Yesterday, the largest Lego model of any Frank Lloyd Wright structure was unveiled at the very building that was recreated: the Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. Built in 1937, Taliesin West is, of course, Wright's famous winter home and the current campus for his school of architecture. Like the fantastical Lego creations that came before it—a massive replica of Hogwarts and multiple takes on Lord of the Rings, for example— this impressive feat from Lego artist Adam Reed Tucker was a massive undertaking: some 200,000 Lego bricks in 11 colors and 120 shapes were used, in a process that took more than 600 hours altogether.
Tucker assembled the entire creation, which measures eight by four feet, from commonly available Lego bricks, without the assistance of computer software or glue. At the unveiling yesterday, he affixed the final pieces in front of a group of about 30 local students who've all gone through the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's "Architecture Camps." Judging by the photos below, it looks like the big reveal was simply jaw-dropping for a few of them. D'aww.
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