LEGO Architecture Big Ben

Product information

The LEGO Architecture series presents the Big Ben Clock Tower, one of the world's most instantly recognisable landmarks. Standing at the north-east corner of the Palace of Westminster in London, the Big Ben Clock Tower was built between 1843-1859 following a fire that burned down much of the original palace.
 
With this set you can have your very own miniature version of this masterpiece, which features classical design with a distinct gothic influence.
 
Dimensions when complete: H19.6 x W9.6 x D9.6cm.
 
 
Brand
LEGO
Eligible for International Delivery
YES
Lego Type
LEGO Architecture
Model name / number
21013
Number of pieces
346
Suitable From
12 years
Warning!
Not suitable for children under 3 years.

Brand Story

The company that was destined to become LEGO started life as being a small workshop that produced wooden toys, run by Ole Kirk Christiansen in 1932. The name ‘LEGO’ was adopted in 1934, coming from the Danish phrase ‘leg godt’, which means ‘play well’. It wasn’t until 1947 that they started producing plastic toys, with the first version of the now infamous interlocking bricks coming in 1949.

They weren’t quite the bricks that people are used to nowadays, being made from a different material and having a slightly different locking system. It was actually Christiansen’s son Godtfred Kirk that saw the potential for the bricks to become a tool for creative play and in 1958, the modern brick design was born. From this date, despite variation in the design and purpose of individual pieces over the years, each remains compatible in some way with previous pieces. So you could have a LEGO set from 1958 and it would still be completely compatible with a modern set.

Since the 1960, thousands of sets have been released covering everything from Aliens to the Wild West. The only area that the company has never tackled directly is military-themed sets, because Ole Kirk set a policy that they must never make war seem like child’s play. The largest ever LEGO set to date is a scale-model of the Taj Mahal, which was made out of 5922 pieces.

The LEGO Group's motto is ‘det bedste er ikke for godt’, which roughly translates to "only the best is the best". Ole Kirk Christiansen came up with this phrase to encourage workers to always produce the highest quality toys possible.

Nowadays, LEGO makes a vast range of toys for all ages, as well as teaching materials for children, which are distributed in over 130 countries. The company has approximately 10,000 employees and is the world's third largest manufacturer of play materials.

Delivery

Returns

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You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 44 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Remarkable and fun One of the eyestones of my lego products. Can't wait to take on more of the Architectual theme. Next in line to the Burj Khalifa build. Really fun build and remarkable detailing. 01 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice set A nice set of a beautiful place in London, i would of liked the tower to be a tad bigger. 03 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by I was never given Legos when I was a kid, so, in adulthood, this ended up being my first Lego set! It was a wonderful experience--the perfect amount of bricks and time sink for someone new to building. Though the bricks involved are mainly very small (and eager to get lost), it didn't feel like too overwhelming a challenge. The instructional booklet is thick with information and illustration related to Big Ben, and the box itself is well-designed and sturdy. Well worth buying for both display and as a collector's item. It certainly makes a cute and stylish addition to my bookshelf, and acts the perfect gateway into the rest of the architecture series! 16 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good looking set, fun build This is a great set which was really fun to build. Looks great for display and I like taking this set apart and rebuilding it. I highly recommend this set. 23 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product My 9 year old Lego fanatic loved this. It kept her busy for a while. 29 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Engaging Build, Looks Great This set is great. From its simple, yet intricate design, to its advanced use of S.N.O.T. (Studs Not On Top) building methods, it is incredible. It looks great on my shelf, and is pretty sturdy. It has a good price-to-pieces ratio, and comes with a variety of different pieces. It should be noted, however, that younger builders may have a difficult time with this set. 22 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lego big ben 7 year old grandson built this by himself in less than an hour. When built looks small but sturdy,did not think it was real value for money 23 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great birthday present Sent it to a 10 year old Lego fanatic for his birthday. I thought that it would be too difficult for him but he loved it. Great present 01 June 2015
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