Robie House press release

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Robie House

The LEGO Group today announces the LEGO® Architecture Robie House, an interpretation of Wright’s most famous Prairie style work. Designed by architectural artist Adam Reed Tucker, Robie House is a model of the Frederick C. Robie House located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighbourhood.

The model will be available in LEGO Brand stores and online at www.LEGO.com from September 1, priced $199, €199.99 or £169.99.

With models developed in collaboration with architects, LEGO Architecture aims to inspire future architects, engineers and designers as well as architecture fans around the world. Fans of all ages can collect and construct iconic architectural sites, including: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater, the Space Needle in Seattle, the Willis Tower and John Hancock Center in Chicago, New York’s Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center, The White House in Washington, D.C., Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Each LEGO Architecture set contains a booklet featuring step-by-step building instructions that is prefaced by history, information and photographs of each iconic building, its design origin, its architect and its architectural features.
LEGO Architecture: Robie House is recommended for ages 16 and older and includes 2,276 pieces and a booklet with details on Robie House’s design and history.

About Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House sparked a revolution in residential architecture that still reverberates today. The Robie House was the first historic property to be declared a National Historic Landmark based solely upon its architectural merit. Designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of the 10 most significant structures of the 20th century, the impressive home features dramatic overhangs which appear to defy gravity and continuous bands of stunning art glass which dissolve the barrier between interior and exterior. It is an American treasure and celebrated as one of Chicago’s most important buildings. The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust presents guided tours of this architectural masterpiece located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, offering a first-hand experience of its amazing contemporary spaces and interpretation of Wright’s innovative 1908 design.

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16 comments on this article

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By in United States,

THIS IS A GREAT SET! I CAN'T WAIT! Thank you, Huw.

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By in United States,

The Lego store in Orland Park IL already had this set out over the weekend! Really cool set! BTW for all of you interested in the IL architecture line, the Sears Tower set will be changing to Willis Tower to reflect the current building's name! Get the "Sears Tower" while you still can!

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By in United States,

Is it $199us or ca?

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By in Australia,

.....wish it won't become $299 or $399in australia

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By in United States,

I picked this set up last Saturday at the gift shop in the actual Robie House and had it autographed by the designer: Adam Reed Tucker. I have the complete LEGO Architecture series and most of them are autographed. Since this set is so expensive, I don't know if I will be able to afford another set to actually build it.

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By in United States,

True that Legodt, i'm in exactly the same position.

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By in Denmark,

The first Architecture set which looks remotely interesting to build, and it costs how much??

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By in Germany,

MOC heaven, with all those brick-red pieces... :)

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By in United States,

Man...I hope this one's around for a while...because there's no way I can afford to buy that one this year with all the other great sets I need to pick up! Hoping to find it on Amazon eventually for much less like Fallingwater...

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By in Canada,

Nice design, but I won't be getting it. Anybody know the price in Canada?

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By in United States,

Such a gorgeous set... I didn't realize the roofs came off, or that it had so many pieces. Going to have to find some room in the budget for this. Plus, the "inside corner" slope piece in 33-degrees... wow.

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By in Canada,

@Thomson&Thompson: well it's more than 200 so it will probably be a ridiculous amount :/

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By in United States,

@ Alemas - I was thinking the exact same thing when I looked at the image. It's a dark red brick lover's paradise.

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By in New Zealand,

I like to convert the varying prices to NZ$ to check out where best to buy it from.

Buying from Euroland I'd pay $334.92

Buying from England I'd pay $324.76 (that's a $10 saving)

Buying from the U.S. I'd pay $234.42 (that's another $90 saving)

I think I know where to get it from....

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By in Italy,

It's a "must buy". But, it's a little pricey too :( ...

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