LEGO Architecture LEGO Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty LEGO Statue of Liberty LEGO  Set

LEGO Architecture sets have garnered widespread popularity among enthusiasts and collectors alike, captivating builders with their intricate designs and iconic landmarks. From the towering skyscrapers of New York City to the historic wonders of Europe, these sets allow fans to recreate some of the world’s most famous architectural marvels in stunning detail. Each set is meticulously crafted to capture the essence and grandeur of its real-life counterpart, making them cherished display pieces for both LEGO enthusiasts and architecture aficionados. With their timeless appeal and educational value, LEGO Architecture sets have become sought-after collectibles. As the collection continues to expand with new additions and exclusive releases, these sets represent a compelling investment opportunity for those looking to combine their passion for LEGO with the potential for long-term financial growth. We take a look at one of our favourite sets, the Statue of Liberty LEGO set, below:

Set Details

Experience the awe-inspiring majesty of one of the world’s most iconic landmarks with LEGO Architecture 21042 The Statue of Liberty set. This remarkable interpretation faithfully captures the Statue of Liberty’s timeless beauty and symbolic significance, showcasing its harmonious blend of sculpture and architecture with intricate detail. From the shield-lined pedestal to the flowing robe and broken shackles of Lady Liberty, every aspect of this model is meticulously crafted to evoke the grandeur of the original monument. With its authentic sand-green and beige colour scheme, decorative nameplate, and 1,685 LEGO® pieces, this set offers a truly immersive building experience for enthusiasts of architecture, travel, history, and design.

Model Name Statue of Liberty
Model Number 21042
Theme Architecture
Sub Themes Landmark Series
Pieces 1685
RRP $120 / £90 / €100
Price per Piece 7c / 5p / 6c
Minifigures N/A
Minifigures Value N/A
Launch Date June 2018
Current Status Available
Retirement Date (Projected) December 2025

Investment Potential

LEGO 21042 is another great looking set from the LEGO Architecture theme and Landmark Series sub-theme and comes with a very low price per brick of 7c (5p in the UK) and is currently expected to retire in 2025 (after a very long shelf life of 7 years!)

Projected 5 Yr Value $187 / 149 / €178
% Increase ($) 56%
Projected Future Annual Growth 16%
Theme Growth 16%
Sub-Theme Growth 16%

Theme Analysis

The LEGO architecture theme has a cracking track history delivering 16% annualised growth on average on the retired sets. We have looked at some of the retired sets within the broader theme including LEGO 21039 Shanghai which has had over 50% growth since retiring 3 years ago (15% annualised growth) and LEGO 21010 Robie House which has nearly trebled in value since retiring 10 years ago (11% annualised growth).

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
21017 Imperial Hotel December 2015 $100 $186 86% 8%
21039 Shanghai December 2020 $60 $93 55% 15%
21010 Robie House December 2013 $200 $588 194% 11%
21007 Rockefeller Centre December 2013 $40 $154 285% 14%

Comparable Sets

We have dived further into the Landmark Series Sub-theme which delivers the same 16% annualised growth on average and looked at some of the US based sets that have been retired.

These include LEGO Empire State Building (21002) which has nearly quadrupled in value since retiring in 2014 (16% annualised growth) and LEGO Guggenheim Museum (21035) which has growth 70% since retiring 5 years ago (11% annualised growth).

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
21022 Lincoln Memorial December 2016 $30 $130 333% 23%
21002 Empire State Building October 2014 $20 $78 290% 16%
21030 United States Capitol Building December 2019 $100 $163 63% 13%
21035 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum December 2018 $80 $137 71% 11%


Theres lot to like about LEGO 21042 Statue of Liberty as a potential coming from a strong theme and sub theme both delivering 16% annualised growth on average, a very low price per brick and strong demand. The 2 slight negatives are the long shelf life and the likelihood that retirement will be in 2025 not 2024, but its definitely a set to add to your portfolio.