The 10 Best Lego Architecture Sets

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in November of 2017. If you've outgrown superhero Lego sets (or even if you haven't), the Architecture series provides a more sophisticated challenge. Each model represents a different real-world marvel, allowing for an experience that's as educational as it is fun. Be advised, however, that these kits are designed to be displayed, not played with (but we won't stop you from unleashing a T. Rex on The Capitol). When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best lego architecture set on Amazon.

10. New York City Skyline

9. The Eiffel Tower

8. Sydney Skyline

7. The White House

6. Trevi Fountain

5. Buckingham Palace

4. United Nations Headquarters

3. The Louvre

2. Statue of Liberty

1. U.S. Capitol Building

Editor's Notes

November 08, 2019:

Lego architecture sets provide an excellent opportunity for adults to play like children once more, with the added benefit of providing a new display piece for your office or home. Much more subdued than Creator or other sets, they're attractive and challenging enough for adults, yet many are suitable for children aged 12 and up. This makes them a great activity for the family that's educational as well. And since you leave them in their finished state, you won't need to make room in your lego organizer to store all the pieces.

Every set comes with detailed instructions and information booklets, with the United Nations Headquarters volume fittingly translated into many languages. If you're looking for something entry-level, both price and experience-wise, the Eiffel Tower, New York City Skyline, and Sydney Skyline are all viable options. If you're seeking something a bit more challenging, the detailed Statue of Liberty is ideal, while the twee pieces and a requirement for patience make the Louvre Building another rewarding build.

We said goodbye to the Villa Savoye today to make room for the more challenging and recognizable Statue of Liberty, which is not only reasonably-priced for the number of pieces but is an extremely faithful rendition that's fun to build without being too easy and quick. Once complete, it's beautiful on a desk or bookshelf.


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on November 13, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

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