"At first I was a little disappointed to see the Statue of Liberty being made into a set again, since she’s been represented in sets before, but the unique details of this one make it stand out and love it as much as the original set from the early 2000s. Though small, the details are great, especially in the flow of the statue’s clothes and the stone look of the pedestal. It is easy to make mistakes on this set, since there are so many little pieces, especially when working in the statue portion, but it’s worth it. She looks great beside the original and holds her own with the smooth look and use of the pedestal."
"I was beyond excited when seeing that Lego was re-releasing this set. Being the now second largest set ever released, I had been wanting to get my hands on it for years. The details on it are beyond gorgeous and it's definitely a show-stopper of any collection.
The overall building process is not very complicated, especially since it requires repeating mostly the same steps four times for each side. The repetitiveness of it, and the pain of stacking small studs for the widows are the only thing that prevented me from giving this set a 5/5. As a warning, the finger tips will be in pain if doing it all at once. There's still a good amount of challenge for expert builders, mainly with the set comprising mostly of white bricks. Pay close attention to the dome, it's easy to misplace pieces there.
It's a fun build, and with a lot of the steps repeating, it's a good one that a group of people can work on simultaneously. Thank you for bringing this one back, Lego. It's a crowd pleaser!"
"Glad to see Architecture return with a smaller scale set, but unlike some of its predecessors, this one does leave a lot up to the imagination. Lots of cute little details in it like the flame for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the minifigure statues, and the decoration around the top. Relatively fun and a quick build with few repetitive steps. Definitely recommended for people that love the icon or enjoy the Architecture builds."
"The new Chicago skyline set is a welcomed addition to the Architecture series. Not only does it show off some of Chicago's greatest landmarks, but it gives that ones that have been sets previously in the series greatly needed upgrades, especially the John Hancock Center. This new version leaves less to the imagination like its predecessor and looks more like the truly iconic building we all know. The fun little details like the DuSable Bridge and Cloud Gate made this all the more enjoyable. A fun build and a set finally worthy of showing off some of Chicago's great architecture."
"The US Capitol Building model was a surprisingly fun build. I expected there to be many repetitive steps in it like with the White House or the Louvre, but everything was just a little bit different and kept a fun amount of excitement as you saw how the designers executed the details. The really fun surprise was the detachable dome that reveals the rotunda below with the statues inside!
Despite the large number of pieces, the set was a relative quick build. The base has a lot of details when it comes to the lawn, sidewalks, and flooring of the rotunda, but after that, the set is a relatively easy and exciting build. I own the entire Architecture series and this has quickly become a showstopper set among them all."
"When the new skyline series Architecture sets were announces, I was extremely excited. I purchased all three of them, and of them, this one was the least exciting. The build was pretty simple, and I love the little details in St. Mark's Basilica that helped to keep interest, but the rest was very basic. If you love Venice and would like a little memento, or just getting into the Lego game and want a simple set to start with, this is the way to go. If you are an adult collector that loves fun details and a slightly challenging build, I would suggest the NYC or Berlin sets over this."
"At first I was confused as to why Lego was releasing a second version of the Burj Khalifa, but after putting together this set, I can see why. It is significantly more detailed than the original, showing off more of the unique architectural elements, as it seems like the Architecture series has been doing lately. And while almost twice as tall as the first version, it is significantly more stable. Overall, it was a wise upgrade for Lego to make, as it shows off the graceful beauty and height of the Burj Khalifa much more than its predecessor."
"The Architecture series has had some really great sets this year, but this one has quickly become the favorite. It's about the same size as the Trevi Fountain, and features as many fun and quirky details. The Louvre adds a nice bit of color and architectural variety to the series. This set may be a bit more difficult for people with larger fingers, like myself though, because of the great amount of small pieces and the corners they need to be snapped in.
The only critical critique I have with the set is the pyramid design. What the main building has in the detail, this part lacks. While it's unique in how the designer created it, the shape and scale seem a bit funny. Despite that, I adore this set and it would be a great addition to anyone that loves the Architecture series or simply loves the Louvre."
"I own pretty much every set from the Architecture series, and this set is another great addition to the line-up. It was very interesting how the designer was able to create the iconic wedge shape and feature some of the fun details of the building. Definitely a must for the Architecture collector, or lover of New York landmarks."
"Received this watch for Christmas, and I absolutely adore it. The changing out of links and faces gives it a nice bit of personalization, and is very easy to do. It's also quite a bit heavier than expected, which I like. While the price is steep, it's a fun conversation piece and a great addition to any Lego fan."