LEGO has unveiled their latest addition to the Architecture line, the instantly recognizable Sydney Opera House. Probably the most recognizable building south of the equator, and now something of a national icon for Australia, the opera house was designed in 1957 by then-unknown architect Jørn Utzon, who hails from Denmark, much like our favorite toy Continue reading →
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LEGO provides the perfect medium for recreating the buildings and landmarks of the world — LEGO has even released a line of official LEGO Architecture sets. Check out our coverage of the official sets, and don’t miss all the gorgeous architectural models created by LEGO fans from around the world.
I’ve made no secret of my love for Jonathan Lopes’ urban landscapes and was a little sad to hear he’d destroyed his latest town. Luckily he’s back with a new project which promises to be very interesting: starting a new town in a sub-minifig scale. By my guess this is about half to 2/3rds the Continue reading →
The Supreme Court of Canada building was designed by architect Ernest Cormier and opened in 1946, after Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) laid the cornerstone in 1939. For Christmas 2011, -greenglo- built a LEGO version of this important Canadian building for his wife, who works for the Department of Justice. The LEGO model now Continue reading →
Brickshelf user icare‘s microscale model of the Musée du quai Branly in Paris captures its vibrant architecture. Even though I’m not familiar with the actual museum, this creation is still a treat for the eyes.
Signal boxes are one of the most common trackside accessories built by LEGO fans. But I think this beauty by lafabrick is the first time I’ve seen a modernist version done in LEGO. I like it. There’s a lot of clever use of half-stud offset on this one.  I think actually brutalist, perhaps our Continue reading →
Amazon.com keeps dropping the price of the recently released LEGO Architecture set 21010 Robie House. At the moment, it’s 32% off, for a savings of $64. Price was one of the big complaints when this was released, so quit complainin’ and get shoppin’! Looks like it’ll make a great dark red parts pack. Via FBTB.
Oftentimes we see applications of a new building technique on a small experimental model, but rarely do we see them applied to a large creation. I am delighted to see tiberium_blue‘s T’Met Monastery, which not only uses Technic liftarms for its massive stone walls but also depicts a refreshing subject of a fictional sanctuary inspired Continue reading →
One of my favorite new themes at BrickCon this year was “World Architecture,” organized by Anu Pehrson. Her own contribution was one of my favorites — this gorgeous Hindu temple in the Nagara style of Indian architecture. Anu provides a bit of background: This is an Ancient Temple from India. This is the Nagara style Continue reading →
Over at Eurobricks Luke Hutchinson (Derfel Cardarn) is running a ‘live’ how-to guide to building a medieval village. It’s a great way to learn some new tricks and follow a builders approach to construction. Just be ready to buy a lot of 1×1 rounds if you want to build as you read.
Lasse Vestergård built this in the style of LEGO’s architechture sets and it came out quite nice. I’m really liking the austere look of this build.
Nelic73 has built a very detailed recreation of the famous statue of Christ that overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro. The detailing on the face and the folds of the robe is first-rate. I didn’t know until just now that this statue is the largest Art Deco statue in the world. I guess you Continue reading →
Sean Kenney recently built a 10 feet tall model of the Trump International Hotel and Tower with 65,000 Lego pieces. Different from other skyscraper sculptures I’ve seen, this one simulates the effect of the reflective glass on the actual building. This was achieved by building a pattern of the reflected skyline inside the transparent “glass” Continue reading →
The latest LEGO Architecture sets 21010 Robie House and 21011 Brandenburg Gate have just been released on LEGO.com. The original (non-LEGO) Robie House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1910, 25 years before Fallingwater. Designer Adam Reed Tucker’s LEGO version is built from 2276 bricks and costs $199.99. The Brandenburg Gate in Continue reading →
This temple by Dan76 is stunning. I don’t see enough ancient-themed creations and this makes me want more. The statuary, the architecture, the interiors…I could go on and on. You really need to check out all the pictures. It will be well worth your time.
During my wife and my last two trips to Japan, the complex at Kiyomizu-dera has been the first stop after detraining at Kyoto Station so it made me happy to see among Matija Grguric’s excellent series of world landmarks (including Easter Island heads and Great Wall) this colorful pagoda based on the one at Kiyomizu-dera. Continue reading →