Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Fallingwater Lego Set
Want to try to build Frank Loyd Wright's iconic masterpiece, Fallingwater?
"Mr. Tucker's company, Brickstructures Inc., teamed with the LEGO Group to produce the new Fallingwater set. Retailing for $99.99, the kit also includes a 100-plus-page spiral-bound book with assembly instructions as well as drawings, photographs and a history of the Fayette County house that Frank Lloyd Wright designed in 1935 for Edgar and Liliane Kaufmann.
Mr. Tucker was at Fallingwater yesterday to promote the model, which debuted at Manhattan's Guggenheim Museum in May, along with his LEGO replica of that Wright building. The release coincided with the museum's current exhibit of Wright's work, marking the Guggenheim's 50th anniversary."
I actually missed seeing the Frank Loyd Wright show at the Guggenheim and I now really regret it. From what I can tell they pulled out all the stops in terms of creating large scale models of not only many of the buildings he built but also of many of the fantastic designs for projects he wasn't able to execute.