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21057 Singapore is a Architecture set that was released on January 1, 2022 under the Skylines subtheme.

Description

The set includes 827 pieces used to recreate two rows of iconic Singapore landmarks. The back row is the most prominent, with the first landmark being the Marina Bay Sands, an integrated resort owned by Las Vegas Sands that was the most expensive casino in the world at opening. To its right is One Raffles Place, an office building at the heart of Singapore's financial district that was once Singapore's tallest skyscraper. To the right of that is the OCBC Centre, current headquarters of OCBC Bank. To the right of that is The Riverwalk, an exclusive private apartment building. In the front row is the Fullerton Hotel, an iconic Neo-Classical structure that served as a post office and even makeshift World War II hospital before being converted to a five-star luxury hotel. To the right of that is Lau Pa Sat, which is one of the oldest Victorian structures in Southeast Asia and serves as a food court and the heart of Singapore's foodie culture. The small buildings to the right of that are the Boat Quay, the former center of the Port of Singapore and modern tourist hub. These are surrounded by the Supertree Grove at the Garden by the Bay, a famous nature park near Marina Bay Sands.

Background

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude (137 kilometres or 85 miles) north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Straits of Malacca to the west, the Riau Islands (Indonesia) to the south, and the South China Sea to the east. The country's territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the second greatest population density in the world. With a multicultural population and recognising the need to respect cultural identities, Singapore has four official languages; English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil. English is the lingua franca. Multiracialism is enshrined in the constitution and continues to shape national policies in education, housing, and politics.

Modern Singapore was founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading post of the British Empire. In 1867, the colonies in Southeast Asia were reorganised and Singapore came under the direct control of Britain as part of the Straits Settlements. During the Second World War, Singapore was occupied by Japan in 1942, and returned to British control as a separate crown colony following Japan's surrender in 1945. Singapore gained self-governance in 1959 and in 1963 became part of the new federation of Malaysia, alongside Malaya, North Borneo, and Sarawak. Ideological differences led to Singapore being expelled from the federation two years later and it became an independent country.

After early years of turbulence and despite lacking natural resources and a hinterland, the nation rapidly developed to become one of the Four Asian Tigers based on external trade, becoming a highly developed country; it is ranked ninth on the UN Human Development Index and has the second-highest GDP per capita (PPP) in the world. Singapore is the only country in Asia with a AAA sovereign rating from all major rating agencies. It is a major financial and shipping hub, consistently ranked the most expensive city to live in since 2013, and has been identified as a tax haven. Singapore is placed highly in key social indicators: education, healthcare, quality of life, personal safety, and housing, with a home-ownership rate of 91%. Singaporeans enjoy one of the world's longest life expectancies, fastest Internet connection speeds and one of the lowest infant mortality rates in the world.

Singapore is a unitary parliamentary republic with a Westminster system of unicameral parliamentary government. While elections are considered generally free, the government exercises significant control over politics and society, and the People's Action Party has ruled continuously since independence. One of the five founding members of ASEAN, Singapore is also the headquarters of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat and Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) Secretariat, as well as many international conferences and events. Singapore is also a member of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, East Asia Summit, Non-Aligned Movement, and the Commonwealth of Nations.

LEGO.com Description

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Be transported to one of the world’s most exciting cities as you build this LEGO® Architecture Skyline Collection model of Singapore (21057) – no passport required. Enjoy quality time recreating Marina Bay Sands, the OCBC Centre, One Raffles Place, Lau Pa Sat food market, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay. Add LEGO elements representing the Singapore River and trees to complete the biggest, most complex LEGO city skyline model to date.

Creative joy
Step-by-step instructions are included, so even if you are a LEGO newcomer you can relax and lose yourself in the creative process. Discover new techniques that allow you to attach the buildings to the base at angles to complete a striking display piece.

Travel without moving
This collectible set is part of a range of LEGO Architecture sets for adults that let you build without borders. It makes a fantastic treat for yourself and a delightful gift for lovers of travel, history and architecture in your life.

  • A building project for adults – This LEGO® Architecture Skyline Collection model (21057) recreates some of the most iconic buildings in Singapore in LEGO style
  • Brick-built landmarks – Marina Bay Sands, the OCBC Centre, One Raffles Place, Lau Pa Sat (also known as Telok Ayer Market), The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay
  • Landscaping details – Attach LEGO® elements symbolizing the Singapore River and trees, and discover building techniques to attach buildings at angles to the base
  • Gift idea – Treat yourself or give this creative building set to like-minded friends who have visited or dream of visiting Singapore or are simply lovers of travel, history or architecture
  • Build and display – Measuring over 6.5 in. (16 cm) high, 11 in (28 cm) wide and 3.5 in. (9 cm) deep, this buildable city skyline model can be displayed in your home or office
  • Immersive experience – This collectible, 827-piece construction set is designed to take you on a creative building journey that will leave you feeling relaxed, recharged and richly rewarded
  • Step-by-step guide – Includes a booklet with illustrated instructions, plus information about Singapore and the inspirations for this model’s design
  • Collectible LEGO® sets for adults – This LEGO Architecture Skylines Singapore souvenir set is part of a collection of premium-quality building kits for adults like you who enjoy hands-on craft hobbies
  • Quality assurance – LEGO® components meet rigorous industry standards to ensure that they connect securely for robust builds
  • Safety first – LEGO® bricks and pieces are dropped, heated, crushed, twisted and analyzed to make sure that they satisfy demanding global safety standards


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Notes

  • This is so far the only Architecture or LEGO set to cover an entire country, as Singapore is a city-state.
  • The Marina Bay Sands, a major part of this set, were formerly released independently as 21021 Marina Bay Sands.

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