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Ace Kim | December 8th, 2013 | LEGO Architecture, Sales News

Amazon Discounts Sand Green Cheese Pack to $20

21011 Brandenburg Gate

Amazon is discounting the Sand Green Cheese Pack, better known as LEGO Architecture 21011 Brandenburg Gate, by 43%, bringing the $34.99 set down to just a mere $19.99! Free Super Saver Shipping starts at $35, no minimum if you’re a Prime member.

If the LEGO Architecture line is your thing, two other sets are discounted 25% each. 21009 Farnsworth Houseis down to $44.99, down from $59.99 MSRP. 21010 Robie House is down $50, down to $149.99 from $199.99 MSRP. That price for the Robie House seems to be a perma-discount.

Ace Kim | September 27th, 2013 | LEGO Architecture, Reviews

Review: 21018 United Nations Headquarters

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Late last week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon helped complete a large scale model of the United Nations headquarters as part of the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit focused on “Architects of a Better World.”

Ban Ki-moon 3
image via LEGO Foundation

The model is based on the upcoming LEGO Architecture set 21018 United Nations Headquarters which goes on sale at LEGO Shop@Home on October 1 with a double VIP points promotion for that month. Or you can buy it right now from Amazon.com for $46.74, a small 7% savings discount as I write this.

It’s a little difficult to review Architecture sets without having personally visited the building that it’s modeled after. The best one can do in that position is to look at pictures online. Thankfully, the instruction booklet can help. Like the instructions found in other Architecture sets, this was a thick booklet offering pictures and words on the history and significance of the building. I thumbed through it briefly, wanting to get straight to the building instructions.

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Ace Kim | August 3rd, 2013 | LEGO Architecture, Sales News

21050 Architecture Studio Now Available

21050

Just a small reminder that along with all of the other items that went up for sale on August 1st, 21050 Architecture Studio is also available from LEGO Shop@Home and Amazon.com and, of course, BarnesandNoble.com. Price is $149.99.

Ace Kim | July 29th, 2013 | LEGO Architecture, Reviews

Review: 21050 Architecture Studio

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This set seemingly came out of nowhere. Either that or I haven’t been paying that much attention. Soon after I posted about the LEGO Architecture event at select Barnes & Noble stores and the mysterious exclusive set they were touting was it pointed out to me that the set was 21050 Studio. It’s exclusive to Barnes & Noble, so you can only buy it at BN stores and online right now until August 1 where it will be more widely available at Amazon, LEGO Shop@Home, and LEGO Brand Retail.

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Ace Kim | July 25th, 2013 | LEGO Architecture, News

Barnes & Noble LEGO Architecture Studio Event

Barnes&Noble Event

I’m sort of back after that exhausting Comic Con trip. Still exhausted, but I’m going through my backed up email and saw this come through my feeds. Starting today, July 25 through Sunday July 28, 450 Barnes & Noble locations will host a LEGO Architecture Studio event. There will be a discussion, Q&A, and a building event with some stores hosting a building competition where teams of five compete by building original architectural designs. Most events start at 7:00pm and vary by location. You can hit the BN site to find a participating store near you. Also, I can’t seem to dig up any further details, but there seems to be an exclusive LEGO Architecture set that will only be sold at Barnes & Noble and LEGO Brand Retail stores. Full press release below:

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 23, 2013–

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that 450 Barnes & Noble stores nationwide will host their first-ever LEGO Architecture Studio events and celebrations from July 25-28.

The LEGO Architecture Studio event will feature local architecture experts discussing and demonstrating the parameters and design process in architecture using LEGO bricks to educate and inspire the hands-on building that follows. Participants will have the opportunity to reference the LEGO 250 guide book, experiment and create original architectural designs with more than 1,200 monochromatic building pieces, and learn a few architectural concepts such as scale, mass and density, symmetry, modules and repetition, space and section and surface.

Additionally, the store will offer architecture fans the first look at a new LEGO Architecture product that can only be found for sale in Barnes & Noble and LEGO brand outlets from July 25-28.

