My thirty-two year old son is never surprised with a gift. I always get him what he asks for – and NEEDS (usually money). This year I was able to surprise him with a small Lego Architecture piece—the Seattle Space Needle from their new line of Lego Architecture.
As a small child — he always loved Legos (we still have them in the
After he assembled the Space Needle — which he admitted was a little more challenging than he thought — we both went on-line to see what other Lego Architecture sets they had to offer. We knew about the Guggenheim (39.99)—which is a gem, and the three other $19.00 pieces—the Empire State Building, The Sears Tower, and The John Hancock Center.
After a little more research, we got to Brickstructures,Inc. http://www.brickstructures.com/Home.html. We discovered Lego and Brickstructures are going to produce a Collection of Frank Lloyd Wright Structures (The Guggenheim is one of those pieces). Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water is also available for $99.00. How very cool!
We ventured further onto the Architectural Models and discovered several buildings that we assume and HOPE will be developed into Lego sets — such as the Jin Mao Tower, the Chicago Spire, the Burj Dubai Tower and more — view at http://www.brickstructures.com/ArchBurjDubai.html
Together, my son and I started looking through several architecture books I have (I’m an Art History grad) and talking about architecture and how “all roads lead to Rome” (My son’s words). As a parent, any time you get to spend with a child like this, no matter what the age, is a gift in itself. That time together was the best present I’ve received in a really long time. So we have several reasons to thank Legos!
These sets are also sold at Amazon.com Lego Architecture Kits
Lego also has a few pricey Landmark Series such as :
Also available is the Statue of Liberty at $4,999.00 (yes, one penny less that Five Thousand Dollars) Two feet 9 inches tall. 2,882 pieces.