REVIEW: 21012 Sydney Opera House
Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:40 PM
The first time you see the Opera House (as your plane lands in Sydney), it takes your breathe away (assuming you land during the day.) I was stunned seeing it from the air just after it opened....there was nothing in the whole world like it....then or now. I have studied outstanding buildings in over 50 countries, and this one is the real thing for sure.
So it is a thrill to see Lego Architecture introduce this set.
(And yes, we will buy one to place next to our Fallingwater!)
The set is a representation, not an actual model of the Opera House, and it does that just fine. Some blue water around it would have helped, but could have made the set too large. And we can always build water around it if we want to display it that way.
It was quite helpful seeing the built set in front of the real thing....what a brilliant idea! Thanks for going the extra distance to show us how they compare.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 07:47 PM
As for the design, it's not shabby at all given the scale and available parts. I guess this was designed with a specific price point (or part usage?) in mind and as such is a successful reproduction of the Opera House. Like many I wish in time there could be a bigger scale model of the same, but in the meantime I would certainly buy this one if I had any 'special connection' with the building.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:45 PM
I have no doubt that we'll end up buying this set, and it will sit nicely alongside our other Architecture sets. It would also perhaps serve as a nice reminder that one day we really should go and see the real thing.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 10:02 PM
I've seen some cool reviews on the Indiana Jones, and Pirates of the Caribbean sets, where the reviewers included freeze frames from the movies, with the exact lego set, which was awesome, but all of the different angles on your shots are amazing!
I have a few architecture sets, but I will pick this one up solely on your review.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:11 PM
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 01:49 AM
The real life shots are excellent. I would say this is a nice rendition by TLG and would be a cool souvenir.
I would one day myself love to visit the Sydney Opera House.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:27 AM
There's a nice write-up in these. It seems the Architecture sets lately are providing the builder with more information about what they are building.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:35 PM
Thank you for taking the time and skin burn to show us the comparison!
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:57 PM
Actually if you really wanted to remove the black marks use two of the tan 2x2 jumper plates instead of the turntables. They work on the same principle just anchor it in a different place.
Great review! Definitely adding it to the list since cunning parts usage means I can't build it from my collection (alla Burj Khalifa)
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