Architecture Building Toys and Kit Gift Ideas for Children
The architecture range of building sets by Lego for older children come in a huge range that covers a wide range of different building types from all over the world. There are iconic buildings from the US to famous landmarks in Europe like Big Ben.
LEGO Architecture Lincoln Memorial Model KitLEGO Architecture White House (21006)LEGO Architecture Berlin 21027LEGO Architecture 21030 United States Capitol Building Kit (1032 Piece)LEGO Architecture 21024 Louvre Building KitLEGO Architecture Venice 21026LEGO Architecture Trevi Fountain 21020 Building ToyLEGO Architecture 6101026 Flatiron Building 21023 Building Kit
Lego Architecture New York City Skyline Kit
This 598 piece set features five of New York’s most famous and iconic buildings; The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty, Chrysler Building, Flatiron Building 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.
Who Would Appreciate The Lego Architecture New York City?
Lego recommends this set for ages 12+ . For children under this age unless they have 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.
Things We Like About The Lego Architecture New York City Set
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!
Things We Didn’t Like About It
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.
Is The Building Set Value for Money?
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.
Some people might prefer the individual buildings but we think these new skyline Lego sets looks 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.