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Manufacturer #: 4654650
Product Weight:1.1 pounds
Product Dimensions (in inches):10.3 x 7.5 x 2.6
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A great Catholic landmark, love it!
Comments about LEGO Architecture The Leaning Tower of Pisa (21015):
This was a fun set to build and took hardly any time at all. I like how they canted the building. I'll have to build the Catholic cathedral that stands next to it to complete this landmark. The only thing that's missing is a decal for the flag pole. I would love to see this super-sized like the Eiffel Tower (10181). I would also jump at the chance to purchase a St. Peter's Basilica and square set. Only this one should be in white.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great Recreation of an Architectural Masterpiece
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a great set. Not only does it use creative and distinct building techniques to make the tower lean, but it is also sold at a price-to-piece ratio of about $0.10/piece, which is a great average. This set also makes a great effort to represent the actual Tower of Pisa, with its limited piece-count and smaller size not hindering it in any way. Like most Architecture sets, though, it might prove too difficult for younger builders.
Great architecture piece
Truly a fun build and great addition to my architecture collection. The lean isn't as dramatic as I thought it would be, which is great. I like that this tower is not taller than 12 inches so it fits perfectly on my shelf. Great use of hinged plates to make the tower structure strong and rigid surrounding the inner, round middle tower
It's a bit odd to share that this is my favorite entry in the Architecture series - perhaps because many of my previous reviews have complained about the repetition necessary in other sets like Big Ben and the White House and (most egregiously) the Burj Khalifa. That said - even though much of this building is repetitive - I was blown away by the simple and creative way that the LEGO designers incorporated the tower's tilt without compromising any of the clean look of the base of the structure or its center of balance. This was a VERY impressive model from a simple planning and elegance standpoint, and it serves as a great reminder of how brilliant this team can be. Of course the packaging, manual, and accompanying history are classy as always. If this is your introduction to the Architecture series, I wholeheartedly encourage you - you're in for a treat unlike any other LEGO series.
This is my 10th Lego Architecture model in my collection. The Leaning Tower of Pisa is among my favorite models to build. The finished article is fantastic and a great size too. The attention to detail on this model is superb. Loved the way it went together especially the parts used to maintain the upright integrity of the Tower. I also love the very clever way parts are used to make the Tower lean to the perfect angle. The base is brilliant too, hiding all the parts hold the tower in position. The Box and booklet are the usual great quality from Lego. The Booklet has amazing facts on the Leaning Tower as well as comprehensive, easy to follow build instructions. Great job once again from Adam Reed Tucker, who designed the model. Superb range and keeping me thoroughly entertained! Now, onto my next project...... Farnsworth House - review coming soon!
the leaning tower of.....boringness
This is a good set but has several flaws. On the base, the hinge system easily breaks. Once you get past the base, it is very boring because you are just stacking the same pieces on top of each other of what seems like forever. Now, lets get to the good parts. Despite the fragile base, it is very clever of how they got it to lean. I am just surprised of how it is actually leaning! I recommend this set but I wouldn't put it on the top of my priority list unless, of course, you are collecting the whole architecture series.
High-quality and not too hard
A very pretty and unique end result and a high-quality product. The build was pretty easy although quite repetitive. The base which created the lean was interesting to make but did tend to come apart quite often and makes it difficult to move the tower to re-position or dust. The information in the booklet was really interesting and overall it's a very nice addition to the architecture range - although not as good as some of the other Lego architecture range.
it is an easy build but fun, and most of all I was surprised by the final result, a very cute "object" which makes up for a fantastic display, not only in an Italian home like mine!
A simple and stylised tower
This is a nice interpretation of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The build was enjoyable and quite simple. Doesn't take very long. However, as you can imagine due to the symmetry, the build does get repetitive and you will be doing the same motions over and over again. But if you are able to reach your zen through doing so, it's great. If you're after something challenging, this isn't for you. I did find the lean design interesting, being well constructed and serves the purpose of leaning the tower well. The base and leaning mechanism looks stylised and subtle, so matches the general feel of the series. I'm not sure about most people, but I find the architecture series - particularly the cheaper sets - to be purely for display purposes, which is perfectly fine for me. There's no interactivity after the build has been completed (i.e. can't remove a roof etc). Not that this is a bad thing, but there's no playability to it. So definitely don't get it if you're after something to play with. The instruction manual is nicely designed, with facts littered throughout. I always enjoy little trivia facts, so you may find interest in them as well - unless of course you already know everything there is to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In summary, it's a nice interpretation of an architectural landmark. Simple to build and is great for display. However, that's it. I do recommend it based on the above, but make sure you get it for the right reasons. You will enjoy it if you do.
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Great Entry to Architecture Series
This was the first set I have bought for years and I'm more than happy with it. The quality packaging, booklet and presentation are a nice touch. The build is not too challenging but has some interesting features, especially how the designer built in the lean. Price per brick may be a little high but as a package it is good value for those without the time or inclination to go brick hunting online.
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