Well, look at that. The harbour landmark is set to be immortalised in miniature form as part of Lego’s Architecture range. Now your Lego space ships can include bits and pieces from an Australian icon.
The new architecture range will initially include 7 kits and be available from select David Jones and Myer stores in March (the Opera House kit will be $60). The range is split into both “landmark” and “architect”. Jørn Utzon is the third architect involved after Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. Other landmarks include New York’s Empire State Building and Seattle’s Space Needle.
As for the Opera House kit, it uses 260 bricks so you can build the shells and sandstone concourse.
Like I said, though, in my house – it all ends up in the same bucket eventually. Bring on the Lego Harry Potter Star Wars Opera House battle of middle earth for the ages!