Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House Joins LEGO® Architecture Series!
Aug 31, 2011 12:00 pm
by Joe Meno
BILLUND, Denmark- (August 31, 2011) - The LEGO Group today announces the LEGO® Architecture Robie House, an interpretation of Wright’s most famous Prairie style work. Designed by architectural artist Adam Reed Tucker, Robie House is a model of the Frederick C. Robie House located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighbourhood.
The model will be available in LEGO Brand stores and online at www.LEGO.com from September 1, priced $199, €199.99 or £169.99.
With models developed in collaboration with architects, LEGO Architecture aims to inspire future architects, engineers and designers as well as architecture fans around the world. 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 Khalifa in Dubai.
Each LEGO Architecture set contains a booklet featuring step-by-step building instructions that is prefaced by history, information and photographs of each iconic building, its design origin, its architect and its architectural features.
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.
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.
About The LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. It was founded in 1932 and today the group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials for children, employing approximately 9,000 people globally. The LEGO Group is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities. LEGO products can be purchased in more than 130 countries.
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