We are already huge fans of the Lego Architecture Sets and their recreations of modernist icons in miniature bricks. But this 1950s modernist United Nations Building Lego Architecture Set could be the best yet.
The building sits on the banks of New York City’s East River, the iconic United Nations Headquarters was designed (mainly) by Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, with work starting in 1949 and completed three years later. It remains a modernist icon 60 years later.
For the set, the building is recreated with 597 individual Lego bricks, with the finished designed sized at around 21cm x 14cm x 15cm. It also comes with a booklet in English and French giving fascinating details of its design and history, should you want the background to the design.
Designed for ages 12 and up (plus big kids, obviously), it sells directly from Lego for £49.99.