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Possible Upcoming Architecture Set: United Nations Building

TedEBearTedEBear Member Posts: 1
edited January 2013 in Collecting
My great-grandfather was a great and famous photographer. He photographed many iconic buildings, mostly in New York City. One of these famous pictures is of the United Nations Building.
My grandmother now runs his photography agency, and she was contacted by someone from the LEGO Group that wanted to obtain rights on that particular photo, so that LEGO could incorporate it into the little booklet with the set, as well as having it be next to the picture of the LEGO model in the catalog, showing how realistic the set was.
However, this means that LEGO has plans to sell a United Nations Setmfor their Architecture line. They might have cancelled its production, but I think it is still worth informing Brickset about it.

-Ted E. Bear


  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,076
    Interesting... There are two more Architecture sets scheduled for 2013 release, maybe this is one of them...
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Member Posts: 1,079
    Wasn't there some talking about the Eames House beeing one of the next releases?
  • ReliantReliant Member Posts: 68
    Neat thanks for the info. It will be interesting to see if this really will be the next set.
  • wagiwabywagiwaby Member Posts: 3
    If they are only putting the set together now. It is more likely will be a 2014 release.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Another step towards lego politics ...

    Isn't the building a bit boring though? Assuming it is the general assembly buiding.
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession Member Posts: 656
    CCC said:

    Another step towards lego politics ...

    Isn't the building a bit boring though? Assuming it is the general assembly buiding.

    It is, but if they could have all the flags off the front of the building that would be very cool.

  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    aren't going to fit many flags in micro scale...
  • rocaorocao Administrator Posts: 4,290
    @TedEBear: if it comes to pass, this would go down as one of the more unique and interesting ways we have come to find out about an upcoming set. Thanks for sharing!
  • BastaBasta Member Posts: 1,259
    On another forum I frequent somebody who works at TRU in Australia said that two new Architecture series had appeared on there computer system (can't be orderd though).

    They are Leaning tower of Pisa & United Nations Building

    This is all I and the person who posted knows, but I haven't seen any thing else about this yet except speculation, unless I missed it.

  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,076
    ^ Interesting news, thanks.
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    That's a shame, I would have thought Tower of Pisa could have done with the Tower Bridge treatment, rather than a Big Ben treatment
  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    TLG needs to revamp their Architecture line, maybe add more bricks and detail to the models. But, the UN Building will be good and so would be the Tower of Pisa.
  • bricknationbricknation Member Posts: 717
    @jockosjungle @Coolsplash I bet it will be something like these two:


  • CoolsplashCoolsplash Member Posts: 935
    Wow @bricknation, those are great designs, but we need details don't you think so :P as that would add a new dimension to City/Town layouts to add real models of buildings from all over the world....
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,331
    @jockosjungle The leaning tower of pisa is incredibly repetitive. At eifel tower/london bridge/taj mahal scale it would be incredibly dull - both to build and to look at to be honest.
  • jockosjunglejockosjungle Member Posts: 701
    @Cheshirecat, very true but it'd look good in the end. My concern is that the architecture series makes modern buildingslook great, with their flat architecture but falls short on the more intricate stuff like Big Ben
  • LegoPodcasterLegoPodcaster Member Posts: 115
    Skip to 3:55 in this video to see how the set should look. This is a great version of the United Nations building done by, Spencer Rezkalla.
  • cozycozy Member Posts: 157
    yep. looks proper boring
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    Do people in the US (or other countries) care that much for the UN building?

    I partly see it like the European Parliament. It might be a well designed modern building, but there is no way I'd want a model of it. When I see it, I just see the politics.
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