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Even a Lego master builder is likely to have a hard time constructing New York City’s skyline from scratch. After all, the Chrysler Building is famous for its art deco curves—and they don’t make Legos as skinny as the Flatiron Building.
Fortunately, Lego this week unveiled its new Architecture Skyline Collection. Unlike the company’s Architecture Studio kit, which comes with 1210 monochrome bricks and no instructions, Lego’s Skyline lineup supplies the bricks and directions necessary to erect replicas of famous buildings from around the world. So far, the series includes famous structures in New York City, Berlin, and Venice.
The New York City collection includes four fairly on-the-nose classics—the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Flatiron Building—and the newly opened One World Trade Center. Venice’s lineup includes the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Campanile, St. Theodore and the Winged Lion of St. Mark, and the Bridge of Sighs. And for Berlin, Lego released micro versions of the Reichstag, the Victory Column, the Deutsche Bahn Tower, the Berlin TV Tower, and the Brandenburg Gate. […]