The LEGO architecture line is one that I don’t actively seek out but I have found that whenever one of the sets crosses my path I end up having a good time because I am generally a fan of the scale that they work in. The latest LEGO Architecture set to cross my path is 21057 Singapore.
Firstly, I have absolutely no emotional connection to Singapore. It’s not a place I have ever been and not super high on my list of places to visit. This is nothing against Singapore it’s just my reality. The only connection that I have to the country is that I know guy from there.
I am saying that because I think with the skyline sets you need to have some connection to the city that is represented. That connection doesn’t have to be super deep, but $90 for LEGO model of a city that means nothing to you? Yeah that’s a tough sell.
Let’s assume that you do have a connection to Singapore and want to know if this set is good or not. It is, with caveats. You need to understand that this is built at a particular scale and that scale results in lots of small pieces. You have to be ok with that or you are going to hate the build. I also think RRP of $89.99 is at least $10 more than it should be.
The end result does look good and I know enough about Singapore to say that it seems to have the things you’d expect to see like the Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands. I have to assume the rest of the buildings are also important landmarks.
As a display piece I think it’s one of the prettier Skyline sets. Way more colourful than London and Paris.
To wrap up – buy this set if you like Singapore and you can find it on sale. It’s available from Amazon for $72 as of May 27th, which I think is a good price.