Set Name: Eiffel Tower
Set #: 21019
Pieces: 321 + 3 spares = 324 pieces (more on that later)
Year of Release: 2014
Price at Release: EUR 45/USD ???
Today i received my brand new 2014 21019 Eiffel Tower, and i decided to do a review of it.s
This brings my LEGO Architecture collection to 20 sets, the only one that i am missing is the 21001 Hancock Center. I was fortunate enough to be in the US at the time of the 21050 Architecture Studio launch so i snatched it instantly. Maybe i will do a review of that also.
Anyway, on to the review:
_DSC0827 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
_DSC0829 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
_DSC0828 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
Enjoy your building experience! (I did):
_DSC0830 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
_DSC0831 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
_DSC0832 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
Being printed in portrait mode, it is a little bit hard to keep open without some help.
_DSC0835 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
Closeup of the more unusual parts...
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Coincidentally or not, this set has exactly 324 pieces (including the french name plate and the spares), which is the exact height in meters of the real tower.
So the construction begins...
The base is ready.
_DSC0838 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
The build is structured into three parts: The base, the median part, and the top:
The base and the median part...
_DSC0840 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
_DSC0842 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
The top completed...
_DSC0843 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
And is done.
_DSC0844 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
The completed model looks stunning.
Closeup of the base and the nameplate:
_DSC0846 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
_DSC0847 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
_DSC0848 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
_DSC0850 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
From the top:
_DSC0852 by adrian.baias, on Flickr
MODEL ACCURACY: I haven't seen the real thing in person but to me it looks pretty spot on at this size.
CONCLUSIONS AND SCORE:
Design: 10/10 It couldn't get any closer to the real thing at this size.
Build: 9/10 A little repetition, but overall nice building techniques.
Parts: 7/10 Good grey/dark grey assortment, but nothing too special aside from a few pieces.
Value: I could not give it a value as i'm collecting all of them even if i pay a little more. But at 45 Euros, i think this is in the standard price range for an Architecture set.
Overall: 10/10 I'm a little bit subjective here, but i believe is one of the best Architecture sets. Definitely top three for me. It looks great as a display piece and it has the perfect size and proportions. I recommend it heavily.
Thank you for reading and i hope i didn't bore you with my first review.