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The Villa Savoye is not a building I had heard of, prior to this but then I’d never heard of Robie Houseeitherand seems like an odd choice to showcase a famous building in France, when other edifices are more widely known either as world-renowned landmarks or architectural significance.
Located in Poissy, about 30 km from the centre of Paris, the Villa Savoye is a modernist design by architect Le Corbusier, and considered a National Monument of France. This fusion of modern architecture and nature was intended to create harmony with Villa Savoye’s woodland surroundings. Just like the real thing, this set features columns, functional roof space, open floor planning, long horizontal windows and a free facade.
The LEGO Group has preserved a winning formula with the smart, attractive packaging of the latest in the Architecture line. Aside from inxtructions LEGO and Architecture logos, and a little text, there’s little to distract from the set itself, which pops out of the card at you in this example, and contrives to look larger than it really is.
It is also, I suspect, a digital render rather than a real photograph of the set. Absent from my review copy instruftions the box is the piece count and ‘Building Toy’ reminder of the first official box art we have seen, which presumably is the US version.
The rear shows the model from a higher perspective; in the bottom right there’s a small inset of the real building:. Information about the architect surrounds the model in six European languages: Le Corbusier’s ‘Five Points of Architecture’ are demonstrated; they are: Well there you go: This review copy got a little crushed in transit, but coming direct from Billund it hadn’t been afforded the usual protection of your average Shop Home purchase.
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The box’s left side shows two further views of the set: From the official LEGO press release:. Steen Sig Andersen doesn’t get a credit on the box, as far as I can see. It’s a surprisingly large box. Here it is compared to the largest and smallest from the Architecture range:. Not only is vilka not far off the dimensions of that of the 2,piece Robie Housethe box is also surprisingly heavy, weighing in at 1.
With the set image magnified on the front, you really feel like you’re getting a lot for your money here assuming the early price information is accurate. You’d be forgiven for expecting a whiff of a large quantity of Billund Kladno Air when you open imstructions box, but it is surprisingly full:.
Enjoy your building experience! Actually, I really appreciate that little message as you break the seals and lift the indtructions.
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Even though it’s no longer a surprise, it feels like TLG really care about their Architecture customers. Eight polybags and two loose plates fall are carefully removed from the box:. They can be roughly divided into four large and four small.
None of the bags contain ‘offspring’, as it were, and none are duplicates, hinting at little repetition in this build. Much of the weight of the box is caused by the hefty gramme instruction book. Its smart cover replicates the model shot from the front of the box, and indicates that its contents are available on the Architeciture Website.
However, we now know that the mysterious sixth language is Hungarian. Unfortunately, rattling around in the box has caused some minor damage to the edge of the front cover, which shows up all the more on the lovely black card. I blame the loose plates in the box. Opening the quality savoy of the front cover, we are greeted with a contents page, followed by some twenty pages of introduction, containing a guide to instruuctions house and its safoye significance, its history and vital statistics, and a biography of the architect, all with exhaustive svoye in both English and French:.
For some more examples, see my flickr. An amazing amount vipla detail is present, and you can really learn a lot about the house and its architecture. This is far more than a mere davoye booklet – it’s almost a souvenir guide. The instructions themselves are clear and detailed, although some may find the pace a little slow, especially compared to the larger sets like Robie House: Perhaps this is reflected in the lower recommended age.
Despite the black base on the plain black background, colour differentiation is not a problem, savooye the few lwgo are handled effortlessly. I’ve encountered these little snippets in several recent Architecture sets, and they are a delightful inclusion.
The attention to detail in the Architecture books is outstanding. Even savpye the building steps are over, there’s more: Take a look at the page number here: Finally, we are even provided with references for further reading!
These things get everywhere. Otherwise, the parts selection is good for quantity rather than rarity, although the two white 8×16 plates surprisingly only occur in two other sets not counting a DACTA set. Most appealing are the useful quantities of earth green bricks and plates; the trans clear 1×2 bricks might also be useful, if you were building say a waterfall.
The signature 1×8 printed tile is of course included. The only other contemporary set they appear in is Sungnyemun.
Earth green 1×1 bricks are also welcome, and surprisingly not used as trees in this Architecture set. The 61 trans-clear 1×2 plates might be useful, but they were on the Pick-a-Brick wall recently, and we’ve got thousands of the things.
