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Lego Architecture sets are incredible gift ideas for just about anyone. Young kids with moderate building skills all the way up to adult professionals and retired hobbyists will get hours of fun out of building these famous architectural models.

To help you find the best gift for an architect or Lego-savvy kid, here is the complete list of every single Lego Architecture set ever made.

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This includes the Architect series proper as well as the Landmark and Skyline series. All of these lines are typically listed and included under the Lego Architecture brand.

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Every Single Lego Architecture Set: The Complete List

2008: SEARS TOWER (WILLIS TOWER)

Set: #21000

Name: LEGO Architecture Sears Tower, aka Willis Tower, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Year: 2008, reissued 2011 as Willis Tower; Retired

Pieces: 69

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The original Lego Architecture release, 69 pieces assembled with beautiful simplicity. This set is retired so it is difficult to come by, but you can usually find a marked-up set listed on major reseller sites like Amazon and Ebay.

2008: JOHN HANCOCK CENTER

Set: #21001

Name: LEGO Architecture John Hancock Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Year: 2008; Retired

Pieces: 69

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The second of two sets from the Architecture Series’ initial 2008 year, the John Hancock Center is also retired. The original building is now known as 360 Chicago.

Note that both the John Hancock Center and the Sears Tower are featured in the Chicago Skyline set (#21033). The Skyline set is far superior and each tower boasts more realistic detail. Unless you are a collector, skip these first two sets in favor of the Chicago Skyline piece.

2009: EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

Set: #21002

Name: LEGO Architecture Empire State Building, New York City, New York, USA

Year: 2009; Retired

Pieces: 77

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Lego’s original run simply wasn’t great. Here the Empire State Building looks flat and lifeless, like the buildings in both 2008 sets.

As with landmark buildings in those sets, the Empire State gets a proper revision in the New York City Skyline set (#21028). The Skyline also features the Flatiron Building, Chrysler Building, and One World Trade Center, along with a small representation of the Statue of Liberty.

2009: SEATTLE SPACE NEEDLE

Set: #21003

Name: LEGO Architecture Seattle Space Needle, Seattle, Washington, USA

Year: 2009; Retired

Pieces: 57

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Here we have the first great Lego Architecture set. With 2009’s Space Needle, you can see the designers actually accomplish what they must have been trying to do. That is, namely, to represent a great architectural work with simplicity and grace. Using just 57 pieces, the tiny replica of Seattle’s famous landmark works perfectly.

2009: THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Set: #21004

Name: LEGO Architecture Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, New York, USA

Year: 2009; Retired

Pieces: 208

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With the Guggenheim it appeared that the Lego Architect Series found its stride. A good reproduction of the famed New York City museum, this 2009 official “Architect” set has about three times as many pieces as the previous “Landmark” sets and does a solid service as a replica model.

Still, Lego’s decision to revisit the Guggenheim in 2017 with a 744 piece set (#21035) was a wise decision, and a far superior set. See below.

2009: FALLINGWATER

Set: #21005

Name: LEGO Architecture Fallingwater, Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Year: 2009; Retired

Pieces: 811

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Here we see Lego begin to realize the potential of the Architect series. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater is perhaps the famous architect’s most iconic work. Lego presents an admirable tribute using over 800 bricks.

2010: THE WHITE HOUSE

Set: #21006

Name: LEGO Architecture The White House, Washington, D.C., USA

Year: 2010; Retired

Pieces: 560

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There was only one addition to the Lego Architecture series in 2010, but it is an iconic choice. At 560 pieces, we see that the Architecture sets continue to realize that bigger and more detailed is better.

2011: ROCKEFELLER CENTER

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Set: #21007

Name: LEGO Architecture Rockefeller Center, New York City, New York, USA

Year: 2011; Retired

Pieces: 240

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The Rockefeller Center unfortunately finds Lego falling back to the earlier 2008 standards. A more complex model, this set by default requires more pieces than those 70 piece duds. Still, at just 240 pieces this version barely scratches the surface of what could have been.

