Posts Tagged ‘Adam Reed Tucker’

LEGO Buildings at the National Building Museum

August 25, 2011

During the end of my BrickFair Trip (after the convention) I was able to visit Washington D.C. for a couple of day. It just happened that Adam Reed Tucker — LEGO Certified Professional, designer of the LEGO Architecture sets, and founder of BrickWorld in Chicago, has a display of LEGO Architecture (what a surprise 😀 ) at the National Building Museum.

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So since I was in the area, I decided I’d check it out. 🙂

The first thing I saw when I walked in was the donation box, a replica of the museum.
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There’s even a model of the model in the model, how meta.
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A huge banner showed some of the models
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Adam made the famous “Corncob” Marina City apartments of Chicago.
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Jin Moa Tower (and a building I can’t remember the name of)
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Falling Water (without the water 😉 )
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The models are on display till September 9th. But unfortunately during the recent earthquake on the East Coast a couple of the models suffered minor damage.

Unlike most of my buildings, Adam’s models are all unglued. But, since they are LEGO they “can and will be repaired.” 😉

If you can’t get to D.C. you can see all of the models on my Baltimore and D.C. set on Flickr.

The LEGO Architecture does it Wright

May 18, 2009

You can read the whole press release here or just the highlight:

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced today that The LEGO Group is now the exclusive licensed manufacturer of Frank Lloyd Wright Collection® LEGO Architecture sets.

The LEGO Group and Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures, Inc. officially introduced the LEGO Architecture line in 2008. The line currently consists of six buildings – now including two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous and recognizable buildings, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and “Fallingwater.”

After seeing this on Brothers Brick I just had to put my two cents in. To be honest, I’m not really into the LEGO Architecture line. The main reason is the price. At $20 each, the original four buildings are all way over-priced for the amount of LEGO you get. The only one that I even really liked the design on was the Space Needle. The new “Fallingwater” one looks interesting, but by looking at the amount of pieces, it looks like it will be even more than $20.

The general idea of the LEGO Architecture sets is good, and I understand why people like them. I just can’t justify spending that much for so few LEGO bricks. Especially when I can design my own LEGO microscale buildings for way less.
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