Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water in Legos

Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water in Legos

Jess Watson
Apr 12, 2010

Most of us would love to have a piece of architectural brilliance to call our own. Matija Grguric now has two, although they are made of Legos. We featured Matija's version of Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye a couple of years ago. Now, Matija is back with an amazing rendition of Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water.

For those of you that may be quick to dismiss something created out of Legos, here's Matija's description of the work and planning involved:

I've had thoughts about this project since I've built Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye. I finally made up my mind in September 2009. when I began planning and working on some early designs. Scale of the building is minifig, or approximate 1:40. One of the issues was how to make the stone walls of the building. The result here is made out of 4 different shades of grey (old grey and bley). Other was the terrain and vegetation. In the end I decided to make it in winter atmosphere. Snow is something I always enjoy, and I was always more of a winter type of person, so here it is - my first snowy MOC (my own creation). :)

Building process spread over total of almost 7 months, and the structure is made out of more than 15000 bricks (just an approximate guess). It is placed on 6 48*48 baseplates, and measures 115 x 80 x 50 cm. It weights more than 20 kg. This MOC will be displayed in Technical Museum in Zagreb on "Kockice EXPO 2010", in May and June this year.

To see more images of Matija's sculpture that has been seven months in the making, visit his Flickr set: Fallingwater.

(Image credits: Matija Grguric)

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