Lego is the most widely used toy in the world. But did you know you can also build things with Legos? Lego architecture models are extremely detailed 3-D models of famous buildings, made out of small plastic Lego bricks. These architectural models are a great way to improve your memory and understanding of the different types of building styles.
How to choose a good quality Lego Architecture Model?
First things first: If you are going to make a Lego model yourself, you need to know what kind of quality you should be shooting for. Remember this: Brick-built models will always out-perform plastic models… every time! What is “quality” in this context? It’s simple:
Quality means “details”. Details include: Detailed exterior and interior floor plans, including numbered boxes showing where each stud is located Detailed information about the materials used (i.e. brick color, brick shape, tile color, etc.)
Exact measurements of the building, such as window and door sizes and thicknesses of walls Detailed information about the building’s unique features, such as its antenna on top of the Eiffel Tower or the three chimneys on the Duomo cathedral in Italy Note: All of the models in this section were made by “The Brick Castle”. Now that you know what “quality” is, I want to impress upon you how important it is you achieve this level of quality when you are making your own Lego models.
1. Lego Architecture Farnsworth House Collectible
This model is one of the most popular Lego Architecture Models ever produced. It has been featured in several Lego sets over the years and is a great example of the real-world Farnsworth House. A very detailed floor plan is included with the model as well as the actual size of each.2. LEGO Creator Expert 10234 Sydney Opera House
LEGO Creator Expert 10234 Sydney Opera House is an excellent example of the real-life Sydney Opera House. This set measures over 11″ (28cm) high, 25″ (63cm) wide and 15″ (38cm) deep and comes with a detailed instruction booklet. The model itself is so realistic it is hard to believe it was made out of LEGOs.
3. LEGO Architecture Studio
This playset is one of the best examples of how LEGO Architecture can capture the unique features of different types of buildings. It includes 1210 white and transparent LEGO bricks, sorting trays. The set also comes with a very detailed instruction guidebook.
4. LEGO Architecture Robie House
LEGO Architecture Robie House 21010 is an excellent example of how to create a house from a real-life structure using only basic shapes. This model measures 4.5″ (11.5cm) tall, 16.5″ (42cm) wide and 7.5″ (19.2cm) deep and includes a floor plan as well as a very detailed instruction booklet.
5. LEGO Architecture Flatiron Building
The Flatiron Building in New York City is one of the most famous skyscrapers in the world and this LEGO architecture model set includes the booklet which tell you about the building’s history, architecture, and design. This set also comes with a floor plan, a detailed instruction book.
6. LEGO Architecture Skylines: Tokyo
This building kit was designed to help kids learn more about Japan’s capital city by teaching them about its distinctive skyline. It includes models of the TOKYO SKYTREE, Tokyo Tower, Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, Chidorigafuchi Park, Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Big Sight, and more!
7. LEGO Architecture Rockefeller Center
The LEGO® Architecture set titled “Rockefeller Center” is an excellent example of the type of complex model that can be built using only basic shapes. This model measures 138mm and have a booklet about the landmark’s history, details and design.
8. LEGO Architecture Arc De Triomphe
This building kit was designed to help a person who want to learn more about one of the most famous and recognizable structures in the world. The booklet which comes with the model includes information about the facts of the monument, photography and stats. The model itself is made up of basic shapes and has a height over 5” (14 cm).
9. LEGO Architecture Empire State Building
This model was designed to help people who admire and want to learn about New York City by teaching them about its distinctive skyline. This set comes with a booklet which includes history, details, and the design of the Empire State Building. This set also comes with a floor plan and detailed instructions. This model measures 7.4″ (188 mm) tall and 3.1″ (80 mm) wide.
10. LEGO Architecture London Skyline Collection
This building set is designed for both beginners and advanced builders. It is made up of only basic shapes and has an easy-to-read instruction booklet.
11. LEGO Architecture Skylines: Dubai
Designed with adults in mind, this set comes with a detailed illustrated instruction booklet to build a “real – small” Dubai building. There are 740 pieces, which can be mixed and matched to build a variety of different structures. This is a must-have for any budding architect’s collection.
12. LEGO Architecture Berlin
Building Set This is another set that mixes and matches well to create many different architectural shapes. It also includes an illustrated instruction booklet. It comes with a detailed illustrated instruction booklet and everything you need to get started with your Berlin liffe.
13. LEGO Architecture Statue of Liberty
This building set comes with a detailed illustrated instruction booklet to help you build a full-sized replica of the world’s most famous statue – statue of Library. The model itself is made up of only basic shapes and has a size over 17-inch (44cm) high, 5-inch (14cm) wide and 5-inch (14cm) deep.
14. LEGO Architecture Shanghai
This is one of the best-selling and most highly-regarded building sets in the entire LEGO collection. It is designed to help builders of all ages and experience levels create a full-scale replica of a magnificent early 20th century Chinese skyscraper. It comes with an illustrated instruction booklet and lots of extra parts for you to add even more details and color to your creation.
15. LEGO Architecture The Eiffel Tower
This lego architecture model set will help them recreate the famous Parisian landmark. It comes with a detailed illustrated instruction booklet and everything you need to start building including a selection of basic bricks and a detailed illustrated explanation of how the tower is put together.
