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21051-1

Tokyo

Tokyo is LEGO set 21051-1. It has a score of 74. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 3 scored reviews and 8 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 23.72% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Architecture.

21051-1 Tokyo

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Recommendations

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A review is considereded a recommendation when its score is above the reviewers median score or if it's explicitly said so in the review. Read more in our article about recommendations.

Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for System in 2020 is 0.13. 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: yes 4.9 / 5 → 98 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: no 4.15 / 5 → 83 / 100

Brick Architect Recommendation: no 2 / 5 → 40 / 100

Unscored reviews

BricktasticBlog Recommendation: meh

New Elementary Recommendation: meh

JANGBRiCKS Recommendation: meh

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: meh

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: no

Set information

Set ID: 21051-1
Name: Tokyo
Parts: 547

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

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

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Recommendation: yes 4.9 / 5 from 16 reviews

Got home from my first trip to Tokyo in early December, and immediately went to see if LEGO had made a skyline for this beautiful city. Set my alarm for January 1st and got it ASAP! Was a great experience to build, bags were neatly organized and directions were simple. Makes for an absolutely colorful display piece. Even my girlfriend loves it, and she is beginning to get annoyed with the frequency and speed of which I am buying and assembling these kits... haha. Can't wait for the lighting kit to be released. 5/5!

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 16 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: no 4.15 / 5 from 13 reviews

As someone who has visited Japan, speaks the language, and is a fan of most things Japanese, I immediately picked up this set and it doesn't disappoint. I love all the little details from the neon lights of Shibuya crossing, to the Sensoji temple, and even the brand new Tokyo Sky Tree! So many unique pieces and colors, which might make it a bit challenging for younger fans of LEGO (especially all of the different colors for Shibuya crossing), but honestly this would make a wonderful display piece for anyone. And for anyone who doesn't know what the various landmarks are, the build guide actually explains them all. Highly recommended!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 13 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Brick Architect

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Recommendation: no 2 / 5 by Tom Alphin

In the case of #21051 Tokyo Skyline, I feel like The LEGO Group has not done their best work [...]. It doesn't help that the set is more expensive than similarly sized sets. Because the finished model is immediately recognizable and vibrant, I suspect many readers will still want to add it to their collection despite these misgivings.

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BricktasticBlog

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Recommendation: meh by John

All in all, I'm really happy with this set. It was nice to reminisce about the trip, and see how these skylines are created.

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Recommendation: meh by Tim Johnson

The model offers a number of useful new parts and an enjoyable construction process full of techniques and details to keep the interest of the builder. The addition of a brick-built Mount Fuji is particularly appreciated, offering a backdrop for the shorter sections of the model, and helping the finished model to stand out when compared to previous Skylines sets which have lacked natural landmarks.

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JANGBRiCKS

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Recommendation: meh by Jang

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: meh by Kat

Much like the real city, 21051 Tokyo manages to pack an awful lot into a relatively small space and although there's a diverse mix of colours and building styles, nothing clashes. Each year the Skyline theme pushes the boundaries and 21051 Tokyo, as the first of 2020, may just be one of the best yet.

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The Brothers Brick

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Recommendation: no by Andrew

To call this set disappointing for a native Tokyoite would be an understatement. I can forgive strange choices like the Tokyo Big Sight conference tower, and I truly love this LEGO rendition of Tokyo Tower and Shibuya Crossing. But a Mt. Fuji that looks like Mt. Rainier, Tokyo Skytree with squishy legs, and historic architecture that remains unnamed (against the conventions of other LEGO Architecture sets) are all unforgivable. What's most disappointing is how close this set is to great, if only the designers had bothered to do a modicum of research about the history and culture that resulted in the architecture depicted in the set.

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