I finished Minecraft a couple of weeks ago. So with that distraction out of the way, I turned to something that I had discovered awhile back while buying toys for Zarni. LEGO created a new set called Architecture. Using LEGO blocks, they replicated various famous architectural buildings around the world. I bought two sets, the Burj Khalifa and Fallingwater.
LEGO’s are not cheap toys. The Architecture series is geared for the older LEGO enthusiast. First, this means they are more expensive than your typical LEGO sets. The Burj Khalifa is one of the cheaper ones at $25. Fallingwater is one of the more expensive ones at $100. Second, the block count is quite a bit higher than a typical Lego set. Fallingwater has 811 pieces. The Robie House, the largest of the Architecture series, comes in at a crazy 2276 pieces. Many of the pieces are smaller, shorter pieces. This allows for more details for each layer and results in a more accurate representation of the original structure. It also makes the finished piece much heavier and sturdier.
Posts detailing each of the various sets I have put together will be coming soon.