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Sure, a LEGO greenhouse is cool, but what about a playful room inside the home? Something a little more kid-centric? Artist Melissa Marks and interface designer Vicente Caride gave their young son Archie just that: a wild wall and staircase made completely of LEGOs. The New York Magazine piece calls this “The 20,000-Brick Apartment,” and seeing is believing. Check out this primary-colored palace.

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Photo: Thomas Loof/Art Department

The family enlisted the help of LEGO-licensed artist Sean Kenney to complete the construction, and it took two weeks of fourteen-hour days for Kenney and two assistants to “complete” it — though Archie and his friends keep building on to the staircase. I love the creativity of the concept (cooked up with Suzan Wines, co-founder of I-Beam Design), and the execution looks so cool. The geometric patterns are thoroughly modern against the white backdrop. The future is plastics, indeed.

9 Responses

  1. Christina says:

    How fun is this?! Definitely some 80s inspiration here…

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  3. jjm says:

    Check it out!!

  4. peb says:

    Wow – while it's really cool, 3 people took 2 weeks of 14-hour days to complete it?!?..that's 588 hours! Even at $10/hr (unrealistic at best) that seems like an awful lot of money to spend on a kids decorating project – yikes!

  5. Beth says:

    Sorry — I think it's rather BORING. My nephews create some amazing things with LEGOS and I believe they could have done better….

  6. Shirley says:

    I think I'd like to see more of this bath room…luv it!

  7. ZCustomHomes says:

    An amazing room indeed! What an ingenious concept that's really unique. Being in the custom homes Austin industry, it sure is great to see various house designs that are executed really well.

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