Overall the work has a nice aesthetic, and does an adequate job as a faithful representation of the original. Ultimately this set is only for collectors.

2011: BURJ KHALIFA

Set: #21008

Name: LEGO Architecture Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Year: 2011, Retired

Pieces: 208

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Finally, in its fourth year, Lego Architecture leaves the United States. The famous Burj Khalifa of Dubai gets the minimalist treatment, using mostly small rounds to replicate the world’s tallest building.

A fun, simple set, ideal for collectors and younger kids. Lego revamped their design with a re-release in 2016 that uses 333 pieces, resulting in a far superior build. See below.

2011: FARNSWORTH HOUSE

Set: #21009

Name: LEGO Architecture Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois, USA

Year: 2011, Retired

Pieces: 546

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Lego’s take on this minimalist masterpiece is one of the Architect series’ top early achievements. Plenty of pieces and detail without becoming overwhelming for children, this is a model that can be built and enjoyed by old and young alike.

2011: ROBIE HOUSE

Set: #21010

Name: LEGO Architecture Robie House, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Year: 2011, retired

Pieces: 2276

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Another Frank Lloyd Wright classic, this one gets the royal treatment with an incredible 2276 Lego bricks.

2011: BRANDENBURG GATE

Set: #21011

Name: LEGO Architecture Brandenburg Gate, Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Germany

Year: 2011, retired

Pieces: 363

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The famed 18th-century neoclassical monument Brandenburger Tor from Berlin gets a royal treatment from Lego Architecture.

With just 363 pieces, this set is not as intricate as many others, but it as a representation of the Brandenburg Gate it is spot on while using an economy of bricks – an architect’s goal realized.

2012: SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Set: #21012

Name: LEGO Architecture Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Year: 2012, retired

Pieces: 270

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Not to be confused with 2013’s massive 2,989-piece Lego Creator version of the Sydney Opera House, this initial set of 270 pieces is solidly interesting if not quite brilliant.

2012: BIG BEN

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Set: #21013

Name: LEGO Architecture Big Ben, London, Great Britain

Year: 2012

Pieces: 346

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This 2012 LEGO Architecture set of London’s famous landmark clock presents an attractive design with minimal pieces. It does good service to Big Ben, yet it doesn’t feel too minimal. An ideal set to get young ones into the series.

2012: VILLA SAVOYE

Set: #21014

Name: LEGO Architecture Villa Savoye, Poissy, France

Year: 2012

Pieces: 660

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Finished in 1931 from a design by Swiss architects Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, the Villa Savoye is a paragon of architectural modernism. And that is precisely what makes it perfect for a LEGO set. The 2012 version of this villa totals 660 pieces in a brilliant reconstruction that closes in on perfection.

2012: SUNGNYEMUN GATE

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Set: #21016

Name: LEGO Architecture Sungnyemun Gate, Seoul, South Korea

Year: 2012

Pieces: 325

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Sungnyemun Gate, commonly known as the Namdaemun Gate, is one of the Eight Gates in Seoul’s Fortress Wall. The 2012 LEGO Architecture version doesn’t quite capture it for me, and reports are common of the set being rather boring to create – it’s just layers of small bricks. This one might need a remake at some point.

2013: LEANING TOWER OF PISA

Set: #21015

Name: LEGO Architecture The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Torre pendente di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Year: 2013

Pieces: 345

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Who wouldn’t want to own the Leaning Tower of Pisa in LEGO form? The tilting tower is one of the world’s most recognizable and fascinating buildings. The set here is simple and I would have preferred a little more detail, but it does the job. A nice addition to any LEGO Architecture enthusiast’s collection.

2013: IMPERIAL HOTEL

Set: #21017

Name: LEGO Architecture The Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

Year: 2013

Pieces: 1188

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Simply a stunning set. A beautiful representation of the iconic Tokyo hotel, this set is delightful to look at and will keep you busy with nearly twelve hundred pieces.

