Thursday, May 21, 2009

Architectural master 'pieces'

Well you knew it was going to happen someday. Lego has started a new collection called 'Architecture'! You don't know how excited I am: as a kid lego's were just about the only toy I was interested in! Probably the most fun so far are the sets based on Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces. Released in conjuntion with a show at the Guggenheim (of which there is also a model, seen above) called 'From within Outward' with the help of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation these sets will help young budding architects learn a bit of American Architectural History piece by piece. The show at the Guggenheim looks pretty great too, I need to head up to New York to see it before it closes in August!Also in the series is a BEAUTIFUL (but expensive at $299) set of the Taj Mahal.The Empire state building above and the Seattle Space needle below are just as fantastic and a much more reasonable $20. For nieces, nephews, children -anyone? I can't wait to see what comes out next in the series!
Model at top of the post is of Fallingwater: the Kaufmann's summer home outside of Pittsburgh.

14 comments:

John hopper said...

I can't believe it took Lego so long. I loved my Lego when I was a kid and am still prepared to dive into a lego box when I am with other peoples children. I don't think you can ever outgrow a constructive toy.

pve design said...

These are wonderful.
A little early Christmas in May.

Renee Finberg said...

what fun !!!

xx

Style Redux 2 said...

Stefan-Come on, which one are you secretly building in your apartment? ;)

An Aesthete's Lament said...

And to think I spend my childhood with Lincoln Logs when I could have built the Taj!

M said...

This is taking lego to another level. The Fallingwater piece is amazing, this is lego for grown ups.

thomas said...

i was such a legos type of kid! love it!

David said...

I hope Mrs. Blandings knows about these!

Rose C'est La Vie said...

Brilliant for precocious kids and precocious grown ups.

little augury said...

Lego- it's come a long way baby. What a super gift for any size kid Great post! G

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I am putting one of these on my list. I just wrote on PVE's post that maybe I should have been an architect. This looks like fun to me!

Cote de Texas said...

I didn't realize that didn't have this kind of thing already - perfect for the grown up architect!!!!

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

OOOooo .. .
this looks like great fun!
jjj

Clarity said...

I looked up "Falling Water" one of my favourites on your blog and I found... Lego!

I must admit the idea is quite clever and far more condusive to a civilized and creative upbringing than... Barbie or GI Joes. I wonder if adults would tackle them too.