The Leaning Tower of LEGO

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Lego architecture leaning tower of PisaBrickset user Kez has posted a photo of a forthcoming Architecture set, the leaning tower of Pisa, on flickr. He hasn't indicated where it was obtained but it appears to be in a glass display case.

There's no set number visible, but it might be 21018, which is slated for release this year.

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By in Denmark,

Looks nice. Could this be the first official set to, well, lean?

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By in United Kingdom,

I prefer the CUUSOO version - at least that one is round, rather than hexagonal shaped! Might look better in white though.

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By in United States,

Definitely will be added to my Architecture display. BTW, whatever happened to 21015 Eames House, why wasn't it released?

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By in Sweden,

That CUUSOO model is still one of my favourites on there. Such a shame, I liked that one a lot more than the official one. The official one isn't terrible though.

I hope the CUUSOO model maker releases building instructions for his version, I'd still really like to have one.

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By in United States,

The CUUSOO one is neat but it's just too small. It wouldn't look impressive on a shelf, which is the entire point of Architecture series sets.

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By in United States,

Actually, this was posted on one of LEGO's official Facebook pages (the Education one, I think) about a week ago.

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By in United States,

My first thought was for the CUUSOO project I'm supporting. Shame, I imagine that pour guy's kicking himself right now. It's still a nice set though, I like the CUUSOO one better but I think this has potential to grow on me.

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By in Ukraine,

Ah, yes, that is a very nice translation into Lego bricks. I approve! Just the fact that is uses brick-built columns and arches makes it much more recognizable as the Leaning Tower, and also much more "Lego-like" too, compared to the Cuusoo submission mentioned above that uses Technic gears. Plus it actually looks like the main part of the tower is pentagonal, rather than hexagonal, which is definitely unique, and a good design choice.

But they need to print a little 1x2 Italian flag tile for this set, just like they should have printed a little 1x2 USA flag tile for the White House set, and a little 1x2 UK flag tile for Big Ben, etc, etc... They always print a custom-made name-plate tile for the base of each set, which can't easily be re-used... So why not just print up some nice little flag tiles, and then they can easily re-use those on lots of different kinds of display-sets or play-sets in the future!

E.G., if they do an "Architecture: UN Headquarters" set, then they could print up at least 10 or 12 different little 1x2 flag tiles like that for the biggest nations, plus maybe include a number of extra flags for a variety of smaller nations too!

That would be a must-buy set, I think! =)

Indy Out

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By in Canada,

I've been expecting Lego to make the leaning tower of Pisa ever since Lego architecture began.

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By in United States,

Why does it have a French flag?

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By in United Kingdom,

Not good. The cuusoo one is better to be honest.

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