An architectural replica of the iconic United Nations Headquarters building in New York City is the latest addition to the LEGO Architecture kit. On Friday UN secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon placed the final block on a 10-foot replica, which took eight men a week to build by hand. The original building was built in 1952 and designed by an international team of 11 architects, including Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer.
The LEGO version of the United Nations Headquarters measures 8”(21cm) wide, 5”(14cm) high, and 6”(15cm) deep and is accompanied by a booklet that features details of the building’s design and history.
The latest addition to the LEGO Architecture Landmark Series will receive the LEGO treatment beginning October 1st, and will join Utzon’s Sydney Opera House, the Burj Khalifa, Villa Savoye and many other landmark buildings that have highly detailed LEGO versions. The kit will cost $49.00 and will be available at select national toy, book and discount merchandise retailers, museum and specialty gift shops, or online retailers, including the official LEGO website.