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#1041 SET REVIEW: Architecture 21051 Tokyo

Today we're reviewing the latest addition to the Skylines subtheme of Architecture. We were sent this by LEGO but our view is unbiased and we aim to provide a unique review from the perspective of a MOC builder and fan of building techniques. We score sets out of 100, giving 20 points each for a variety of factors. Check out the images for our full technique analysis!

Overall, the set features an awesome variety of landmarks which in turn bring a variety of colours and pieces to the mix - from the bright Tokyo tower and skyscrapers to the cherry blossom trees and mountain in the background. It features some interesting techniques and parts as shown in the images, with our favourite part being the Cocoon tower.

However, this set does struggle in terms of accuracy to some of landmarks it represents, although the designers have done their best. For example, the Tokyo Tower has a much more skeletal design in real life and the shaping of both the Cocoon Tower and Tokyo Skytree are slightly off. Despite this, all the builds are still great representations and don't distract from the overall appeal of the set in our opinion.

The price is at the higher end especially due to the number of small pieces but it really delivers on display value and has the nice touch of no stickers, and therefore this isn't a huge issue for us. To conclude, we believe this set is a must have for fans of the Skyline series and well worth picking up for anyone that loves a good display model or enjoys a unique and fun build.

What are your thoughts on this set? Have you picked it up to add to your desk display or are you planning to?


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