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Inspire Imagination and Play With Architecture Toys to Assemble

by Pedro Vada Most architects who are parents have thought, at some point, about designing and building toys for their children. Paula Zasnicoff, a partner at Arquitetos Associados, along with designer Andrea Gomes, decided to go for it and created the Bubud brand. Zasnicoff, an...
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Blockitecture “Big City” set, $150, Areaware. Areaware

6 marvelous architectural toys and accessories

Fun and possibly even useful By Jenny Xie and Alex Bazeley   Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy. Hardcore...
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Lego to launch new kit of BIG-designed visitor centre ahead of opening

Jessica Mairs Lego has unveiled a model set of its new Lego House, designed by Bjarke Ingels’ architecture firm BIG, to coincide with the opening next month.The LEGO House (21037) kit will be launched just ahead of the grand opening of the visitor centre, which was designed...
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At the National Building Museum, Construction Toys Get a Second Life – Architect Magazine

Before there was Minecraft, playtime was shaped by analog blocks, bricks, and other objects. By Cyprien Roy, Hallie Busta From blocks to logs to connecting gears, construction toys are an unequivocal childhood stepping stone. Made from metal, wood, plastic, composite, and even...
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Play God With This Customizable Miniature City – CityLab

The 3D-printed buildings are based on architecture in New York, Chicago, and elsewhere, and can glow at night. by John Metcalfe Perfect for the urban-planning wonk who wants to build a personal city—or the destructive child who’d like to stomp one to bits—are these tiny,...
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