Minor changes in latest 21050 – “Architecture Studio” set.
Anyone who has been reading my articles knows that I’m a huge fan of the “Architecture Studio” LEGO set which was released last fall. It’s initial release was in the US only, and it was extremely hard to find near Christmas. It is now available in most countries!
I purchased a second copy of the set today because I really need more white and clear LEGO bricks to complete a few Architecture projects that I hope to display at the upcoming “Brickcon” LEGO convention here in Seattle on October 4th and 5th. (ex: A model of Geisel Library i’m working on.) This short article calls out a few of the changes I’ve noticed in the newest edition through a series of photos…
As you will see in many of the photos, the “Studio” part of “Architecture Studio” seems to be downplayed in the typography and branding. This may be to make the product more marketable to a global audience, I don’t know.
It’s not all bad news, I saw two welcome changes in the new version as well: Inclusion of an orange brick separator + the new revised 1×2 Jumpers.
Update 9/10/2014: I have also learned that there was an error on page 87 of the 2013 edition. The text was corrected as follows in the 2014 book:
In the Guggenheim Museum in New York, built ten years later, reinforced concrete allowed
van der RoheFrank Lloyd Wright to create new spatial experiences with curvaceous, spiraling shapes.
I hope you found this quick review of some of the latest changes interesting… I was surprised to see so many changes in a set which still sells with the same product number: 21050. I’m curious to learn if this type of mid-release adjustments are common.
NOTE: You should buy the Architecture Studio from LEGO.com or in your local LEGO-brand store. They have by far the best prices since it’s an exclusive set at this time.