Random set of the day: Solomon Guggenheim Museum

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Solomon Guggenheim Museum

Solomon Guggenheim Museum

©2009 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 21004 Solomon Guggenheim Museum, released in 2009. It's one of 4 Architecture sets produced that year. It contains 208 pieces, and its retail price was US$39.99/£34.99.

It's owned by 3173 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


15 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Wuuuuuut? Architecture is already ten years old!?

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By in United States,

Yep, so they are starting to qualify for the RSOTD.

Other themes that qualify from being a 2009 theme:
Space Police 3
Pirates (2009)
And the first of the 30xxx polybags.

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By in United States,

Oh crap, huwbot is preparing us for the clickits apocalypse, buttering us up with the first "random" architecture set of the day.

Get ready mates!

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By in Netherlands,

Talk about an example of how far architecture has come over the years....

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By in United States,

208 for 39.99??

Talk about a bargain.

*Update* just checked and the cheapest new complete version on BrickLink is $86. Now that’s a bargain. Aftermarket has treated it well.

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By in United States,

I don’t know why I bought this. Looking at it now, it’s really ugly. Architecture has come a LONG way in 10 years.

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By in United States,

I don't know why this got through production. The signature look of the Guggenheim is the spiral ring wider at top, then cascading down.
If this couldn't be achieved in this scale or parts available...why do it?
As a life long New Yorker, I looked at it like an amateur moc.
Now the new one, very nice.

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By in United Kingdom,

Was'nt this made again in 2017 because i, ve seen a more detailed slightly larger version of it recently which i prefer..

I would love to see The Trafford Centre made as a lego Architecture set also Lancashire cricket ground and the Velodrome would look so cool..

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By in Germany,

Back in 2010 or so, I thought Architecture was one of the worst ever LEGO themes and could never imagine getting one of those sets. That first iteration of the Guggenheim Museum was a prime example. None of the first ones looked very much like the source material, and the prices were just ridiculous (the aftermarket ones nowadays are totally ludicrous).

Fast forward about five years and I started getting into the theme after all. By that time, the designs had evolved, and today there are some real gems to be had, not the least of which is the current iteration of the Guggenheim Museum, which is a beautiful set, and much better value for money, especially considering that current Architecture sets often get discounted up to 40% over here.

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By in United Kingdom,

I've visited the Guggenheim, looking at what's on display inside you'd think it was a garbage dump. Lovely building though.

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By in France,

This is the second theme, with Modulars, I really would like to collect if I was not in SW sets yet. This one is among my favorites, even if far from Sydney's Opera, which is among the most beautiful sets ever IMO. This is also a theme which can grab non fans adults to Lego, as one can appreciate these renditions of famous monuments or towns even without any interest in Lego. And a good way to show them what is now possible with the little brick.

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By in United States,

Architecture is already ten years old!? Time flies!

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By in United States,

This is literally the first one of these that I’ve personally owned. Happy 10th anniversary of LEGO collecting to me! :D

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By in Spain,

The designs at the time were not looking for the same accuracy as, let's say an Creator Expert model. These first models are interpretations from an arquitect of the basic shapes that conform a certain design. In this case, the circular shapes are appropriately accomplished with radar dishes.

I do agree that the new sets capture better detail and therefore are more enjoyable builds in order to satisfy a larger portion of fans.

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By in United States,

I like this

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