LEGO Architecture Taj Mahal Review (LEGO)

LEGO Architecture Taj Mahal
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What It Is

The LEGO Architecture series Taj Mahal (item #21056) set is 2,022 pieces and intended for experienced builders ages 18 and up. Colors are predominately a slightly cream off-white, some terracotta red, a saturated beige, and a dash of gold, right at the top of the domes. Considering the immense detail in the genuine article, pulling off a miniature of this inimitable building is nothing short of impossible. However, LEGO has nonetheless done an incredible job approximating the grandeur of the Taj Mahal, in its broad strokes. The tile floor is mesmerizing, the minarets frame the main building very well, and the smaller domes have such a brilliant and ingenious construction which is still evident after it is put together. Overall, the essential details are replicated finely in the 5 domes, the railing along the roof, the hatched windows and the arched entryways, making it an unmistakable portrait of the Taj Mahal.

This build should take between 2 and 3 hours, depending on your experience level, endurance, and speed. Take caution when handling, as the minarets can easily be knocked over if one is careless. Should you need to store or transport the completed work, we recommend removing the minarets at the base, as well as the spires atop each dome to avoid damage.

Is It Fun?

Very much so! This build is very intricate, yet elegantly simple in its engineering. The prestige of LEGO makes this balance very expected, but nonetheless extraordinary. It is also quite pleasing to the eye once completed, making for a perfect display piece.

Who It’s For

This set is intended for experienced LEGO builders age 18+. Many parts are small and delicate, requiring a certain level of care and finesse.

What To Be Aware Of

- Dimensions: 8"H x 10"L x 10"W

- Build time: 2-3 hours

- Minarets are inherently and understandably delicate, as well as the dome spires on top. It is recommended that they be removed from the set and stored in a bag if the set is being moved or stored for an extended period.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy