Robie House – LEGO Architecture
Price: £ 169.99
1 Instruction booklet/ Background info.
Many unnumbered bags of Lego
This series is for the adult crowd – taking in various famous landmark buildings across the globe. This one for Robie House is the most expensive and largest of all the Architecture sets so far.
Normally for LEGO we wouldn’t dream of swearing (to emphasise anything good or bad) as generally there is a kid-friendly nature to most of the sets we cover. But as this set is clearly aimed at adults we’d just like to say “fucking Owwww!!!!!!”
Robie House make look the bees knees but it really hurt. Seriously, this is one you may want to do in several sittings. There is enough repetition when building up your walls to be a clear indicator that you should take a break. That way boredom will never settle in, and you won’t end up with severally red and throbbing finger tips.
Why? How? Why because a large portion of this set is made up from very small parts. And we are not talking 1×1. We are talking a third of the height 1×1 and 1×2’s. Yes thin and small, and hundreds upon hundreds of them. Just look at the pictures, you can see the brick interlaced structure. And the windows as made up of pieces just as small. So don’t be fooled by the over 2000 pieces in this set. They are not your normal size brick. So you technically are not getting the bargain you think you might at £170.
The building work and the small pieces in this design does pay off though as you get a truly beautiful looking set. It is just gorgeous to look at, and all the small bricks pay off by holding well together which other sets don’t have the bragging factor of. This one at the price it is at is clearly for the collector, but if you are into the Architecture series then this is one you will want for sure as it is the biggest and possibly one of the best designed.
The booklet also comes with several pages of text and photos dedicated to the real life structure.