I’m back with the third LEGO Architecture 2016 skyline themed review with Berlin (21027). This is the middle sized set of the wave coming in at 289 pieces. Again, I’m not sure of the price point but I believe it’ll be close or the same as Venice. The contents of the box include four un-numbered bags and the instruction booklet.
Like with the other 2016 skyline sets, there are many of the city’s most recognizable structures including the Reichstag, Berlin Wall, Victory Column, Deutsche Bahn tower, Berlin TV Tower, and the Brandenburg Gate.
Like with the previous Archiecture sets, you start off building the base that all the structures sit on. The dimensions of it is 4 studs wide by 32 studs long. You also get the printed 1×8 Berlin tile.
The first building you create is the Reichstag which takes up about half the length of the base. It’s very nicely designed with the transparent dome piece at the top. You can also see inside where you can see transparent dishes to represent the spiral walkway that goes around the interior. To the left of the building are a couple of printed pieces to represent the Berlin Wall.
Next to the other side of the Reichstag is the Victory Column which has the bronze sculpture of Victoria on top represented by a pearl gold microfigure.
Following that, we have the Deutsche Bahn Tower. As you can see, it’s made up of mostly black pieces to give it the sleek look. The real life building is pretty much glass windows so it’ll be pretty boring if LEGO had used all transparent parts.
Immediately next to the DB Tower is the Fernsehturm de Berlin or the Berlin TV Tower. The base is made up of white connector tubes with a cone at the bottom. The visitor platform and revolving restaurant is made up of 2×2 and 3×3 dishes.
Finally, the last build is one we’ve seen before and that is the Bradenburg Gate, only this model is a smaller version of its predecessor. In front of the structure is another printed piece of the Berlin Wall.
Overall, the LEGO Architecture Berlin (21027) skyline set is a pretty neat one. Honestly, I don’t really see anything in the set that is negative. Every building/structure is spot on with their small scale recreation.
Since this is the last of the skyline sets that I’m review, I’ve had numerous comments on New York City (21028) and Venice (21026) asking which of these sets do I personally rank them. For me, I would pick NYC first with Berlin coming in at a very close second while Venice rounds it out the lineup.
Again, I would like to thank the LEGO Community Engagement team for sending this set in for me to review.