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Architect Adam Reed Tucker has collaborated with The LEGO Group and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to release the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection - part of the LEGO Architecture series.
The first sets were released at the opening of the From Within Outward exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York earlier this month. (Above: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)
Both kits from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection include a booklet
featuring traditional building instructions and exclusive images and
photographs of each building. (Above and below: Fallingwater)
The LEGO Architecture series was officially introduced in 2008 with
two iconic American buildings, the Sears Tower and the John Hancock
Centre, closely followed by the Empire State Building and the Seatle
Space Needle in 2009.
Adam Reed Tucker is a LEGO enthusiast and founder of Brickstructures. (Above: the Seattle Space Needle)
Further details from Brickstructures:
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEW LICENSEE
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announce that The LEGO Group is
now the exclusive licensed manufacturer of Frank Lloyd Wright
Collection® LEGO Architecture sets.
(Above: Sears Tower)
The LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures, Inc.
officially introduced the LEGO Architecture line in 2008. The line
currently consists of six buildings – now including two of Frank Lloyd
Wright’s most famous and recognizable buildings, the Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater.
(Above: the John Hancock Center)
With models developed in collaboration with architects, LEGO
Architecture works to inspire future architects, engineers and
designers as well as architecture fans around the world with the LEGO
brick as a medium. Builders of all ages can now collect and construct
their favorite worldwide architectural sites through these artistic
(Above: the Empire State Building)
Both exclusive Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO Architecture sets contain
booklets that feature traditional building instructions along with
exclusive archival historical material and photographs of each iconic
building.Doug Volker of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
According to Director of Licensing and Product Development, Doug
Volker, ―The LEGO product was one that the Frank Lloyd Wright
Foundation had considered pursuing for several years. It was the
vision, passion and creative desire of Adam Reed Tucker to capture the
essence of Mr. Wright’s most famous buildings using the medium of the
LEGO brick that brought this partnership into being.
Another exciting aspect of the Architecture Series is the capability
to use them for education, team building, or other formats that make
the LEGO Architecture series more than just a toy.
The LEGO Group is known for its creative approach to brick models
and now, with its Architecture Series, it will reach even further out
to individuals of all ages, Volker concluded.
Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures and the LEGO Group ―Mr. Wright’s
buildings are a treasure trove of possibilities, says Adam Reed Tucker,
innovator of the Architecture Series for The LEGO Group. ―I wanted to
create these marvelous buildings for years, so I’m thrilled to be
working with the Foundation in order to include Mr. Wright’s timeless
buildings in this series, which conceptualizes the very essence of each
building in LEGO bricks.
About Brickstructures, Inc.
Brickstructures, Inc., is a privately held company established to
promote the use of LEGO Bricks in relation to Architecture. Established
by architect Adam Reed Tucker of Chicago, Brickstructures, Inc., acts
as creative developer and exclusive distributor for LEGO Architecture.
Brickstructures also arranges events and explores educational
activities in conjunction with architectural firms, institutions and
About the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Established in 1940 by Wright to be the repository of his life’s
work, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is a non-profit organization
dedicated to preserving the works and ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright for
the benefit of all generations, and educating and inspiring diverse
audiences, including scholars, architects, students, and the general
public, through programs that promote the integration of the designed,
built, and natural environment in a manner that improves and sustains
the quality of life.
About The LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company, based in
Billund, Denmark. It was founded in 1932 and today the group is one of
the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials for children,
employing approximately 4,500 people globally. The LEGO Group is
committed to children’s creative development and learning. LEGO
products can be purchased in more than 130 countries.
Posted by Brad Turner from dezeen.com
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