Our friends over at Dwell partnered with Pacific Standard Time to search for the best architectural LEGO masterpiece for Dwell on Design, and they’ve just announced their five finalists in the competition. This year’s contestants were asked to recreate the classic California mid-century modern home, all in the classic toy bricks. Readers of Dwell voted to select the finalists, and a winner will be selected next month!
Over 185 LEGO enthusiasts created their own mid-century modern masterpieces, in varying themes for the Dwell contest. With the help of over 30,000 votes from Dwell readers and the design community, the final five were chosen. Among them are Rick Viton’s “A Beach House,” whose open plan model is flanked with a blue LEGO lap pool and twin palm trees.
Daniel Castner’s climbing gardens adorn the side of “Cliffside Cantilever,” which has a masterbedroom cantilevering over a LEGO cliff’s edge. A series of platforms connected by stairs lead from a garage in Chris Clark’s “Hillside Escape.” The stairs lead to a second floor entrance with ample patio space and another LEGO pool!
“Villa Subburbe” by Andrew Black is an adorable residential lot, complete with red-roofed home and manicured lawn full of LEGO trees. And the last finalist is Kenneth Parel-Sewell and his Villa Hillcrest, which unifies a slanted residential structure and garage structure with a single floor foyer.
Now that the finalists have been chosen, the Dwell team of judges will be hard at work to choose the winner of the iconic California mid-century modern model constructed with iconic LEGOS. The winner will be chosen live at Dwell on Design from June 22nd-24th.