As the flawed human beings we all are, from time to time, each of us needs a break from swine flu fears and waterboarding debates. As a 35-year-old man-child, my distraction of choice is video games. For others, it's Lego.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation on Thursday announced that "The Lego Group is now the exclusive licensed manufacturer of Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW) Collection Lego Architecture sets." Good for them, since it would have been pretty embarrassing if someone else won the Lego license. And earlier Friday, we the set in a brief, but here's some more info.
The new FLW Lego series is part of the Lego Architecture line that debuted last year. The line currently consists of six buildings: The Sears Tower, John Hancock Center, The Space Needle, The Empire State Building and now FLW's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and "Fallingwater."
Both Frank Lloyd Wright Lego Architecture sets contain booklets that feature traditional building instructions along with archival historical material and photographs of each building.
Lego appropriately released the first set, the Guggenheim, at the opening of the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit: "From Within Outward" at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on May 15.
If I was the kind of guy who'd choose Lego as my distraction of choice and was a FLW fan, I'd be a little disappointed in the pics released of these sets so far. Is it just me or do these look a little too simple and not detailed or complex enough? I guess that's why they're Lego and not scale models.