LEGO® Architecture Landmark Series: The Imperial Hotel

  • 21 Jan 2013
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LEGO® aficionados, the wait is over. LEGO® has announced the details of their first edition to the 2013 Architecture series! Who better to kick off the new year than LEGO® Architecture staple with his Imperial Hotel in .

The most celebrated of Wright’s six Japanese buildings, the Imperial Hotel was designed in the, then very chic, Mayan Revival style and constructed largely of stone and reinforced concrete. It was lauded for having survived a sizable earthquake shortly after its opening, however in reality portions of the building sunk leaving residents navigating its wobbly corridors. Eventually it was decided to completely demolish the building in 1968 to make way for the high-rise building that stands on the site today.

But fret not, now instead bemoaning the loss of one of Wright’s great works, for between $90-$100, big kids and little architects can reinstate this landmark building on their very own living room floor with 1,188 glossy miniature blocks.

More photos after the break…

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Cite: Rackard, Nicky. "LEGO® Architecture Landmark Series: The Imperial Hotel" 21 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=322152>
  • Tim

    Looks great!

  • Vin

    Another one of my ideas STOLEN from me, by a large company. It proves how far ahead of the curve I am. Time to settle it with LEGO first:By doing something better and advanced.