Visit extended for Lego model of Frank Lloyd Wright building

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

The largest Lego model of any Frank Lloyd Wright building in history, Adam Reed Tucker’s Taliesin West creation, display will be extended through the summer.

According to a press release, the model is made of standard Lego parts, measures eight feet by four feet, and contains more than 180,000 bricks in 120 different shapes.

The Taliesin West Lego model is inviting, accessible and expands the notion of architecture as a highly artistic and expressive art form.

“Visitors from around the world have responded so positively to the extraordinary Lego model of Taliesin West created by Adam Reed Tucker,” said Sean Malone, President and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. “We’re thrilled to be able to continue to offer this special display for that continuing engagement and access that is so vital to our mission and the totally immersive tour experience at Taliesin West.”

According to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin was Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wisconsin home. The name is Welsh and means “shining brow.”

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will begin its Summer 2015 Taliesin West Tour Season on June 1 with a full schedule of tour options for architecture enthusiasts, families and everyone in between.

Taliesin West’s 90-minute signature ‘Insights’ tour offers a special look at the spaces where Frank Lloyd Wright and his apprentices lived and worked. The Taliesin West ‘Panorama’ tour provides a one-hour exploration of this legendary site. Serious architecture buffs will enjoy the three-hour ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour, while the romance of Taliesin West comes to life during the ‘Night Lights’ tour offered every Friday evening.

Special highlights of the Summer 2015 Taliesin West Tour Season include a family-friendly ‘Junior Architect’ tour and a brand new ‘Photography’ tour. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation also offers a series of Summer Art and Architecture Camps for children in grades 2-12.

These innovative camps and classes give students the chance to explore, create and design in a fun and educational atmosphere. Full and half-day camps are offered throughout the summer and utilize Taliesin West as a totally immersive and one-of-a-kind campus.

The full Summer 2015 Tour and Art and Architecture Camps and Classes schedule can be found online at www.zerve.com/TaliesinWest. Online reservations are available now for all classes, and advance booking of all Taliesin West tours is highly encouraged.

Tour prices range from $24-$70, with discounts available on most tours for active military, seniors ages 60 and up, students ages 13 and up and youth ages 4-12.

Arizona residents can also enjoy a 50-percent discount on all tours during the summer season by using the code “AZRESIDENT” when booking tours through Zerve.

Taliesin West is a national historic landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale.  It is also the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Taliesin, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.

For more information or to plan a trip to the Taliesin West, visit http://www.franklloydwright.org/home/index.html.

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