A few months after LEGO released a scale model of their new attraction in Billund, the LEGO House (21037) or Home of the Brick, LEGO has revealed another addition to their latest Skyline subtheme. Coming in at 597 pieces, the upcoming LEGO Architectecture Shanghai (21039) replicates five distinctively tall structures in Shanghai, China.
These buildings span centuries of architectural design, with one classical edifice and four modern locations, three of which are veritable skyscrapers, namely:
- Longhua Temple
- Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World and the Bund
- Oriental Pearl TV Tower
- Shanghai World Financial Center
- Shanghai Center Building
Word of the LEGO Architecture Shanghai (21039) skyline set was first revealed by official sources in China, where the LEGO Group has maintained its most recent factory operating in Jiaxing since 2015, geared towards the Asian market. The global release for this set is on the first day of the New Year, 2018.
If that’s still something of a long wait for you, then you might consider making plans to travel to Shanghai, specifically Shanghai Disneyland, on December 2. That’s when the Shanghai (21309) set will become available in advance at the theme park’s LEGO Store.
What’s more, there will even be a special guest appearance of Master Builder Jamie Berard during the first day of the set’s launch. By then he would be fresh from his hosting stint at the special Airbnb accommodation promo at the LEGO House in late November (promo joining period is over now, by the way), ready to sign the boxes of 21309 as they are sold.
Many thanks to The Brick Fan for sharing the news.