lego: architecture - sydney
It's not the first Architecture set with a Sydney theme I've put together... all the way back in 2012 I got the Sydney Opera House set from the actual Sydney Opera House.
So on Sunday afternoon I got to work putting it together...
I spend a good long while knolling out the piece.. unsurprisingly there's a lot of black, a lot of dark blue and a lot of both tan and white pieces, including the little pyramid pieces that make up the opera house which I hadn't seen before.
My favourite pieces, or rather my favourite colour in this set has to be the transparent blue pieces up in the middle top of the knolling image... they're just so bright and really great looking.
I kind of which they'd put a lighter colour under the water tiles since they're transparent. Either just plain old blue or some other colour that matches the transparent tiles.
The tiny touches of green around the base of the bridge is also quite interesting.
I think maybe they could have left the top layer of blue and white off, but it is accurate to the three stepped in sections of the real building.
I do like that the top of the tower is just a bunch of stacked satellite dishes... and it works really well.
To be honest, it felt very familiar after the previous Architecture set, but this was like the micro version of that, which in itself felt very stylised. It's much the same mechanics though, all the sails are held in place with hinge bricks.
It does look pretty damn fancy once it's finished though, and I couldn't resist some "beauty shots" on some blue card.
I will say that it's a taller set than I was expecting, due mostly to the Sydney Tower, but then that is very Sydney.