25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Nice addition to the collection,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)This is our third model from the architecture series. We had previously completed Fallingwater and the White House, so my review will mostly be a comparison of how Big Ben relates to those models.
Building: My 9 year old son and I put this together in probably about an hour, which was much less time than it took to build the other two.
Size: The model was a bit smaller than I had anticipated. I imagine this is the case for a lot of the "skyscraper" models in the architecture collection though. To put this in perspective, the base for Big Ben is probably only one-fourth that of the White House and even less than that when compared to Fallingwater.
Detail: This is where the Big Ben model really shines. The detail on the tower looks great and I'd say outshines the other two models.
Durability: The tower isn't particularly stable and isn't going to hold up to a lot of play, but I don't expect that from the architecture series. These models are all fun to put together and display somewhere, but probably shouldn't be used as an active "play" toy.
Overall, we enjoyed building this model and are looking forward to our next build in the architecture series!