A First Look at the LEGO Architecture The White House (21054)

LEGO Architecture The White House (21054)

If you recall earlier this year, attendees at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany had front row seats on the unveiling of the next LEGO Architecture set slated to be revealed this summer. Photography was strictly prohibited at that time, and rightfully so given that such a set is better off not spoiled with an ill-timed reveal. But thanks once again to online retailer Skvis Arena, we now have our first glimpse of the aesthetically impressive LEGO Architecture The White House (21054) set.

Similar to the earlier reveal of the LEGO Ninjago summer 2020 sets, what we have at the moment is a single box art image in a rather low-res quality. However, it is sufficient for us to appreciate the intricacies of this latest Architecture set. This brick rendition of the White House, is in fact, the second iteration of it. If you’re familiar with the theme, you might remember that the LEGO Architecture line had its first model of the said symbol of power back in 2010. However, this particular model is somewhat incomplete giving preference to the central portion (or the Residence Villa) of the White House as its highlight.

Thankfully, the latest LEGO Architecture The White House (21054) supersedes its predecessor, and now includes a more accurate version of the presidential residence. Included in this newest version are the East and West Wings of the White House, with more details for its gardens and yards.

The set comes in at 1,483 pieces and measures at a remarkable 50 centimeters in length, retailing for 99.99 Euro making it a striking display piece. It is also the first LEGO Architecture set to bear the 18+ logo, clearly indicating its target audience. Skvis Arena lists the LEGO Architecture  The White House for a June 1, 2020 release, so we can expect additional and hopefully better images of this set anytime soon.

Special thanks once again to Promobricks for the heads up.

Author: Albert Balanza

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5 thoughts on “A First Look at the LEGO Architecture The White House (21054)”

  1. Actually, I kind of like the first White House model. The designer (at least as far as I know) likely just wanted to capture the White House as it originally stood before the expansion. Regardless, $224 is too much for 560 pieces so the new version is welcomed.

    1. Thanks for the background info on the first White Model. I didn’t know it was originally intended to be as such. But I have to agree with you that shelling out more than $200 for a small set such as that is not really my cup of tea. The 2020 model is more promising both in aesthetics and practicality.

      1. Steen Sig Andersen was the actual designer of LEGO 21006 according to Brickset. In any case, I think Bricklink is the best place to go for a new White House if you can’t wait until June. The price for a new copy is $130 there even though it is still too much for the set.

  2. My 12 year old loves building these sets. He just finished the US Capitol building in a few days. I was about to pay $150 to buy the old White House set for him. What are the thoughts on this new one – do you really think a 12 year old won’t be able to follow the book and it requires a legal adult to complete it?

    1. I guess it will not be that much difficult for your son to work on the older and smaller version of the White House if he was able to build the US Capitol Bldg. 🙂 My only complaint about the latter was the poor color scheme on the digital version of its instructions. I’m not sure if the problem also exists with its printed counterpart.

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