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Design Your Dream Home with Customizable 'Fancy Legos'

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Originally developed by Irish architect Damien Murtagh as a modeling tool for fellow architects and designers, ArcKit has now ventured into Lego territory, marketing itself as a toy for children and an imagination-enabler for everyone. Compared to Lego, which has been used to recreate everything from a Hogwarts replica to the mid-century home in Ferris Bueller, this set seems to go for a more sophisticated, practical look. Made of ABS plastic at an 1:48 scale, pieces of realistic walls, windows, roof trusses, staircases, and more snap together via pegs and small holes.

With its white and translucent "color" scheme—demonstrated in the greyscale Fallingwater reproduction above—ArcKit is also far less vibrant than Lego's (see this 200,000-brick model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West). It does, however, come with options to customize the structures with adhesive textures like wood, brick, tile, and stone. According to Dezeen, ArcKit is now available for purchase at Harrods, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, as well as at the company's online shop, with prices starting at $69.99 for a 160-piece set and up to $399.00 for a 620-piece set.

Here's a video demo:

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