Architecture landmark set Trafalgar Square revealed

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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

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LEGO has unveiled 21045 Trafalgar Square in an unconventional way by announcing a signing event for the set on Facebook, which will take place on 27th April at the Leicester Square store.

The set, which includes Nelson's Column, the lion statues and fountains around it and the National Gallery behind, looks fantastic.

You can view a large image after the break.

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By in United States,

Architecture really has come a long way, comparing this with the first wave of landmark buildings.

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By in Serbia,

Awesome.

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By in Germany,

What a great set! Well done, Lego

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By in United Kingdom,

Is Trafalgar Square worthy of an Architecture set? As someone who lives not that far away, maybe I take it for granted. Just seems not that interesting.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's good, but it's not right. White is the wrong choice all round - dark tan for the National Gallery and Nelson's Column and tan for the fountains would have been far better. The fountains don't look right at all with the dishes being used for the water a very bizarre choice - and the fountain spout shooting water above the height of the plinths! On the plus side, as ever with Architecture it looks like there's some fascinating building techniques and potentially new pieces (the stairs and bases of the Gallery's central columns look particularly intriguing).

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By in United States,

This looks great. Fingers crossed for a Piccadilly Circus set in the future!

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By in United States,

I like that the Fourth Plinth appears to be already hosting the next sculpture in the series, The End, and the double deckers are done well for their tinyness.

@DB Bricks might be right about some of the colours, though.

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By in United States,

Wow this is so detailed!

I bet it'll be $100-$120 :(

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By in United States,

Is that a new part for the steps? There appears to be six steps to a brick, so two steps in a plate height?

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By in Netherlands,

That's gorgeous.

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By in United Kingdom,

Those steps do look intriguing. Almost like half-plate high tiles (which I know they cant be). The bus on the left seems to be going down a slope that looks like an equally thin tile. There' probably a simple explanation though.

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By in United Kingdom,

Apart from being, as DB said, the wrong colour, it looks like a truly delightful set! Almost makes me miss London...

Could be my first Architecture set; I look forward to pondering single-piece micro-microbuilds to display on the Fourth Plinth.

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By in Canada,

The steps look like a bunch of panels stacked up.

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By in France,

very nice indeed

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By in Germany,

This is a great looking set. Good amount of detail and not a repetitive build or rather bland. I think the gallery central columns are fitted into 1x1 technic bricks with holes. Also, I think the steps are panels on their side. Most likely a friction fit.

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By in Serbia,

Steps may be glass panes?

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By in Canada,

Another London hallmark set? This tendency from Lego gets a little too tedious, even if the set itself looks impressive. I kinda wish Lego would explore some other locations. Maybe some South America, Southern/Eastern Europe, Asia, or Africa?

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By in Czech Republic,

is the dome also new part? It looks like there is weapon barrell under it so 3 studs diameter?

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By in United Kingdom,

Now this i like lego, Great details and use of small parts too..

10/10:

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By in United States,

@Ivan_M I think it's the same mould as used for the ice cream cone character in The Lego Movie 2- printed, it's design ID 47735, "Sphere 3X3X11/3, W/ Knob, No. 2" (what happened to No. 1?)

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By in United Kingdom,

I completely love this set, but I will retail around £79.99 but looks to be worth it if it is that much.

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By in Spain,

Yet another London landmark. Aren't there other places in the world more interesting than any London corner?

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By in United Kingdom,

Needs more pigeon!! :)

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By in United States,

great

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By in Netherlands,

@Mr. Shiny and New You must be right. Well done!

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By in United States,

Fantastic use of parts!

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By in United Kingdom,

When a man is tired of LEGO London, he posts about it on Brickset...

I Love it.

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By in Slovenia,

Those stairs could really be 1×4×1 panels put one after another yes

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By in Australia,

Finally another ‘real’ Architecture set. Not fond of those ‘cityscape’ ones Lego has been churning out of late.

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By in United States,

When will they reveal the Empire State Building?

