A recent development in the world of Lego has been the growing popularity of their Architecture range. The Architecture range features accurate replicas of well-known buildings and landmarks throughout the world, and comes with an informational booklet which details the history and design features of the specific piece.
The Lego White House is one such set, and is by some distance one of the most popular. One of the most famous buildings in the world, construction of the White House began in 1792 when President George Washington chose the design of Irish architect James Hoban as the blueprint for the new home of the President of the United States.
The Lego Architecture White House is a 560 piece set that comes with base to stand on and a printed name label for presentation when completed. At roughly $50, the Lego Architecture range is just as popular among history buffs and Lego enthusiasts as it is with children who find historical buildings and landmarks fascinating. Young children may not enjoy these Lego sets – part of the enjoyment is in learning the history of the building or landmark, and it is unlikely that pre-teens will enjoy this product.
Is The Lego Architecture White House Worth Buying?
The Lego Architecture White House is not your stereotypical Lego toy. It is a product with a very specific target market, and you should purchase this set accordingly. Teenagers, perhaps even those that have not played with Lego in some time, that have an interest in history will most likely be fascinated with this White House Lego set. Similarly, younger children may enjoy the White House set, but only if they are guided through the construction by a parent or guardian. In this case, the Lego White House set can actually be used as an educational learning experience.
This is not a large set. The 560 pieces are used to make an accurate replica of the White House, so you should not expect to have a large completed product. This is a small scale replica, and should be considered as such.
As a “toys for big boys” gift, the Lego Architecture range is ideal. This could well turn in to a long term hobby for many buyers, and it should be noted that this could be the start of a long term collection, so don’t buy this set as a gift if you don’t want your child or partner to develop a healthy obsession with Lego replicas! Ultimately, this is a gift that you should consider carefully before buying. If you do buy it for the right person, however, it could be one of the best gifts you buy all year.