When I played with Legos as a boy I knew I was going to grow up doing one of two things – be involved with creating great cities, or amassing an army of droids and conquering the world. In hindsight I probably should have gone with the droids.
But now all of you pursuing a career as an architect now have one more set of Legos to fulfill those dreams – Lego Architecture (and some Frank Lloyd Wright). You’ve always been able to develop grand ideas and design aspirations with any type of Lego set you could get your hands on, but now Lego has created a specific set that embraces the black turtleneck and black-framed glasses in all of us.
As long as you remember that Legos are very much like most things in life – be sure to follow the directions to create something that was intended to be, and then break it apart and create something much better.
I came across a website called Brickstructures (http://www.brickstructures.com/Home.html) that sells some of the Lego Architecture series. They also have some cool photos of some phenomenal Lego models of existing buildings.
eeeeeee! This is too freaking cool! A Lego John Hancock building? Yes!
I used my Legos to begin building a Gothic cathedral, which was quickly abandoned when i realized I didn’t have near enough Legos to complete it. Another life lesson: when you start out, make sure you have or can easily acquire the stuff you need to do what you have to do. however, I still made some pretty cool stuff with my Legos. My sister and I made a castle to go with our Lego knights, and our mom built a large turtle that ate the knights and spit out the armor.
You and my mom coulda ruled the world with a droid army and a man-eating turtle.