LEGO Marina Bay Sands: 7 Answers You Should Know

LEGO Marina Bay Sands was created based on Marina Bay Sands: an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. 

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At its opening, the resort was deemed the world’s most expensive standalone casino property.

The resort includes a 2,561-room hotel, a 120,000-square-metre (1,300,000 sq ft) convention-exhibition center, the 74,000-square-metre (800,000 sq ft) The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, a museum, a large theatre, “celebrity chef” restaurants, two floating crystal pavilions, art-science exhibits, and the world’s largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines.

This article goes over the LEGO Marina Bay Sands and answers important questions and facts about this iconic LEGO set so you can have a better understanding of the set.

Let’s dive in.

What Is LEGO Marina Bay Sands?

LEGO Marina Bay Sands is an Architecture set released in 2014 to celebrate Marina Bay Sand’s striking architecture and to officially iconize it as a state-of-the-art modern-day marvel, with LEGO bricks.

The Marina Bay Sands LEGO set was created after it was voted the most inspiring structure of recent times through an online poll on the LEGO Architecture website.

The set focuses on Marina Bay Sands’ signature hotel complex that showcases the three towers and the Sands Skypark which is the centerpiece of Singapore’s skyline and urban renewal strategy today. 

The LEGO Architecture Marina Bay Sands is a limited edition LEGO model retailed at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel gift shop, located at Tower 2 hotel lobby, ArtScience Museum Shop, and selected LEGO retailers in Asia, while stocks last.

When Was the LEGO Marina Bay Sands Released?

LEGO Marina Bay Sands was announced in October 2013 alongside the Eiffel Tower LEGO set.

Why Is LEGO Marina Bay Sands So Expensive?

There are many reasons why LEGO Marina Bay Sands is so expensive:

  • It is an Architecture set and Architecture sets are expensive
  • It is a limited edition model and was only limited to 10k units
  • It was only retailed at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel gift shop, located at Tower 2 hotel lobby, ArtScience Museum Shop, and selected LEGO retailers in Asia
  • It is a retired LEGO set and LEGO sets tend to increase in value after they are retired

 Is LEGO Marina Bay Sands Worth Buying?

Yes, the Marina Bay LEGO set is totally worth it. It is a beautiful elegant display piece based on Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

It is a limited edition Architecture set and is worth owning if you have seen the original building or are a completist.

How Long Does It Take To Build the LEGO Marina Bay Sands?

With 602 pieces, the LEGO Marina Bay Sands is relatively straightforward and takes around 1-2 hours to complete.

Where Can I Buy LEGO Marina Bay Sands?

The Marina Bay Sands LEGO set is currently available on Amazon and eBay.

Lisa D. Marsh

Hi, my name is Lisa and I'm the editor of BrickMechanics.com LEGO has been part of my life ever since I was young. I have a deep love of LEGO and it has guided me through my early years, through school, and eventually through my degree in Engineering.