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Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House

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Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House

Postby Staff » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:01 pm


21010 Robie House - Front Building


LEGO was kind enough to send over the above official image of the latest Architecture series set: 21010 Robie House. You can view a super hi-res photo to check out all the details. The official on-sale date is September 1, 2011. But if you attend the special launch event on August 27th, you can get your hands on the set early. The "member price" I mentioned in my previous post was for museum members.


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House Joins LEGO® Architecture series
Meet LEGO® Architecture Robie House designer and be the first to get the replica model at a special event at the Robie House, Saturday, Aug. 27


CHICAGO - The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust is pleased to introduce the LEGO® model of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House. This newest addition to the LEGO Architecture series is an interpretation of Wright’s most famous Prairie style work. Designed by architectural artist and Chicagoland resident, Adam Reed Tucker, LEGO Architecture: Robie House is a 16.25”w x 4.75”h x 7.5”l model of the 9,062-square-foot residence.

LEGO Architecture: Robie House will first be made available to the public at a special event at Robie House (5757 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL) Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mr. Tucker, the LEGO Robie House designer, will be in attendance to sign autographs and interact with fans.

LEGO Architecture: Robie House is recommended for ages 16 and older and includes 2,276 pieces and a booklet with details on Robie House’s design and history. The set is available for $199 at the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust museum sites: Robie House, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park and The Rookery Building in downtown Chicago. LEGO Architecture: Robie House, as well as others in the LEGO® Architecture series, are available at the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust merchandise website: www.ShopWright.org. All purchases directly support the restoration, preservation and education programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. LEGO Architecture products are also available at museum and specialty gift shops, or online at www.brickstructures.com and www.shop.lego.com.

About Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House sparked a revolution in residential architecture that still reverberates today. The Robie House was the first historic property to be declared a National Historic Landmark based solely upon its architectural merit. Designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of the 10 most significant structures of the 20th century, the impressive home features dramatic overhangs which appear to defy gravity and continuous bands of stunning art glass which dissolve the barrier between interior and exterior. It is an American treasure and celebrated as one of Chicago’s most important buildings. The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust presents guided tours of this architectural masterpiece located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, offering a first-hand experience of its amazing contemporary spaces and interpretation of Wright’s innovative 1908 design. The museum is open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum shop is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Monday. Tickets for tours are available at www.GoWright.org.

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About LEGO Architecture
With models developed in collaboration with architects, LEGO Architecture inspires future architects, engineers and designers as well as architecture fans around the world using the LEGO brick as a medium for reproducing esteemed structures. Fans of all ages can collect and construct iconic architectural sites, including: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater, the Space Needle in Seattle, the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center in Chicago, New York’s Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center, The White House in Washington, D.C., Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois and the Burj Kalifa in Dubai. Each LEGO Architecture set contains a booklet featuring step-by-step building instructions that is prefaced by exclusive, archival history, information and photographs of each iconic building, its design origin, its architect and its architectural features.

LEGO and its logo are registered trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2011 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved.


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Re: Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House

Postby bigospedros » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:47 pm

dark red parts pack ?
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Re: Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House

Postby Solo » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:16 pm

I was about to scoff given the history of these sets being wildly overpriced, but 2,276 pieces for $199 isn't a bad deal really. Have any other Architecture sets beat the 10 cent per brick ratio?
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Re: Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House

Postby Coret » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:26 pm

The White House barely beat the $0.10 rule coming in at $50 for 561 pieces.

None of the other have hit it other than those 2.
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Re: Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House

Postby Solo » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:58 pm

Interesting. Maybe these two are setting the trend, and future sets in the theme will be more reasonably priced. /wishful thinking
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Re: Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House

Postby onions » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:16 pm

i'm with you don. i'd rather see larger more detailed sets.

i can't tell if it's dark red or reddish brown. I asked for clarification but no response yet.

i can see why the set is over 2k. the walls are built mostly with 1x2 plates.
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Re: Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House

Postby Daz Hoo » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:58 am

Don't take this the wrong way people (it's more of an observation than a critique), but is it me, or is the Architecture line seems to be more and more focusing on U.S. landmarks?

I'm no architect, but before this announcement, I had never even heard or seen that building before.
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Re: Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House

Postby Solo » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:33 pm

Frank Lloyd Wright is a pretty iconic architect and his style translates to Lego fairly well... so I'm not surprised to see his work made into three sets now. Still, and even though I'm familiar with him, I didn't know about this specific house until this set. I'd love to see some more international sets in the theme (Sydney Opera House being at the top of my list).
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Re: Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House

Postby Daz Hoo » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:03 am

Solo wrote:Frank Lloyd Wright is a pretty iconic architect


I guess you're right about that. I talked to a colleague who is currently studying to become an architect, and he knew about Frank Lloyd Wright's work and the Robie House. That confirms that people who know about architecture probably know about this particular building.

My concern is that this line is getting very "specific", hence less appealing for the average AFOL or TFOL.
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Re: Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House

Postby onions » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:56 am

i think you're right about that. the more they focus on FLW, the more they're going to alienate the casual fan. There are other architects to draw inspiration from, and more recognizable buildings worldwide that should get the lego treatment. i'm with don in that i'd love to see a sydney opera house. though something like that might do better as a shop@home exclusive like the eiffel tower, tower bridge, and statue of liberty before it.
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Re: Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House

Postby MrCRskater » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:46 pm

Solo wrote:I'd love to see some more international sets in the theme (Sydney Opera House being at the top of my list).


:shock: OMGthatwouldbeAMAZING!!!
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