The newly released United Nations Headquarters from LEGO allows you to build your own smaller version of the modernist New York City landmark that was designed by architects Oscar Niemeyer and Le Corbusier over six decades ago.
“Standing alongside New York City’s East River, the United Nations Headquarters is a global beacon of international collaboration, exemplified also in its modernist architectural design, achieved by a team of multinational architects including Le Corbrusier and Oscar Niemeyer. Construction on the site began in 1947 and the building opened in August 1950. This detailed replica model is the latest addition to the LEGO® Architecture Landmark Series that celebrates some of the world’s greatest architectural icons.”
The set, which is comprised of just under 600 pieces is part of LEGO’s Architecture Landmark series that also features the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Empire State Building, the Space Needle, and others.
The set comes with a booklet that’s meant to teach kids and adults alike about the artistry behind these iconic buildings but I’m not sure that’s necessary because, let’s be honest, what kid doesn’t already love the U.N.? The set is available now.