I love these Lego Architecture models because they represent real world buildings in a sleek and artistic way. They are great to collect, build and display. The series pays tribute to amazing architectural triumphs of artists all around the world.
Rockefeller Center, located in the center of Midtown Manhattan, New York City, represents the largest private building project ever undertaken in modern times. Developed and financed by the Rockefeller family in the 1930s, this 19-building complex is an example of Art Deco and is famous for the many works of art integrated into its design. This LEGO® Architecture series interpretation of Rockefeller Center was designed by architectural artist Adam Reed Tucker.
-Rockefeller Center measures 5″ (138mm)
-Includes information booklet with details on design and detailed history of landmark
-Architectural replica of the real-world Rockefeller Center
-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
Here’s info on the other sets available in this great theme.
This striking black-and-white replica of the famous Sears Tower in Chicago, U.S.A. measures 9″ (228 mm) tall and 3.1″ (80 mm) wide at its labeled base, and includes a booklet full of details about the building’s design and history, plus facts about the real tower. A creative and eye-catching accent for any desk, shelf or mantelpiece!
-Replica of real-world architectural landmark Sears Tower!
-Booklet included with details on design and history!
-Measures 9″ (228 mm) tall and 3.1″ (80 mm) wide!
The famous John Hancock Center of Chicago, U.S.A.! Built with striking black and white bricks, the assembled model measures 7.5″ (192 mm) tall and 3.1″ (80 mm) wide at its labeled base. It includes a booklet with details about the skyscraper’s design and history, plus facts about the real building. The perfect display for any architect or fan of spectacular city skylines!
-Replica of real-world architectural landmark John Hancock Center!
-Booklet included with details on design and history!
-Measures 7.5″ (192 mm) tall and 3.1″ (80 mm) wide!
The Empire State Building joins the LEGO Architecture Landmark series of real-world construction models! Standing 7.4″ (188 mm) tall, New York City’s famous skyscraper is built from tan bricks on a striking 3.1″ (80 mm) gray and black base with printed name label. Includes a booklet with details about the building’s history and creation. Perfect for any New Yorker, world tourist or architecture fan!
Build Seattle, Washington’s famous Space Needle! Created for the 1962 World’s Fair, this sweeping futuristic tower is the fourth in the LEGO Architecture Landmark series of real-world construction models. Built out of gray bricks, the assembled Space Needle stands 8.7″ (222 mm) tall on a 3.1-inch (80 mm) base with a printed label and includes a booklet with facts about the building, its construction and its history. A striking and imaginative display for your desk, bookshelf or mantelpiece!
2009 marked the 50th anniversary of one of New York City’s best-known museums, the Solomon R. Guggenheim®. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the greatest architects of the 20th century, the museum opened just six months after he passed away. This intricately built LEGO® model, co-developed and designed by architect Adam Reed Tucker, celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative vision and organic architectural style. The assembled Solomon R. Guggenheim museum model stands 4″ (102 mm) tall on a gray and black base with printed name label and includes a booklet with facts about the building, its construction and its history. Perfect for any New Yorker, world tourist or architecture fan!
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1934, Fallingwater® is perhaps the most famous residential home in the world. Open to the public since 1963, this masterpiece exemplifies Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic architectural style by intimately merging man with the surrounding landscape. This highly-detailed LEGO® model, co-developed and designed by architect Adam Reed Tucker, captures all of the distinctive features that make Fallingwater an architectural landmark. The assembled Fallingwater model stands 10″ (256 mm) wide on a gray base with printed name label and includes a booklet with facts about the building, its construction and its history. A striking and imaginative display for your desk, bookshelf or mantelpiece!
-Replica of real-world architectural landmark Fallingwater!
-Booklet included with details on design and history! (English language only)
-Measures 10″ (256 mm) wide
There are few structures in the United States with the history and reverence of The White House, designed by James Hoban. On July 16, 1792, President George Washington chose this James Hoban design from six competing designs from renowned architects. This six-story Sandstone structure was meant to command respect for the nation from citizens and foreign visitors. Construction took place from 1792 – 1800 and it was rebuilt by Hoban following the fire of 1814. The assembled White House model stands 9″ (22 cm) wide on a base with printed name label and includes a booklet with facts about the building, its construction and its history.
There you have it! These sets are such a good idea. The Lego Company definitely listened to the AFOL community and offers great models that double as fine art! You can display these in your office or at your desk and they make great conversation starters. For kids they’re a great way to educate and get the aspiring architects interested in how these famous buildings are pieced together. As mentioned above I’d start with the White House and Fallingwater then pick up the rest!