16. LEGO Architecture Trafalgar Square
This is a great set for any budding architect or anyone who just wants to be able to recreate the world famous square. It comes with an illustrated instruction booklet and everything you need to get started with a replica of Trafalgar Square.
17. LEGO Architecture White House
The Lego Architecture sets are designed for adult builders to build a small White House, but even if you are younger, these sets will provide hours of creative play. They come with an illustrated instruction booklet that walks you through every step of the build, plus they are designed to accommodate all the extra bricks you will need to add more details and color to your creation. The included instruction booklet is not only easy to follow, it has been designed by the original creator of the Legos – a true testament to its quality.
18. LEGO Architecture United Nations Headquarters
A must-have for any budding architect’s collection. This is the official Lego set that represents the United Nations headquarters in New York City. It comes with an illustrated instruction booklet that includes a mini-documentary about the set. There are 597 pieces and it is one of the best Lego sets ever produced.
19. LEGO Architecture Taj Mahal
This amazing model kit contains 2022 individual parts that can be mixed and matched to create a detailed and accurate representation of the great Taj Mahal. The model itself measures 7.5 in. (20 cm) high, 9 in (23 cm) wide and 9 in. (23 cm) and is made up of only basic shapes. It comes with an illustrated instruction booklet. The booklet is easy to follow and has been designed by the original creator of the Legos – a true testament to its quality.
20. LEGO Tower Bridge
London Tower Bridge was built in 1886 and has been one of the most photographed landmarks in London for over 150 years. This awesome model features 4287 pieces and can be built by adult builders with no previous experience. This is truly a masterpiece of modeling!
21. LEGO Architecture Chicago Skyline Building
This is another one of those sets that will help anyone who purchases it create something amazing. It comes with an illustrated instruction booklet that explains how the building is put together and includes a selection of basic bricks and a detailed illustrated explanation of how the building is put together.
This is a must-have for any budding architect’s collection. This Lego architecture model is the official Lego set that represents the great building of Chicago. There are 444 pieces and it is one of the best Lego sets ever produced.
22. LEGO Architecture Fallingwater
Nearest you to see if this is still available. If it is, don’t miss out on the opportunity to get yourself a set of these little beauties – a real Fallingwater building. They have been discontinued by the manufacturer and are no longer available. These sets are perfect for beginners and they will provide hours of creative play for years to come.
23. LEGO Manchester United Building Kit
One of the most famous stadiums in the world, Old Trafford is the home of the English Premier League football club, Manchester United. This amazing model features 3898 individual parts that can be mixed and matched to create a detailed and accurate representation of the great stadium.
The model itself measures 6.5” (18.5cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 15” (39cm) and is made up of only basic shapes.
24. Titanic Model Building Block Set
An awesome kit for any budding architect’s collection! This is the first official Lego architecture model set about the infamous Titanic. There are 1860 pieces and it is one of the best Lego sets ever produced. The included illustrated instruction booklet has a mini-documentary about the set and it is easy to follow and has been designed by the original creator of the Legos – a true testament to its quality.
25. LEGO Architecture New York City
One of the best Lego architecture models ever produced, this official LEGO set represents the great city of New York and is a must-have for any budding architect’s collection. It comes with an illustrated instruction booklet.
This is truly a masterpiece of modeling! It is the ultimate challenge for any adult builder and comes with a selection of extra special elements that can be used to create a wide variety of other models. This set also works well as a display piece because it can be taken apart and rebuilt many times over. This is truly one of those sets you could spend a lifetime collecting and play with.
26. LEGO Architecture Willis Tower
This Lego architecture model is a great starter set for any budding builder! It contains 69 pieces and is designed to help you learn the basics about architecture and construction.
27. LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle
One of the best Lego sets ever produced, this official LEGO architecture model of the legendary Hogwarts castle is a must-have for any budding wizard’s collection. It comes with an illustrated instruction booklet that has step-by-step instructions on how to build the castle. A great building set for any budding architect! This wonderful kit features 6020 pieces and comes with an illustrated instruction booklet that has step-by-step instructions on how to build the model.
28. LEGO Architecture Seattle Space Needle
this official LEGO architecture model of the Space Needle in Seattle is a must-have for any budding architect’s collection. It comes with an illustrated instruction booklet that has step-by-step instructions on how to build the model.
29. LEGO Architecture Venice
If you are a huge Lego fan, this is one of the best Lego building sets ever created! It is a detailed recreation of the Venice includes: the bridge of sighs, st. Mark’s campanile, , st. Marks basilica, st. Theodore and the winged lion of st. Mark, and the rialto bridge. The set comes with a beautifully illustrated instruction booklet and hundreds of bricks, plates, rods and bars which can be used to create an amazing array of models.
30. LEGO Architecture Trevi Fountain
One of the best Lego sets ever produced, this official LEGO set represents the legendary Trevi fountain in Rome and is a must-have for any budding architect’s collection. It comes with an illustrated instruction booklet that has step-by-step instructions on how to build the model.
Lego Architecture models are an ideal way to help kids understand how different parts of a house fit together. But it can also be a great way for grown-ups to learn about home construction too. Especially if they have children and are trying to teach them some valuable life lessons.
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