30 Nov
Frank Lloyd Wright gets his Danish brick on


I’ve got a few kids to buy Christmas gifts for this year and whilst stumbling around looking for something outside the Bratz-Bakugan-Hannah Montana junta I found these Lego Architecture sets and I became insanely jealous. Sure, I had that awesome castle set when I was a young’un, and of course copious space/moon sets (anybody out there remember those wicked awesome Girder & Panel kits?), but these are really one step beyond. Stupid kids nowadays get all kinds of cool shit — I can’t even tell you how many months would’ve been lost into the ether of time if I’d had Dragon Age or Assassin’s Creed when I was in junior high. It’s possible I wouldn’t have even graduated.

Well Lego, in conjunction with Brickstructures, decided to one-up my childhood again by releasing a 811-piece recreation of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1935 architectural masterpiece Falling Water (complete with 5 special sections that slide out to reveal different floor levels, a 100-page spiral-bound book with drawings, photographs and a history of the Mill Run, Pennsylvania house, as well as the surrounding river and trees that are so integral to the building’s design). They’ve also just released Wright’s Guggenheim Museum in New York and four other architectural gems: Chicago’s Sears Tower and John Hancock Center, New York’s Empire State Building and the Space Needle in Seattle.

Check out Adam Tucker of Brickstructure’s large-scale Lego models if you really want to put your childhood creativity on check. And I was impressed when I made that square-wheeled General Lee replica.

The Falling Water set is available for $115 and the Guggenheim (below) you can get for $55 shipped


…and a short detailed video of the Falling Water Lego set replete with plants, river, and corny ass music…

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