Update: After a long month of waiting, the San Francisco Lego set is now available to purchase from the company’s website. It costs $ 49.99 and is available now. Enjoy.
Listen, AFOLs: Lego is – finally – launching a San Francisco edition of its popular architecture series, expected to be released in 2019.
Although Lego hasn’t made the announcement official yet – a Lego spokesperson wouldn’t go into details of the upcoming SF topic – the Lego fan sites Promo Bricks and Brick Fanatics carried the news, which was later picked up by the San Francisco Examiner.
What types of loved / depleted structures in San Francisco are featured in the new series? The obvious options – including the Golden Gate Bridge, a handful of nondescript Victorians (perhaps an ode to the Painted Ladies), the Transamerica Pyramid, and the Coit Tower – are all there.
Other city codes in the set include 555 California, San Francisco’s fourth tallest tower; Fort Point; a tram; and Alcatraz Island, the troubled tourist trap that pays tribute to the industrial prison complex.
Most surprising would be the inclusion of the Salesforce Tower, a structure that could annoy purists in San Francisco who see the city through a sepia-colored lens. The tallest skyscraper in the city may be new, but both its size and scope immediately earned it iconic status when it opened earlier this year.
No word yet as to when exactly the San Francisco set will debut. A Lego spokesperson tells Curbed SF that new sets will be announced as soon as they appear in the plastic toy brick company’s new release section.
Lego’s architectural series goes beyond room and castle variants and includes replicas of buildings with significant family tree such as Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Guggenheim Museum.