From Dean Dowd on January 14, 2010 in General Remodel
These toys are the building blocks of your kids imagination. And hopefully the foundation of every Saturday of the rest of my life. I recommend starting with a LEGO-tastic Guggenheim and then working your way up to a 710 in-house skyscraper project. So awesome.
#1 - Epic Contemporist Playhouse
Here’s a super chic playhouse for your little contemporist. Actually, you might want to go ahead and ship this to me courtesy of your kids college fund. Featuring acrylic glass windows and a wood lattice interior, the structure is made of birch plywood and basically couldnt get any cooler. Oh wait, it can. Theres an optional furniture set, shower with wash stand and backyard swimming pool. Playtime just got snazzy.
Via Kids Love Design
#2 - Frank Lloyd Wright LEGO Sets
This is just the first kit from LEGO Architectures Frank Lloyd Wright series. There will be six total! Each kit comes with historical photographs and literature about the original buildings.
#3 - The First LEED Certified Dollhouse
With a curved roof, solar panel, wind turbine, rain barrel, recycle bins and moveable shade canopy, this is by far the most forward-thinking dollhouse yet. Made from sustainably harvested rubber wood, the house is furnished and decorated with nontoxic paints.
#4 - Skyscrapers Taller Than Your Dad
This is the real deal. Complete with 3,200 interlocking plastic parts, the Young Architects Skyscraper Kit includes 24 pages of detailed blueprints for constructing countless buildings. You can even list your creations on an interactive world map on the manufacturers website. And if youre feeling extra inventive, submit a new idea of yours with the proposed skyscraper height and approximate number of pieces, and theyll send you a PDF with instructions to build.
#5 - Paper Victorian Dream Home
Design and build your dream home with this incredibly detailed 3D kit. Using a grid system to make construction simple, you can assemble an architectural work of art and then go Godzilla all over its tiny homeowners when youre finished. Excellent.
Via MoMA Store
#6 - For the Special Tater Tots in Your Life
A desk, art center and miniature hideaway hut all in one, the Deskhouse even comes with a solid oak chimney for art supply storage. Lucky babies!
Via Kids Love Design
#7 - Saving Up for a Bigger Piggy Bank
The sweet and simple Chalkboard House Bank by Mudpuppy encourages long-term saving. Decorate the chalkboard-glazed exterior and then smash it open to retrieve the goods. Bonus treat: free stick of chalk for the smokestack hole.
Via Etsy Shop