“This event is perfect for anyone interested in visual design and the important and profound role design plays in our communities. Aspiring architects, design enthusiasts and LEGO fans will have a hands-on opportunity to explore concepts and discover new insights by constructing 3D models,” said Kathleen Campisano, Vice President, Toys & Games, Barnes & Noble, Inc. “Barnes & Noble is excited to partner with LEGO to continue the world-wide conversation and collaborative nature of architectural design through these engaging and fun events.”

The LEGO Architecture Studio event is free and open to the public. For further details, contact your local Barnes & Noble store, or visit the Barnes & Noble Store Locator to see what stores in your area will be offering the event.

*Architect availability subject to change without notice.

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The company operates 675 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). Its NOOK Media LLC subsidiary is a leader in the emerging digital reading and digital education markets. The NOOK digital business offers award-winning NOOK(R) products and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store(R) (www.nook.com), while Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC operates 686 bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named. Barnes & Noble.com is ranked the number one online retailer in customer satisfaction in the book, music and video category and a Top 10 online retailer overall in customer satisfaction according to the ForeSee E-Retail Satisfaction Index (Spring Top 100 Edition).

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the company’s corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

NOOK(R) , NOOK Store(R) , NOOK Video(TM) , and NOOK Video Apps(TM) are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. Other trademarks referenced in this release are the property of their respective owners.

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CONTACT: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Carolyn J. Brown, 212-633-4062

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SOURCE: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Ace Kim | May 13th, 2013 | LEGO Architecture, Sales News

Amazon Discounts LEGO Archicture Sets

Amazon has discounted several LEGO Architecture sets ranging from 20-34% off. They’re all on sale actually but some of them aren’t worth losing sleep over. Like that 21008 Burj Khalifa set. I don’t think they can discount that thing deep enough. I’ve linked the notable sets below.

Please note that the prices listed below are reflective of Amazon’s list price and the discount amount may not be as great as perceived.

Set / Amazon List Price / Discounted Price (Discount %)

Ace Kim | May 10th, 2013 | LEGO Architecture, News

New Architecture Set: 21018 United Nations Headquarters

LEGO 2013 Architecture 21018 United Nations Headquarters

The LEGO Architecture theme keeps going strong with the latest addition to their lineup: 21018 United Nations Headquarters. As Tohst likes to point out, this set sees the black levers or control sticks in white. No word on pricing or availability yet.

Thanks to Tohst for the heads up.

via Brickset via motayan

Ken Robichaud | February 15th, 2013 | LEGO Architecture, Sales News

Retiring Soon List Updated To Include Sungnyemun

21016 Sungnyemun

When I posted the announcement about the Sungnyemun back in may, I did not expect it to be on the retiring list so soon. This set just became available on June 1st last year which seems like a really short shelf life to me, but the nice thing about the new “retiring soon” page on Shop@Home is we’ll get a better idea on the life of some sets. If Sungnyemun was on your list of sets to get and you haven’t yet, I wouldn’t wait too long.

Ace Kim | February 12th, 2013 | LEGO Architecture, Sales News

Sand Green Cheese Battle Pack Discounted

Regardless of who you pledge your online shopping allegiance to, both Amazon and Walmart have LEGO Architecture set 21011 Brandenburg Gate at a nice discount: 34% off MSRP of $34.99. It is now priced at $22.97. In it you get a ton of plates and tiles, mostly in tan, but you also get 80 sand green cheese slopes. That’s right, 80. Check out the inventory on Bricklink for a complete breakdown.

Ace Kim | February 9th, 2013 | LEGO Architecture, News

LEGO Wins at Toy Industry Awards

Toy Award Winners

Tonight was the industry awards show for the American International Toy Fair where they give out awards for Toy of the Year in various categories as well as induct any new inductees into the Toy Hall of Fame, and The LEGO Group walked away with three out of the twelve categories. It should be noted that no other manufacturer won more than one award. Top Honors for Toy of the Year went to LEGO Friends for which I’m very happy about. LEGO also won Activity Toy of the Year with LEGO Friends, Girl Toy of the Year with LEGO Friends, and Specialty Toy of the Year with LEGO Architecture. And that my friends is how this post is relevant.

Full Press Release