Lego House Update


Last month, we featured a post about James May, a toy fanatic (and presenter of the television show James May’s Toy Stories), that built a house using bricks. The house was complete, but unfortunately, it’s now demolished after a deal to sell it didn’t quite go well.

Because the home didn’t have planning permission on its site, the builder was hoping to find a buyer to transport the house elsewhere. LEGOland theme park showed interest, but the high cost of transportation didn’t make seem like a good deal. The 3.3 million LEGO bricks used to build the home will be donated to charity once the home is teared down.

Seen at designboom. More images of James May with the completed house and demolition process after the break.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Lego House Update" 28 Sep 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 15 Sep 2014. <>


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    i said it before and repeat it again… a waste of time and publicity stunt. I am amazed with the amount of people that fall for this non event and care to call it architecture… a fart has more architectural merit and serves some kind of purpose

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      Thats not the point. Wankers like you think they can say what architecture is. The very fact that you compare farts to the project shows your ignorance and naivety.

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      if they would have tour it down i would’ve went down there and took a pic of it and i’d try to tell them to make a football staduim so every one would be inpressed

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    So Legoland would have bought it but it was too pricey to transport. So why on earth did the idiots not contact legoland before they built it? They probably could have built it in Legoland!

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    What a beautiful project! Too bad they had to destroy it. If Chris Burden had done it it would be at LACMA or MoMA right now…

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    James May should come and built this house in Prishtina, capital of Republic of Kosovo, for sure his project won’t be demolished…lot of illegal building still stand solid…:(

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    IT WAS A HOUSE MADE OF LEGO! It had no insulation, no drywall in the interior. I note there were no pictures of the kitchen or bathroom so i doubt it even had plumbing. It was a sculpture or maybe a folly, but not a building as it could not be occupied for a long period of time. Could you imagine the water penetration in each crack of the lego, where would the water go? I don’t think it was meant to be permanent, more a stunt.

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    this is so disappointing. such a great idea, but it blew up in their face.

    someone needs to make an off-the-grid lego house lol

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