Tuesday, 21 September 2010

becoming an architect

My eleven-year-old nephew wants to be an architect (a roller-coaster designer, in particular) so for Christmas I've got him 'Frank Lloyd Wright for Kids': 'the story of a young man becoming a great architect as he uses his love of nature's colors and shapes in his unique designs'. This Junior Architect Magnet Set looks good, too (also in the FLW shop), and there are some terrific products in the Lego Architecture rangeDo you have any tips for a budding roller-coaster designer?

11 comments:

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Wow - love this! Might have to add it to our present list. We love FLW.

Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

Aw, that sounds amazing. And what a great ambition to have!

Diana Mieczan said...

That book and set looks great! I dont have any ideas right now but I will ask around and let you know:)Have a great Tuesday...Hope its sunny:)
Kisses

heidi adnum said...

Doesn't it look great. Should be arriving this week, so I'll let you know!

In my browsing I also found a few more:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Architect-Kids-Career-Library/dp/0823952975
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/3791341715
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0262062666

Recommendations welcome!
Thank you :)

KristiMcMurry said...

that's amazing! I remember I used to have a computer game where you could build a theme park. I don't remember what it was called, but it was really fun to build virtual roller coasters!

Julie-Inspired said...

What a cool aunt you are! Google sketch up is pretty neat, and free if he's on a computer. He can design whatever he likes:)

Julie xo

heidi adnum said...

Ooo, Google Sketch looks great! Thanks, Julie :)

Raelynn said...

AHHH....I wanted to be an architect when I was young (and then someone pretty much told me I couldn't do it - way to break a kids heart) so for your nephews sake I hope all his dreams come true, and he designs the worlds best roller coasters!!

CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

What a brilliant gift...I didn't know you could get a FLW book for kid...am going to have to track it down. Thanks for sharing such a great find!

heidi adnum said...

Raelynn, that's so sad :( Maybe you could do it now?

Krystal said...

how interesting that he wants to do that!!! someone has to i guess!! i never really thought about until i met my friends brother who designs theme parks...he's working in tokyo now - so random!