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Hello!… and welcome

 
 

At the Little Building Co we aim to make the finest architectural model kits we can. We hope they are something you will enjoy assembling, take pride in owning and treasure for years to come.

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The little Building co

Here at the Little Building Co we design, develop and manufacture architectural model kits that have a truth to the materials they are made from and the look and feel that they could have come from the architect's own studio. Through purchasing one of our models you are supporting the Foundations, Trusts and Estates that preserve and protect the legacy of some of the World’s great architects

We have done all the hard work for you. We research and study the buildings architectural drawings, dissect countless photos and cross reference details to capture the true essence of the buildings in our models.

We manufacture our kits so you can be assured our attention to detail follows through all stages of manufacture. We source the best raw materials from sustainable sources where possible and inspect and check all components constantly during production.

Our kits come with clear easy to follow instructions just leaving you the satisfying task of putting them together.

We understand that not everyone has the time and inclination to build their own model or you might want to give a built model as a gift. If this is the case our built to order service might be just what your looking for.

If you already own one of our models we are curious to know where they are. Register your model here for a chance to win another one.

 
 

QUINTESSENTIAL AUSTRALIAN BUILDINGS

Australian Series

 
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Australian series

Our signature range of architectural models chart the development of domestic Australian architecture at a scale of 1:100.

They are authentic replicas of the unique Australian houses you might see as you drive around the region they represent. They reflect the identity of the people who built them and the environment they were designed for. They speak to us of times past and lives long gone. 

Cut from timber and easy to construct they have a feel of authenticity that comes from their intensely researched historical accuracy.

Easy to assemble, you just require a good quality PVA wood adhesive and some masking tape to complete them.

Buy them here or from one of our regional stockists.

 
 

the work of the worlds great architects

architects series

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architects series

The architects series charts the work of architectural visionaries, men ahead of their time. Working from photographic references, drawings and books; we study the building in full detail. Our objective is to make a model kit that is thoughtfully engineered, beautifully detailed and simple to assemble.

The Little Building Co. architectural model kits are produced to look and feel as if they could have come from the architect's own studio.

 

display Cases & archive boxes

built to order service

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built to order service

Building your models should be fun and time to learn more about the building and the architect, we are here to help should you need us. Please contact us. Once complete we can supply clear acrylic display cases to keep the dust off your prized model and also wooden storage boxes if required.

We realise not everyone has the time or inclination to build a model or you might want to give a built model as a gift, if that’s the case our built to order service might just be what your looking for.

Would you like one of our models to sit on your shelf but have no thumbs or no time, we can help you. We can build and ship your model leaving you time to do other things… like surf the net, walk you dog… anything you like really.

With our Display Collection we build your model, supply a base and clear acrylic dust cover and ship directly to your door.

With our Archive Collection we build your model, supply a base and clear acrylic cover, a sturdy storage box and ship directly to your door.

You will find our built to order Display Collection and Archive Collection models as an option when you choose your model in our shop.

OPTIONS INCLUDe

  • Acrylic display case and base

  • Storage boxes

  • Built to order service

 
 
 

 TESTIMONIALS

 
 
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Testimonials

I am building you're Guggenheim. Simply amazing. Best model kit I have ever, ever built. Do you sell Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth house?

Paul Schmid

I just completed the Guggenheim Museum model, and enjoyed the intricacy and attention to detail of the design. I also thought that the instructions were very clear and helpful. 

Mike

I think you guys do a great job with these! I was given the Guggenheim Museum as a gift and loved putting it together and being an architecture student it gave a nice new perspective. Keep up the awesome work with these and am looking forward to this one coming out and will definitely be getting one!

Nicholas Aggers

I have the Queenslander and I adore it.

Lucinda

When I was an architecture student, model building was my favourite aspect of my education. Recently, I saw the scale model of the Guggenheim Museum (in the Guggenheim Museum) and immediately wanted it!

Monica Scinto

I love your Little Buildings, and with the quality and detail, clearly you do too.

Harold

I bought your Guggenheim model on a recent trip to NY and really enjoyed building it, beautifully made!
More famous modern architectural models please! Maybe some Case Study houses?

Simon Graham

Literally just finished the Lloyd Wright Guggenheim Museum - took me quite a while and I must say one of the best models and 'little' experience ever! I'm hoping to study Architecture next year at RMIT and love the architecture series and looking very much forward to the Sydney Opera house model - if you'd like some customer feedback or try-out I'd gladly do so! ;) Really great little model kits, well done! And would love to somehow be involved :)

Leonardo Meister

I love the Guggenheim model. You should do more like that. 

Jacques Brunswick

Loved doing the Guggenheim model. A wonderful way to spend 5 hours.

Helen Washbourne

Thank you for designing and producing such a wonderful model of an unforgettable structure.  I so enjoyed reliving our visit to SOH as I worked on this model. The model is EXQUISITE, and beautiful.  The construction technique is very logical given the unique shape of the building,I am in awe of what you have accomplished.

