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LEGO Blocks Out Frank Lloyd Wright

Diane Embry |

Ten-year olds everywhere can now build New York City’s Guggenheim Museum with their own two hands … a much smaller version out of LEGO pieces, that is. In 2008, the LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures, Inc. introduced the LEGO Architecture line. This series has recently expanded to include the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection – the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the famous Pennsylvania home “Fallingwater.” Both Frank Lloyd Wright sets contain booklets with building instructions, archival historical material, and photographs of each building. The LEGO models were developed in collaboration with real architects, hoping to inspire a younger generation of builders. Other LEGO Architecture sets include: the Sears Tower, the John Hancock Center, the Empire State Building, and the Space Needle.