Next architecture set: Brandenburg Gate

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Forum member bricknation found this set on the shelves of the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Manchester. Although there's been rumours of this appearing, I think his picture in the forum is the first. Price was £35. Ouch!

Update: Picture removed at the request of LEGO.

33 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Finally! A non U.S. set!

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By in United States,

Wow, they keep pumping these out. This one looks to be really overpriced (even by Architecture standards). Is this the first non-U.S. based one?

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By in United States,

Really? Lame.

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By in United States,

I'm a bit disappointed that Lego made the Brandenburg Gate as an Architecture set and not as the next set to follow Tower Bridge, Eiffel Tower, etc.

By the way, this is not the first non-US one considering there's the Burg Khalifa from Dubai.

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By in United States,

That's right, thanks for the reminder. I agree, a set like this would be a cool Large Scale landmark set.

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By in Canada,

I saw it at Billund HQ. I don't think it looks cool. My brother does, though.

Huw, why haven't you added the Robie House yet?

^^^^ No. The Burj Khalfia was the first.

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By in United Kingdom,

Ugh, a definite miss, especially at that price!

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By in United States,

A miss at that price, perhaps. But are those sand green cheese wedges I see? It's hard to tell from the image, but one can hope.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes finally another non-US set!! Looks a bit weak though

Does anyone know if the Sydney Opera house that lego are working on will be an architecture set or a proper model like the Taj? I really hope the latter

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By in United States,

No offense to the EU contingent, but it doesn't look that great. Why don't they do the Roman Collesium or Buckingham Palace?

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By in Germany,

I agree with Captain Blockbeard, I'd love to have this set as as a large scale landmark one (3000+ pieces :-) ). This one I'll never buy...

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By in United States,

@db99

A full sized Sydney Opera House would be awesome, let's hope!

I agree that they have a great deal of wonderful European architecture to work with, seems odd that they went with this.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm glad they've released a non-US one. There are many great architectural buildings in the rest of the World for Lego to choose from.

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By in United Kingdom,

I agree with PaulRevere - we want Buckingham Palace!

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By in Poland,

I like this one and it might be the first architecture set that I will actually buy.

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By in United States,

My sources tell me that Lego will be coming out with a Corbusier Domino house in the form of a 1x2 brick.

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By in United States,

Nice.I like the beams in the front!

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By in United States,

Does anyone know how many pieces? I'm definitely not getting this, but it would be fun to build with my own pieces. :D

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By in Germany,

Not counting the base, this looks like about 300 pieces to me: 60 for each side building and 180 for the main gate. (Or maybe a few more, but not many.)

Looks nice enough to me to buy it (being German) if it wasn't for the price – which is what kept me from buying any Architecture set so far...

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By in Netherlands,

Finally, a good architecture set

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By in United States,

Glad to see a non US centered building being added to the lineup.

Hopefully in time we'll have sets like Big Ben, Sydney Opera House or other famous landmarks but those may be reserved as Creator sets, who knows.

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By in United States,

Sydney Opera House would be nice.

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By in United Kingdom,

I thought Brickset's policy was to remove watermarked images, or images of sets not released? If the set was found on the shelves at the Legoland Discovery Centre, why was it removed? :/

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By in United States,

well, it sounds like the item should never have been there to begin with.

LEGO asked Huw to remove it. Huw likely (and correctly) wants to maintain a good relationship with LEGO going forward, so he did just that. It is the smart thing to do.

I'm sure the image is around other places online as well by now, so it's not like finding it will be hard. Or just wait until it comes back again. No big deal really

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By in United Kingdom,

I hope I didn't open Pandora's box :)

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By in United States,

I guess the good news with the size of the Robie House (2200 pieces) didn't carry over to any other sets. We want big stuff from this line LEGO, hear us! These micro scale garbage of iconic buildings is a total fail.

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By in United Kingdom,

Apparently the set is not supposed to be on the shelves until September. It's a bit unreasonable for LEGO to ask given the set itself is now in the public domain, but nevertheless, to maintain a good relationship with them We have removed it.

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By in United States,

I prefer the larger scale landmarks. I would love to have the Sydney Opera House as a huge set. I never heard that lego was even working on the SOH.

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By in Netherlands,

When you still like to see the picture, just type "Lego 21011", and Google it.

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By in United Kingdom,

miskox - i dont think that is the set that they are going to release. That link is from 2007.

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