The Lego Architect

LEGO bricks can be just as much an architectural medium than a toy, according to this profile of one "LEGO-certified professional" hired to recreate buildings for the company's architecture series.

"Starting in 2006, with kits of the Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower), Seattle Space Needle and Empire State Building, Tucker has been the force behind the toy-maker's unlikeliest success, its Lego Architecture series. The pieces are pricey, serious, intensely complex and sold to teenagers and tourists -- though, as a Lego executive told me, 'many are bought by 45-year-old architects who put them on their office shelves.'"

Thanks to Michael Snidal

Full Story: The very model of a (LEGO) architect; Using a childhood toy, Adam Reed Tucker has built a career as the creative force behind Lego's Architecture Series

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