LEGO Architecture Architecture LEGO LEGO

LEGO Architecture sets have garnered widespread popularity among enthusiasts of all ages, captivating individuals with a passion for design, history, and iconic landmarks. These sets offer a unique blend of creativity and education, allowing builders to recreate famous structures from around the world in intricate detail. Whether it’s the towering skyscrapers of New York City, the historic landmarks of Europe, or the modern marvels of Asia, LEGO Architecture sets provide a platform for exploration and appreciation of architectural wonders. Beyond serving as captivating display pieces, these sets also serve as educational tools, offering insights into the architectural styles, engineering techniques, and cultural significance of each landmark. As a result, Architecture LEGO sets appeal not only to avid LEGO enthusiasts but also to students, architects, and anyone with an appreciation for the artistry of construction and design.

Set Details

The LEGO Architecture Taj Mahal (21056) offers builders a captivating journey into the heart of one of the world’s most renowned architectural masterpieces. With an impressive 2022 pieces, this set provides a rewarding challenge for enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you’ve had the privilege of visiting the Taj Mahal firsthand, aspire to see it one day, or simply admire its elegance from afar, this set captures the essence of this iconic landmark in stunning detail. From the intricate crypt housing the tombs of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan to the majestic central chamber with its twin cenotaphs, every aspect of the Taj Mahal’s grandeur is faithfully reproduced in LEGO form. Builders will delight in recreating the monument’s monumental iwans, towering dome, graceful chhatris, and iconic minarets, each meticulously designed to evoke the splendor of the original structure. With a LEGO brick inscribed ‘Taj Mahal’ providing the finishing touch, this scale model promises to captivate and inspire viewers wherever it’s displayed, serving as a testament to the enduring legacy of this symbol of eternal love and architectural wonder.

Model Name Taj Mahal
Model Number 21056
Theme Architecture
Sub Themes Landmark Series
Pieces 2022
RRP $120 / £105 / €120
Price per Piece 6c / 5p / 6c
Minifigures N/A
Minifigures Value N/A
Launch Date June 2021
Current Status Available
Retirement Date (Projected) December 2024

Investment Potential

LEGO 21056 is a 2000 piece stunning model of the Taj Mahal from LEGO Architecture with a very low price per brick of just 6c. With retirement slated for this year, we look at whether this will be a good investment.

Projected 5 Yr Value $215 / £171 / €206
% Increase ($) 80%
Projected Future Annual Growth 15%
Theme Growth 16%
Sub-Theme Growth 16%

Theme Analysis

LEGO Architecture has been a very productive theme with the retired historic sets delivering annualised growth of 16% on average and the Landmark series sub-theme is directly in line with this too.

We have looked at some of the main theme sets including LEGO Farnsowrth House (21009) which is now valued at almost 5x its RRP having retired 9 years ago (18% annualised growth) and LEGO Robie House (21010) which has almost trebled in value in its 10 years retired (11% annualised growth).

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
21010 Robie House December 2013 $200 $588 194% 11%
21050 Studio December 2017 $160 $388 143% 15%
21039 Shanghai December 2020 $60 $93 55% 15%
21009 Farnsworth House July 2014 $60 $294 390% 18%

Comparable Set Analysis

As we mentioned, the LEGO Landmark Series sub-theme within LEGO Architecture also has returned 16% annualised growth.

We have looked at a few more recent sets below including LEGO Louvre (21024) which has more than doubled in value in 6 years (14% annualised growth) and LEGO United States Capitol building (21030) which has seen over 60% growth in 4 years (12% annualised growth).

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
21030 United States Capitol Building December 2019 $100 $163 63% 12%
21035 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum December 2018 $80 $137 71% 11%
21045 Trafalgar Square December 2021 $80 $87 9% 4%
21024 Louvre December 2017 $60 $134 123% 14%


LEGO Architecture and the Landmark Series sub theme both have strong historic performance and this looks a great set to add to your collection, with its strong demand, low price per brick and it due to retire this year. Definitely one to add before it becomes a sold out LEGO set for good, we are projecting future growth of 15% a year and an 80% increase 5 years from now.