You could say the Burj Khalifa was already built from Lego last month in Brazil, but there's no way all 31.19m could fit in my house. Lego's Architecture series could, as long as Tom Cruise promised not to climb it.
Lego hasn't revealed the price yet, or even the product, which is still sheathed on their website. If you check back from June 1st though, Lego will have all the details on the Burj Khalifa tower set, and even the option to buy it. My heart still belongs to the Farnsworth House, but for any collector of modern architecture, this will be a worthy addition.
BILLUND, Denmark – The LEGO Group has chosen Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, as the latest eye-catching representative of its LEGO® Architecture series, which celebrates the past, present and future of the worlds' architecture.
Burj Khalifa, inaugurated on January 4, 2010, towers 828 meters (2,716.5 feet) above Downtown Dubai, Emaar Properties' flagship development, billed as ‘The Centre of Now,' in the United Arab Emirates. It is the first model in LEGO Architecture's Landmark series to represent a building outside the United States.
Designed by Chicago architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and developed by Dubai-based Emaar Properties PJSC, Burj Khalifa has been reproduced in LEGO bricks by Adam Reed Tucker, who has been responsible for the design of all the LEGO Architecture sets.
The aim of the LEGO Architecture series is to highlight and celebrate the worlds of architecture, engineering and construction through the representation of iconic and influential buildings, architects and movements.
"As an architectural artist my desire is to capture the essence of a particular architectural landmark in its pure sculptural form," says Adam Reed Tucker. "I don't view my models as literal replicas, but rather my own artistic interpretations through the use of LEGO bricks as a medium."
The LEGO Burj Khalifa is available for purchase from June 1 in LEGO brand retail stores, LEGOLAND Stores and online at http://shop.lego.com/ and online retailers, as well as at the At the Top, Burj Khalifa retail boutique located in The Dubai Mall.