If you know Lego well enough, you'll see that it is not just a toy that you play with whenever you're bored. Lego offers so many educational and mental development benefits to both kids and adults. Among the many things that you can improve on by building with Lego are resourcefulness, teamwork, academics, creativity, self-confidence, and the most important one to this article, architecture.
Yes, you can learn architecture by building your favorite sets with Lego, and that's exactly what we're going to be looking at right now in this article. We will consider the several unique Lego sets that can help your kids become interested in architecture and even want to go further in the discourse.
Just tag along as I walk you through this excellent list. Be prepared to get tempted to purchase one right away but I'll advise that you wait till you have seen every product that we have on the list before you decide so that you can decide on which one to choose and know what you would get or give up by choosing one over the others.
One of the most magnificent structures on this list is the Lego Villa Savoye. Your child would most definitely love to build this incredible replica using just Lego pieces. It's a medium-size structure, so you don't have to worry about planning too much space to house it. This may be the perfect set for people who have limited space in their home as it measures around 3.6 inches in height, 7.5 inches in width, and 7 inches in depth.
You don't have to worry about building it off the memory you have of the magnificent Villa Savoye. The box contains a booklet that guides you on exactly how to create the structure. The booklet also includes details and history of the Villa Savoye, so you're gaining some knowledge while developing your architectural skills. Tell me that's not something you'd love to buy. You can get it in most Lego stores in your locality or you can just order it online.
If you know anything about beautiful and magnificent structures at all, then you must know that the Burj Khalifa is one that must be mentioned in every five. I'd suggest that you show your kids the real image or video of this remarkable structure before they begin to build it. It should motivate them to put their heart and mind to it.
The Burj Khalifa is one of Dubai's tallest and most beautiful structures and Lego made it tall enough with the bricks to fit perfectly in your home. Don't worry, it's not too wide, so it's not going to require too much space. You should know, however, that you can't have it on a shelf because it measures around 15 inches in height. You'd best place it on the ground. The width is approximately 3 inches x 3 inches.
The set comes with 333 beautiful pieces, so it's not going to take too long to complete. It's very suitable for kids around ages 10 to 16. You should consider getting it for your kids as a birthday present. They'd totally fall in love with it. You can also have it as a decorative piece just beside your TV set.
3. Lego Louvre
If you don't already know, allow me to be the first to tell you that the magnificent Louvre is the largest art museum ever built. A simple history of the museum for your kids before they get into the engineering aspect of this set is definitely going to come in handy. You don't have to scroll through the internet to find information about the structure. Lego already put a booklet in the box to help you with that as well as information on how to build the structure.
You probably haven't seen a toy as detailed as Lego sets and they did justice to this one. The Lego Louvre is as detailed as it gets, and to think that you're building it with just 695 Lego bricks is another reason to blush when it is presented to you as a gift.
This set is going to consume a bit of your space, but only a bit. When compared to much larger Lego sets that we've seen, this one is pretty medium in size. It fits perfectly well in most homes. It measures 5 inches in height, 7 inches in depth, and 6 inches in depth. Your kids would totally fall in love with this.
I don't think you can search for "The most incredible buildings in the world" on Google and not find the Leaning Tower of Pisa on the top 5 of the list. This building is one of the world's current wonders and to help your kids build something similar using just Lego bricks is something that even you would be proud of.
The set is magnificent enough in size, then the fact that it actually leans against the air is fantastic. Everyone would love to have this structure standing at the center of their living room and brag about building it. This set is a fantastic birthday present for your 12 to 14 years old kids.
Inside the box, you will find a booklet that gives you the complete history and details of the original tower so that you can have an idea of what you're building. A description of the building is going to come in handy.
Keep the completed form of this set on your desk, your short shelf, or on the floor close to your TV set or anywhere your visitors can easily see it. It is a pretty tall set but it doesn't take up so much space as it isn't so big in width.
One of the most beautiful architectural structures in Australia, the Sydney Opera House, is among the most notable buildings in the world. It isn't only massive; the design is entirely fantastic and shocking. You'll see that many toy companies have sought to create something that looks like it; however, none has made it possible for you to build it by yourself and from scratch except Lego.
