Legos of My Very Own

October 06, 2011

A few weeks ago I linked to a Lego kit that produces a replica of the Frank Lloyd Wright "Robie House" in Chicago. The Robie house is a masterpiece of his prairie style architecture -- a style I have always found particularly pleasing to the eye. Growing up in Decatur, Illinois there were three Frank Lloyd Wright houses (or at least houses heavily inspired by his design ethic), and Springfield, Illinois, where I lived for nearly two decades, has a prime example of prairie architecture in the Dana Thomas house, which I have been fortunate enough to have toured.

Growing up I never had a set of Lego blocks to play with, so seeing a model of one of my favorite house architectures replicated with Legos was an immediate draw. I posted a link to the model, saying that this was something I wanted.

My sister-in-law, Vera, saw that posting and made note of it. She came into a small windfall this week, and used that money to make a gift of the Robie House kit to me. Knowing full well what a windfall like that means to her, and realizing that she knew I would like this model, make this a priceless gift to me.

Vielen Dank, Vera.

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Mark H. Nichols

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