The Lego Architecture New York City is a 598 piece set and features five of New York's most famous and iconic buildings: The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building, Flatiron Building, The White House and the One World Trade Center. This is one of three Skyline style architecture sets from Lego in 2016 the other two include a Berlin and Venice Skyline.
Lego recommend this set for ages 12+ and this would match our thoughts. Unless the child has a special interest in New York other more child friendly sets 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.
Adults will also enjoy making this and it makes a beautiful display item as well. It would make a nice family friendly project as well.
We like the new skyline concept that they have added to the architecture series and though this is a fairly small and easy build the finished result really does capture the style of these buildings.
There is a nice enclosed booklet that gives you facts regarding the history and architecture of New York and these buildings. You also get a spare mini-figure just in case you lose the top of the Statue of Liberty!
It is not the most exciting of Lego models to build 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.
This Lego Architecture set retails at around $78 online currently but the price does seem to be fluctuating.
As you get 5 different buildings and a nice display stand we would say the price for this set is justified. This isn't a given 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.
You can buy this Lego Architecture New York City Set from Amazon. We have checked the reviews on Amazon and it seems very popular. You can read all the current user reviews here.
Some people might prefer the individual buildings but we think these new skyline Lego sets look 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.
Piece count: 598 LEGO interpretation of the New York City skyline. Includes a 4" x 32" tiled base with decorative "New York City" nameplate Features the Flatiron Building, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, One World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty Measures 10" (26 cm) high, 9" (25 cm) wide and 1" (4 cm) deep LEGO Architecture celebrates the world of architecture through the medium of the LEGO brick and is developed for all with an interest in design, architecture and history