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It’s hard to find an architecture enthusiast who wasn’t obsessed with LEGO as a kid. Many of us would spend hours carefully placing the small, colorful blocks to make our crazy, imaginary environments in our heads a reality—well, somewhat. Whether it was building a dream home for your dolls or simply trying to construct the tallest tower, LEGO was certainly responsible for the first flirtations with the profession. It is no question this tool unleashes our creativity, and this can be demonstrated in a variety of ways.
For this reason, we searched our archive for some architects which highlight the creative and innovative ways LEGO is being used in adult-life. From a few pieces of the LEGO® Architecture Series to the appropriation of some important offices such as Zaha Hadid Architects and MVRDV, urban interventions are being inspired by toys and even serving as a furniture mold.
New architecture LEGO kits
Have you ever wanted to feel what it is like living inside a LEGO creation? Airbnb teamed up with LEGO to offer fanatics a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the night in no other than BIG’s LEGO House in Billund, Denmark.
LEGO doesn’t have to be limited to the imaginary world—it can be used for real-world problems too! Artist Jan Vormann uses the colorful blocks to mend crumbling walls and masonry around the world.
Need some new coffee tables in your living room? Embrace your inner brutalist and try casting your own using LEGOs as your mold.
We all know LEGOs can trigger a person’s inner architect, but what about one’s inner urbanist? “The Collectivity Project,” an interactive exhibition at the High Line, used LEGOs to facilitate interest and discussion on urbanization issues.
Forget the Building of the Year Award—which Stirling Prize Winning Architecture Firm won the Pritzker Prize of LEGO building?
Imagine having the New York, Berlin, or Venice skyline right at your own desk. Make it a reality with LEGO’s new Architecture Skyline Collection.
Archi-LEGO lovers rejoice! Over the past few years, LEGO has developed their Architecture Landmark Series with additions such as the Eiffel Tower and U.S. Capitol Building. Here are some of our favorites.
LEGO has revealed the latest kit in their Architecture series, and it's a bit meta: a 774-piece model of the nearly complete LEGO experience center in Billund, Denmark, designed by BIG to resemble a stack of LEGO blocks.
As the 150th Anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth approaches, LEGO has released the latest kit in their architecture series: Wright's New York masterpiece, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The 744-piece set features a new rendition of the building made from the classic plastic blocks, following a 208-piece interpretation released in 2009.
LEGO® has unveiled the newest kit in their Architecture series: The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Originally designed by architect William Thornton in 1793, the building has gone through several iterations, including the addition of its iconic white, cast-iron, neoclassical dome in 1866.
LEGO® has officially announced the next addition to their architecture-inspired products: The United Nations Headquarters. Standing alongside New...
LEGO® has announced the architecture series' newest addition: The Eiffel Tower (La tour Eiffel). Named after its engi...
The LEGO® Group has unveiled a new rendition of Jørn Utzon's beloved Sydney Opera House. Following last year's unveiling of a slightly smaller edition, LEGO® will challenge the skills of its faithful builders with a new, highly detailed, 3,000 brick model of Australia's most famous landmark.
LEGO® has released their newest, limited-edition architecture set: BIG's unbuilt LEGO® House . Planned for completion in 2016, the creatively stacked "experience center," which will commemorate the toy company's history and future, is the first unbuilt project offered as part of the series.