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Villa Savoye LEGO Set 21014

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`Le Corbusier has always been an inspiration to me. His architecture is harmonious, well-balanced and coherent. His philosophy and his opus are timeless and yet still far ahead of his time at the same time.

One of the great examples of this work – and one of my favorites – is Villa Savoye: closed and seemingly impregnable from the exterior, open and organic from the interior. With the building he reached two contradicting characteristics at the same time: isolation from and relation to nature.

The biggest challenges oft he LEGO model construction – which took more than 15 versions to reach its final state and included the help of most experienced designers from the LEGO team – were the pillars and the complex roof design.

At first I constructed the pillars from 1×1 round bricks, but they always seemed oversized. In the final version, after consulting with the LEGO design team, I used the blades from LEGO light sabers, which in turn presented another challange when it came to anchoring them to the base plate. When attempting to construct the roof elements, I was amazed yet again by Le Corbusier`s art: nothing is coincidental and every change in his design principals led to imbalance and disharmony in the model`

– After 18 months development and time to market, I`m proud and happy to see it in trade –

Michael Hepp