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The Brandenburg Gate – Architecture – Set 21011

This LEGO® set 21011 – The Brandenburg Gate – is part of Lego’s ‘Architecture’ series of models which first appeared in 2008. This is the 12th set in the series, released in September 2011. It consists of 363 pieces.

The official LEGO® description

Commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace, the Brandenburg Gate is one of Berlin’s most important monuments – both as an architectural landmark and historic symbol – for over 200 years. The grandest of a series of 18 gates through which the city was accessed, the Brandenburg Gate was constructed between 1788 and 1791 from the designs of architect Carl Gotthard Langhans and was inspired by the Propylaea in Athens. Built in sandstone and comprised of 12 Doric columns, the gate’s crown jewel is the Quadriga, a sculpture of a chariot and 4 horses depicting Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory, created by Johann Gottfried Schadow. This detailed LEGO model was designed by architect Adam Reed Tucker.

Animated Build

Here is an animated build of this Lego® set, kindly hosted by youtube.com. The video is recorded in HD (720p) so for best results click the necessary buttons on the video toolbar to view it at that resolution (by default its only 360p) – also fullscreen would probably be best.