Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lego Architecture Series

      The Lego Architecture series are the new sets of Lego you can get that model the worlds famous structures.  It celebrates the past, present and future of architecture through the Lego brick. Lego architecture started in the early 1960's when Legos were just starting to get more popular in the US, the creator of Lego, Godfred Kirk Christiansen, needed a new direction to expand his product in new directions. He had new types of Lego designed and created to, and as a result five types were crafted, they measured only one third the height of the original Lego Bricks. These were the first mini Lego, able to be used more accurately to make ore precise creations then ever before.
     This mass redesign of Legs went along the the new age of structures people were creating in the 60's, houses were being changed how the look, and people were getting more personal in the make of their house, making it their "dream house". These new styles and trends made the new Lego Scale Model Sets come to life in 1962.
     These new sets were made to resemble real life structures, like the White House, the Eiffel Tower,or the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Also as past sets were made to Mini-Fig scale so the Lego Characters could be set in them, like the cockpit of a plane, these sets were made in a much smaller scale, if a normal Mini-Fig scale structure like the Eiffel Tower was 4 feet tall, a Lego Scale Model Eiffel Tower would be about 1 foot tall. These were made much smaller so that they could fit in a much smaller space and so that anyone who bought them wouldn't have to clear their living room whenever they wanted to build a set.This was a revolutionary step for Lego, this allowed even adults to seek out Lego and make their favorite landmarks and places they've visited into a real world model they could build and keep in their living room.

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