More Holiday Gift Ideas: Lego Blocks, Lanterns, iPhone Cases

By Architectural Record, Originally Published in Architectural Record

Build the United Nations out of Lego Blocks.

United Nations Headquarters LEGO

The latest addition to LEGO’s Landmark series, this set re-creates the iconic New York City complex’s Modernist masterpieces, including Le Corbusier and Niemeyer’s highly recognizable Secretariat building. The set consists of 597 pieces; the finished model measures 8" wide x 5" high x 6" deep.


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The UN joins a collection of famous Lego buildings, including the le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, shown below.

Pussel by Xavier Mañosa for Kettal

Inspired by a game Mañosa played with his father as a child, Pussel is an interchangeable vase, oil lamp, and candleholder composed of stackable ceramic and blown-glass components. 

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Photo: Kettal

Wood iPhone 5c Cases from Carved

Designs range from hexagon inlay (shown) and mustache montages to plain wood grains.

Photo: Carved

Also Carved offers wood iPad cases -- like the examples shown below.