New Fallingwater LEGO set unveiled at Fallingwater
Fri, Jul 24th 2009, 14:27. Filed under News Releases.
Mill Run, Pa. – July 24, 2009 – The new Fallingwater LEGO set was introduced today at Fallingwater, the internationally renowned Frank Lloyd Wright house in Mill Run, Pa.
The Fallingwater LEGO set joins together two cultural icons – the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork and the beloved toy brick. It is the latest addition to the LEGO Architecture series, which includes the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim Museum and other famous landmarks such as New York’s Empire State Building and Chicago’s Sears Tower. The Fallingwater set is available for purchase at the Fallingwater museum store or online at fallingwatermuseumstore.org.
The Fallingwater LEGO set consists of 811 pieces and has dimensions of 6x7x10 inches. It was designed by Adam Reed Tucker, an architectural artist and president of Brickstructures Inc., which developed the entire LEGO Architecture series.
“My hope is that my whimsical use of the LEGO Brick as an elegant and sophisticated medium transcends its identity as a simple toy to make one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s greatest achievements come to life for all to take away and enjoy,” said Tucker.
Tucker introduced the new LEGO set today at Fallingwater with Doug Volker, director of licensing and product development for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, and Lynda Waggoner, director of Fallingwater and vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. In addition to showcasing the new, commercially available LEGO set, Tucker unveiled a large LEGO model of Fallingwater that was displayed previously at the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry.
“It was the vision, passion and creative desire of Adam Reed Tucker to capture the essence of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous buildings, including Fallingwater, using the medium of the LEGO brick that brought this partnership into being,” said Volker.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC was responsible for the founding of six state parks and has conserved nearly 225,000 acres of natural lands and waterways. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Mill Run, Pa. that symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 8,300 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 10,300 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.
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About Brickstructures Inc.
Brickstructures, Inc. is a privately held company established to promote the interconnected worlds of architecture, engineering and construction using the LEGO brick. Founded in 2005 and formally established in 2007 by architect Adam Reed Tuker of Chicago, Brickstructures Inc. is the creative developer and distributor of LEGO Architecture.
About the LEGO Group
tHe LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company based in Billund, Denmark. It was founded in 1932 and today the group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials for children. The LEGO Group is committed to the development of children’s creative and imaginative abilities. LEGO products can be purchased in more than 130 countries. The LEGO Group is the exclusive manufacturer of LEGO Architecture products.
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