Legos are such smart toys. I’ve blogged before about Marcelo’s Star Wars legos, and also about this inspired book.. Lego now has an Architecture Serie with a few iconic buildings, a great new line of distinctive landmark building sets.
One of my very favourite is the New York Guggenheim designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. I still remember the first time I entered the Guggenheim uptown New York, looked up in the Rotonda and felt the magic of this incredible building, There was a bossa nova band playing in the ground floor and the music was flowing all the way to the sky. It was surreal for a museum experience, and the Guggenheim set the tone for a whole new generation of museums.
Did you know…that the first building ever to surpass 100 floors, the Empire State Building, houses about 1000 businesses and 21,000 employees…it´s so big it even has its own zip code.
And how about this one for a father & son summer project? The Farnsworth House, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Illinois (USA) is one of the most famous modernist examples of domestic architecture.
I’ve always secretly dreamt of being an architect. These new legos might inspire a few little ones to fulfill their dreams…