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More amazing Lego: Mies' Farnsworth House released

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The geniuses at Lego have created another mini-masterpiece, Mies van der Rohe’s Modernist icon, Farnsworth House

The classic 1951 home in Plano, just outside Chicago, joins the growing Lego Architecture product line which includes Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum and his Fallingwater (AJ 29.05.09).

Paal Smith-Meyer, head of new business at the Lego Group, said: ‘Our main job has been to capture the essence of this iconic design with our own celebrated icon, the Lego Brick. We hope the model and the story behind the building will be an inspiration to kids and adults around the world.’

Whitney French, executive director of the Farnsworth House, a National Trust Historic Site, said: ‘The Farnsworth House is one of the most celebrated and iconic symbols of Modern architecture and the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the U.S. is delighted to partner with the Lego Group to offer this extraordinary structure as part of the Lego Architecture Series.’

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Currently priced at £54.99, the Farnsworth House is aimed at ages 12 and over.

Lego Architecture is a collaboration between the Lego Group and Chicago architect Adam Reed Tucker. It started as a pilot of 200 boxes in 2007. In 2010, international distribution started through Lego online stores, brand retail stores and in a growing number of outlets around the world.

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