2013: UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS

Set: #21018

Name: The United Nations Headquarters

Year: 2013

Pieces: 597

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I love the UN Headquarters; it always makes me think of North by Northwest. With 597 tiny pieces intricately placed in a medium-smallish replication of the famous international landmark, LEGO did a fine job and the result is a desirable, interesting set.

2013: LEGO ARCHITECTURE STUDIO SET

Set: #21050

Name: Lego Architecture Studio Set

Year: 2013

Pieces: 1210

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Lego decided to go a little different route with the Studio set. It’s from 2013, but the number is not sequential – notice that we are skipping from 21018 to this and then on to 21019.

Rather than choosing a specific building, this set is all about inspiring the imaginations of the next generation of architects. The set includes over a thousand pieces, sorting trays, and a massive 272 page booklet filled with architectural tips and building techniques. It’s a winner in my book.

2014: THE EIFFEL TOWER

Set: #21019

Name: The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Year: 2014

Pieces: 321

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My son and I built this one together. I found it was a moderately difficult build for just 321 pieces. Looks just like the real deal, and it was easy enough to hold my 6-year-old’s interest while tough enough to require my help, making it a great father-son activity.

Anyone who sees it instantly knows what it is, and the relatively low piece count kept the cost down and made it more affordable than some of the other Lego Architecture sets on this list. A real winner.

2014: THE TREVI FOUNTAIN

Set: #21020

Name: The Trevi Fountain, Fontana di Trevi, Rome, Italy

Year: 2014

Pieces: 731

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Most Lego enthusiasts seem to like this set, but I find that it doesn’t quite convey the intricate details that make the real Trevi Fountain so appealing. You just can’t do justice to the massive and perfectly rendered sculptures with, like, 3 round Lego bricks.

Don’t get me wrong, if someone gave this to me I would totally enjoy building it. It’s just not the best choice for the Lego Architecture series.

2014: MARINA BAY SANDS

Set: #21021

Name: Marina Bay Sands, Republic of Singapore

Year: 2014

Pieces: 602

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I like the Marina Bay Sands resort, but only in the kitschy way that New York fans must like the Yankees. This Lego Architecture set gets it.

2015: LINCOLN MEMORIAL

Set: #21022

Name: The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., USA

Year: 2014

Pieces: 274

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Beauty in simplicity. That’s the source of the power of the Lincoln Memorial, just on a massive scale. This lovely 2014 set does the same thing, but in miniature. A great addition to your collection.

2015: FLATIRON BUILDING

Set: #21023

Name: Flatiron Building, New York City, NY, USA

Year: 2015

Pieces: 471

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Who wouldn’t want the Lego version of this oddly iconic triangular office building? I know I do. This is what the Lego Architecture series is all about, and they nail it on this one.

2015: LOUVRE

Set: #21024

Name: The Louvre, Paris, France

Year: 2015

Pieces: 695

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Unlike the Trevi Fountain (see above), which requires detail to give the full effect, the world’s most famous art museum works perfectly in Lego form.

Both the classical building and the modernist glass Pyramid are easily identified and look great in this fine set.

2016: VENICE SKYLINE

Set: #21026

Name: Venice, Italy

Year: 2016

Pieces: 212

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Lego kicked off the “Skyline” series under the Architecture label with this simple edition of the Venice’s most notable landmarks.

As with the first few Architecture sets from the early ‘oughts, this one does the job, looks nice, and doesn’t use too many pieces.

2016: BERLIN SKYLINE

Set: #21027

Name: Berlin, Germany

Year: 2016

Pieces: 289

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Berlin, Germany as depicted by the Lego Architecture Skyline series. Light, tight, and cool. An easy build and a nice addition to any collection.

2016: NEW YORK CITY SKYLINE

Set: #21028

Name: LEGO Architecture New York City, New York, USA

Year: 2016

Pieces: 598

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This stunning Skyline set includes the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Flatiron Building, and One World Trade Center all together. A masterpiece of iconic visuals with an economy of bricks. This is one of the few Skyline sets I truly love.

