, and it is now on display in his room with his other architectural legosPublished 8 months ago by MARILYN A. CIMITILE
I bought this for my 6-year-old grandson who is an experienced Lego Master. He finished it in one day and loved it. So of course I loved it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Carole J. Poulson
The picture made it look larger than it actually was. Kind of a small kit for the price.Published 9 months ago by dkc