The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced on May 12th that The LEGO Group is now the exclusive licensed manufacturer of Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® LEGO Architecture sets. The LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures, Inc. officially introduced the LEGO Architecture line in 2008. The line currently consists of six buildings – now including two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous and recognizable buildings, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and “Fallingwater.”
With models developed in collaboration with architects, LEGO Architecture works to inspire future architects, engineers and designers as well as architecture fans around the world with the LEGO brick as a medium. Builders of all ages can now collect and construct their favorite worldwide architectural sites through these artistic replicas.
Both exclusive Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO Architecture sets contain booklets that feature traditional building instructions along with exclusive archival historical material and photographs of each iconic building.
The LEGO Group will release the first of the LEGO Architecture Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® sets at the opening of the Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit: From Within Outward at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on May 15, 2009.
The Original SolomonR. Guggenheim Museum
the LEGO Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
the LEGO Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Frank Lloyd Wright Quote
“By organic architecture, I mean an architecture that develops from within outward in harmony with the conditions of its being, as distinguished from one that is applied from without.” • Frank Lloyd Wright Collected Writings Volume 1, p.127
the original Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright
additional text from the press release
Doug Volker of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
According to Director of Licensing and Product Development, Doug Volker, “The LEGO product was one that the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation had considered pursuing for several years. It was the vision, passion and creative desire of Adam Reed Tucker to capture the essence of Mr. Wright’s most famous buildings using the medium of the LEGO brick that brought this partnership into being.” Another exciting aspect of the Architecture Series is the capability to use them for education, team building, or other formats that make the LEGO Architecture series more than just a toy.
“The LEGO Group is known for its creative approach to brick models and now, with its Architecture Series, it will reach even further, to individuals of all ages,” Volker concluded.
Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures and the LEGO Group
“Mr. Wright’s buildings are a treasure trove of possibilities,” says Adam Reed Tucker, innovator of the Architecture Series for The LEGO Group. “I wanted to create these marvelous buildings for years, so I’m thrilled to be working with the Foundation in order to include Mr. Wright’s timeless buildings in this series, which conceptualizes the very essence of each building in LEGO bricks."
About Brickstructures, Inc.
Brickstructures, Inc., is a privately held company established to promote the use of LEGO Bricks in relation to Architecture. Established by architect Adam Reed Tucker of Chicago, Brickstructures, Inc., acts as creative developer and exclusive distributor for LEGO Architecture. Brickstructures also arranges events and explores educational activities in conjunction with architectural firms, institutions and landmarks. For more information on the work of Adam Reed Tucker, Brickstructures, Inc., and LEGO Architecture visit www.brickstructures.com
Brickstructures and the Brickstructures logo are trademarks of Adam Reed Tucker. ©2009 Brickstructures, Inc. All rights reserved.
About the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Established in 1940 by Wright to be the repository of his life's work, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the works and ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright for the benefit of all generations, and educating and inspiring diverse audiences, including scholars, architects, students, and the general public, through programs that promote the integration of the designed, built, and natural environment in a manner that improves and sustains the quality of life.
The Foundation operates Taliesin and the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture (Spring Green, Wis.); Taliesin West (Scottsdale, Ariz.); and the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives, the largest repository of any single artist's work in the world.
Frank Lloyd Wright®, Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® and the Frank Lloyd Wright photograph are trademarks of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
© 2009 Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation All rights reserved.
About The LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. It was founded in 1932 and today the group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials for children. The LEGO Group is committed to children's creative development and learning and its products can be purchased in more than 130 countries.
LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of The LEGO Group. ©2009 The LEGO Group.