It's been quite a year in the world of the Lego Architecture Series: the brand has taken their talents to Dubai's Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest building, and Farnsworth House, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's famed 1951 creation in Plano, Ill. Now Lego blog The Brothers Brick brings word that the newest addition to the crew will be a model of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, a German national monument that was commissioned by King Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia, designed by architect Carl Gotthard Langhans, and completed in 1791. During the Cold War, it symbolized the division between East and West Germany, eventually serving as the site of President Reagan's famous 1987 plea to Mikhail Gorbachev: "[...] if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" The Lego iteration, designed by Adam Reed Tucker, consists of 362 pieces and will be released in September.
· Lego Announces Newest in Architecture Series: Burj Khalifa [Curbed National]
· Mies van der Rohe's Famed Farnsworth House Now Available in Lego Version [Curbed National]
· LEGO Architecture 21011 Brandenburg Gate out now in the UK [Brothers Brick via UnBeige]