There’s also a single rare 1×2 trans-clear tile if you need these in quantity, get Fallingwater. Note the surprising red and blue plates. As I noted in my R2-D2 reviewthere’s a degree of colour inconsistency in villa white pieces, most notable in the 1×2 bows, some of which seem to have a pearlescent sheen:. This really isn’t noticeable on the finished model, so I can forgive this. As with every Architecture set I’ve built, we start with the base.
Straight away, we get to see how the incongruous red and blue plates are used. Quite why the left side has red plates and the right side blue is unclear.
Perhaps they represent the French flag, judging by the white in between; but in that case they are instructins wrong way round.
The base itself consists of large black plates, arranged in two rows: Note that the front-right 4×12 black plate is connected only at its front and rear, not from the side. Now red plates go onto blue and blue onto red, and the French flag is the right way round! Some dark green is added around the base; note that that 4×12 plate still doesn’t have any lateral support.
The left side leego the clippy treatment; large dark bluish grey plates firm up the base, providing further rigidity:.
Light bluish grey plates form terracing around the edges; it’s interesting that several 2×2 plates are used instead of say more 2×12 plates, which have already been used in the base. Presumably these are used to give the appearance of flagstones.
Next, the front terrace is completed with some more clippy detail, and the ground floor is finished using lovely dark green bricks with large trans-clear windows at the front. Black SNOT bricks are employed at front and rear to attach the small sub-builds pictured top-right. Visible studs rather than tiles atop this section imply that the upper floor isn’t going to be removable. Not that there’s a lot to see in there. The 1×1 white brick and tile in the centre will help to align the top floor correctly.
Now we move upstairs. I thought so far we had got off lightly without having to place lots of fiddly 1×1 tiles; but there’s a pile of them sitting there looking ominous; and sure enough Still there aren’t nearly so many as on Robie Houseand as you can easily pick this section up, placing them isn’t quite the same chore.
Unless, that is, you are anal about lining them up correctly. This tends to flop around a bit during construction. Detail on the first floor terrace is added: Window panels are added, one of which serves to strengthen that 1×12 insstructions somewhat; the wall circuit is completed.
It’s worth pointing out at this stage that the dimensions of the upper floor are an odd number of studs: The main windows consist almost entirely of stacked trans-clear plates; it is less laborious that in might look. Note here the 2×2 tile next lebo the 2×2 inverted slope the inclusion of which I can’t really explainand the 1×1 round brick just to the rear. And some plates are added which will support the roof.
Anything that isn’t tiled here will be covered up Interestingly, from this point xavoye, SNOT is achieved the ‘old-fashioned’ way, using Technnic bricks with half-pins, as seen in the inset.
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At this point, I’d recommend pushing the pilotis up so that they sit flush with the upper floor. All-in-all, it’s rather a simple build. The technique for attaching the pilotis is interesting, as is the SNOT roof sections, but otherwise it’s nothing strenuous. There isn’t that much repetition, and the fiddly placement of tiles is mercifully kept to a minimum.
One thing does detract: One is the ‘floppy’ 1×12 plate I mentioned, which should connect at its far end to the ground floor, provided you remember specifically to push down on that one spot; the other is the 4×12 plate at the front-right of the base, which despite having three layers of plates above it, is still only connected at front and rear, and can come loose if you pick the model up by the front right corner.
The edifice is complete! However you feel about Modernist architecture, you must admit it’s a distinctive building. Even rendered in LEGO brick, the rectangular upper floor looks imposing sitting on its pilotis above a rather diminutive ground floor, almost like it’s floating above the ground; the curvy wall on the roof contrasts nicely with the angular upper floor. At this angle, the pilotis look a little wonky; this would be solved by pushing them up slightly so they sit in the recesses of the plates above – hence my earlier advice.
The contrast between the curvy wall and the squarish upper floor is all the more apparent in this view:.
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Note also the lack of windows on the right-hand side, which allow movement of air onto the terraced area. From the front, we can see how much the upper floor overhangs the lower, and there’s a delightful symmetry in the colonade of pillars flanking each side: The ground floor gets just a little lost, even with its expanse of window either side of the doors; however, I think this might have been purposeful on the part of the architect.
At the rear, the grilled SNOTty section is, I think, meant to represent a row of windows, but it looks more like an oversized air-conditioning unit.