The LEGO Architecture range provides a great opportunity to build some of the most famous structures in the world. Naturally, they had to include the home of Britain’s monarchy in there. The LEGO Architecture 21029 Buckingham Palace Building Set is a fun set that captures the heart of London in LEGO form and appeals to adult LEGO set collectors and Anglophiles alike.
Build A famous British Scene With The LEGO Architecture Buckingham Palace Set
There are two elements to this build – the palace and its surroundings.
The place to start with this build has to be the building element that gives it its name. There may be some builders that are disappointed to find that the set only creates the front of the palace. However, this really is the only part that people recognize. The rest is fairly hidden and bland. The palace facade is celebrated for its neoclassical architecture and this is created brilliantly with a clever use of small bricks and columns. There are also plenty of tones to mimic the stonework. An added detail is the little red flag for the roof. This is meant to represent the Royal Standard that flies whenever the Queen is in residence. Another nice touch is the booklet that comes in the box. In addition to the detailed building manual, there is information about the palace and its history. This adds to the sense of this being a great gift as well as a great addition to the Architecture range.
The palace is clearly one of the more well known British buildings for LEGO builders, perhaps on a par with the Houses of Parliament. However, visiting the palace is as much about the surrounding as the building itself. People come to the palace to get the feel of the mall and the sense of being in the heart of the London they see on screen. Tourists are just as likely to take their photograph with the guards and the Victoria memorial as the palace itself. This is why it is so important that LEGO included miniature versions of the memorial, a section of the mall and the courtyard with those world-famous palace gates. If that wasn’t enough, there are also little models of a black cab and a red double decker bus to really add the final touch to stereotypical London. The designs may be a little crude due to the blocky nature of the bricks and the scale, but there is no way that collectors can misunderstand what there are trying to represent.
The set may be small, but it can still bring a lot of joy to keen builders and collectors.
This LEGO Architecture 21029 Buckingham Palace Building Set is quite a small kit when compared to some of the more lavish builds that are available. There are just 780 pieces included to create that grand facade, the courtyard, mall and memorial. However, it all comes together brilliantly to form an attractive set. This is the ideal set for those that have visited the Mall and want to recreate the memories, rather than those that want a complex building project.
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