Singapore Skyline (21057) Revealed

The Skylines return in 2022 with the reveal of Singapore (21057) as the newest offering in the architecture theme. After a two year break, Singapore (21057) continues the annual release of skyline set(s) for the start of the year. Unfortunately 2021 did not see the release of any skylines and just one Architecture set, Taj Mahal (21056), in August. The last skyline sets were Dubai (21052) and Tokyo (21051) in January 2020. I, like many people, thought the line might have been paused (or cancelled!), but happily it looks like additional smaller-scale architecture builds are still on the way. Click on the video below for the unboxing 🙂

SINGAPORE

  • SET #: 21057
  • THEME: Architecture
  • COST: $79.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 827
  • MINIFIGURES: None
  • RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.09 (great value)
  • DIMENSIONS: 16cm high x 28cm wide x 9cm deep

Singapore (21057) is the 13th skyline in the series. The first wave of this subtheme consisted of 3 sets: Venice (21026), Berlin (21027) and New York City (21028). Three more arrived in 2017: Sydney (21032), Chicago (21033) and London (21034). Two in 2018: Shanghai (21039) and Las Vegas (21047). And finally two in 2019: San Francisco (21043) and Paris (21044). Singapore consists of approximately 7 unique locations built with 827 bricks. Parts wise, this is the largest set to date, surpassing the previous record holder of Dubai with 740 pieces. The locations are a great mix of modern skyscrapers and smaller, historic buildings.

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If It Ain’t Broke…

The clear focal point of Singapore (21057) is the Marina Bay Sands with its distinctive three-tower design. Interestingly enough, this iconic hotel already has its very own set. Marina Bay Sands (21021) came out in 2013, exclusively to the Asian market and with a limited release of possibly 10,000 units. This set’s designer, Roz Zgalin Kobe, is also the designer of the Singapore Skyline and the similiarities are very clear. The basic design is the same with some new parts useage refining an angle and shape here-or-there. You now get a bunch more to build including the famously impressive Gardens by the Bay and some skyscrapers. Overall it’s a pretty impressive build from one of the best designers at The LEGO® Group.

The original Marina Bay Sands (21021) set. An exclusive to the Asian market and a sought-after collectible set.

I’m super excited for more architecture goodness. This theme is what essentially brought me back into LEGO® as an adult. Here’s hoping the line brings out some fresh, new locations for us to enjoy throughout the year. Now what do you guys think? Are you excited to see the continuation of the skyline series? Did you manage to grab the original Marina Bay Sands set? What other cities or iconic locations do you hope to see in the theme? Please drop a comment below or on the social channels and let us know. And as always, keep on brickin’. 🧱

-Frank

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