It’s great to hear that one construction company is doing well in the current recession, even if it’s only making pocket-sized buildings. I could happily while away an afternoon building the Barcelona Pavilion, but I reckon Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House would be a bit more satisfying, because I’d get to play with patterned bricks. Erich Mendelsohn’s Einstein Tower in East Berlin could occupy me for a weekend, but would probably need slathering in Polyfilla to achieve the full effect.Janice Kirkpatrick, Director, Graven Images
I suppose it comes down to the issue of honesty of materials. Lego is essentially a load-bearing modular unit that doesn’t do curves. It is unambiguously self-coloured opaque plastic. This all suggests a rectilinear primary-coloured building such as the neo-plasticist Schröer House by Gerrit Rietveld. But I think it is more poetic to push the material to the limits, so I would go for Eladio Dieste’s Church of San Pedro in Durazno, Uruguay – though it might need some glue.
Mike Stiff, Director, Stiff & Trevillion Architects
As someone who has a Lego USB stick and Lego Christmas decorations I’m a big fan of the colours and the small details, but I’m impatient when it comes to construction. So I’d stick to a Modernist design. The Corbusierhaus flats in Berlin have straight lines and nice colours. But, even better, would be the Sinatra House in Palm Springs by Stewart Williams. Then I could add some Rat Pack figures to lounge around the Lego pool with Lego martini glasses.
Heidi Lightfoot, Director, Together Design
I was going to choose Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, but a quick look on the Lego website tells me they’ve beaten me to it (seven hours build-time, yours for £74.99). Given that Legoland (England, Denmark, Germany and America) has also already built miniatures of the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, the New York skyline, Herzog & de Meuron’s Allianz Arena and the Kennedy Space Centre,I think it’s time for something full-scale. My vote is to rebuild a Lego Skylon on London’s South Bank.
James Webb, Founder, Webb & Webb Design