Mackintosh architecture FREE exhibition inspire kids’ own Lego bricks houses

During a Lego event held at the British Institute of British Architects (RIBA) over half term, while my son and other children from the London Mums’ Kids Club were busy creating Lego Friends inspired houses, I visited the FREE Mackintosh exhibition.

Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) is famous for being a modernist, symbolist and an exponent of Art Nouveau.

Mackintosh architecture exhibition collage

This exhibition brings together drawings and objects to showcase his work in his search for a new architectural language. Particular emphasis is placed on Mackintosh’s domestic designs, which comprise some of his most significant achievements.

Inspired by the great RIBA building and the Mackintosh exhibition the children built eco-friendly and modern design houses using Lego Friends bricks from the latest models.

Mackintosh architecture inspired Lego Friends houses Diego and Duncan Lego engineer

While at RIBA we even met the UK’s only LEGO Certified Professional, Duncan Titmarsh.

I am sure you have all seen the Lego installations at Covent Garden over the past few years: we have seen a 30m LEGO Christmas Tree, Giant Advent Calendar and a walk-through Snow Globe. Well, Duncan is responsible for these amazing creations. On top of that, Christmas 2014 saw Santa on his sleigh pulled along by 9 reindeer, with Rudolph leading the charge.  There was an empty seat next to Santa on the sleigh, so kids could climb aboard and take a ‘sleigh selfie’. Once again, this impressive installation was designed and built by Duncan, who undoubtedly has the best job in town, building with LEGO all day for a living!

To refresh your memory, check out the images we posted on these pieces:

Christmas in Covent Garden with new Lego Snow Globe (2013)

Christmas Covent Garden Installation 2014

Here are some of the best designs made by our kids club’s contributors and other school children during half term. Four hours of pure free fun provided by Lego! Could they ask for more?

Mackintosh architecture inspired Lego Friends houses collage

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