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Paris is LEGO set 21044-1. It has a score of 86. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 4 scored reviews and 9 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 30.3% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2019, and it is categorised in Architecture.

21044-1 Paris

Average rating



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Thumbs 89%




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Price Per Part (PPP)

Average PPP for System in 2019 is 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.08, which is better.

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

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

Brickset Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100 Recommendation: meh 4.8 / 5 → 96 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.46 / 5 → 89 / 100

Brick Architect Recommendation: meh 3 / 5 → 60 / 100

Unscored reviews

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: meh

JANGBRiCKS Recommendation: meh

Brickset News Recommendation: meh

New Elementary Recommendation: meh

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: meh

Set information

Set ID: 21044-1
Name: Paris
Parts: 649

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

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.08
Inflation adjusted: 0.08

2019 Architecture

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 from 1 review

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Recommendation: meh 4.8 / 5 from 79 reviews

The Eiffel Tower, the finale of the build, was worth it. I had no issues with parts. I have now built all 10 and have never had an issue. Just need to be careful when there are many similar colors (multiple greys, black, clear black, clear etc).

This score from is an aggregate of 79 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.46 / 5 from 13 reviews

This set is my favourite Lego Architecture set. I really like the iconic landmarks.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 13 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 3 / 5 by Tom Alphin

While this set reflects a set of fairly safe choices based on the history of the LEGO Architecture Skylines series, I feel like they missed the mark in a couple key areas. The worst offense is the square Arc de Triomphe, especially since it could have been fixed so easily. Even though this version of the Eiffel Tower expertly captures the shape of the building, it is too chunky and relies on disingenuous printed parts to achieve the curved supports on the base. It's too bad that the two most iconic landmarks of Paris weren't quite right, as the rest of the buildings in the model are quite satisfactory.

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Recommendation: meh by Sébastien

If you're tempted to dip your toes into the Architecture theme but haven't managed to yet, then this could be a great entry point for you. That said, if micro-builds aren't your thing, this is unlikely to change your mind. All in all, 21044 Paris is a great display piece and makes a great purchase for any AFOL Francophile.

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Recommendation: meh by Jang

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Brickset News

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Recommendation: meh by Huw

It's a very competent rendition of the City of Lights, and all of the structures, with the possible exception of the skyscraper, are immediately recognisable. Parts have been used in unusual ways using sophisticated techniques to form their details at a small scale. There's a good balance of building heights and styles and the overall appearance is attractive. Yet, I don't really find it very exciting. It's probably because three of the buildings have already been rendered in Architecture sets and it seems just like yesterday that I last built an Eiffel Tower (although it was in fact 5 years ago!)

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New Elementary

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Recommendation: meh by Elspeth De Montes

The Architecture line is probably one of the most progressive LEGO themes. Comparing the earliest models to what we have today, it has come a long way from stacking headlight bricks to innovative part use. Marketing the sets as a premium product for adult collectors used to price them out of the realm of parts packs for MOC builders, but those days are over. In the past two years, I've found myself buying some of the Architecture sets purely for parts. Despite their small size, they offer some neat techniques and look gorgeous on the shelf.

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The Brothers Brick

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Recommendation: meh by Matt Hocker

The beauty of LEGO Architecture is that it bridges the gap between ardent LEGO fans and people who might build casually, as they make excellent display pieces, even in a professional office environment. Diversity in building techniques makes the Paris skyline a great addition to the series, and its subject matter makes it a great gift for your Parisian-loving family and friends. It also contains a nice assortment of parts for building custom models, made all the more enticing thanks to the inclusion of some unique elements.

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