If you’ve always wanted to design modern buildings, but don’t have any plans to attend architecture school, LEGO has just the tool you’re looking for. The toy company has revealed a LEGO Architecture Studio kit aimed at adults with an interest in design, which includes over 1,200 white and transparent blocks in 73 shapes along with a 272-page guide book full of architecture designs and tips from leading contemporary architects.
Endorsed by REX Architecture, Sou Fujimoto Architects, MAD Architects, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter and Safdie Architects, the set features techniques, examples and hands-on exercises to strengthen your design sensibilities. It could also be used by working architects to build models.
While there are some sample designs in the book, the idea is for you to put your imagination to work and come up with your own masterpieces. Among the topics explored in the book are modules and repetition, creating surfaces, working in a context, mass and density, and symmetry.
The set retails at $149.95 and will be available for purchase on the LEGO website on August 1st.