Adding to their growing collection of architectural LEGO sets, the latest in the line will be the famous Robie House, one of the American Institute of Architects’ top ten most significant works of architecture from the 20th Century.
This Modernism-influenced, Prairie Style classic features quintessential Frank Lloyd Wright design choices including a strong horizontal emphasis, winding entryway and experiential rather than centralized interior plan – and hits the stores next month.
“The Frederick C. Robie House is a U.S. National Historic Landmark on the campus of the University of Chicago in the South Side neighborhood of Hyde Park in Chicago, Illinois. Built between 1909 and 1910, the building was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and is renowned as the greatest example of Prairie School, the first architectural style considered uniquely American. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on November 27, 1963, and was on the first National Register of Historic Places list of October 15, 1966.”
Other LEGO buildings by America’s most well-known architect include the Guggenheim Museum, which spun the traditional flat-floored, rectangular-walled museum concept into a dynamic spiral.
“Can an art museum be as exciting as the collection inside? This New Yorker is proof that it can. Take time to explore the Solomon R. Guggenheim’s symphony of shape with this buildable replica from LEGO Architecture, which makes a fabulous gift and stunning showpiece for the home or office.”
Then there’s his most world-renowned work of all: Falling Water, a gorgeous stone-and-concrete house overhanging a waterfall in a picturesque forest.
And finally, from the same LEGO Architecture Series: the Farnsworth House (another Moderist award-winner), the Empire State Building, Rockafeller Center, The White House in DC, Seattle’s Space Needle and the Sears Tower in Chicago.
Regarding the newest set in the series, the Robie House: “All purchases directly support the restoration, preservation and education programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. LEGO Architecture products are also available at museum and specialty gift shops or online.”