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#1 Rufus

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:06 PM

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21012 Syndey Opera House
Sydney, Australia
Architect Series

Released:  1 April 2012
Parts:  270
Price:  US $39.99 | GB £34.99  |  EUR €39,99
Links:  Shop@Home ... Architecture Site ... Brickset ... Bricklink

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21013 Big Ben
London, Great Britain
Landmark Series

Release:  1 June 2012
Parts:  341
Price:  US $29.99 | EUR €29,99
Links:  Shop@Home ... Architecture Site ... Brickset ... Bricklink

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21014 Villa Savoye
Poissy, France
Architect Series

Release:  1 Sept 2012 (est)
Parts:  660
Price:  US $70 | EUR ??
Links:  Shop@Home ... Architecture Site ... Brickset ... Bricklink


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#2 the-bricking-builder

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 04:39 PM

Hello.
when I was looking at brickshop.nl,In the new items bar was this added:
LEGO 21012 Sydney Opera House.
The release date is 1 june 2012,and the price 39,99 euro's.
this was the same site that give us information about the pet shop,and the joust,so I think we can trust  this.
What do you think?

#3 Sid Sidious

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:48 PM

Sounds like a new set in the Architecture line.  It sounds neat, but I wonder how they will do it with only 40 Euros of pieces.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 10:51 PM

I'd been hoping for Sydney Opera House to be made as a Taj Mahal/Tower Bridge scale model.. will see what this one is like.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 12:30 AM

VERY interesting! I was beginning to fear that there would be no Architecture sets next year!
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#6 Brickus

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 01:35 AM

Being Australian, I can't help but be excited and disappointed from hearing this news. I was hoping for a set more in the vein of the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower and Tower Bridge.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 03:26 AM

View PostBrickus, on 16 December 2011 - 01:35 AM, said:

Being Australian, I can't help but be excited and disappointed from hearing this news. I was hoping for a set more in the vein of the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower and Tower Bridge.

I'm not Australian but I agree with you. The Sydney Opera house would have made a wonderful Taj Mahal sized set. I'm not a big fan of the architecture line.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:58 PM

disappointing is right, for me scale is too small
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:05 PM

The first set for this year will be

21012 Sydney Opera House

No pictures or info when this will be released yet, but stay tuned!

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#10 Rufus

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:08 PM

We have a thread for this already, grogall.  Merging....

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:10 PM

Sorry, even searched the thread before posting :wacko:

Which means I can't keep it up to date like I did with the 2011 one either :thumbdown:

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#12 Ash

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:14 PM

While I love the idea of the architecture sets none of them have appealed to me that much so I haven't bought any of them yet. However, my grandfather who died a couple of years back  emigrated from the UK to Australia to help build the Opera House so there's no way I could resist this one because of the personal connection. I hope the rumour is true.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:19 AM

I agree with everyone saying it should be a big set...
Hopefully LEGO will release a big architecture set this year..:excited:
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 01:05 PM

Just came across this at amazon.co.jp - don't recall seeing this before, guess it's not just a rumour:

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 01:08 PM

View PostMaikii, on 13 January 2012 - 01:05 PM, said:

Just came across this at amazon.co.jp - don't recall seeing this before, guess it;s not just a rumour:
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Sydney Opera House! Amazing find, Maikii!  :thumbup:


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 01:34 PM

View PostMaikii, on 13 January 2012 - 01:05 PM, said:

Just came across this at amazon.co.jp - don't recall seeing this before, guess it's not just a rumour:

http://www.amazon.co...DV2/ref=lh_ni_t

Many thanks for the pics. Even at that relatively low price point that set is awful. Why did they give more detail to the base rather than what makes the opera house iconic? when I first heard of this set I was certain I'd buy it, but I wouldn't buy this on massive discount after seeing the pic.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:01 PM

I think it looks a little too... chunky, but I'll reserve judgment until I get to see it from a different angle. It does look better than I expected, but those iconic curves are really hard to nail at such a small scale.

Does anyone find the box art a little suspicious? The all-caps title makes me wonder if this is really official.
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#18 Maikii

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:09 PM

View PostTragic Banjo, on 13 January 2012 - 02:01 PM, said:

I think it looks a little too... chunky, but I'll reserve judgment until I get to see it from a different angle. It does look better than I expected, but those iconic curves are really hard to nail at such a small scale.

Does anyone find the box art a little suspicious? The all-caps title makes me wonder if this is really official.

Probably because SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE is a trademark, therefore needs to appear that way..

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:30 PM

Uh I don't know about this one.  :sceptic:

But I'll reserve my full judgement until I can see bigger pictures.
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:32 PM

Here's another picture from Amazon.jp

Agree with the other sentiments here.  This scale is simply too small to faithfully reproduce the roofline "sails".  This is barely recognizable.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:37 PM

Nice find! Although it does not completely resemble the fine lines of the real Opera House, I do think it's a nice addition to the current Architecture line. This one will not appear on my list though..

/Offtopic Any rumours on any upcoming large scale architecture/D2C/Creator-like sets such as Tower Bridge, Taj Mahal and Eiffel Tower? /Ontopic again :)

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

As another Aussie who has to take visiting family and friends to this building several times a year, that's some pretty questionable resemblance. I give TLG credit for attempting to portray the 'sails', but they probably shouldn't have bothered unless they want to take another crack with a much higher piece count.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:57 PM

View PostStrand, on 13 January 2012 - 02:43 PM, said:

As another Aussie who has to take visiting family and friends to this building several times a year, that's some pretty questionable resemblance. I give TLG credit for attempting to portray the 'sails', but they probably shouldn't have bothered unless they want to take another crack with a much higher piece count.

While I'm not an Aussie, and I've never had the pleasure of visiting this building, I agree with everything stated.  It's a cool concept, but I feel very strongly that TLG should have chosen a model more suited to this line, particularly at this piece count.  Shame really...

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 02:57 PM

Would love to see a collector series 1XXXX of Sydney Opera House. Architecture... I am having doubts on getting this set.
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:55 PM

I have to echo the other statements here - I am bitterly disappointed this is being released as a small scale Architecture set. When I heard the SOH rumours I thought we were in for the next large scale model, and was eagerly anticipating what I thought would be an epic 4000-odd piece set - this, however, is the total opposite of that, and doesn't come close to doing justice to this great building. What a shame and such a missed opportunity... I really thought this would have  fit perfectly with the Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal and Tower Bridge as a larger scale super set, and I hope this doesn't mean we've seen the last of the larger scale model sets...



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