If I was into Lego, I would be all over this new Architecture series, launched in 2008.
On their website, they have over a dozen products including the Burj Khalifa, the Sydney Opera House, Fallingwater, Robie House, Big Ben, the Seattle Space Needle, Brandenburg Gate, the Guggenheim Museum, Rockefeller Center, the White House, and more.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum:
Kids have the coolest toys these days. I’m sure this new series actually appeals more to adults though–the styles of these structures, the materials used, why they’re landmarks, etc. To apppreciate the significance of a house built above a waterfall, so that the inhabitants would hear nature instead of just see it, or an art museum that orients the viewer to experience a new way of walking and viewing an art gallery–in circles.
If you visit the Lego website, you can learn a bunch of cool facts about the buildings and the stories behind them. What a way to make architecture come alive to young, curious minds and small, active hands.