Build the Best with LEGO Architecture Series Kits

Collectible Kits and Models for Architecture Fans

What do you give grownups who dream of building skyscrapers and monuments? Let them live out their fantasies! Here's a roundup of collectible LEGO construction kits—iconic buildings that will entertain anyone who has a passion for architecture and design. Too simple? Check out the LEGO Gifts for the Passionate AFOL Builder.

NOTE: All of these boxed kits have small pieces and may not be suitable for families with children. Take note of the suggested ages on each box. And don't forget page two of this list.

Updated October 2015

New York City's iconic 1903 Flatiron Building is not only one of the earliest skyscrapers in the world, but its design by the Chicago architect Daniel Burnham is a great lesson in architecture—not all buildings are rectangular boxes.

The Frank Lloyd Wright series of LEGO models is impressive and now includes the 1923 Imperial Hotel. The Tokyo, Japan structure is considered Wright's pivotal commission and is one of his most influential. At over 1,000 pieces, this LEGO set is an exciting challenge for any hobbyist.

To add to the fun, check out the film Magnificent Obsession: Frank Lloyd Wright's Buildings & Legacy in Japan. The documentary describes the architect's time in the East and is one of our Top 10 Movies About Architecture
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Source: LEGO Architecture website, accessed December 16, 2013

Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier built this modernist residence for Pierre and Emilie Savoye outside of Paris in 1931. "The biggest challenges of the LEGO model construction," said Michael Hepp, designer of the LEGO model, "were the pillars and the complex roof design. I was amazed again and again by Le Corbusier’s art...."

Source: LEGO Architecture website, accessed Nov. 25, 2012.

Artist Adam Reed Tucker developed this LEGO model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie style Robie House. With 2,276 pieces, the LEGO Robie house ranks among the most sophisticated and most detailed of the construction models from LEGO's architecture series.

Designed by architect Raymond Hood, the Rockefeller Center is a masterpiece of Art Deco design. The LEGO model includes all 19 buildings, including the famous Radio City Music Hall and the 30 Rock skyscraper.

Assemble all 3,428 pieces and create a model Eiffel Tower in 1:300 scale. Based on the original blueprints, the completed model is more than three feet tall.

Do you think LEGO construction models are made with square blocks? Not always! This LEGO kit captures all the curves of Frank Lloyd Wright's beautifully organic Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

This easy kit quickly assembles into an attractive replica of New York City's most famous landmark, the record-breaking Empire State Building.

The world's tallest man-made structure, Burj Khalifa, brings a little bit of Dubai into your living room—at least 208 pieces with this LEGO kit.

Compare this LEGO model with the real Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, and you begin to realize the scope of memorial design. Is there a LEGO Abraham Lincoln sitting inside?

This model of Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Fallingwater house is one one the more complex (and more expensive) of the LEGO architecture toys. The completed model stands 6 inches tall by 10 inches wide with intricate detailing.

Definitely not for young children, this rare, collectible LEGO set lets you assemble a realistic model of India's famous Taj Mahal with 5,900 pieces.

With over 500 pieces, the LEGO model of America's presidential home, the White House, is a lesson in historic architecture.

At nearly 700 pieces, this Parisian icon is one of LEGO's mid-sized architecture kits. What makes this boxed set a little different is that you really get TWO architectural works in one box. The mixed styling of the stone Louvre Palace, with its prominent mansard roof, stands guard over modernist I.M. Pei's 1989 glass pyramid—Medieval and Renaissance architecture meets Modernism, all in a LEGO box.

The International Style of the United Nations Secretariat building is unmistakable. It's gotten all new windows in recent years, but no matter to LEGO lovers. The fun is in the process of construction. This kit may become a collector's item as new buildings go up on the UN campus.
 

 

The iconic Seattle Space Needle was the fourth in the LEGO Architecture Landmark series, and can often be found at discount prices.

Once known as the Sears Tower, the Willis Tower is another Chicago landmark by architect Bruce Graham. Easy to assemble, this 69-peice set makes a handsome black and white collectible model.