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21026-1 Venice



Venice is LEGO set 21026-1. It has a score of 84. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 2 reviews, based on 9 scored reviews and 17 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 29.17% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2016, and it is categorised in Architecture.

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Average rating



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Indifference 78%




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Price Per Part (PPP)

Average PPP for System in 2016 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.15, which is worse.

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PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

We do not currently know how the average price per minifig for this set compares to other sets.

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Review breakdown

Scored reviews

Eurobricks Recommendation: yes 10 / 10 → 100 / 100

BrickNerd Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.83 / 5 → 97 / 100 Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

ttpm Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: meh 3.8 / 5 → 76 / 100

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: meh 71 / 100 → 71 / 100

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: meh 3.4 / 5 → 68 / 100

Brick Architect Recommendation: meh 6 / 10 → 60 / 100

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Set information

Set ID: 21026-1
Name: Venice
Parts: 212

Retail price (USD):
Original: 29.99
Inflation adjusted: 31.95

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.14
Inflation adjusted: 0.15

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Recommendation: yes 10 / 10 by JintaiZ

This is an excellent set. Great value, great parts pack, and a great display piece. Unfortunately it's retired, so you will probably have to fork out a lot more than the Retail Price to get this beauty. I will highly recommend it if you can find it for a good price.

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 by El Barto

It seems to me, at a MSRP of $29.99, the set would make a thoughtful gift to remember a trip to this historic and romantic city. The booklet, in my opinion, is nearly as important as the bricks. The quality of the photographs remind me of the Eyewitness Travel books, and the interesting facts along with them are like a mini tourist guide. So, if a friend or loved-one has been to Venice, consider this as a classy and artistic souvenir. Nobody needs another snow globe…

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Recommendation: meh 4.83 / 5 from 12 reviews

Being fortunate enough to travel, my husband and I have spent time in Venice and when I saw this set, I knew I wanted to get it for him. It has great detail for such a small set and we were both pleased as to how easily it was for him to build (it has been a LONG time since he had built Lego pirate ships and castles with our son, who is now 33!). It makes us both smile when we walk by it and brings back many fun memories of our visit to Venezia!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 12 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 from 98 reviews

Grandson had it done in half hour. He is Six. Much smaller than expected.

This score from is an aggregate of 98 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5

This is a beautiful set that introduces kids, ages 12 and up, to the treasure that is Venice. This is ideal if your family has/will make a trip to Italy or if your family is making an armchair trip to La Serenissima. The booklet, in both English and Italian, is packed with facts about the city, its history and architecture. This makes a nice family project and it could spark a lot of conversation.

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Recommendation: meh 3.8 / 5 from 2 reviews

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Recommendation: meh 71 / 100

21026 Venice was reviewed in issue 21 of Blocks Magazine.

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Recommendation: meh 3.4 / 5 by Rich

Overall I do like the new cityscapes and this is an OK set. Due to the micro-scaling the builds are very simple and the details that usually brings Architecture sets to life are missing, which I feel weakens the set. However, if you don't compare it with the other sets from this theme I do think LEGO have done a fair job in representing Venice at such a small scale.

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Recommendation: meh 6 / 10 by Tom Alphin

It's a cool model, but an overpriced set. I have to put this near the middle of the pack of the Architecture series [...]. I would recommend this set for people who love Venice, folks to really love the Skyline series, or if you can find a great deal.

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by caperberry

I was surprised to discover that this is the first set ever to include the 2x2x2 75° pyramid slope in Sand Green (6136563 | 3688), given that this is a roof piece which has been around for thirty years and that Sand Green is a popular colour to use for rooves, to represent verdigris. The set's appeal is lifted by the inclusion of a 2x2 brick in Reddish Brown printed with the Lion of Venice (6142085 | 3003). It's a classy design and I find that there is something pleasingly retro about printed 2x2 bricks!

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The Brick Fan

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by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

Overall, the Venice (21026) skyline set is a pretty intersting one using various parts to show the details of each building and it makes a nice display piece. LEGO did a fine job of replicating the real-life structures in a miniature scale.

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by Andrew

Would this be my top pick for a cityscape? Probably not. Would I still get it second or third, or recommend it to other non-LEGO friends? Definitely. Do with that as you will, but make sure to pay your respects to the City of the Canals!

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by Clone OPatra

On the whole, I enjoy this set a lot more than I expected to. The official pictures make it look almost bland, but in front of me the model works really well. The restraint used in color selection works swimmingly. Each structure individually does a decent job of approximating the look of its source material, besides for the Bridge of Sighs which really should not have been chosen. Nobody would normally expect a model of architecture to be termed 'adorable,' but I'd call this set adorable.

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by Huw

The three cityscapes take the Architecture line in a new direction, and on the basis of this set, one that I like. Perhaps the finished model is not as impressive as the more detailed larger scale buildings in the range but it's full of interesting details and ingenious use of parts to achieve them, so it's still a pleasure to build and behold.

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by msx

I loved this new "skyline" subtheme of Architecture since i saw it, and i'm probably very biased but i think this is one of the best. It's instantly recognizable (thanks mostly to the Campanile), but also quite beautiful on its own. The narrow form factor makes for a great display piece even in the smallest places: it is currently showing off at my workplace just under my monitor!

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by Andrew

As with New York City, I can heartily recommend this set to anybody who loves the cities and their architecture, but not as a means to get more brick for building.

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