Hi, I really admire all of the creations you guys have shared on this forum with us. Congratulations, they are amazing!
I saw my first Lego skyscraper on mocpages.com about two years and have been wanting to build one ever since. I used to live in NYC about 2 years ago and really got an appreciation and love for tall office buildings.
I now live in Barranquilla (Colombia) and wanted to recreate some of our local buildings in Lego but I have no idea how/where to start.
I downloaded the Lego Digital Designer software program to my computer but still haven't taught myself how to use it. I also figured out the best way to get the Lego pieces would be on www.bricklink.com
but that's pretty much all I know right now.
How would I start the building of a Lego skyscraper? How do I know what pieces to get?
I've seen on-line some people use a 1:650 ratio (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/8606
), a 1:350 ratio (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/58240
), and a 1:150 ratio (http://www.seankenney.com/portfolio/yankee_stadium/
). What is the best scale to use to make the Lego figures as realistic looking as possible?
The height of the actual building I want to build is 85 m high so I think a scale of 1:650 or 1:350 might make the final replica a bit too small (13 and 24 cm, respectively). A 1:150 would be 56 cm. I would like the final building to be somewhere around 40 and 60 cm but of course I'm totally open to suggestions and recommendations from experienced builders.
Also, how would the prices vary much depending on the scale that is used? How much, more or less, should I be expecting to spend on the Lego skyscraper replica?
Thank you very much for any help you can give me. Hope I can contribute to the forum and share my Lego replica with you sometime in the future!
Again, thank you so much for sharing your pictures and congratulations on all of your amazing Lego replicas!
PS. For those that are curious, I'm including some pictures of the building I want to build. It's called the Miss Universe building because of it's 90-60-90 shape and it's used as an office building for mining companies in Colombia. Although not the tallest, it's one of the iconic and most recognizable buildings in my city.