Whether we like to admit it or not, we all like architecture. However, this art takes a lot of studying and dedication that LEGO is going to help us skip with this adult LEGO Architecture Studio kit.
You don’t have to be a kid to play with LEGO bricks. This fact has been proved again and again by build masters whose childhood days are long gone. The manufacturer of plastic building bricks seems to have finally understood this, too, so it came up with a kit especially built for adults, as pointed out even on the box. Despite the fact that the company says the kit is 16+, I’m sure the younger crowd could find it appealing, too.
The LEGO Architecture Studio kit includes 1,210 bricks in the white and transparent varieties. To prove that this is serious business, LEGO named some of the architects that endorsed this kit, the most notable being REX architecture, Sou Fujimoto Architects, SOM, MAD Architects, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, and Safdie Architects. These companies also authored some of the tips, techniques and features provided in the 272-page guidebook that comes along with the building bricks.
Amateur architects will surely make use of the supplied sorting trays, too. The monochromatic bricks are meant to help people understand the fundamental concepts behind architectural design in this plastic world. Even though the architecture companies mentioned above provide several tips on how to put the building bricks to good use, people are encouraged to put their own ideas in practice, as well. As LEGO puts it, this really is a world of endless creative possibilities.
Item 21050, as the LEGO Architecture Studio kit is known as internally, will ship on August 19, 2013. The architect wannabes who want to put their creative minds to a test should head to the LEGO Shop and pay $149,99 for the kit. A limit of 5 items is in place, to make sure that all the customers get what they want, and that the supplies are enough for everybody.
The ones wanting to get an idea about how this kit looks like and what can be done with it are encouraged to see the building instructions for the LEGO Architecture Studio kit, which are available here, but the documentation amounts to 413.86 Mb, so people with slow connections might want to download it while doing something else.
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