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21052-1

Dubai

Dubai is LEGO set 21052-1. It has a score of 83. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 2 reviews, based on 5 scored reviews and 12 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 35.77% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Architecture.

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21052-1 Dubai

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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 0.12. PPP for this set is 0.08, 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 4.7 / 5 → 94 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.31 / 5 → 86 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: meh 4.1 / 5 → 82 / 100

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

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: meh 72 / 100 → 72 / 100

Unscored reviews

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: yes

BricktasticBlog Recommendation: meh

Brickset News Recommendation: meh

Rebrickable Recommendation: meh

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: meh

JANGBRiCKS Recommendation: meh

New Elementary Recommendation: meh

Set information

Set ID: 21052-1
Name: Dubai
Parts: 740

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

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

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amazon.com

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Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 from 15 reviews

Overall, the quality and satisfaction of build is as good as I've come to expect from the Architecture series. Some of the high piece count is thanks to the Burj Khalifa, which can be a little repetitive while building, but it's still worth it for the way it towers over the other buildings. And the other buildings were much more interesting to put together and watch take shape.There were only a couple things about the set I didn't love. For the building on the right, the bendy pieces were a little fiddly to get in place (similar to the Golden Gate Bridge if you've done San Francisco)--probably unavoidable but still annoying for a perfectionist. Also, the towers on the left still wiggle after being set in the base. Finally, I was left with three extra light blue transparent round pieces, instead of the usual one extra. I can't find anywhere I might've missed a step to put them in! But still, these are only minor quibbles, and I'd recommend this set to any Lego enthusiast.

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 15 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.31 / 5 from 17 reviews

Overall, this is a great set with beautiful design and moderate difficulty. However, I bought this set with another set on the same day, both are with a missing piece. For this part, it's a bit disappointing.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 17 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.1 / 5 from 1 review

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Brick Architect

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Recommendation: yes 4 / 5 by Tom Alphin

It is particularly difficult to apply a single numeric rating to sets in the Skyline series, as you can have wildly different impressions of each model featured in the set. That's definitely the case here—In isolation, the Burj Al Arab would have earned top marks, but I need to give lower marks for the set as a whole.

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Blocks Magazine

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Recommendation: meh 72 / 100

21052 Dubai was reviewed in issue 68 of Blocks Magazine.

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The Brothers Brick

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Recommendation: yes by Rod

21052 Dubai is a cracker of a display piece — impressive in scale due to Burj Khalifa's height, and impressive in the detail on show in Burj Al Arab. The Dubai Frame and Fountain are somewhat throwaway in their construction techniques, but the models nicely capture their real-world inspiration, and the twin Jemeirah Towers offer some interesting connections in a fun build.

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Recommendation: meh by John

The scale of this building just makes displaying this set (alongside Tokyo) great to see. It'll bring people who have been there over to see them, and get people talking that haven't been there yet, but want to.

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Brickset News

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Recommendation: meh by Huw

It's not my favourite Skyline by any means but I do like it, and I'm sure anyone who's visited the city or is collecting them will too.

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Rebrickable

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Recommendation: meh by TobyMac

This was my first Architecture set. And I'm a bit torn over it. The Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab look very good. But the Dubai Frame is the definition of inspirationlesness (if that is a word), and the Emirates Towers are a bit plain. I'm not sure which side weighs in more for me. I think this is one of those sets, where you either get the entire series for display, or you buy it when you live in Dubai, or as a souvenir from a trip there.

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Brick Fanatics

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Recommendation: meh by Maddie

As a city fascinated with pushing the boundaries of architectural design, Dubai translates perfectly into LEGO form, particularly when put through the increasingly innovative design approach from LEGO Architecture. There's perhaps never been a more apposite pairing of source material and LEGO theme before than that captured in 21052 Dubai.

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JANGBRiCKS

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Recommendation: meh by Jang

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New Elementary

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Recommendation: meh by Tim Johnson

In addition to being a wonderful set for display, the set is also a very nice (albeit rather expensive) parts pack. While it lacks the parts variety of some other Architecture sets, the quantity of the elements included help to make up for this, offering a number of desirable existing parts and new recolours to builders.

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