21009 - Farnsworth House
Set Name: 21009 Farnsworth House
I was visiting the LEGO brand store in Copenhagen today and was surprised to see this set on the shelve. I was not expecting to see it for another couple of week. From the image at LEGO's website i had guessed it was the Farnsworth House so it was not a big surprise.
The box is not very big, 20x26x7cm, but it is thicker than normal boxes. When you open it the is packed with bricks and that goes well with the new 'smaller box' idea.
It opens up like the Fallingwater box and only have one sticker to keep it closed. I like the way these boxes are.
I was hoping for a spiral back manual like Fallingwater but instead it was a normal glued back. There is 9 pages with information about the house and the architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
The build was pretty straight forward. Nothing hard, expect there is 238 1x1 tiles... It looks really nice at the picture but it is really hard to place them so they are aligned correctly.
You start by building the base. Then move on to the patio and then the house itself.
Build: 5/10 - Because of all the small 1x1 tiles the build become very boring at some point.
Design: 10/10 - The design is mind blowing. The designer Adam Reed Tucker is extremely good with all the small details and the interior is perfect.
Parts: 8/10 - It is really nice with 12 dark green plates and there are many good white parts and a lot of different tiles.
Playability: 0/10 - This set is not for playing but a set you need to have on display.
Price: 8/10 - I haven't really though of the price. The architecture sets are expensive but the design and display value makes it worth it.
Total: 9/10 - This set is really awesome. I have alway liked architecture and this set is just blowing me away. I though Fallingwater was awesome but this is way better!
Post updated with much better image quality!
Edited by Drudoo, 30 March 2011 - 04:59 PM.