Frank Lloyd Wright Fans: Now You Can Build a Mini Taliesin West Out of Toy Bricks
No one could ever repeat what Frank Lloyd Wright, the pioneer of modern American architecture, has done for the design world—but these building kits might be the closest we’ll ever come to doing so.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has teamed up with The Atom Brick, a company creating LEGO-like interconnecting blocks, to bring three of Wright’s most famous architectural structures to life by creating kits that allow consumers to create mini versions. Designed for ages 14 and older, each kit is “just the size needed to balance dimension, design, and detail” to make ”this building experience unique and educational,” according to a press release.
Consumers are able to choose between Darwin D. Martin House, Unity Temple, and Taliesin West, all three of which made design and architecture. history But full disclosure, you really can’t go wrong with whichever one you choose to buy.
Completed in 1905, the Darwin D. Martin House is located in Buffalo, New York, and is known for its rectangular lines of architecture surrounded by prairie landscape. Next, there’s the Unity Temple, which was constructed between 1905 and 1908 in Oak Park, Illinois. It was one of the first modernist buildings in the world, uniquely known for its concrete, single material, and efficient use of space that inspired so many others after him. And finally, Taliesin West was built in 1937 on acres of land in Scottsdale, Arizona, which served as Wright’s winter retreat over the course of 22 years.
The kits are available for preorder now until February 2020 and range from $74.99 to $149.99 in price. So live out your wildest architectural dreams and get to building like Frank Lloyd Wright. Who knows what inspiration could stem from it!