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Old Posted Jun 11, 2007, 8:14 PM
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wow !!

i would like to do a Lego city but here it cost $10 for a 25x25cm baseplate
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Very nice, DecoJim. I like the color. The brick wall on the left with all the different colors looks great.
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Old Posted Jun 18, 2007, 3:31 AM
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Here is a pic of a recent MichLTC display in Canton, MI:



The large buildings from left to right are Chase One bank, Griswold Building, 1001 Woodward (all Detroit buildings) and on the right is a replica of New York's Flatiron building. The Detroit People Mover's elevated track is visible in the foreground.

This was a 10x15 foot display. MichLTC's display at NMRA National Train Show in July will by 30x40 feet. Nine other Lego train clubs from other states will also have displays.

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Old Posted Jun 18, 2007, 6:27 PM
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Cool. Nice touch with the Batwing.
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Did you make all those buildings?
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2007, 2:52 AM
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Did you make all those buildings?
No, I made about 1/3 of the buildings on the layout. This includes the Griswold Building and a 1960s style white midrise building barely visible in the picture. I also provided some smaller buildings not visible in this picture including the three story factory that I posted earlier in this thread.

Most of the other buildings including the two other Detroit buildings and the Flatiron visible in the picture were constructed by Chris L., another member of MichLTC (I do not think he is an active member of SSP). In his day job, Chris actually helps build and refurbish real buildings; specifically he installs fire supression systems. He has worked in downtown Detroit including at the restoration of the 22 story Dime Building (which was designed by Chicago's famed Daniel Burnham). I pushed the concept of trying to recreate part of downtown Detroit for the NMRA show in July and he agreed so we are both busy building more structures for that show.

One of the more eccentric members of MichLTC provided the Batwing and other superhero related items, but the children who view the display often like those elements more than, for example, a replica of an building designed by an architect who has been dead for almost 65 years!

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Awesome! I can't wait to see some pics from the NMRA show. Keep up the great work!
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2007, 11:47 PM
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These Lego skyscrapers make quite a skyline (can you name them all?):


Picture taken by brickshelf user PepaQuin

These skyscraper models are not mine. They were displayed at Brickworld in Chicago last weekend. The Burj Dubai model is about 16 feet high. It is the highest privately* built Lego model of which I am aware.

* Lego skyscrapers models at Legoland theme parks range up to at least 23 feet high.
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1. Sears Tower
2. 7 South Deaborne (never built)
3. Empire State Building
4. Burj Dubai
5. WTC Tower 2
6. John Hanncock Center
7. Jin Mao Building
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These Lego skyscrapers make quite a skyline (can you name them all?):

that is unbelievable!!! Do they all have the same scale...1/72 myabe??
how would u know about these events? i sure would luv to attend one.
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I've been drooling over those buildings on Brickshelf recently. What I wouldn't give to have enough black to build me a Sears Tower like that!
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that is unbelievable!!! Do they all have the same scale...1/72 myabe??
how would u know about these events? i sure would luv to attend one.
The skyscrapers are all the same scale but it is more like 1:180 scale judging by the approximate height of the Sears Tower model (8 feet vs 1450 feet - not counting masts in both cases).
Adam Tucker is the builder so he would know the exact scale: he has kits for sale under the name BrickStructures that used modified Lego elements and non-lego wall panels. The picture I posted are complete Lego but are not for sale as far as I know.

A good place to check on Lego related events is:
http://news.lugnet.com/events/
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Awesome. Man, those are beautiful. I remember when I was in middle school and high school hating gym, but loving the idea of the high ceilings easily accomodating huge skyscraper models like those.
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Here's a building I designed...inspired by several Dubai buildings:


I absolutely love the look of this building! I hope the design proliferates one day!
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As some of you may have noticed, I have been mentioning the NMRA national train show that will include a train layout with many large skyscraper models built of Lego.

Here is a funny thing.
The NMRA train show website (http://www.nationaltrainshow.org/)
has an image that includes two of MY pictures (that they used without asking):

Note the text at the bottom. The image of the building in the upper left that they say is Detroit's David Stott Building is in fact a picture I took of my own Lego model in my backyard!
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I have tons of legos but m not a pro.i build stuff like kevin from texas. those are amazing. i wnt to see them in prison!!!there should be a lego forum here.
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i built a really cool lego city if you want i will do it again and send pics of it
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2007, 1:35 AM
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Sure, go ahead!

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In the meantime, take a look at a five foot replica that someone constructed of the Taipei 101. One of the challenges of building with Lego is to construct non-traditional building shapes and the person who built this Lego model seemed to do just fine.


Building and photo by Brickshelf.com member: daweidrake.
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