This week, Lego's BIG-designed visitor centre was captured by drone and released as a model kit

This week on Dezeen, new drone footage emerged of Lego's visitor centre in Billund, which was also launched as a replica model kit ahead of the building's opening.

Lego announced the release of the 774-piece model kit to coincide with the completion of its colourful new visitor centre, which BIG's founder Bjarke Ingels has described as "a childhood dream" to design.

Lego releases drone footage of BIG's Lego House nearing completion

A new drone-shot movie was also released showing the final construction stages of LEGO House in Billund, where Lego was invented in 1932. The building is made up of 21 white blocks, stacked to resemble a pile of Lego bricks.

Architecture fans were also treated to a sneak peek of Jean Nouvel's anticipated Louvre Abu Dhabi, with new images of its 180-metre metal dome surfacing on Twitter.

Bulldozers move in on Robin Hood Gardens

Meanwhile in the UK, brutalism enthusiasts shed a tear as demolition finally began on London's Robin Hood Gardens, despite years of strong opposition from architects and campaigning bodies.

The 2017 Carbuncle Cup shortlist for the UK's worst building this year was announced, with projects including Preston Railway station's new entrance and part of the Battersea Power Station redevelopment.

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors by Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei launches Kickstarter to build security-fence installations in New York

A report from the AIA revealed that American architects are earning more, while Chinese artist Ai Weiwei launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund installations for New York made from security fences.

In other US news, OMA released new visualisations of its Park Grove towers currently under construction in Miami.

Zaha Hadid Architects wins Tallinn port contest

In Europe, Zaha Hadid Architects put forward the winning proposal to design a new port for Estonian capital Tallinn, with a masterplan that includes a cruise ship terminal, and housing and office districts designed to spark regeneration.

Italian architect Carlo Ratti unveiled plans to transform a 20,000-square-metre 19th-century military complex in Turin into a campus where students, workers and makers can set up their own labs and studios.

Polo stables by Estudio Ramos features grassy roof for horses to graze

Popular projects and stories this week included a stable near Buenos Aires featuring a turfed roof for the horses, a minimal home with brass walls for a musician and a human sculpture designed to survive a car crash.