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#126 lightningtiger

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 12:59 PM

I'm not really into the Architecture series, but this latest one....I  :wub: it ! :grin:
The lines are using standard and possibly SNOT connections to achieve this creation.....thanks again to you GRogall for the box art. (Now how about that winter village cottage eh ? :laugh: )

#127 GRogall

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:48 PM

View Postlightningtiger, on 26 July 2012 - 12:59 PM, said:

I'm not really into the Architecture series, but this latest one....I  :wub: it ! :grin:
The lines are using standard and possibly SNOT connections to achieve this creation.....thanks again to you GRogall for the box art. (Now how about that winter village cottage eh ? :laugh: )

I have my Studnet worm going through TLG database right now!  :tongue:

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#128 prateek

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:06 PM

This is definitely the best of the Architecture series by far. I really want a high-res shot of the back of the box to see what's that stuff on the roof.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:14 PM

View Postprateek, on 26 July 2012 - 06:06 PM, said:

This is definitely the best of the Architecture series by far. I really want a high-res shot of the back of the box to see what's that stuff on the roof.

Try this!

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#130 MannyLego

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:56 PM

Is there any info on the price and the release date for the Villa Savoye in the U.S.? It looks amazing.  :cry_happy:

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:29 PM

I love it.  :wub: The price was more than i was expecting, but would look quite great with the other models. :grin:

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:21 AM

View PostGRogall, on 26 July 2012 - 06:14 PM, said:

Try this!
:oh: Thanks man!

#133 Spencer_R

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:58 AM

Really nice looking set, I'll probably pick this one up. Also - not done by the same designer as Big Ben.
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:05 PM

View PostMannyLego, on 26 July 2012 - 10:56 PM, said:

Is there any info on the price and the release date for the Villa Savoye in the U.S.? It looks amazing.  :cry_happy:
It will be released in September (presumably the 1st) for $69.99.
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#135 BrickPicker

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:24 PM

View Postprateek, on 26 July 2012 - 06:06 PM, said:

This is definitely the best of the Architecture series by far. I really want a high-res shot of the back of the box to see what's that stuff on the roof.
Yes, the roof looks very interesting.  Maybe stairs going down into the building?
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 11:07 PM

The Villa Savoye looks really sleek!

#137 Spencer_R

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 04:35 AM

View PostTragic Banjo, on 24 July 2012 - 03:01 AM, said:

Looks like the set is by another new designer, too, but I can't quite make out the name.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 03:56 PM

Latest set looks nice, but I'd like to know how legondecides on scales. Some of these modernist places get relatively high piece counts and prices, yet are fairly niche, yet iconic buildings like big ben get odd little models and not even a decent clock face

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:16 PM

View Postmrklaw, on 29 July 2012 - 03:56 PM, said:

Latest set looks nice, but I'd like to know how legondecides on scales. Some of these modernist places get relatively high piece counts and prices, yet are fairly niche, yet iconic buildings like big ben get odd little models and not even a decent clock face
Well, modern architecture aficionados are willing to pay quite a bit for a well-done, detailed model of an iconic building like the Villa Savoye or Robie House, but the more broadly famous buildings like Big Ben or the Empire State Building are targeted more at a tourist crowd. They need to be small and relatively cheap so that they can sell well as souvenirs.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:06 PM

Villa Savoye looks like an absolute must-buy. It seems like Lego is setting the foundations of a (sort of) "modern Villa" sub-theme, after having released Falling Water, the Farnsworth House set and with this last forthcoming model. I'd like to see this line going on with Alvar Aalto's Villa Mairea...It would be nice, wouldn't it? I also wonder why they don't release any set inspired by the works of living architects: legal rights issues, maybe?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:52 AM

This a nice model. I'd like to see them do the statue of liberty for this line.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:23 AM

View PostRikpro, on 29 July 2012 - 08:06 PM, said:

I also wonder why they don't release any set inspired by the works of living architects: legal rights issues, maybe?

Well actually there are some sets inspired by work of living architects... But today the situation is not the same as it was in the 20th century, I mean at this time we wore most talking about an architect and today we are talking about a firm.

To resume there is sets from living architects but these one are working in a firm. I would be very please if TLG plan after the voting period to make (finally)Moshe Safdie projects: Habitat 67 and / or Marina Bay sands. And yes he's still alive!

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