Lego Architecture

LEGO Introduces the United States Capitol to the LEGO Architecture Series

lego logoBuild a LEGO® brick model of one of the world’s most architecturally impressive and symbolically important structures. Located in Washington DC, the United States Capitol is a magnificent example of neoclassical architecture covering more than 1.5 million square feet and with over 600 rooms and miles of corridors. The building that we see today is the result of several major periods of construction that have taken place since president George Washington first laid the cornerstone on September 18, 1793. This meticulously detailed LEGO Architecture interpretation of the U.S. Capitol focuses on the structure’s striking white, columned façade with its famous steps and lawns, and features a removable dome for access to a detailed interior depicting the famous National Statuary Hall, complete with columns, statues and tiled floor.

• LEGO® Architecture interpretation of the real-world architectural landmark, the United States Capitol Building.
• Features the Capitol’s neoclassical façade, dome, colonnades, north and south wings, steps and lawns.
• Remove the dome to access the rotunda, featuring columns, 8 statue elements and a tiled floor.
• The included booklet contains information about the design, architecture and history of the building (English language only. Other languages available for download at
• LEGO® Architecture celebrates the world of architecture through the medium of the LEGO brick, and is developed for all with an interest in travel, design, history and architecture.
• This set includes over 1,000 LEGO® pieces.
• The scale of this model matches the LEGO® Architecture 21022 Lincoln Memorial.
• This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 12+.
• Measures over 6” (16cm) high, 17” (44cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.

This new LEGO Architecture set will be released September 1st.

AwesomeToyBlog’s Holiday Gift Guide – Day 6 – for the self-proclaimed Architect

Now that the holiday season is upon us, it’s time to pick up gifts for your favorite people. But, from time to time, your favorite geek/nerd/toy collector can sometimes pose a bit of a challenge. To help you out, I’ve put together the AwesomeToyBlog holiday gift guide. Ten products, each addressing a niche in the fandom, one each day. Up today are gifts that work for the Lego fan, or if you happen to know an architect or architecture aficionado – the Lego Architecture series is perfect!

Second only to the collectible mini-figure series, the Lego Architecture series are one of my favorite product lines released by Lego.  Each set allows you to build a scaled down version of a landmark building. While many of the sets lean towards modern architecture (the Guggenheim museum, the Robie House, Fallingwater) other sets such as the White House and Empire States Building represent other architectural movements.  Each set also includes small book with facts and details about the building, letting the builder know why the building is significant to architecture.   These sets range in price from $25 all the way to $200, personal favorites include the Guggenheim, Fallingwater and Seattle’s Space Needle. Other sets are available on Amazon or

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