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21031 Burj Khalifa is an Architecture set released in 2016. The set is modeled after the Burj Khalifa.

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Burj Khalifa, known as Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a supertall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).

Construction of the Burj Khalifa began in 2004, with the exterior completed in 2009. The primary structure is reinforced concrete. The building was opened in 2010 as part of a new development called Downtown Dubai. It is designed to be the centerpiece of large-scale, mixed-use development. The decision to build the building is reportedly based on the government's decision to diversify from an oil-based economy, and for Dubai to gain international recognition. The building was named in honor of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Abu Dhabi and the UAE government lent Dubai money to pay its debts. The building broke numerous height records.

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Experience the 160-story Burj Khalifa!

Celebrate innovative structural design with this LEGO® Architecture model of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in Dubai. The 2,716.5 feet (828 meters) steel, glass and reinforced concrete tower, designed by architect house Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, was constructed between 2004 and 2010. The Burj Khalifa was commissioned to help Dubai diversify from an oil-based economy to one focusing on service and tourism.

LEGO® interpretation of the real-world architectural landmark, the Burj Khalifa.

This 2016 model stands over 15” tall, making it the tallest LEGO® Architecture model to date.

The included booklet contains information about the design, architecture and history of the building (English language only. Other languages available for download at LEGO.com/architecture).

Collect the entire LEGO® Architecture series. LEGO® Architecture celebrates the world of architecture through the medium of the LEGO brick, and is developed for all with an interest in design, architecture and history.

Measures 15” (39cm) high, 3” (9cm) wide and 3” (9cm) deep.


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