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The set contains a total of 208 pieces. The Burj Khalifa model is 28 standard LEGO bricks high and has a 12x12 width at base of the model. The base of the model is mainly made of black brick plates, one of them printed with which says "Burj Khalifa" on it. Above it, it has flat stone grey base plates representing the floor of the tower model. The tower itself is in a "Y-like" shape and is mostly made up of part 3062 in light stone grey. At the top it has part 3957 (an antenna piece) representing the top tip of the tower.
The Burj Khalifa was designed by American Architect, Adrian D. Smith. Construction began in 2004 and the building was officially opened in 2010. It was originally known as the "Burj Dubai", but the name was changed quite recently to the Burj Khalifa. The building is over 800m, being even taller then some other monumental buildings such as the Empire State Building and the Willis Tower.
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Build a LEGO® replica of the world’s tallest man-made structure!
Burj Khalifa is the tallest man-made structure ever built, at 2,716 .5 ft. This steel, glass and reinforced concrete tower was constructed between 2004 and 2010, led by architect Adrian D. Smith. Burj Khalifa was commissioned to help Dubai diversify from an oil-based economy to one that is service and tourism focused. Currently the world’s tallest freestanding structure, at over one half-mile tall, Burj Khalifa sways a total of 4.9 feet in Dubai’s fierce desert wind. Burj Khalifa has 58 elevators with the world’s longest travel distance. The assembled Burj Khalifa model is over 16” (40cm) tall and 4” (10cm) wide on a base with a printed name label. Includes a booklet with facts about the building, its construction and history.