LEGO launches set aimed at professional architects

All elements are simple and clean so that they can be used in as many different types of buildings as possible. 

August 08, 2014 |
All photos courtesy LEGO

All photos courtesy LEGO

There's a new LEGO set for architects to get excited about—actually, one made for architects. LEGO Architecture Studio is made up of 76 unique elements and over 1,200 pieces, and is intended to give the builder as much freedom as possible, Dezeen reports. 

"Anyone with an interest in architecture can now create their own LEGO original designs, as well as building mini architectural masterpieces such as the Eiffel Tower and the Trevi Fountain," said a statement from LEGO.

The pieces, while unique in shape and size, are monochromatic. Instead of the standard primary LEGO colors, this set uses entirely white and transparent pieces. All elements are simple and clean so that they can be used in as many different types of buildings as possible. 

Multiple architecture firms contributed to the 250-page guidebook that comes with the set, including Sou Fujimoto Architects, MAD architects, and Safdie Architects. The manual plays into the toy's double use as a design tool.

This kit is a part of the LEGO Architecture series, which allows builders to recreate iconic buildings like Farnsworth House and Falling Water. The LEGO Architecture Series will cost £149.99. 

 
 
 
 

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