LEGO Architecture Goes Flat for the Flatiron Building

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flatironThere are a few LEGO lines that stand out from the rest for their innovation and creativity (no, I’m not talking about Friends). The Cuusoo kits that are born from LEGO Ideas are a veritable toy box, where fans essentially get the opportunity to tell LEGO what they want to see on store shelves.

The LEGO Architecture line is where design (rather than detail) gets to shine. Sets such as The White House, Fallingwater, and Imperial Hotel are detailed, scale models of real-life landmarks. And they’re gorgeous.

The newest addition to the Architecture line is New York City’s Flatiron Building. Rising up from a triangular wedge of land between Broadway, Fifth Avenue and East 22nd Street, the Fuller Building – as it was originally named – became one of the city’s tallest buildings at 20 stories when it was completed in 1902. The building has since been recognized as a National Historic Landmark and is one of the most recognizable buildings in the city.

The LEGO kit includes 471 pieces and measures about 6″ high and 4″ deep. Included with the instruction booklet are six pages of historical information about the building and its architect, Daniel Burnham.

The set releases today and retails for $39.99. It’s available from all the usual places, including Amazon and the Lego Shop.

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The LEGO Architecture Flatiron set is pictured in front of New York's iconic Flatiron Building, Wednesday, April. 29, 2015, in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for LEGO Systems)
The LEGO Architecture Flatiron set is pictured in front of New York’s iconic Flatiron Building, Wednesday, April. 29, 2015, in New York. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for LEGO Systems)

 

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