Talk about the building blocks of a bright future. Last weekend, architects from major firms such as BIG, SHoP, HWKN and Bernheimer Architects were paired with students from the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction to create miniature buildings using LEGO bricks. Working with the architects, the young designers used monochromatic and transparent building blocks from LEGO's Architecture Studio series to whip up new NYC landmarks based on their own designs.
The event organizers invited members of some of NYC’s most influential architecture firms to the LEGO Flatiron store to relive their favorite memories of building with LEGO bricks as a child. The objective of the event was to “celebrate the past, present and future of architecture through the LEGO brick.”
LEGO’s “Landmark” brick series aims to inspire young designers to build replicas of international landmarks such as the Guggenheim Museum, the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building. With the expanded LEGO Architecture Studio series, budding builders can now use the monochromatic and transparent custom bricks to create their own designs to rival the works of any starchitect.
Photos via Dan Keinan