We tried to resist this contest, but the pull of Legos AND modern home design were too great. So, we recently gathered some architects and designer-type friends and their families here in Salt Lake, ordered a few pizzas and hosted a design build event just hours before the contest deadline. Warren prefaced the invitation with this: “If springtime brings back fond memories of project deadlines and close to all nighters, this may seem like deja-vu….”
The challenge was to create “an original design of a home in the California mid-century modern style and construct a model of it using Lego bricks and elements.” The contest was sponsored by Dwell and Pacific Standard Time. After a decade of buying Legos for our kids, we had a fair number to contribute to the evening (though we did learn of a guy on Craig’s List who lives in Provo and sells Legos by the pound out of his apartment). One adventure later we had upped our supply a bit and were ready to start building.
A couple of the projects made the final cut and are now part of the official contest. [You can view the 5 finalists here.] All in all, it was a fun visual feast if you love Legos and admire mid-century modern architecture.
(PS–Check out this inventive use of Legos.)
Here’s a sampling from the evening: