Be inspired by leading architects and create your own unique designs.
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Bring your architectural creations to life in LEGO® form with LEGO Architecture Studio. In this amazing set you get over 1200 LEGO bricks and an inspirational guidebook filled with 272 pages of tips, techniques, features, and intuitive hands-on exercises endorsed by leading design houses. LEGO Architecture Studio gives you everything you need to create your very own unique buildings. Let your imagination guide your design!
Includes 1210 white and transparent LEGO® bricks, sorting trays and an inspirational 272-page guidebook
Guidebook includes tips, techniques, features and intuitive hands-on exercises
Use the monochromatic bricks to help you learn the fundamentals of architectural design in a LEGO context
Endorsed by REX architecture, Sou Fujimoto Architects, SOM, MAD Architects, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, and Safdie Architects
Guidebook written in collaboration with leading architects and edited by Christopher Turner
Be inspired by world-renowned architects
Release your inner architect and explore a world of endless creative possibilities
Rated 5 out of
Close to GreatI picked this set up at B&N. It's worth the purchase for any fan of architecture or design. The massive book that comes with it is not an instruction book, but rather an introduction to architectural thought and design. It's concepts make the set worth the purchase alone.
There is a good variety of pieces, but omissions such as antennas and cones and other like pieces is baffling; as is the inclusion of images on the box that, while impressive, require a disclaimer that says you can't build the LEGO structures shown with the pieces inside.
The other odd omission is a piece separator. Of all the sets that need this, the architecture sets are at the top of the list. I have one I can use, but why it isn't included is a mystery to me.
The other odd thing is the interior packing. The is one large cardboard tray, two small cardboard trays, and two plastic trays with sub compartments. These are great to have, but they fit very awkwardly in the box and it doesn't take much to see how that could be better. It would also have been nice to have two additional plastic trays. There was the potential here for a really good portable package design, but the execution fails to match the potential -- especially for those who would want to keep this set together in it's box. I might do this, but it will be almost the only set (out of dozens) that I treat this way.
I wanted to be an architect as a kid and this set has renewed that dream.
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 4 out of
Great sandbox for LEGO architecture fansMy wife got this set for me this Christmas and at first, I had some concerns for the fact that this is not an ordinary lego set with building instructions to follow. I mean, how much fun can a guy with no architectural knowledge or creativity possibly have with box full of lego blocks? Still, I set my doubts aside just for the sake of trying, found a picture of a building I wanted to build as practice, and then I was pleasantly surprised how fun and satisfying building process was. In about half an hour, I was able to finish the N Tower in Seoul, Korea. With lot more pieces still laying around in the box, I started to create one building after another, and soon a small town sized landscape was created. It was pure fun and satisfaction.
This set is consist of generous amount of white pieces and clear pieces. By having no colors, I find it easier to build buildings and structures without the distraction of colors. This way I felt that I could focus purely on the structure itself, as if I was molding a shape out of white clay back in elementary school. With many different shapes to play with, I was able to create any structures I've envisioned without difficulties. One thing I'm surprised at is this set does not include some of common and useful pieces like cone shapes or long antenna pieces for buildings. I had to steal an antenna piece from poor Willis Tower to finish my building...
It comes with a pretty artsy book about architecture but I personally feel the book doesn't do a good job engaging us lego readers to make connections with lego and architecture. Sure, they do throw some examples of lego builds that covers each architectural concepts but I personally feel this book made for lego should have lot more fun exercise for us to follow and experiment with. Almost like a work shop environment rather than this textbook for Concept and Principles of Architecture 101 class we are given here with this set. Simply more doing than reading seems more fitting for lego sets personally.
Overall, this is a fun, build your own ideas sandbox set with so many possibilities at your fingertips. Given the fact it has no colors, fun minifigures, or building instructions, one might say this set is better suited for older age groups. Pieces are also better for making structures than race cars, airplanes, etc. This set is not gonna be for every lego fans, but for anyone who enjoys making buildings out of legos, this will be a set you might have a blast making making buildings of your own.
Date published: 2015-12-26
Rated 5 out of
Lego HeavenA great set with a huge variety of pieces and a therefore endless variety of projects and designs that can be developed using the kit. The accompanying book is extensive and full of additional inspiration. Unlimited hours of fun to be had with this one.
My only gripe would be the lack of a large base board which will allow designs to be started from the base up (as they were in my youth) Maybe one could included following any update to the kit going forward?
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 5 out of
Creativity for every level of design!I was a little wary of this purchase, but was pleasantly surprised at the impressive design guide and selection of pieces. As a practicing Architect for that past 20 years, and a collector of the Lego Architecture line, I found it to be as fun for my daughter as is was for me....which can't be said for many sets. I want to buy a second set to keep at my firm! Bravo, Lego!