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What details of the San Francisco skyline are most notable? A Lego set of the city released on New Year’s Day provides a possible answer.
The much-anticipated kit includes more than 600 pieces and just a handful of San Francisco landmarks, as first reported by the San Francisco Examiner. Among them: the Golden Gate Bridge, the Transamerica Pyramid, Alcatraz Island and Coit Tower. The set even includes a handful of Victorian homes, perhaps referencing the tourist-favorite Painted Ladies on Alamo Square.
Towering over the other plastic buildings is the city’s tallest, newest and most controversial high-rise in recent years — the Salesforce Tower, of course. The addition of the building may ruffle some old-school San Franciscans’ feathers, but let’s be honest, it dominates the Lego skyline just as it shadows over the city in real life.
“Each skyline building set is scaled to give an accurate representation of the comparative size of the featured structures, with realistic color depiction,” explains the product page for the model. It’s available for purchase online and in stores for $49.99.
The San Francisco set is one of 15 cities and iconic buildings in Lego’s Architecture Skyline Collection. The series includes architectural marvels like the Great Wall of China, the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Buckingham Palace.
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