Now, here’s a new LEGO Architect set that will not appeal to old schoolers. We are talking about the new LEGO 21043 Architecture San Francisco. The set, as the name implies, features the familiar San Francisco skyline, or should I say, an updated San Francisco skyline which now includes the newly minted, towering Salesforce Tower that made headline last Halloween.
Clearly, this is may not go down well with old schoolers, but before you go all anal about it, at least it has the Golden Gate Bridge and the infamous Alcatraz, alongside the “painted lady” buildings featured in the 1990s sitcom Full House, plus Coit Tower, Fort Point, the 850-foot-tall Transamerica Pyramid and 555 California Street, or some may known it as the Bank of America Center.
And there is, of course, the Golden Gate strait presented as a blue-tiled baseplate with a decorative San Francisco nameplate for completeness sake. Now, there’s some controversy surrounding this up-to-date skyline of the Golden City, but shan’t dig into it. If you care to find out, you can read more about the ‘controversy’ in this article posted on Business Insider.
In addition to the realistic color depiction, efforts have been put to ensure that each building is scaled to provide an accurate representation of the comparative size of the featured structures. The 565-piece set comes with booklet with information about the designer, architecture and history of each building, as well as historical facts about SF and its architectural heritage.
As you may have guessed from the number of pieces it had, this isn’t a huge set; it is around 11 inches (28 cm) wide, 2 inches (7 cm) deep and 6 inches (16 cm) tall when built. LEGO 21043 Architecture San Francisco joins LEGO growing portfolio of Architecture skyline series, including Paris, Las Vegas, Great Wall, and Shanghai. It is available now for $49.99 a pop.
Source: Business Insider.