21047 Las Vegas revealed!

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It was announced at the Nuremberg Toy Fair that 21038 Las Vegas, the latest addition to the popular Skylines series, would be redesigned to omit the Mandalay Bay Hotel after the shooting which took place there last year. The revised set, now known as 21047 Las Vegas, has been found by PromoBricks in a Korean LEGO catalogue for the second half of 2018.

The Mandalay Bay Hotel has been replaced with the Bellagio, a luxury hotel and casino which is located on the Las Vegas Strip and is well known for its impressive fountains.

Let us know what you think of this Architecture set in the comments.

 

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34 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I think the model is better for the change. The model looks more balanced now and I think that the Bellagio is more iconic anyway.

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By in Netherlands,

Nice model, but still don't understand why it had to be changed. I guess 99% of the people who will buy this set wouldn't care if it's the Mandalay, the Bellagio or any other hotel in this set. Just as long as the set looks good.

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By in United States,

Definitely better being the Bellagio, it's possibly the most iconic hotel on the strip. However there's now modding opportunity to add the Mandalay next to it. :)

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By in Canada,

I prefer the Bellagio, as someone who's never visited Vegas, it's a landmark that I'm more familiar with. Interesting they kept the same footprint and didn't widen the set by a stud or two, because the Bellagio does seem to choke out visibility to the pyramid and gets very close to the welcome sign.

I do lament the loss of (what looked like they would have been) some wonderful pearl gold pieces, but this change is definitely for the best.

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By in United Kingdom,

I imagine the joy of Lego is we can try to extend and retro fit a Mandalay Bay into our Las Vegas strip, possibly with colour substitutions. I bet the "the banned one" goes on Ebay very soon after the official release of the revised one for a ridiculous price. I am certainly going to try to source parts so I can choose to display new or old (or possibly both) Bellagio does look good though.

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By in Germany,

Did LEGO release a reason why they did change it though?

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By in United States,

Looks better but for a realistic representation the luxor needs to be moved to the left of the Bellagio, and I think it would be more aesthetically appealing that way as well

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By in United Kingdom,

I think it is a missed opportunity of the Lego designer not to position the newly chosen Bellagio in the order they appear along the strip.
the previous design was more accurate to real life, ie: the Mandalay Bay Hotel was to the left of the Luxor. Now the Mandalay Bay has been replaced with the Bellagio - I think the positions of the Luxor and Bellagio should have been reversed to represent their respective positions along the strip relative to one another.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Nordbart - it's in the very first sentence of the article.

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By in Australia,

Bellagio is a better pick for me. I assume we can easily move Luxor to the end near the sign?

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By in United States,

@Badgeroo that's my plan exactly

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By in Russian Federation,

New Vegas set.

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By in United States,

Needs a monorail in the back.

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By in United States,

Going to Vegas later this month. Hope it's available at the Vegas Lego Store

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By in United States,

A good change for both aesthetic and moral reasons.

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By in United States,

Why a newly assigned set #? The other one wasn't sold in stores yet. Lego34s hinted that the previous set with the Mandalay Bay was released.

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By in United States,

@LuvsLEGO_Cool_J I'm pretty sure sets also have production numbers before they are given their actual set numbers. When LEGO changes one of these production numbers to a set number it would be very confusing to change another production number to the set number. Now of course, they could've juts sent the first Vegas set back the drawing board with the same production number, but there might be some sort of payment/job assigning issue with that.

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By in Netherlands,

@mkrey - Moral reasons??? The shooting was the act of sick man, but hasn't got anything to do with the hotel itself. I think that the hotel is actually punished again by leaving it out of the model. If TLG wants to be politically correct, it also has to stop selling the Chinese Wall for example. It was made as a defense wall, which means it was only built for military reasons. I guess you don't want to know how many lives have been wasted over there.

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By in United States,

Uh... how can you have a skyline that does not actually reflect what a skyline would look like? The location of the Luxor and Bellagio is like nails on a chalkboard. Why would they not just flip them?

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By in Netherlands,

Ah, the Stratosphere! My favorite memory of Vegas was seeing the sun set on the Strat. The little rollercoaster was rather boring, I should've opted for The Big Jump instead.

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By in Singapore,

What’s that last small building?

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By in United States,

@Buckbrick the fremont street experience.

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By in United States,

@damien There is a sincere difference between the Great Wall and the Mandalay Bay. The way you put it, Lego should stop selling anything that touches upon violence. Goodbye Star Wars and Marvel!

Maybe the people buying the set wouldn't care it's the Mandalay - but everyone else will. The last thing Lego wants is another PR shitstorm like the shell video a few years back. The Mandalay Bay was removed because it would look like Lego is trying to make money from a tragedy, and that would create far too many headaches for them to deal with. I guess you don't know how marketing works

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By in United Kingdom,

What is the problem with the order of the buildings? These sets never have them looking like the actual skyline. Take Venice, for example. St Marks isn't next to the Realto.

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By in Canada,

I think this design should have been the original. The Bellagio feels more iconic to me and the water elements make it much more appealing as a display set imo.

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By in United States,

Setting aside for a moment the horrific tragedy and the politics surrounding it, i honestly think that this looks better than the original version, inaccurate building placement and all.

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By in United States,

I quite like this, but I wonder why they changed the set number... also, isn't the new building one of the robbery targets from Ocean's Eleven? That's pretty cool.

Do we have any idea of piece count or US price? I imagine it'll be about $40-$50 but I can't really tell.

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By in United States,

I'd agree Bellagio is the better pick but it should've been to the right of the Luxor as it seems to balance out the appearance of the buildings. The placement just seems like an after thought because of a last minute decision to remove Mandalay.

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By in United States,

@mafon2 The game was rigged from the start

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By in Germany,

Tragic event aside, I never understood why Lego chose the Mandalay Bay in the first place. Up until the shooting I had never even heard of that hotel.
The Bellagio on the other hand is probably the most iconic of the hotels on the "new" strip, especially because of the Ocean's Eleven et al films.

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By in United States,

Considering I got married at the Bellagio, I think this is an excellent change!

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By in United States,

It appears that this is photoshopped, the angle of the Bellagio does not fit into the rest of the photo, it also blocks out the Las Vegas sign and the Luxor. Someone went to some trouble, but this does not look official.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think the Excalibur would have been a better choice than the Wynn which is just a generic curved glass high rise - you can see a glass Wynn-like high rise in almost every modern metropolis. It is just not distinct nor is it iconic.

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By in United States,

The Bellagio is a more visually interesting and iconic change. But Steve Wynn's place? That is still an ultra lame choice—too horizontally narrow to be accurate and lackluster that this set doesn't look to be featuring unique copper metallic bricks.

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