The fun of collection LEGO Architecture builds is not the chance for creative play but the chance to recreate real buildings in fine detail. There are certain iconic structures that are high on the wishlist of keen builders. The Capitol Building in Washington has to be one of them. The LEGO Architecture 21030 United States Capitol Building Set is a 1032 piece set that looks at this structure from all angles. This lets fans create an attractive model to add to a now global collection.
Build A Piece of American History With The LEGO Architecture 21030 United States Capitol Set
This Capitol Building LEGO kit provides a fun miniaturization of an iconic structure.
The scale of the building is important to remember here. The final model only reaches 6 inches high – including that tall dome – and the building is 17 inches long. This means that it is a great size to add to a collection without it becoming obtrusive. At the same time, builders should be impressed with the detail and realism that the designers were able to put into the build. The length of the building is dominated by white columns and brickwork that highlight the neoclassical elements of the architecture. The detail and care put into the South wing is replicated in the North wing to create a brilliant symmetrical effect. The sloping roof is carefully shaped and comes in an interesting shade of green. Finally, there is that dome on top that immediately makes this model recognizable to collectors. The tiny columns and small round pieces are used to great effect and there are four curved pieces to create the ideal dome shape. The finishing touch is the plinth and statue sitting on top.
There is a lot to build with this set and a lot to learn
One of interesting elements to this build is the fact that there is also an interior. Many designers would have stuck to the architecture of this already complex build, but this Capitol Building set goes a little further. This building is as appealing for its history and place in American history as it is for its design. That is why the interior rotunda is such a great addition. The tiled floor, columns and eight different statues provide a glimpse into the grandeur and inner workings of the building. This can be viewed by simply lifting of the dome structure. The details and sense of place continue with the external elements of the steps and lawns. This adds to the grand feel of the building as collectors image the figures that have walked the ground in the past.
With so much going on, it is helpful of the designers to have included the informational booklet about the building’s design and history. This means that it has even greater worth to collectors that want to know more about this iconic Washington structure. A nice added benefit here is the fact that this can be obtained in multiple languages via the LEGO website. This LEGO Architecture 21030 United States Capitol Building Set is a set that offers more than buyers may assume. It is detailed and tricky to perfect, but it is well worth the effort.