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21028-1 New York City

21028-1

New York City

New York City is LEGO set 21028-1. It has a score of 83. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 0 reviews, based on 7 scored reviews and 13 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 37.64% 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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Recommendations

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Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2016 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.11, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

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)

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

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as System. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

amazon.com Recommendation: meh 4.6 / 5 → 92 / 100

ttpm Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: no 4.2 / 5 → 84 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: meh 4.1 / 5 → 82 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: meh 24 / 30 → 80 / 100

BrickNerd Recommendation: no 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

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

Unscored reviews

BZPower

JANGBRiCKS

New Elementary

The Brick Fan

Brickset News

The Brothers Brick

Set information

Set ID: 21028-1
Name: New York City
Parts: 598

Retail price (USD):
Original: 59.99
Inflation adjusted: 63.9

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.10
Inflation adjusted: 0.11

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amazon.com

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Recommendation: meh 4.6 / 5 from 351 reviews

This was a great project for my 10-year old and I. We had a great time putting together.

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 351 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5

This set celebrates iconic New York buildings. Whether you live in New York or just appreciate design and architecture, it makes a beautiful display piece for a home or office.

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Recommendation: no 4.2 / 5 from 61 reviews

I love it! I went to New York for vacation so after I built it i placed it on top of the chimney to display it with my other New York souvenirs. The Lady Liberty is super small though I feel like it can get easily lost. I think she should have been a little bigger and should have been carrying the book n the torch it would be a lot better but I still love it!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 61 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.1 / 5 from 6 reviews

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Eurobricks

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Recommendation: meh 24 / 30 by Bob De Quatre

A nice LEGO Architecture set, introducing a new concept based on cities and not just one building. The buildings are great and well chosen.

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BrickNerd

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Recommendation: no 4 / 5 by Sid Dinsay

This is a nice set with nice element use (the tooth plates, the sand blue, the grill tiles) which nicely captures the spirit of the greatest city in the world. (As the founder of NYCLUG, I admit I'm a little biased.) I imagine that a second NYC set is coming soon that will include landmarks we haven't seen yet, such as Grand Central Terminal, the old Penn Station, and the Woolworth Building. But for now, this grouping of the Big Apple's best will do!

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Blocks Magazine

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Recommendation: meh 71 / 100

21028 New York City was reviewed in issue 21 of Blocks Magazine.

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BZPower

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by Andrew

With all said and done, I love this set. If you like New York, then get it. Otherwise, well, its value is primarily in its representation of the city. It could work as a parts pack, but honestly, why would you do that?

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by caperberry

The Statue of Liberty and the Flatiron Building are both cute, fun builds but unfortunately the Chrysler Building is the only real 'miss' across these three sets for me. The 'spire' at the top is great, but the main building made of White and Transparent plates and tiles is too simplistic compared to the other buildings. The colour contrast between building and spire also feels too strong to me. It's a nice enough build though, with the offset technique repeatedly employed to taper the shape.

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The Brick Fan

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by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

The models do represent the respective buildings pretty well although it does get somewhat tedious building a few of them. Even then, the final result does make a great display piece especially if you live in New York.

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Brickset News

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by Huw

Of the three cityscapes I think this one is probably my favourite, for several reasons. It provides a greater variety of techniques used for constructing the buildings, some of which are very simple, while others are quite complex. Also, the height of the buildings help make this a far more impressive model, especially at first glance. I don't suppose there are many landmarks in the world that are better known than those represented here (except perhaps some London and Paris ones) so its appeal will be universal, which might not be the case for the other two. If you fancy dipping your toes into the Architecture line this would be an excellent set to start with. It's a fun build and makes a fantastic display piece. If you live in NYC buying it will be a no-brainer!

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The Brothers Brick

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by Andrew

I really do like this set, and especially enjoyed the complex building techniques. Setting aside the relatively high price for such a collection of tiny parts, I also appreciated the variety of small detail parts.

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