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Finland 100


Finland became an independent state on 6 December 1917. The newly born state was willed into being by the Finns after a long struggle. In spite of hard times, the Finnish people have for almost a hundred years engaged in the building of their country and making decisions together. (1)

There is a campaign in Norway to gift a mountain to Finland for an anniversary gift (2). Here is a chance for the Danish to make a Lego set for their friendly neighbour. Humble country that does not have splendid skyline of New York (3), or a cool opera house of Sydney (4), could still be a worthy theme for a Lego set.

Set of five Finland's landmark buildings to celebrate Finland’s centenary. 

  1. Olympic stadium
    • Finished 1938
    • Architects Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti
    • Currently under renovation for the centenary celebrations
  2. Futuro house
    • Built between late 1960s and early 1970s
    • Architect Matti Suuronen
    • Made from fiberglass-reinforced polyester plastic
  3. ​Näsinneula
    • ​​Finished 1971
    • Architect Pekka Ilveskoski
    • Tallest free-standing structure in Finland
  4. ​Helsinki railway station
    • ​​Finished 1919
    • Architect Eliel Saarinen
    • Chosen as one of the world's most beautiful railway stations by BBC in 2013.
  5. High rise blocks, Tapiola
    • ​​Finished between 1959 and 1961
    • Architect Viljo Revell
    • Landmark of Tapiola garden city

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