We’re excited that a number of toys these days are geared toward architecture and are encouraging kids to learn more about it. Remember Architect Barbie? And the LEGO Architect Series? Well, we have good news: LEGO is adding a new kit for the Farnsworth House to the series.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe constructed this modern-style home between 1945-1951 for Dr. Edith Farnsworth. It’s characterized by floor-to-ceiling glass and even seems to float, as it’s situated on steel columns that measure just above fight feet high. From Adam Reed Tucker, the artist who created the set:
“Farnsworth HouseTM celebrates our 10th model in the LEGO Architecture series. As a minimalist ‘Steel & Glass’ modernist symbol of the 1950s, it delicately balances clean lines, volume of space, minimal structure, and expansive glazing, creating an inviting relationship between the natural and built environments.”
And now kids and architectural enthusiasts alike can recreate this masterpiece in 546 blocks. Let’s get to building!
Image via architecture.lego.com