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

By 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.


Photo: LEGO

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.

Originally Published in Architectural Record

Tue Dec 10 00:00:00 PST 2013