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by Edward Lifson (noreply@blogger.com) last modified Apr 04, 2011



 

 



The 10th installment in the LEGO Architecture Series.


The model is almost a foot in length and contains 546 pieces. It comes with a booklet on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois, including drawings provided by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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So, is it more than just white tiles?  Yes, it comes with LEGO Mies furniture!



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A Word from the LEGO Artist - Chicago architect Adam Reed Tucker

Farnsworth House celebrates our 10th model in the LEGO Architecture series. As a minimalist “Steel & Glass” modernist symbol of the 1950s, it delicately balances clean lines, volume of space, minimal structure, and expansive glazing, creating an inviting relationship between the natural and built environments.

In order to effectively replicate the balance between the refined white structural elements and expansive clear glazing, I started with the smallest cross section I could make for the vertical exterior columns. After several attempts, the most promising turned out to be using basic 1x1 bricks. Everything else essentially fell into place: the inviting steps, the floating floor and roof decks, the understated furnishings and cleverly designed built-ins. It’s fitting that recreating a minimalist symbol of modern architecture was done so with the simplest of LEGO bricks, the humble 1x1.

This is LEGO #21009. 546 pieces. Released April 2011. For ages 12 and up. 
The LEGO Farnsworth House is available to purchase now for $59.99.
Enjoy!

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