LEGO recently ran an international competition asking design junkies to vote online for their favourite landmark! The winner was to become LEGOized as part of their Architecture series. One of the candidates was Canada’s very own Habitat 67. Having just purchased two buildings from the collection – the Rockefeller Centre and the Empire State Building, I was thrilled to see Habitat not only make the list, but also domintate the votes!
On March 8th, LEGO announced Habitat 67 as the winner… but in a “blockhead” move, decided not to turn the landmark into Lego, at least not yet! According to the website:
“Vote and Inspire is the page on the LEGO Architecture site where you can vote for your favourite architectural icon. We can’t promise to build it, but we do promise to be inspired by you.
Habitat 67, designed by Moshe Safdie, was the most popular among the 10 architectural masterpieces profiled on the site in the first round of Vote and Inspire. It is now a candidate for a future LEGO Architecture set, but it takes more than popularity to make the grade as a LEGO Architecture icon. ”
You can bet your bottom brick that if LEGO ever does decide to make the building, I’ll be first in line to buy one…and of course, make it a MUST HAVE MONDAY!