A Special Chicago Skyline LEGO Set Is Hitting Stores Next Month

By Rachel Cromidas in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 17, 2016 4:13PM

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If there's one thing we love more than Chicago architecture, it's LEGOs. So we're in luck: Chicago will be the subject of LEGO's latest Architecture Skyline series, featuring the Willis Tower, the Hancock Tower, the Michigan Avenue river bridge and more.

The entire new "Chicago (21033)" set has 444 LEGO pieces, and you'll only be able to find it in three area stores this December, according to Curbed: The Chicago Architecture Foundation's gift shop in the Loop, the Water Tower Place LEGO store in Gold Coast, and Schaumburg's LEGOLAND Discovery Center.

You can score this LEGO set for yourself or a loved one this holiday season starting Dec. 11 at those three stores, but the rest of the country will have to wait until next year for the set to hit other stores. The Chicago set is launching worldwide in 2017 along with sets for Sydney and London, according to the LEGO news site Hothbricks.

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Other notable architecture sites in the new LEGO set include the Wrigley Building, the iconic red CNA Building, and a very not-to-scale Cloud Gate, a.k.a. The Bean. We're excited to see the LEGO set in real life, but we find ourselves wishing for more. As the Museum of Science and Industry showed us earlier this year, there are lots of brilliant ways to recreate the city's iconic architecture with LEGOs. Think of this set as a kind of training-wheels for your grander LEGO ambitions.

[H/T Curbed]