Check out the thinking behind these awesome sets from Adam Reed Tucker the Arrchitectural Artist who designed them with LEGO:
Throughout it’s 50 year history the LEGO Brick has always been associated with creative building. LEGO Architecture takes that initiative further by inviting children of all ages to build their favorite worldly architectural landmarks and structures.
The objective of LEGO Architecture is to celebrate the past, present and future of architecture through use of The LEGO Brick. “With products such as the line of souvenir sets we wish to promote an awareness of the fascinating worlds of Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Initially, in 2008 LEGO Architecture featured a pair of Chicago’s most famous landmarks: the Sears Tower and the John Hancock Center. Showcasing America’s West and East coasts in 2009 will be Seattle’s Space Needle & New York’s Empire State Building. In the future, the line will offer other famous landmarks throughout the world celebrating influential landmarks, architects and movements that have shaped our world’s cities and cultures. LEGO Architecture will work to inspire future architects, engineers and designers from around the world.
As an Architectural Artist, my desire is to capture the essence of a particular landmark into it’s pure sculptural form. I first and foremost, do not view my models as literal replicas, but rather my own artistic interpretations that harness the landmarks overall appeal. Beyond its identity as a toy, The LEGO Brick is not initially thought of as a material typically used in creating art or used as an artist’s medium. It is the pure sculptural form that I have translated from reality using The LEGO Brick.
Why This Gets Our Seal of Approval:
- Iconic LEGO Building Sets
- Available in Empire State, Hancock Center, Sears Tower, or Seattle Space Needle.
- Sets range from 69-77 pieces per set.
- Ages 10 and Up