Ted Marcy

Having finished the Sydney Opera House model I just wanted to congratulate you on a fantastic model. It was a pleasure to build from start to finish. Your other kits are great but this is on a new level again. Enjoy your break from the Kickstarter process.

Cameron Davies

My 12 year old son just meticulously completed your Guggenheim museum model and it is AMAZING! He is very interested in great architectural buildings of the world, unfortunately not in Australian homesteads. It would be wonderful to see you produce the Sydney Opera House - please let me know when you increase your architecture series. By the way, the workmanship, materials, and instructions for the model were outstanding. Thank you!

Anna Nowak

'I have just completed your model of the Guggenheim Museum as a souvenir of our recent visit to the Big Apple. It is a beautiful representation of an intriguing building, but as an experience modeller I was most impressed by the attention to detail and the design of the model, which rendered construction almost foolproof. Have you plans for any  more models of such iconic buildings?"

Ian Hastings

"I have just spent the most fantastic afternoon, building my mini Guggenheim. I've been back from NYa few weeks and have been happily reminiscing as I put the model together. You have done such a beautiful job with the quality of materials, instructions and obvious joy you have out into this product. Thank you so much."

Amanda

"Just finished your Guggenheim model after purchasing at the museums gift shop, and I must say, what an amazing product.  Your attention to detail, and quality is unmatched.  It is currently displayed in my office, and much to the amazement of everyone that has seen it, it was not professionally assembled, I did it in less than four hours over two days in order to let the glue properly set up.  I look forward to other architectual wonders (hopefully more Frank Lloyd Wright) and thank you for providing such a high quality product."

Gary Romay Scottsdale, Arizona USA

"I have just finished my Queenslander ... actually started on Australia Day when cabin fever set in ... and finished it today (26/2, again because of cabin fever.  Love it, and easy enough for an old bird with no particular woodworking skills to complete.  Just realised that I lived in a very similar house for a couple of years when I was 18 mths - 3 years ... maybe that's why I love those houses. Keep up the beautiful work!"

Shona

"Hi, just finished building the Guggenheim, which I bought at the Guggenheim Museum in NY. I enjoyed it because the engineering of this model was excellent! Everything fitted well and the result is beautiful! Thanks for such a nice product!"

Edgar The Netherlands

"I appreciate your models - standard Qld railway structures still seem to be everywhere and the models that you produce are delightful."

Mark Henderson

"I really love your Guggenheim model.  The detail is wonderful!  (The Lego model, which is the same price, is not only ugly but very inaccurate."

Mike Hoey

"Hello Little Building Co! My daughter and I just started your *awesome* Guggenheim model - what a great kit."

Michael

"I have just completed the miner's cottage and wondered if the "Hoopers & Brockhurst" shop is the same scale and will they match as a pair. I look forward to seeing your new models as I think they are lovely."

L. Robinson

"I just wanted to congratulate you on your little Guggenheim. Friends brought one back from NY last month, as a gift, and I've just put it together, laughing and swearing at the wonder of it - so beautifully made, so clearly and logically, literately and lucidly explained in the instructions. The whole world should be as perfect as your model! Then I read on the box that it was made in Australia. I salute your commitment to quality, excellence and beauty! Well bloody done!!"

Graham Kershaw

"just finished building your model. great work"

Simon Kirkby

"Last year I bought your Frank Lloyd Wright model kit as a present. It was perfect! Was hoping you also made the waterfall house? Or any other architectural buildings? Many thanks to you for making a great product."

Sandra Murray.

"Saw your product at See-Saw, Alderley. Very impressed. Look forward to buying it from retail outlets as gifts for our overseas clients.

Congratulations on your excellent work."

Regards, Kerry O'Connor.

"Hello little building co, I am an architecture student and I have been looking for scale models of great buildings to build for so long. I was so delighted to find that the only one I have ever seen is of a queenslander!  Thank you so much for this great product. If you know of another great building model kits I would love to here about them."

C. Chippendale

"I just bought your "queenslander" from a shop in Eumundi and I love it!"

S. Peterson

"I have just assembled one of your little houses and it is so gorgeous.  I love it and the whole concept is great.  I'm wondering if you've got any more available for sale yet as I want the whole lot!!

Thank you for making such a great product."

Louie

"My thanks for your wonderful little "House in the Country" present to my wife and I at the Toowoomba Train Show last Saturday.

Wonderful work, wonderful models."

Desmond Cater

"Hi there, I've just finished your Guggenheim model and I wanted to say, CONGRATULATIONS. It is a beautiful model: a lovely choice of materials,beautifully finished and great fun to put together. thank you again"

Martin

"I just finished The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum model.The craftsmanship and the detail is amazing.The model will be displayed proudly on my shelf...Thank You."

Craig Keller