Danish toy manufacturer LEGO, famous for the renowned LEGO brick, is giving people the opportunity to build their favourite architectural work in a micro-scale with the LEGO Architecture series.
The story of the LEGO Architecture series begins with American architect Adam Reed Tucker, who sought a method to join his two passions of art and architecture. He then came upon the idea of using LEGO bricks and founded his own company, in which he began to design and build models of famous landmarks.
The LEGO Group noticed Reed Tucker’s idea of expressing architecture using LEGO and together they formed a partnership to release some of his models as commercially available LEGO sets under the LEGO Architecture brand. Reed Tucker’s first models were interpretations of famous skyscrapers from his hometown of Chicago, and since then LEGO Architecture has developed and evolved to include other famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Empire State Building in New York and the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
According to LEGO, there has always been a natural connection between the LEGO brick and the world of architecture. Fans who build with LEGO elements instinctively develop an interest in the form and function of the structures they create. At the same time, LEGO states that many architects have discovered that LEGO bricks are the perfect way to physically express their creative ideas.