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21029-1 Buckingham Palace


Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is LEGO set 21029-1. It has a score of 84. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 3 reviews, based on 11 scored reviews and 17 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 29.01% 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 46%




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Price Per Part (PPP)

Average PPP for System in 2016 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.06, 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)

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

BrickNerd Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.73 / 5 → 95 / 100 Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 → 94 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: yes 9 / 10 → 90 / 100

The Brick Fan Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: meh 84 / 100 → 84 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

ttpm Recommendation: no 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Brick Architect Recommendation: yes 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: no 7 / 10 → 70 / 100

Jay's Brick Blog Recommendation: no 3 / 5 → 60 / 100

Unscored reviews

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Set information

Set ID: 21029-1
Name: Buckingham Palace
Parts: 780

Retail price (USD):
Original: 49.99
Inflation adjusted: 53.25

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.06
Inflation adjusted: 0.06

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 by Nick Sweetman

this was my first venture into the Architecture range and after my experience it won't be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed each section of the build, learn a few new techniques and ended up with a model which as received the honour of being displayed outside of my Lego room which must mean it's a good looking build.

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Recommendation: meh 4.73 / 5 from 26 reviews

I built this set with a friend and it was really challenging. The most challenging part was the board and the patterns,but it was all worth it. The set was beautiful with the pattern and the detail+fountain definitely recommend for either older age its single for 12 or younger I would recommend that you build with a friend or 2 friends.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 26 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 from 172 reviews

GREAT kit!! Lego is the best!! So much thought put into each one of there products

This score from is an aggregate of 172 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes 9 / 10 by kaelthas

This is my second architecture set and I'm simply impressed by the design after I've finished building it. I think this set is a very nice set to have as a remembrance of 'I've been there before!' set. I think the design of this set is iconic enough to be recognized by those who have been there but its an eye opener to those who haven't. For MOCers, this set packs lots of trans clear and tan pieces but the price per piece for this set is quite expensive I would say but you would learn a few techniques of MOCing micro scale buildings.

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The Brick Fan

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Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

The build time was very long but it does incorporate a lot of the details of the Palace. One thing that separates this set from other Architecture sets is the other area. We normally don't see these minor details but the fountain and miniature vehicles are a nice addition.

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Recommendation: meh 84 / 100

21029 Buckingham Palace was reviewed in issue 30 of Blocks Magazine.

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Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 from 1 review

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Recommendation: no 4 / 5

Whether you live in London, are obsessed with the Royal Family, or just appreciate design and history, this construction set makes a beautiful display piece. The finished set has lots of great detail, which LEGO fans will appreciate, and the instruction booklet is filled with information and photographs about the history and architectural details of Buckingham Palace that older fans will enjoy reading and browsing, but that will also be fun for younger LEGO builders to read and discover. The only thing missing from this LEGO set? Prince Harry!

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Brick Architect

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Recommendation: yes 4 / 5 by Michael Kindness

I'm pleased that #21029 Buckingham Palace was my first traditional Architecture set: I truly enjoyed the build, the techniques were interesting, and I love the finished product. I would highly recommend this set for new and established LEGO Architecture fans. Yes, it's a great value, but more importantly, it's a great LEGO set!

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Recommendation: no 7 / 10 by WhiteFang

At first glance, you could simply recognise the iconic design. It does not take much of your time and it does make a fine display table piece.

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Jay's Brick Blog

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Recommendation: no 3 / 5 by Jay

Like most sets in the theme, the set is quite pricey for what you get, and if you don't appreciate LEGO models at this scale or are not a fan of LEGO Architecture, this isn't one for you and you're better off buying other sets. The elements included, while numerous are also very basic and miniscule, so it doesn't exactly make for the best parts pack after you're done with it.

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The Brothers Brick

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by Rod

This is a lovely set, and it's fun to build. I particularly enjoyed the construction of the Palace frontage and roof — some nice techniques that deliver great detail. Although I was mildly irritated by the half-plate gaps in the frontage, they're barely visible in the final model. In fact, the only thing that disappoints is the lack of a printed tile for the flag — this seems like a missed opportunity to provide the final crowning glory.

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by Andrew

If you're a fan of famous buildings, an Anglophile, or enjoy the LEGO Architecture line, the Buckingham Palace set is definitely worth picking up. At only $49.99 USD for 780 pieces, if you want to add a bunch of Brick Yellow to your collections, this is a good choice for you too. It's a charming display piece with a fun build and a solid design.

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HispaBrick Magazine

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by hispabrick

The model is nice, taking in count the addition of the external complements, as I explained before. It doesn't take so long to build it and the complexity is low/medium. If you have ever been there, you can quickly recognize it and see the similarities.

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New Elementary

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by caperberry

Buckingham Palace is an Architecture set and fans of the series will generally buy this set, build the model and display it. It is beautifully presented with the luxury box and instructions with details and coffee-table-book-feel, so also works as a ‘London Souvenir' or a gift to an adult. This is probably not a set that AFOLs will buy for parts, nor to create a mega-sized Buckingham Palace by combining three of the sets together.

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by DrDaveWatford

I think this is a really nice set. First and foremost the designer has done an excellent job of capturing the essence of Buckingham Palace at such a small scale, while also managing to incorporate many recognisable features into the design. Additionally, in contrast to the majority of Architecture offerings, some detail from the area surrounding the building is also included; for me this greatly increases the appeal of the set and makes it a pleasing display piece.

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