Architecture Studio, a new set from Lego, comes with 1,210 white and translucent bricks. More notable is what it lacks: namely, instructions for any single thing you’re supposed to build with it. Instead, the kit is accompanied by a thick, 277-page guidebook filled with architectural concepts and building techniques alongside real world insights from prominent architecture studios from around the globe. In other words, this box o’ bricks is a little different. Where past Lego products might have had the happy ancillary effect of nurturing youngsters’ interest in architecture, here, that’s the entire point.
Seventy-three different kinds of bricks are included in the set. But bricks are easy to find. It’s the guidebook that’s truly new. Its pages offer accessible overviews of basic architectural concepts, along with illustrated exercises for exploring them in Lego form. Pages on negative space and interior sections, for example, encourage budding builders to think not only about how their miniature creations look from the outside but also in terms of what sorts of spaces they contain within them.
Oh my goodness
Whites only Reblogged for the packaging, though I’d love to see that book.
As where the official LEGO version features 1,368 pieces, this custom job utilizes over 150,000 LEGO building blocks to recreate the classic scene from J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic film. In addition to the staggering number of bricks used for the installation, Helm’s Deep also includes 1,700 minifigures.
A grand scale Someone really likes The Lord of the Rings. Although I was unaware that J. R. R. Tolkien had made a ﬁlm. Surely they meant books above?
In order of appearance:
- Recreation of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “Behind the Gare Saint Lazare” in Lego
- A lego reconstruction of the famous photograph taken by Charles Ebbets
- A Lego recreation of Joe Rosenthal’s 1945 photograph “Raising the flag on Iwo Jima”. One of the most published photographs in history.
- A Lego version of Norman Potter’s 1954 photograph of Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile, completing the distance in 3 min 59.4 sec at Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, May 6, 1954.
- Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the Moon in 1969 - Photograph by Neil Armstrong
- V-J Day in Times Square, New York, August 14, 1945 (© Time Inc) by Alfred Eisenstaedt
History in Lego The backgrounds and photographic techniques impress me, too. Some folks spent a lot of time on these.
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Kids that use Lego today are the “builders of tomorrow”.
This slogan for Lego is beautifully illustrated in these print ads. A Child in the sixties invents the cell phone, a kid in the seventies the energy-efficient lamp and one in the eighties the wind turbine.
The wardrobe is right but the Lego isn’t This is really mean, but some of those pieces were not around in the 1960s, 1970s or 1980s.