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Bored? Build Modern Sites with Legos

April 22, 2020

From across the pond, the Modernist Society in Manchester, UK, alerts us to the special talents of member Tony Bolton—building signature modernist sites in Legos. See dozens on his Instagram site for inspiration. If you’re out of practice with Legos, Bolton offers instructions for these six:  Walter Gropius’s Bauhaus Masters House (1925), Henry Elder’s Longford/ Esseldo cinema (1936), Giles Gilbert Scott’s Bankside power station (1947) and Battersea Power Station (1955), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House (1951), or Trellick Tower (1972) designed by Ernő Goldfinger. Instruction sheets are available online for a £2 donation to the Modernist Society. 



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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, 1951. Photo courtesy of Tony Bolton and