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LEGO 21046 Architecture Empire State Building New York Landmark, Creative Activity, Collectible Model Kits for Adults to Build, Home Decor Gift Idea

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen this technique used before, but I like the concept and will look to use it in the future. LEGO ® is a trademark of the LEGO ® Group of Companies which does not sponsor, authorise, or endorse this site. The aforementioned LED’s are not hidden or diffused in any way, so you look straight at them, which is not very pleasant, and they also attract too much attention, instead of accenting the building.

Elevate your LEGO® building skills to a higher level with this LEGO Architecture 21046 Empire State Building set. The UV-resistant acrylic material safeguards against harmful sun rays, preventing color fading or discoloration over time. By creating such a large model, the design team was able to more accurately capture the intricate stepped setback design of the real building than in previous attempts. What I really didn’t like was the very harsh and blinding light coming from the spotlights on the ground and on the front side of the building. If I was shown this set box seventeen years ago when I was designing my own model, I would have dismissed the notion as an outright impossibility.

This used the 1×2 grille tiles to add a little more detail but the scale was about the same as what was used on the original set. The section wraps up with a set of panels attached to the right and left side of the model using both standard studs, and a 1×4 with Bar which attaches to a hollow stud inside the model.

At 21” (55cm), the tallest LEGO Architecture model to date (July 2019), the tiled baseplate depicts Fifth Avenue and surrounding roads complete with yellow cabs, and the model is finished with a decorative nameplate.

Unfortunately, it won't appeal to many LEGO builders because the build process is too repetitive and the part selection is not very diverse (due to the overabundance of 1×2 Grille Tiles). LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure, and the Brick and Knob configurations are trademarks of the LEGO Group of Companies. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of Companies which does not sponsor, authorise, or endorse this site. It is amazing how accurate the designers of this set managed to make it at such a (relatively) small scale. If your product is faulty, you can lodge a replacement via our Missing/Faulty Component Request page.

You can see how the structure continues to have numerous studs pointed out to help capture the outer portion of the building made with the 684 1x2 grill tiles included in the set. As a close up photo of the model, it doesn’t look that great as you can see all of the studs underneath.There’s one final set of setbacks for the main building, followed by a section with windows just below the spire. It gets a bit repetitive so if you don’t like placing 1x2 grills or repeating sides, then this set may not be for you.

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