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Amazon has the LEGO Architecture Studio 21050 Playset for $121.01 with free shipping!
Link: https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Archi...00KPPPCVM/

***This Lego Architecture set made FP recently at $128! *** Today's price is Amazon's "Best Price" per Camel x 3.

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Release your inner architect and explore a world of endless creative possibilities
Includes 1210 white and transparent LEGO bricks, sorting trays and an inspirational 272-page guidebook
Guidebook written in collaboration with leading architects and edited by Christopher Turner
Use the monochromatic bricks to help you learn the fundamentals of architectural design in a LEGO context
Endorsed by REX architecture, Sou Fujimoto Architects, SOM, MAD Architects, Tham & Videgard Arkitekter and Safdie Architects

Excellent reviews. Hope this helps someone. I love the Lego Architecture sets and have purchased several.
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I bought this on clearance at Walmart for something like $68 a year and a half ago. Even at that price, it wasn't worth it. No rare or hard to find (or even interesting) parts [bricklink.com] and the build options are ridiculously limited. This opinion [architectural-review.com] hits all the right points.

Go buy 12 pounds of Lego from eBay at this price and have at it. Hell, I have a few hundred pounds to get rid of.
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Well, my time machine's not working...sadly...

Interestingly, Walmart's price is also $121, so Amazon must have PM Walmart.

For anyone who prefers buying from Walmart over Amazon, here's the link:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/LEGO-Ar...o/36246149

Also, this was a FP deal in May at $128 with 36,000+ views and 33 TU.
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Quote from Rokket View Post :
Well, my time machine's not working...sadly...

Interestingly, Walmart's price is also $121, so Amazon must have PM Walmart.

For anyone who prefers buying from Walmart over Amazon, here's the link:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/LEGO-Ar...o/36246149
Their point is this isn't worth buying at almost any price. I know nothing about it so I'm indifferent.
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Reviews on Amazon are excellent - overall rating of 4.8 / 5 stars from 85 customers.

I will say this is less of a "general-purpose" set than some of the others. Seems to be too complicated for the kiddies, as far as I can tell from the reviews.
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Well, my time machine's not working...sadly...
Nor is mine, but I think you've missed the point. I've edited my post to include more detailed reasoning behind my opinion.

Also, as an aside, this sale price is just about $.10/brick, which, for this parts list, is horrendous. Sure, the book is interesting. And that's about it.
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Nor is mine, but I think you've missed the point. I've edited my post to include more detailed reasoning behind my opinion.

Also, as an aside, this sale price is just about $.10/brick, which, for this parts list, is horrendous. Sure, the book is interesting. And that's about it.
Yes, your detailed reasoning (revised post) is better than your original post. I hate when people crap on deals by saying "I bought this for less a year and a half ago." How is that relevant today?

So reps to you for updating your original post to have some content. Still I think this a set worth considering; overall review ratings are excellent.
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Reviews on Amazon are excellent - overall rating of 4.8 / 5 stars from 85 customers.

I will say this is less of a "general-purpose" set than some of the others. Seems to be too complicated for the kiddies, as far as I can tell from the reviews.
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Yes, your detailed reasoning (revised post) is better than your original post. I hate when people crap on deals by saying "I bought this for less a year and a half ago." How is that relevant today?

So reps to you for updating your original post to have some content. Still I think this a set worth considering; overall review ratings are excellent.
When Barnes & Noble had a Lego "special event" at one of our two local stores about a year ago reference Lego Architecture, I took my daughter who wants to be an architect. I also brought her five year old brother, who was too "young" for the event. They let him build with me.

The set was dull for all three of us. There are a LOT of small bricks, my kids do much more amazing things with repurposed specialty bricks, and even for regular bricks the selection is "meh." What's even sadder is, given all the white bricks made for Star Wars sets (let alone regular ones for the City are Architecture series), they could have made this MUCH more interesting and still kept it all in white, with no special production runs.

I didn't purchase it at the $68 price, as given the brick selection even 5 cents a brick seems high. We already have a bunch of white 1x1 rounds plus 1x1 1x2 1x3 1x4 2x2 2x3 2x4 bricks - which are 244 of the bricks in this set, or over 10%. Even worse, the number of 45 degree slopes, and the shallower sloped pieces, is not enough to make any kind of large roof. Heck, there are only 8 corner 45 degree slops, meaning you can only do two levels of a hipped roof.

There are only 12 - 1x2 reverse slope (upside down 45 degree slope piece and 12 - 2x2 reverse slope pieces. That is not enough to build any kind of significant butressed feature. If you follow me, you'll understand why my daughter was hugely disappointed by the set when she got to handle it - and if you don't follow me, trust my 13 year old when she found it very pedestrian. This isn't even getting into the more interesting pieces - they are not there in sufficient quantities to model any of the more fascinating buildings out there.

If you have a lot of Lego, do yourself a favor and go to www.rebrickable.com and enter your sets. You'll discover you have everything in this set and more, and more than likely discover this set is really not worth given that you may have every single piece in it.
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Okay, Mr. Harley, I'm going to have to rep you too!
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I own this set. Its not for everyone. Its not for your kids just to build random things. Its meant for your to explore different building technics, styles and shapes. Its more for a person interested in architecture and a passion for legos. Its a very niche Lego product.

Its best used if you pair it with the unofficial Lego Architecture book:
https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Archi...D2C3Y4PEFJ
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