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LEGO Architecture Robie House 21010
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- Interpretation of real-world architectural icon Robie House.
- Booklet included with details on design and history (English language only. Other languages available for download).
- Measures 4.5" (11.5cm) tall, 16.5" (42cm) wide and 7.5" (19.2cm) deep.
- Collect the entire Landmark and Architect series sets.
- LEGO® Architecture inspires future architects, engineers and designers.
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Like everyone else, I also felt that the set was really expensive. I've never spent $200 for a lego set. The most I've spent was the $150 for the Modular Houses, and even that made me cringe a bit. They're so darned fun and detailed that I just can't help myself. From a price to piece standpoint, the set is still less than 10 cents per piece. That's still on par with 90% of the lego sets out there (certainly with the larger, licensed sets).
My girlfriend and I were fortunate enough to go to the unveiling of this set at the actual Robie House in Chicago. We didn't initially have plans to buy the set, but after seeing the actual house and comparing it to the set, we couldn't resist. There are soooo many little details that make this an amazing piece of art.
The set is about 16" wide and about 5" tall. Like all of the previous Architecture sets, it is completely solid. Also like the other Architecture sets, you don't just stack the bricks on top of each other. The pattern of the brick placement mimics the brick pattern of the actual house. This is why so many of the pieces are 1x2 plates. The real house's bricks are short and wide, and that kind of attention to detail makes this set so special. Could the set have been made with standard bricks, thus reducing the cost? Sure, but then this detail would have been completely missed.
Another great detail is that the base of the set is 3 layers deep (instead of the normal 2). The reason for this is to allow for a recessed "courtyard" in front of the house.Read more ›
The Robie House is beautiful. The Dark Red pieces are a great color, far removed from the toy-like primary colors of a standard lego set. When you get done, you have a model that is nearly a work of art. It looks great in the living room or, for that matter, on the corner of your desk at work. It is not as large or complex as the gorgeous Tower Bridge, but you also do not need 3 1/2 feet of your coffee table to display it. Also, I do not think you really could buy the pieces for Robie House on Brinklink and save money - just checked a couple of the main pieces, and you would have to order from more than one vender, with multiple postage fees, plus the nuisance of spending your time. Not worth it.
Models like the Robie House are meant for adults, and if adults do not appreciate them enough to buy them, they will go away, as anything else in business. I have a lot of lego models - Tower Bridge, Emporium, Medieval Village, FallingWater, Fire Station, even a 20" Lego Yoda looking over my home office. If you are limited in budget to just one really good Lego model, then do not get Robie House. Get Tower Bridge, for its awesomeness and value; or Medieval Village for its play value and price; or even Harry Potter's DiagonAlley, for its fun and cool looks. But, for a handsome demonstration model that looks great, fits in a lot of places, and will get adults to look at it, then Robie House is five stars for this reviewer.
Maybe I am slower than average, but I try to take my time and ensure I make no mistakes because a mistake on something like this can wreck havoc. Right now, though, now that I done, I feel inspired by its beauty. This was a Christmas gift for me and it's one of the best I have ever received. Seriously, despite the cost, get it - it will probably last you a lifetime and give whatever corner you put it into a little piece of perfect beauty.
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I purchased the Robie House for my husband (an architect) for his birthday. He was ecstatic!!! He's been wanting this set for quite a while. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Twelve-year-old grandson loved this. Kept him busy while engaging us in conversation! No electronics for 24 hours! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Retired Nurse
Gift for my granddaughter whose birthday was on the 13th of June.. Not given yet, but she did the Robire House for her 5th Grade Project--0turned out very nice--so this will be a... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sandra Schroeder