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Ace Kim | January 4th, 2013 | LEGO Architecture, News

New Architecture Set Revealed: 21017 Imperial Hotel

Frank Lloyd Wright fans rejoice! His longest running project in Japan (11 years from start to finish), is now going to be made into a new Architecture series set: 21017 Imperial Hotal. According to Eurobricks, the piece count rests at 1,188 and the cost is estimated to be around the $100 mark. No word yet on a release date, but we’ll keep you updated as soon as we know.

via The Brothers Brick via Eurobricks

Ace Kim | August 26th, 2011 | Events, LEGO Architecture

21010 Robie House Release Party Saturday 8/27

21010 Robie House - Front Building

Just a reminder that tomorrow Saturday August 27, 2011, there will be a “release party”, and I use that term loosely, held at the actual Robie House that Frank Lloyd Wright built. Of course, this only matters to people living in the Chicago area but if you’re one of those people and want to be one of the first to own what is for sure going to be the next gold standard for Architecture sets, you can pick one up between the hours of 10am to 4pm. Adam Reed Tucker will be on hand to talk about the set and possibly sign his autograph. Museum members can purchase the set for $179.99, saving 10% off of MSRP. Non-member price is $199.99 The Robie House is located at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave Chicago, IL 60637.

If you don’t plan on going, the official on sale date for the set is September 1. We’ll announce its availability here if it’s any sooner.

Ace Kim | July 13th, 2011 | LEGO Architecture, News

Official Announcement: 21010 Robie House

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.

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Ace Kim | July 12th, 2011 | LEGO Architecture, News

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House - LEGO Architecture

Adam Reed Tucker’s next entry in the LEGO Architecture series is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House. Weighing in at 2,276 pieces, this is the largest LEGO Architecture set to date. And the most expensive at $199.99. I, for one, am excited at seeing more pictures because I always felt that the small scale nature of previous Architecture sets never did the source material proper justice. With a piece count this high, though, LEGO seems to be making amends for that, and also to help us forget their previous laughable release, the Burj Khalifa.

Do you live in the Chicago area? You can be one of the first to lay your hands on this set at the official launch party held at the Robie House (5757 S. Woodlawn Ave Chicago, IL 60637) on Saturday August 27th from 10am to 4pm. Adam Reed Tucker will be on hand to talk about the set and possibly sign his autograph. Members can purchase the set for $179.99, saving 10% off of MSRP.

Thanks to Gingerbeard Man for the tip.

Via PrarieMod

Ace Kim | May 20th, 2009 | News

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Licensing Agreement With LEGO

If you’re a fan of the landmark series of LEGO sets which include the Seattle Space Needleicon and the Empire State Buildingicon, then surely this will tickle your fancy. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has reached a licensing agreement with Brickstructures, Inc and The LEGO Group to produce a series of sets based on the famed architectect’s most notable buildings. An excerpt from the press release:

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 Wrights most famous and recognizable buildings, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater.

Check out the full press release at PrairieMod.com. Brickstructures has the first four landmark sets available for sale. The Guggenheim set is sold at the Guggenheim Museum. No word on its availability outside of the museum as of yet. Thanks to ki-adi-windu for the heads up.