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LEGO Makes Child’s Play of Frank Lloyd Wright Icons

FLWlego.jpgAs we struggle to keep abreast of the flood of Frank Lloyd Wright-related news, contests, vintage game show clips, and egregious puns that have accompanied the outstanding Guggenheim exhibition of the architect’s globe-spanning projects, we had to make sure that you had heard the glad tidings that LEGO, too, has caught the FLW fever. In a licensing coup, LEGO’s Brickstructures partner (helmed by architectural artist Adam Reed Tucker) has struck a deal with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to produce Frank Lloyd Wright Collection LEGO Architecture sets, which allow kids of all ages to build their own Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater. Accompanying the sets are booklets that feature traditional LEGO building instructions as well as “exclusive archival historical material” and photographs of each building. It’s DIY FLW!


“The LEGO product was one that the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation had considered pursuing for several years,” said the foundation’s Doug Volker in a press release issued by LEGO. “It was the vision, passion, and creative desire of Adam Reed Tucker to capture the essence of Mr. Wright’s most famous buildings using the medium of the LEGO brick that brought this partnership into being.” The Guggenheim LEGO set is selling for $40 ($36 for members) at the museum’s store. Meanwhile, watch for the Fallingwater set to hit the market this August. Other buildings in the LEGO Architecture series include the Empire State Building and Chicago’s Sears Tower. We’ve got our fingers crossed that LEGO teams up with another Guggenheim-affiliated architect named Frank for future sets.

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