Another Architecture set on the way

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Several eagle-eyed Brickset visitors emailed to say that the Architecture site at LEGO.com has been updated with a teaser image of set 21009 which is being launched in April. Does the small section that's not under wraps give any clues as to what it is? Take a look and see if you can guess. (thanks sdpevrin, attisb and zaxter)

Update: member Shadow Crawler has identified it as being the Farnsworth House which you can read a bit about here. I reckon he could be right!

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By in United States,

Maybe an Airport? Kinda looks like a runway.

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By in United States,

Clearly, it's the Sydney Opera House but shaped differently and with an overhang thing. Very clever, Lego.

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By in United States,

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts?

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By in United States,

I think its a harbor. I see a dock.

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By in Indonesia,

It's the Farnsworth building

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By in United Kingdom,

It certainly isn't a UK landmark, still waiting for the Houses of Parliament or if the designers fancy a challenge, the London Eye.

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By in United States,

I think Shadow Crawler is right... the building obviously has four pillars and stairs which matches the Farnsworth building almost perfectly.

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By in Canada,

I agree with Shadow Crawler -its the Farnsworth building(i had no clue what it was until I saw pics)

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By in United States,

You can definitely see the direction they are taking with modernist architecture - it makes sense, the more angular minimalist styles give them more options to make a quality model at a good price point.

While I would love to see something baroque or gothic (cathedrals would be sweet) - my budget doesn't really have room for a set with the piece count it would take to do them justice.

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By in United States,

Ugh...why would anyone buy this. Can't they work on a bit more famous landmarks/buildings?

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By in United States,

I can appreciate the comments of serviceburo; however, I have a different opinion. Modernist or Post-Modernist architecture is too easy for LEGO. It ends up looking simplistic. The beauty of LEGO, from my limited perspective, is the element of surprise. The ability to recreate less angular or organic forms with small blocks and custom adaptations is the brilliance of LEGO. Try the Sydney Opera House or even a classic like Notre Dame to draw interest and sales. Ultimately, the buildings of Colonial Williamsburg would be a brilliant partnership.

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By in United States,

Should be great... cool house. But I'd like to know how it'll work.

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By in United States,

Although I can understand its niche appeal, perhaps to those in the field, the overall bland Architecture line (and its oddly high prices) has certainly never piqued my interest... And this building done in brick is definitely NOT going to change my opinion any time soon. >_<

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By in Indonesia,

Thanks guys, but I don't deserve full credit. I have been previously informed by a very reliable source that the Farnsworth will be an Architecture set (by the way, he also mentioned that there will be a Burj Khalifa set this year :)).

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By in Slovakia,

I wonder why LEGO don't make a WTC Twins in this serie? This year is 10th Aniversary of September 11th so this Architecture model would be nice LEGO memorial.

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By in Canada,

As an architect, I instantly recognized this model as Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House in Plano Il. A much better choice that the White House or Rockefeller Center in terms of architectural influence.
http://www.farnsworthhouse.org/photos.htm

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By in United States,

Anatyt - I don't think memorials of infamously destroyed buildings is quite the direction Lego wants to go.

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By in United States,

I agree with Eric. Another Frank Lloyd Wright set (other than Fallingwater) would be really cool. How about some Usonian house (like the Rosenbaum house) or the Susan Dana Thomas house. Fully furnished interiors would be AWESOME too.

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By in United States,

The Twin Towers would be very nice, as would another F.L. Wright. This set should be cool. And, this house is in IL! I'll look into this house, maybe visit it over spring break. :)

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By in United States,

Kudos to Shadow Crawler for his great detective work.

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By in United States,

Wow... Out of everything they could do they picked a very plain house.

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By in United States,

I hope it's not the Farnsworth House. That thing is as ugly as sin...

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By in United States,

^i agree
I think it is that house though. you can tell if you examine the porch thingy...(Can't figure out how they expect to get money out of that thing...)

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By in United States,

*please read*
set 21009, the new architecture set will for sure be the Farnsworth House. the following link:
http://www.nm2go.com/doc/TRU_Spring_2011_Listing.pdf is the list of all sets to be on the shelves of TRU for the first half of 2011. If you scroll down to the bottom, you will see the architecture sets including Farnsworth House and yet another, Burj Dabai.

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