Build your own architectural icon

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I love the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, and my boys love Lego – so this is a perfect match. The Lego Architecture line was first introduced in 2008, and recently two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most recognisable buildings have been added to the collection – New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater, a residential home in Pennsylvania.

Both sets contain booklets that feature traditional building instructions along with exclusive historical material and photographs of each iconic building – what marvelous inspiration for the next generation of architects and designers.

I’m glad the Lego Architecture series is marketed for ‘builders of all ages’, because I’m champing at the bit for Fallingwater and can’t be confident I’ll let my kids anywhere near it. Hopefully next on the Lego agenda is some LeCorbusier.

The Fallingwater set is US$100 and the Guggenheim set is US$40. Both are available from the Guggenheim Store and can be shipped to Australia.

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Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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