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LEGO Announces Model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

Posted By Lori Zimmer On September 9, 2011 @ 1:40 pm In Architecture,DIY,eco kids,Innovation,Modern Kids | No Comments

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We’ve seen lots of incredible designs made from LEGO bricks [2] lately – from a ten-foot-tall replica of Chicago’s Trump Tower [3] to life-size animals [2] at the Bronx Zoo. But now enthusiasts at home – who don’t have 60,000 LEGO bricks on hand – can construct an impressive feat of architecture. LEGO just released a new model in their architectural series – the iconic Robie House by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

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LEGO’s other architectural kits include some of the world’s most important projects, including two Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces – The Guggenheim [5] Museum and Fallingwater. Now the Frederick C. Robie House – one of Chicago [6]’s gems in Hyde Park – is getting the LEGO treatment. Adam Reed Tucker interpreted the 9,026 square foot home into LEGO blueprints and a model kit containing 2,276 pieces that can be used to construct the 16.25 “ x 4.75” x 7.5” model.

The Robie House was the first property to be declared a National Historic Landmark based on its architecture alone, and it is honored with this homage by LEGO. A collaboration with the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust museum, the kit also educates the consumer. Each kit includes an exclusive archival history, photographs of the Robie House and Frank Lloyd Wright [7], and other information about the architectural style of the era.

LEGO’s Architectural series was created to inspire aspiring architects [8], engineers and designers, as well as children of all ages. The Robie House kit retails for $199.

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/lego-announces-model-of-frank-lloyd-wrights-robie-house/lego-robie-house1/

[2] LEGO bricks: http://inhabitat.com/lifelike-lego-animals-find-a-home-at-the-bronx-zoo/

[3] Trump Tower: http://inhabitat.com/10-foot-tall-replica-of-the-trump-tower-made-with-65000-legos/

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/lego-announces-model-of-frank-lloyd-wrights-robie-house/lego-robie-house3/

[5] Guggenheim: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/spurse-the-guggenheim-bmw-lab-explore-nys-most-astonishing-post-natural-landscape/

[6] Chicago: http://inhabitat.com/chicago-to-replace-old-yellow-streetlights-with-energy-efficient-lamps/

[7] Frank Lloyd Wright: http://inhabitat.com/1960s-prairie-house-by-herb-greene-is-an-early-example-of-green-design/

[8] architects: http://inhabitat.com/frank-gehry-calls-sustainable-design-political/

[9] + LEGO: http://www.lego.com

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