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LEGO 21022 Lincoln Memorial - now in stores + review

I just found this set 2015 at a Toys R'Us store near Charleston, West Virginia. I didn't waste any time building the model (without using the instructions) and writing up an article which describes the part selection, the build process and the finished model.

The finished model is very detailed but pretty small.

I enjoyed the build and think the finished model looks good. It is about average for a set in the Architecture series. It is a bit more repetitive and less engaging than some of the other models such as Big Ben, Eiffel Tower or UN Headquarters sets.

The part selection includes rare and expensive parts, and is a great addition to a LEGO Architecture Studio collection of White bricks.

The most noteworty part is 87994 (Bar 3L) in White, since the set includes 46 of them. That part is rare, and currently runs for 0.43$/part on Bricklink, so we should expect prices for that part in secondary markets to collapse.

If you want to see more photos and learn more about this fun new Architecture set, you can see my blog post at



  • Rolyat24Rolyat24 PA, USAMember Posts: 41
    Wow, so many white Apollo studs! It seems they're finally being integrated into regular sets. Hopefully that'll mean more colors. Just wait, this is sure to be mentioned over at the New Elementary in the near future.
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Tom, Thanks for the review!
    What was the price at that TRU?
    This is one of my most favorite buildings in the US because of what Lincoln stood for. Glad they issued the set!
  • tomalphintomalphin Member Posts: 248
    It was 29.99 which is MSRP from what I've heard. I'm sure they will feature this set on New Elementary soon....
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Yup, same price at TRU in Cary, NC, yesterday, but only two sets. I bought one and left the other. Hubby built it this morning, and it is very cool and very small. I like the small Architecture sets because they cost less and more easily fit on the display shelves. Hope that those looking for this online this morning were able to find it.
  • tomalphintomalphin Member Posts: 248
    There were only two copies in the store where I found it as well. They might have just put two on the shelf, or perhaps they are testing demand by only sending a few copies to each store.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Member Posts: 885
    Our Chandler, AZ store had at least eight on the shelf today.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    I was hoping for a white Lincoln minifig as the statue. Oh well.
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 2,186
    ^ That would make a cool cmf.
  • tomalphintomalphin Member Posts: 248
    The scale would need to be doubled at least to use an minifigure. I don't think that they would have been able to put twice as much detail in a larger model, and it would have been easily 800 pieces or more (We would need to double the length, width and height for 8x the finished volume)

    here a couple larger-scale LEGO Lincoln memorials:

  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,698
    ^^LEGO's one is already a very repetitive so I would say that is a bad idea.
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,536
    edited January 2015
    Seems odd to have a model of the Lincoln memorial without out Lincoln... Is there anything inside representing a statue?

    Edit: Just read your blog review and I see there's a white minifig head on a sort of chair.
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,698
    For £24.99 that is a great parts pack particularly for the 'Shaft 3M Ø3.2' and 'Pl.Round 1X1 W. Throughg. Hole' I think the LEGO Architecture sets should stick with 'Dark Green' for greenery, that olive colour looks odd with the white.
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    Just checked the Raleigh LEGO store, and they were well stocked with all the new sets, incuding Lincoln, as far as I could tell. Picked up Birds 20131 for 45US.
  • tomalphintomalphin Member Posts: 248
    edited January 2015
    I also just picked up a copy of the Birds set at the Bellevue, WA LEGO store.

    They had lots of Lincoln Memorial sets as well, and I'm happy to see that 21050 Architecture Studio has been in stock most of the times I've visited in the last couple months. I'm not shy about the fact that I think Arch Studio is one of the most important sets LEGO has released in years... :smile:
  • dragon114dragon114 United StatesMember Posts: 642
    got the DDC coming tomorrow and a Brick Link order of 2x2 light bluesh grey titles for my city side walk coming in hopefully this week.
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