Tonight was the industry awards show for the American International Toy Fair where they give out awards for Toy of the Year in various categories as well as induct any new inductees into the Toy Hall of Fame, and The LEGO Group walked away with three out of the twelve categories. It should be noted that no other manufacturer won more than one award. Top Honors for Toy of the Year went to LEGO Friends for which I’m very happy about. LEGO also won Activity Toy of the Year with LEGO Friends, Girl Toy of the Year with LEGO Friends, and Specialty Toy of the Year with LEGO Architecture. And that my friends is how this post is relevant.
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If you’re a fan of the landmark series of LEGO sets which include the Seattle Space Needle and the Empire State Building, 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 Wright’s 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.