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Empire State Building

Empire State Building

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ToyChamp has published images of two upcoming Architecture sets. 21045 Trafalgar Square contains 1197 pieces and will cost €74.99 while 21046 Empire State Building includes 1767 pieces and will cost €109.99.

The latter set seems particularly impressive in my opinion, incorporating hundreds of 1x2 grille tiles! Both will be released towards the end of May, although 21045 Trafalgar Square will be available earlier at the Leicester Square LEGO store on the 27th of April.

News via The Brick Fan.

21045 Trafalgar Square

21046 Empire State Building


Are you looking forward to these Architecture models? Let us know in the comments.

50 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Wow that Empire State Building is HUGE!! Architecture was never my forte, but might have to make the plunge for this set!!

Other one...
No plunge.

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By in United States,

Wow! We've come a long way since the literal stack of bricks that was the first Architecture Empire State Building.

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By in Norway,

That Empire State Building looks like a nice stand for my Gorilla Suit Guy.

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By in Portugal,

Another Empire State Building?
Really creative, LEGO...definitely no other much more worthy landmarks to launch in the Architecture line. :\

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By in United Kingdom,

If it had been a Chrysler Building, my money would have flown. Ah well.

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By in United Kingdom,

I, ve said before that i love the Trafalgar square model but Wow The Empire state Building is awesome lego..
Maybe next we, ll get the flat iron building or a larger version of the space needle in seattle?

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By in United States,

I have the original Empire State Building in my room! It would be fun to have both and display them side by side. The new one looks so so good!

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By in United Kingdom,

Definitely loving the Empire State Building. Always been one of my favourite building designs (even though I've never been) - the original LEGO Architecture 21002 is what got me back into LEGO as an adult. That is a lot of tan grille pieces. I think the taxis might be too big for the scale, and a huge curb-step for the sidewalk (not sure the tile-sized step was necessary). Still a day one purchase for me.

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By in United States,

My first though when I saw the Trafalgar Square was “Holy Crap!” The design and the build looks so awesome, I love the details and the architecture is so perfect! LEGO struck gold here.
Empire State Building is cool, too.

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By in United States,

The Empire State building looks awesome in its completed form, however I have a feeling the build is quite monotonous. Of course, I do not see how that could be avoided.

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By in United States,

@djcbs.. I understand your sentiment because there are A LOT of other worthy candidates for new models, but I also get why they revamp sets too. Aside from Empire State building another example is the VAST improvement between 21004-1 and 21035-1.

EDIT: Personally, I want more FLW buildings.. Taliesin, Taliesin West, Dana-Thomas, etc.

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By in Slovenia,

Nice sets without doubt but to be honest Lego really could find something a bit different, perhaps even not that famous for future sets. A week ago I read a nice article about christianity in Ethiopia and I was fascinated by their monolith churches, especially (since it's st. George's day) the Bete Giyorgis.
Something like this could make a nice set in my opinion.

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By in United Kingdom,

Trafalgar Square is a more interesting model. But I may get both....

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By in United States,

That Emipre State Building looks amazing!!!

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By in United States,

Nice, @J0rgen. They really should bundle him with this set!

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By in Poland,

wow Empire State Building looks like at least 60 studs tall wow.

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By in Netherlands,

At one point I'm just going to have to buy a bigger house.

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By in United Kingdom,

Trafalgar Square looks off to me, but my God, that Empire State is something else... and, @Metalizer.7734, my closer examination seems to think you're almost exactly right...
Admittedly though, a Chrysler would have been a lot, lot better.

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By in Puerto Rico,

I ain't looking fowards these sets honestly, but those recently revealed City space line are awesome.

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By in United States,

I want those tan grilles
Also, with all of the reveals recently Lego had better hurry their buns up and reveal the lego Harry Potter

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By in United States,

I wonder if the instructions have you build the Empire State's skeleton first, then plaster it with 1,000 of those grille pieces.

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By in Poland,

@1947andallthat Yup. 22 and half of 1x2 grill plates plus top which is equal to 11 1x2 plates, more or less. That's my calculations hahaha xD but it may be pretty accurate.

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By in Belgium,

109 euros is probably the Belgian RRP; it will likely cost 99 in Germany.

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By in United Kingdom,

I was always fairly sure the Empire State Building models were getting bigger each time they made but damn that ups the bar doesn’t it?

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By in United States,

That Empire State building is a BEAST. I just love the amount of detail (and the tan grille pieces)
that are used on this beautiful and realistic model.

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By in Canada,

We need the CN Tower next, maybe with "vomit guy" dressed up in a nice orange jumpsuit as he does the Edge Walk..

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By in United Kingdom,

Bet Lego can't wait for their fans to GRILL the ESB.

...

I'll see myself out...

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By in United Kingdom,

favourite time of the year when all the summer sets get announced....I then look forward to November time when these sets get heavily reduced in black Friday deals.

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By in United States,

I don't really care for either of them but the number of grille pieces on the Empire State Building looks exhausting

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By in United States,

I've never collected the Architecture line, and while some of them are really impressive, nothing has really struck me as a must-have. But the Empire State Building...that model just looks fantastic. I don't care that they may have already done it before, this model looks excellent.

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By in Norway,

Both! Azap zulu! Really love them, very well done LEGO. Wonder how many 1x2 grille tiles the ESB contains :)

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By in United States,

The Empire State Building is impressive but not particularly innovative. I think I am more likely to buy the Statue of Liberty.

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By in Australia,

The ESB looks like one of those Lego sets that’s a chore to build but the final result is amazing to look at when finished.

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By in Switzerland,

I wonder if 4 (or more) combined Empire State Building sets could form one at a minifig scale...

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By in United States,

If I’m looking at it correctly than that Empire State Building is legit taller than town hall!

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking back, the original architecture Empire State Building was garbage. 77 pieces for £19.99 and it is the plainest thing ever

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By in United Kingdom,

Love them both. But what an improvement for Empire State Building. Cannot wait to add that to my architecture collection!

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By in United States,

I’m in Queens, NY and see the ESB every day. Can’t wait for that one!

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By in United States,

That Empire State Building is most impressive. I may have to pick it up even though I have never had interest before.

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By in Turkey,

It looks like it's more than 60 studs high, more than half a meter. That's huge. I was thinking about getting an Architectural Empire State Building, but this is just too much. It will definetly look good on your office desk though. I guessing we'll see more larger remake of previous architectural sets in the future. Wow, this is good money.

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By in United Kingdom,

I bet all those grille pieces on ESB attach with single studs. So literally half of the build time will just be lining them up.

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By in Austria,

National Gallery even has interior. I think that's a first.

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By in Taiwan,

Can we get a Taipei 101? :)

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By in Poland,

@Lego.lord yup probably around 55 cm or 21-22" tall.

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By in United Kingdom,

Come on Lego - give us something new rather than rehashing the likes of the ESB again.

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By in United States,

To everyone who said they already made the ESB, they never make it in this scale. This is a huge improvement and way bigger. The previous ESBs are in super micro scale, unlike this one. Maybe they would start making other skyscrapers in this scale in the future, which is a welcome.

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By in Germany,

@Spike730: the Capitol also had kind of an interior.

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By in Canada,

I like them both, for different reasons. Will get both.

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By in United States,

That Empire State Building will be such a boring build - it sure looks cool though!

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