20 May 2009
Lego does Wright!
In what might just be the coolest news of the year so far the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation have licensed Lego to recreate classic Wright buildings, namely the Guggenheim and Fallingwater in those loveable bumpy little plastic blocks.
I have a horrible suspicion though that they'll go the way of a lot of recent Lego products and pre-create more parts than they challenge kids to make out of square blocks. I mean little Lego drinking cups? Honestly. The initial packaging pics look like there are plenty of imagination fostering blocks though. Here's hoping.
Interestingly, the Architecture series ups Lego's standard age rating of 7+ to 10+. Maybe the extra 3 years fosters a level of appreciation of the medium that means these sets won't be bastardised and turned into multicolour random houses, or the ends chewed when bricks are stuck too tightly together.
According to the press release: Builders of all ages can now collect and construct their favorite worldwide architectural sites through these artistic replicas.
Well, maybe not all ages. Either way Jasper's going to have a long wait before he gets to enjoy his Christmas present this year.
Having children: proving crap for collecting art, but a brilliant excuse to buy cool toys.
at 10:56 pm