Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Legos in the Expanded Field

I don't know anything about James May--he apparently does a show about toys in the U.K. But I loved this Lego house. It's funny that he has two real estate appraisers and an art expert give him values for the house. The real estate appraisers look at it exclusively as a "house" (quite absurd, really) and give ridiculously lowball estimates. The art expert sees it as a sculpture (a rational response, in my view) and gives it a very high estimate. (No one values it on the liquidation value of the Legos themselves, though.)

And here's a video made by one of the youthful volunteers who helped to build the house.

I would like to know who designed the house. Anyone know?
(Hat Tip to Jonathan Chait.)

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