Friday, September 06, 2013

Brick work

LEGO has always been a magnet for art lookalikes and more recently the company itself has headed back into architecture. It hasn’t always been plain sailing. The first LEGO architectural set was produced in the sixties but some factual errors (like attributing the Guggenheim to Mies van der Rohe) took off some of the shine. Even though it even had different coloured bricks to the standard kits the architectural line was later discontinued. Now the LEGO people are back with a different tack. This time the builders themselves do the designing with LEGO Architectural studio that contains 1,200 monochromatic white LEGO pieces. In their new set of white bricks you can make your own box-on-box modernist masterpiece. Don’t forget a lap pool.