Recreate the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum® with LEGO® Architecture!
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Discover the architectural secrets of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®. This accurately detailed LEGO® model faithfully recreates the curves and distinctive lines that have made this building an architectural icon for the last half-century. The simple, grid-patterned facade of the annex tower complements the main building with its circular rotundas, while buildable exterior elements depict a section of New York City’s 5th Avenue Museum Mile, complete with its signature yellow cabs. The Guggenheim sign, featuring Wright’s architectural lettering, has also been recreated in a similar typeface to heighten the authenticity of the model. This LEGO Architecture model has been designed to deliver a rewarding building experience for all with an interest in architecture, travel, history and design, and is suitable for display in the home and office.
LEGO® Architecture interpretation of the real-world architectural landmark, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum®.
Features the Guggenheim’s modernist facade with its circular rotundas and distinctive lines, plus the eight-story annex tower and a section of New York City's 5th Avenue Museum Mile including scaled yellow cabs.
The Guggenheim sign, featuring Wright's architectural lettering, has also been recreated in a similar typeface to complement the authenticity of the model.
The included booklet contains information about the design, architecture and history of the building (English language only. Other languages available for download at LEGO.com/architecture).
LEGO® Architecture celebrates the world of architecture through the medium of the LEGO brick, and is developed for all with an interest in travel, architecture, history and design.
This set includes over 740 LEGO® pieces and offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 12+.
Measures over 4” (12cm) high, 7” (19cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum® is rated
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Rated 5 out of
Museum WorthyI was excited when I saw that The Guggenheim Museum was being released with a new LEGO Architecture set. I am a big Frank Lloyd Wright fan, and to say I was disappointed in the previous version of the Guggenheim, would be an understatement. It always seemed oddly proportioned. I realize that the designers are limited by brick shapes, and budget constraints, especially with a round building, but that set was a let down.
The new set is amazing. Every element of the design is light years beyond the previous one. The build is challenging, and it is fun to see the details as they emerge. Little quirks in the build, reveal themselves to be design elements that are almost hidden, unless you look closely. There are also the witty design elements that fit for the Guggenheim. The yellow taxi's and the white grills which represent cross walks, all fit into the New York theme.
When done, the design is cohesive and proportional. Though it is impossible to achieve the spiral ramp element of FLLW's architecture, the gradual step out of the curved floors suggests it in a modern way.
This set is definitely in my top five fave within the Architecture series. It gets pride of place on my LEGO shelf. I call this set Museum Worthy, because it is a set worthy of the Museum it represents.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 4 out of
A hefty little eye candyThis is my third Architecture set. I own the Farnsworth House and the Trevi Fountain, of which the first one is still intact - I just love the sleek beauty of it. The Guggenheim has the same esthetic appeal: clean lines, a trillion 1x1 tiles, and beautiful colors.
Yes, colors. I love the dark green plates with white tiles and sand details in the Farnsworth House, and I also love the two different greens of the Guggenheim combined with the teeny tiny splashes of yellow. It looks complete, balanced, satisfying.
It also has a nice weight to it. And even though one will not see the insides of the model once it is ready, the inside design makes sense when you are building the model. You can see the love for the original architecture manifesting in the LEGO model and even its details that don't meet the eye. Also, the back wall, although it seems pretty uniform a structure, is in fact a really complex and intriguing construction.
The overall built of the model is quite challenging, especially the back wall, to get all the tiles spot-on straight. But that's good, right? Not everything has to be easy, not in life nor in LEGO. And that's why I really like both the Architecture and the Creator series. :)
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of
Just wow!I received this a few days ago and finally had the chance to sit down and build it last night. All I can say is wow! This set put the first Guggenheim to shame. The level of details is just amazing. Definitely one of my favorite build and hope Lego designers continues to improve the Architecture Series. This one will definitely be on display for everyone to see. I can't wait for the next set they come up with or redesign.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of
Big improvementI just got this set as a gift and was happy to unwrap it as the box photo looked great, a big improvement over the earlier kit. For my whole adult life I have been a fan of Frank Lloyd Wrigt and, much later in life, Lego. So much of the subtlety of FLW's designs seem difficult to interpret in Lego, but this kit does a very good job. It's fairly small in size but the way it captures the essence of the design is well thought out.
The colours work well and the curves are achieved in a surprising way. The transitions between the arcs I thought at first were clunky but after building, they are less so, although they maybe could have benefited from white bricks behind where there are tiny fitting gaps to make the curves appear more seamless (instead of black bricks). To me there were a few odd instances of brick "engineering" that didn't seem very solid but they don't affect the overall build.
One thing I don't like is the assembly of smaller base plates into a larger one. No matter what it will not sit perfectly flat--why can't Lego make one-piece bases for kits this size so that the corners don't curve upward slightly?
Overall a very nice adult kit. I hope Lego can successfully translate more of FLW's buildings into kits like this one. If they do, I will most certainly buy them.