Having already produced kits immortalising Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater, Lego has gone Bauhaus with its latest release – Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House.
The perfect present for the precocious progeny of architects, the latest Lego kit – yours for $59.99 (£37) – is a reconstruction of Mies’s Modernist classic, completed in 1951 and located just outside Chicago.
The miniature Farnsworth was worked up by Chicago architect Adam Reed-Tucker, who used Lego’s classic 1×1 bricks for the vertical exterior columns. He says, ‘It’s fitting that recreating a minimalist symbol of Modern architecture was done so with the simplist of Lego bricks, the humble 1×1.’
Farnsworth House is the 10th release in Lego’s architecture series, joing Frank Lloyd Wright’s work and Landmarks including the White House and the Empire State Building.