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LEGO Architecture United Nations Headquarters (Discontinued by manufacturer)
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- Includes a booklet that gives design and historical details on this amazing building in English and Italian
- The booklet can be downloaded in other languages from LEGO.com/architecture
- Collect all of the models in the LEGO Landmark and Architect series
- LEGO Architecture inspires architects, builders, designers and architecture enthusiasts everywhere by using LEGO bricks to interpret famous structures
- Measures 10.1 (25.9cm) tall, 4.4 (11.2cm) wide and 4.9 (11.2cm) deep; designed by architectural modeler Adam Reed Tucker
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Enjoy this imaginative interpretation of the UN Headquarters in LEGO bricks! Standing on the banks of New York City’s East River, the United Nations Headquarters has become one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Now you can recreate this amazing tribute to modernism in no less than 597 LEGO bricks, from the smooth façade to the building at its base. Designed mainly by Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, the cornerstone was laid in 1949 and it was completed just three years later. This soaring architectural triumph is part of the LEGO Landmark series that pays tribute to some of the world’s greatest buildings and makes a fine addition to your desk, office or playroom.•This building is part of the LEGO Landmark series celebrating iconic world buildings•Read the enclosed booklet in English and French giving fascinating details of its design and history•Build the United Nations Headquarters from 597 individual LEGO bricks•Build one of Le Corbusier and Niemeyer’s greatest achievements in LEGO bricks•Have your own version of the iconic United Nations Headquarters standing on your desk or office!•Measures 8” (21cm) wide, 5” high (14cm), 6” (15cm) deep
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Includes a booklet that gives design and historical details on this amazing building in English and Italian; The booklet can be downloaded in other languages from LEGO.com/architecture.
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|Item Dimensions||7.52 x 10.31 x 2.83 in||7.52 x 10.31 x 2.4 in||10.31 x 15.04 x 2.78 in||2.76 x 15.04 x 10.31 in||7.52 x 10.31 x 2.83 in||10.31 x 7.52 x 2.4 in|
|Item Weight||1.64 lbs||1.1 lbs||3.33 lbs||2.7 lbs||2.18 lbs||0.79 lb|
|Number of Pieces||597||345||1,188||815||731||471|
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If I would change anything, it would be the flagpoles. They are hinged, for some reason, so they rotated up to ~180 degrees. Getting them to all be perfectly straight is a challenge. I'm not sure why Lego didn't make them a perfectly straight, solid piece. It seems to me that these may have been a piece used for another item as something else and have been repurposed as flagpoles.
The footprint for the set is a little small, but they pack a lot of bricks into the area. For those who are familiar with the Architecture series... yes there a lot of small pieces to put together. Small white tiles, and small trans-medium blue plates make up a good portion of this set. However, the build process was fun, and there are a couple spots with some more advanced techniques - including some welcome SNOT (studs not on top) building.
I built and disassembled the set twice, and I'll probably build it one more time before relegating the parts to my bins.This was a fun build and got me back into Lego after a Dark Age!
The Lego Architecture Series is thus enhanced with this fine replica. The construction of this building was rather easy, though at times one had to look closely at the placement of the bricks. Take caution and do not rush as you must look as to what direction the bricks are placed. I found myself on two occasions, while in haste, placing the bricks north and south when they should have been place east and west. It is a hassle deconstructing and rebuilding. Haste makes waste.
Another complication was that about half way through the construction I was missing a piece and had to stop building. As an old pro at this problem, I went onto lego.com and ordered the missing part at no charge. One week later construction started again, and I must say it is a handsome addition to my Architecture Series collection.