LEGO's architecture series has rendered some of the world's most recognizable landmarks—the Eiffel Tower, the White House, Trevi Fountain—in miniature form, and now, New York City's skyline is getting the blocky treatment. According to Gothamist, the toy company unveiled its model of the New York City skyline (which will be available in January), featuring five of the city's iconic structures: the Empire State, Flatiron and Chrysler Buildings; the Statue of Liberty; and, in a surprise move, One World Trade Center.
A LEGO rep told Gothamist that the selections "capture the architectural essence of New York City," which is true enough (even if the Statue was created by France, not New York City, but that's a small quibble). And hey, this may be the closest some of us will ever come to owning a piece of the astronomically expensive skyline.
Still, we can't help but think of other buildings that could have been included: Gothamist points out that the Woolworth Building would have been a worthy addition; we'd have liked to see the UN Building, perhaps, or a tiny version of Grand Central Terminal. Did LEGO leave out one you'd have liked to see? Let us know in the comments.
· Photos: LEGO Unveils Its NYC Skyline [Gothamist]
· LEGO Architecture [Official]