If you don't have enough space in your living room, you may not want to consider this one unless you don't mind having it take up some of your small space. The set measures 11 inches in height, 25 inches in width, and 15 inches in depth, but of all these, the one you should be concerned about is the width because that's what takes up space.
The set is as detailed as it gets. Lego makes sure that you don't miss out on any bit of the coolness of the set. What you see is exactly what you'll build, and what you build is exactly what you'll get. My favorite part of this set is that every single Lego piece in the set is unique to this set. The colors, the shapes, and the sizes are specifically for the Lego Sydney Opera House, so you don't have to worry about deciding whether or not to lend some pieces out.
Among some of the most outstanding architectural designs and structures in the world is the Eiffel Tower of France. You probably are already planning a visit to France just to see the Tower and probably take some pictures for memory's sake. Lego makes sure that the set is a replica of the real Eiffel Tower. The only difference is the size and, maybe, the fact that the real one is made from iron.
This set is very detailed, so there's a good reason for its size. It isn't going to take up too much of your room space; in fact, you can just simply have it on your desk, short shelf, or beside your TV set. You can imagine how awesomely beautiful the set is going to be in your pictures.
Inside the box, you will find a booklet that describes the real Eiffel tower and give you a good history of what the structure represents, when it was built, and where it is located. The booklet also contains information on how to build your own with the available Lego pieces.
If you're wondering what birthday gift you can present to your 9 to 15 years old kids, then you shouldn't search any further once you have found this one. The plus side is that once the project has been completed, it can sit perfectly anywhere you put it.
This set is going to fit perfectly into any room size, and it only measures around 5 inches in height, 3 inches in width, and 4 inches in depth. It's perfectly okay for kids around ages 7 up as it doesn't really weigh too much and they can carry it around with ease.
You would definitely fall in love with this set, especially when you consider the fact that it can also be used as a decorative piece to be placed on your center table, office desk, shelf, or somewhere close to your TV set.
The set features a nameplate and a booklet that reveals the beautiful history of the original structure, the details, and information on how to build the Lego form. If you're looking for a birthday present for your kids that love building things and you haven't thought about this one, then you might want to look it on on Lego's website.
This set is what I love to call a 2 in 1 beauty as it features an eight-story annex tower as well as a New York city's 5th avenue museum. Magnificence is an understatement with this set. There's no perfect word to express its goodness. The design isn't as big as many people would expect but it is large enough to keep your kids busy for at least 10 hours.
The set measures around 4 inches in height, 7 inches in width, and 5 inches in depth. You can keep it wherever you want and it would serve as a decorative piece. You don't want to present this to kids that are too young, as it may be too confusing and challenging. The structure is very detailed too and would be better appreciated by kids around ages 10 to 14.
The box also contains a booklet that informs you on how to create the set with guides on what brick goes where. The booklet also includes a fascinating history and details about the museum. This one is a must-buy if you want to see a wide smile on the face of your kids.
Let us bring the journey back to America, shall we? Inside the box, you'll find Lego pieces with which you can build a replica of the Seattle Space Needle. If you have lived in America long enough or are a citizen, you wouldn't need to be told that this building is among some of the world's most desirable structures. The design is impeccable and the booklet inside the box completely describes it.
The set measures around 8.7 inches in height, 3.1 inches in width, and 2.5 inches in depth. It's pretty affordable and won't take up too much of your room space. I personally would advise that you present this as a present, preferably for your kid's graduation—just something to congratulate them and make them feel interested in taking up architecture as a profession.
Lego is obviously very big on architectural sets and these aren't all the architectural Lego sets you'll find. Other sets such as the Lego White House, Lego Willis Tower, Lego United States Capitol Building, Lego Lincoln Memorial, and several others.
Even if you're not getting the set for just your kids, you can decide to build them yourself and place them on your furniture to give your room a fascinating appearance and outlook. Get one of these for yourself or your kids and you would be glad that you did.