Published : 19 September 2011, 00:00 CET
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House Joins LEGO® Architecture series
The LEGO Group today has announced 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 9,026-square-foot Frederick C. Robie House located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
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 Kalifa 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.