2016: BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Set: #21029

Name: LEGO Architecture Buckingham Palace, London, Great Britain

Year: 2016

Pieces: 780

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Slightly toyish in appearance, if you can accept that (LEGO is a toy, after all) then I think you will agree that the Architecture version of Buckingham Palace is another masterpiece in the collection. It even has a little red tourist trolley driving by!

2016: US CAPITOL BUILDING

Set: #21030

Name: LEGO Architecture United States Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., USA

Year: 2016

Pieces: 1032

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I don’t see how anyone could not love this set. With just over a thousand bricks, there are plenty of pieces to provide the detail needed to capture the look and feel of the Capitol building.

2016: BURJ KHALIFA

Set: #21031

Name: LEGO Architecture Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Year: 2016

Pieces: 333

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A perfect, streamlined representation of the world’s tallest building. This set hearkens back to the simplicity of the early skyscraper designs in the LEGO Architecture series, but with a little more detail. The end result captures the beautifully unique design of the Burj Khalifa.

2017: SYDNEY SKYLINE

Set: #21032

Name: LEGO Architecture Sydney Skyline

Year: 2017

Pieces: 361

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The Sydney Skyline set is clever, simple, and elegant. I love the way they pulled off the Opera House. The look and “balance” of the set’s composition is also very attractive.

2017: CHICAGO SKYLINE

Set: #21033

Name: LEGO Architecture Chicago Skyline

Year: 2017

Pieces: 444

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While Chicago’s skyscrapers don’t quite enjoy the fame of those of New York, the Windy City still presents an attractive and unique skyline.

In this set, Willis Tower, John Hancock Center, Cloud Gate, DuSable Bridge, Wrigley Building and the Big Red all get their due. Each building is well-represented with simple and effective brick designs.

2017: LONDON SKYLINE

Set: #21034

Name: LEGO Architecture London Skyline

Year: 2017

Pieces: 468

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The London Skyline set might be my favorite of the Skyline series. The buildings are iconic and easily recognized. Big Ben? London Bridge? Yes, and yes. Plus the set includes more “yes” to the tune of Nelson’s Column and the National Gallery.

But more than that there is a masterful sense of balance provided by the colors (a consistent beige and white) and shapes (pointed towers in the foreground offset by the London Eye observation wheel in the background). It’s a great set, perfect for play or as an addition to your collection.

2017: THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Set: #21035

Name: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA

Year: 2017

Pieces: 744

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Simply brilliant. Art, architecture, and Lego in perfect harmony. I think this is one of the best in the entire series.

2017: ARC DE TRIOMPHE

Set: #21036

Name: Arc De Triomphe, Paris, France

Year: 2017

Pieces: 386

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The Arc De Triomphe is a beautiful memorial structure, and the Lego Architecture version does it justice. This set uses the right combination to capture the look and feel of the monument without using too many or too few pieces.

2017: LEGO HOUSE

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Set: #21037

Name: LEGO Architecture Lego House, Billund, Denmark

Year: 2017 (limited edition)

Pieces:

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The Lego House is a rare find, ideal for true and avid collectors. It is not available on Lego’s website, and can only be purchased at the LEGO House gift shop in Billund, Denmark (though you can find it, sometimes on Ebay).

2018: LAS VEGAS SKYLINE

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Set: #21047

Name: Las Vegas Skyline

Year: 2018

Pieces: 501

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Las Vegas is one of my least favorite places I’ve ever been. But still… The Skyline version of LV is pretty cool. Each building or structure is immediately recognizable, and the set as a whole captures that Vegas vibe.

2018: SHANGHAI SKYLINE

Set: #21039

Name: LEGO Architecture Shanghai Skyline

Year: 2018

Pieces: 597

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It seems to me like the Skyline series is a bit hit and miss. Shanghai’s Skyline is definitely a hit.

The set captures the Chenghuang Miao Temple, Longhua Temple and Pagoda, Radisson Blu Hotel, Bund area, Oriental Pearl, World Financial Center and the Shanghai Tower in ascending glory.

