Architecture Studio to be available in Europe, at last

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Architecture Studio

Architecture Studio

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The Architecture Studio box of white and clear bricks that was released in the USA last year will be available in Europe later this year. Several people have reported seeing it in the Summer shop at home catalogue, priced at £150 in the UK.

The set contains 1210 pieces and a large book of architectural inspiration. It's a lot of money for what is effectively a box of basic bricks (see the inventory for what it contains) although I hear the book, which can still be downloaded from LEGO Customer Services, is quite special. (Update: actually, it can't anymore, the copy there now is just the cover!)

Will you be buying it, or assembling the parts from your own collection?

Thanks Lego_Star for the news.

19 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I had a chance to spend some time playing (ahem, building) with the AS at my local B&N right before its release in the US--the parts themselves aren't that special, but the combination of parts (it is a very nice white and trans-clear parts pack) in a single set almost justifies it, IMO. Almost. If the book is important to you, then you are probably willing to pay for it, anyway.

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By in United Kingdom,

I have a copy of the book, and can vouch for it. It is not a typical instruction book. instead it looks at the work of 5 different architectural practices, then shows some ideas for realising their style in Lego. It's a lovely book, good photos, high production values, with lots of pages. They should sell it without the set.

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By in Germany,

Just checked Rebrickable, I am missing but 35 parts. Six of which are POOPs, so that's just 29 bricks I have to BL.

No instruction book up for sale on BL or eBay just yet, and I suppose it will be just as expensive as the whole set, but I simply don't have any storage space left for white (bley, black, red...). Gimme an Architecture Studio in, oh I dunno, dark flesh and we have a deal.

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By in United States,

If you're in the market for overpriced white elements and lots of them, you're in luck!!

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By in Netherlands,

Why would you pay a 150 bucks for a bunch of white bricks!? The booklet is most likely very nice and all, but in the end it's just a collection of bricks and plates.

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By in Australia,

Alot of AFOLs just buy it for the book. You need lots of other white elements anyway, this is like a starters set. Then buy white pieces off of ebay. Nothing to stop you from buying bulk pieces in other colours too.

Brickowl used to host the pdf instructions.

Checking the link with my DL manager, its still there, 278 pages, 400mb of it. Obviously taken from the lego website and hosted elsewhere before lego removed the instructions.

Not sure about being able to post the actual link publicly, whether its allowed in the forum or not, but pm me, I'll send you the link (before they read this and remove it!)

Otherwise theres another obvious website with jpg scans of the whole thing. Easy to find with a simple search.

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By in United States,

I'm sorry Schwallex, but what exactly are POOPs? I'm not hip to you master builder lingo and this made me chuckle.

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By in United States,

I saw on Amazon.com a week or so ago they had a couple of the Architecture Studio and it was for the original price of $149.99. I checked today and they have just 2 left and they are $232. LOL

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By in United States,

@talos - if you notice, it's a third party seller listing that price on Amazon, not Amazon themselves. A lot of third party stores rather unscrupulously will jack up the price like that when they see that Amazon is out of stock.

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By in United States,

@DanRSL - POOP is short for Parts out of other Parts, i.e. pieces that can easily be replaced by multiple smaller pieces. For example, the 1x2x5 brick, which could be replaced by 5 1x2 bricks, etc.

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By in Croatia,

thehornedrat can you send me link, please? In your profile, you don't have contact option

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By in United Kingdom,

@thehornedrat, please post in the forum, I suspect many people will be interested.

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By in Netherlands,

I found some pirates on the net who still had a copy of the pdf. ;-)

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By in Spain,

[20,30]€ on pieces and PDF instructions. No Box & instructions worths 130€ ^^'
I don't know, maybe if I found 50% off... but It is so overpriced this set here, even with an awsome book :P

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By in Australia,

Sure thing Huw, I just registered in the forum. Awaiting admin approval. Never posted there before :/ I usually just lurk. Maybe someone already beat me to it!

That brickinstructions link is also what I was referring to.

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By in Philippines,

@thehornedrat, pls PM me the link ... much appreciated. thank you in advance!

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By in United Kingdom,

BrickOwl thinks the parts alone are currently around £114, so another £36 for the book and packaging isn't too crazy (the book is rather nice and you do get a few sorting trays etc in the box).

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By in Australia,

Thanks for the approval Huw!

Posted the link here:
"Architecture Studio 21050 - Anyone know anything?"
http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/284034#Comment_284034.

I just don't feel it is appropriate to post the link on the front page news announcement like this. Its unfair to the host for a massive hit to their bandwidth like that, what, without their consent and all, although someone less ethically minded may well mischievously take the link and post it here ;)

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