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By in Canada,

I think it looks great however I would also agree that it would be nice if LEGO would possibly explore some other cities or countries for this theme.

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By in United Kingdom,

This might be my first architecture set I really like it.

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By in United States,

it looks cool but has someone made a minifig scale one lol

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By in Sweden,

Looks gorgeous. Great techniques. But wait - London, again, really? Haha a lot of people here commenting about this...

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By in United Kingdom,

This will be the first Architecture set I haven't wanted in a while. The feel, the proportions, even the subject matter, they don't sit right with me.

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By in United States,

The use of panels for the steps is ingenious... might have time try that. This looks amazing!

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By in Czech Republic,

while it is a very hard worked at set.. it is also very CHEAP.. like many said before.. another UK based set? What is so special about a singular square (however popular worldwide) to DESERVE this? decliningn UK LEGO sales? - for gods sakes .. They (TLG) should be at least that honest to put include the ad boards around the Square and not to play the blind and false impression how "romantic and beautiful" that place is nowadays. . absolutely a very cheap shot. next time do some Manchester United stadium Arena.. you get much more applause over that..

- do we not have ENOUGH European landmarks already???? Just look into Italy, Spain, Portugal. France.. how many of these were reincerated in Arch series?? Count how many UK landmarks DID.. and you get it.. this is totally a cheap and diminishing LEGO marketing trick.. focusing ALL and OVER again on UK market.. suck it!

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By in United States,

Overall, looks like a very nice set. And I am also intrigued by those steps. The only thing I'm not sold on is the lions. I think it would be more convincing if they used recolored Mack bulldog pieces.

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By in United States,

@crayxmp: Selling things related to things that have sold well in the past isn't a "marketing trick", it's common sense. A set like this is probably an indication that UK-based Architecture subjects (like Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, etc.) have sold well in the past. Probably in multiple markets, not just the UK itself. As such, making a similar set has the potential to both attract new buyers and people who bought those earlier sets who might want a companion piece.

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By in United States,

Funny, I walked through Trafalgar Square just yesterday before flying back home to the US! This set looks great, I just wish it would use a recolor of the bicorn hat piece in in medium gray for the Lord Nelson statue atop the column to wear, that would've been a nice touch to make it more iconic.

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By in United Kingdom,

London = Money for Lego = Boring for us. Prefer to have seen somewhere else, as others have said.

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By in Austria,

I visit London in July - guess what i will do? Right. Visit the LEGO store at Leicester Square to buy this - wonderfull - set. Doesn't care if it's another UK based architecture set. Look at the other sets - there are so much more from the USA (Falling Water, Robbie House, Statue of liberty, all the skylines...) and nobody is upset about THAT!

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By in Denmark,

1. Assume that the people at TLG know what they are doing

2. Assume that the haters on Brickset know next to nothing about successfully selling Lego Architecture sets.

... and you will be fine!

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By in United Kingdom,

It seems as though this theme has drifted from 'Architecture' to 'Landmarks'. While I agree that this is a pretty set, and will no doubt sell many copies as a souvenir, I do long for the days of the 'proper' Architecture sets, like Villa Savoye, Robie House, Farnsworth House and Fallingwater.

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By in New Zealand,

I have to say, I really like it. As ever with Architecture, it's more about capturing the essence of the subject rather than being a true likeness. With that as the baseline I'd say this is actually one of the more successful renditions. A definite buy for me!

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By in United Kingdom,

I do like the egg on the fourth plinth although non Londoners might not quite get the joke/point of it.
Yes the lions aren't quite right. They don't look like lions.

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By in Canada,

7.5 Billion people in the world and they must all live in London or New York City....

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By in United Kingdom,

So I'll have to leave space in my bag when I head to London for the marathon then to bring one of these back with me now.

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By in United Kingdom,

...and having a sibling who briefly was the official forth plinth occupant I may have to get a microfig of them made and stick that on instead of the egg.

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