Each building is instantly identifiable yet they were designed with just a handful of pieces each. Brilliant.

2018: GREAT WALL OF CHINA

Set: #21041

Name: LEGO Architecture Great Wall of China

Year: 2018

Pieces: 551

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I love the rolling flow of the Lego Architecture Great Wall of China. It’s perfect. Without having the squares and rectangles of so many of the other iconic landmarks, the designers pulled this one off with flair and style. The contrasting tan and green bricks cause the wall to truly stand out.

2018: STATUE OF LIBERTY

Set: #21042

Name: LEGO Architecture Statue of Liberty, New York, USA

Year: 2018

Pieces: 1685

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A towering rendition of the iconic symbol of the United States of America. The detail of this Lego Architecture set is incredible, using just the right balance of pieces.

2019: SAN FRANCISCO SKYLINE

Set: #21043

Name: LEGO Architecture San Francisco Skyline

Year: 2019

Pieces: 565

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I love what the creators of the San Francisco Skyline did with this set. The rolling green hills add just the right touch, giving the set a sense of warmth and earthiness that many of the other Architecture models lack. Well done!

2019: PARIS SKYLINE

Set: #21044

Name: LEGO Architecture

Year: 2019

Pieces: 649

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The Paris Skyline is nice when you take in the whole picture. But looking at each individual structure, I get the feeling that something is lacking. Personally, I’d go with the solo version of the Eiffel Tower (#21019 from 2014).

Still, they did manage to pack in six recognizable Parisian elements, plus some splashes of green in the grass and trees. Ultimately, it’s a attractive set when taken all at once and the price isn’t too bad at all.

2019: TRAFALGAR SQUARE

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Set: #21045

Name: LEGO Architecture Trafalgar Square, London, Great Britain

Year: 2019

Pieces: 1197

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2019: EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

Coming soon

Set: #21046

Name: LEGO Architecture Empire State Building, New York, USA

Year: 2019

Pieces: 1767

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Limited & Special Edition Sets

These LEGO Architecture sets are extremely rare. Most of them were given to LEGO employees or are only available in Denmark. If you’re a collector, you might be able to find some on auction sites like Ebay.

Technically they are not advertised under the “LEGO Architecture” label. But since the sets follow the same style and general idea as the Architecture series, most collectors consider them as a sort of rare subset.

2011: LOM MOULDING

  • Pieces: 174
  • Given to employees
  • Set #4000002
  • Look for it on Ebay

2012: KOM MOULDING

  • Pieces: 315
  • Given to employees
  • Set #4000005
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2012: KLADNO CAMPUS

  • Pieces: 250
  • Given to employees
  • Set #4000006
  • Look for it on Ebay

2013: HMV PRODUCTION

  • Pieces: 285
  • Given to employees
  • Set #4000009
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2014: LEGO HOUSE

  • Pieces: 250
  • Sold only in Billund at the gift shop
  • Set #4000010
  • Find it on Ebay

2014: NYÍREGYHÁZA FACTORY

  • Pieces: 327
  • Given to employees
  • Set #4000011
  • Look for it on Ebay

2014: LOM BUILDING B

  • Pieces: 215
  • Given to employees
  • Set #4000015
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2014: BILLUND AIRPORT

  • Pieces: 281
  • Only available at Billund Airport
  • Set #4000016
  • Look for it on Ebay

2015: KLADNO CAMPUS

  • Pieces: 412
  • Given to employees
  • Set #4000018
  • Look for it on Ebay

2016: JIAXING FACTORY

  • Pieces: 407
  • Given to employees
  • Set #4000023
  • Look for it on Ebay

2018: BILLUND AIRPORT

  • Pieces: 286
  • Only available at Billund Airport
  • Set #40199 (update to set 4000016)
  • Look for it on Ebay

That’s it! Every single Lego Architecture set ever made. These make great gifts for kids and adults alike. Anyone with an interest in buildings, history, art, geography, models, or Lego sets in general will love to receive one (or more!) of these for a birthday or holiday.

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