Mill Run, Pa. — Sept. 1, 2023 — A new, intricately designed building brick set of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, an iconic site on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is now available for presale through October 8, 2023, on the Fallingwater Museum Store website, FallingwaterMuseumStore.org.
The Fallingwater Premium Building Model is a beautiful and stunningly crafted brick set created by The Atom Brick™ Company. The completed model shows intricate details of the interior and exterior of Fallingwater, such as the furniture inside the living room and the trees, stream and waterfall on the landscape.
Fans of Fallingwater and Wright, architectural buffs, toy enthusiasts, brick-model collectors and nature lovers will enjoy building this model that uses bricks that are 25 percent smaller in size than some of the more traditional bricks on the market today. The 4,383 pieces create an 18.5″ L x 10″ W x 9.5″ H model of Fallingwater that is designed to have removable floors to display the interior.
The smaller and uniquely shaped bricks allow for more detail and provide a visually interesting perspective of the architectural features of Fallingwater. The building process creates a dynamic and physically challenging experience, says The Atom Brick™ Founder and Creator Adam Reed Tucker. He adds, for those looking for an artistic and leisurely undertaking, it also provides the ultimate relaxing build.
“This is a premium building model for people who appreciate good design to enjoy for many years to come and proudly display on a bookshelf or table as a personal work of art,” says Tucker, who was one of the original designers of the Fallingwater LEGO® brick set that was last available about a decade ago.
Craig Falatovich, Fallingwater’s director of retail operations, says Adam’s genuine passion for Fallingwater comes through in the details of the model. “From the flowing water below to the planter box on the rooftop, Adam thoughtfully brings the Fallingwater model to life by including tiny treasures, both inside and outside the house, that the builder will encounter along the way,” says Craig. “Our audience has been asking for a Fallingwater model for years, and I hope this long-anticipated set exceeds their expectations as it has mine.”
The Fallingwater Premium Building Model is $349.99, with a portion of the proceeds from the purchase supporting Fallingwater’s operations and preservation efforts. Presale models will be mailed, in time for the holiday season, starting Oct. 15.
Other Wright designs, including Taliesin West, Darwin D. Martin House and Unity Temple, are also brick models available for purchase by The Atom Brick™ Company.
The Atom Brick™ Fallingwater Model Product Launch and Signing Event
Purchasers of the Fallingwater Premium Building Model during the Aug. 31-Oct. 8 presale are eligible to participate in The Atom Brick™ Fallingwater Model Launch & Signing Event on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. At this Fallingwater event, participants will receive their previously purchased, one-of-a-kind building kit and participate in a meet and greet with The Atom Brick™ creator Adam Reed Tucker.
Attendees will also get an opportunity to have their box signed and attend an evening reception with light refreshments in the Fallingwater living room. Tickets for the launch event are limited and just $25 per person. Those interested in purchasing the model and attending the launch event, should visit Fallingwater.org/Visit/Events or call Fallingwater Visitor Services at 724-329-8501 for more information.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy:
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC has helped establish 11 state parks, conserved more than a quarter million acres of natural lands, protected or restored more than 3,000 miles of rivers and streams, and assessed thousands of wildlife species and their habitats. The Conservancy owns and operates Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 130 community gardens and other green spaces and thousands of trees that are planted with the help of more than 7,000 volunteers. The work of the Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 10,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org or Fallingwater.org.
Fallingwater is a house designed in 1935 by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) for the Kaufmann family, owners of Pittsburgh’s largest department store. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is one of his most widely acclaimed works and best exemplifies his philosophy of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature. Owned and operated by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy since 1963, Fallingwater is open to the public to tour and is surrounded by the Bear Run Nature Reserve’s 5,100 acres of natural land, streams, and trails. On July 10, 2019, Fallingwater and seven other Frank Lloyd Wright-designed properties were inscribed onto the UNESCO World Heritage List as “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.” In addition, Fallingwater is designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. National Park Service and a Commonwealth Treasure by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. For more information, visit Fallingwater.org. Join the conversation with Fallingwater on Facebook or Instagram.
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