The LEGO Group has release the newest model replica in the hugely popular LEGO Architecture line – the Flatiron Building. Based on the most striking of New York’s earliest skyscrapers, the brick model is 471 pieces and 6” tall, making it the most playful replica of the city’s iconic masterpiece.
With this set, builders can create a detailed LEGO brick model of the Flatiron Building. Rising up from a triangular wedge of land between Broadway, Fifth Avenue and East 22nd Street, the ‘Fuller Building’ – as it was originally names – became one of the city’s tallest buildings at 20 stories on completion in 1902.
A penthouse, built three years later, added an extra story. The locals’ nickname for the building was later officially adopted, and the ‘Flatiron Building’ has since been officially recognized as a National Historic Landmark.
This intricate model captures the limestone façade and elegant Beaux-Arts styling of architect Daniel Burnham’s masterpiece in LEGO brick.
The model measures just about 6” high and 4” deep, and comes with a detailed building instruction booklet that includes 6 pages of history on the building and architect, Daniel Burnham.