It’s always hard to take (and for me to choose) shots of large LEGO buildings, especially shots that show them off in all their glory. With Jonathan Lopes’ (BKNY Bricks) latest model, I chose the angle that I though best demonstrated the fun parts (see below) and you’ll just have to follow the trail to see more. Here Jonathan has recreated the Morris Museum under commission to be displayed at the real useum.
On the topic of fun, Jonathan said “while the original building is 100 years old, there have been a few additions built onto it over the years. This meant for a very interesting design and build – with the varying architectural styles and all.”. And that sounds like fun to me.
Pictures of an upcoming Lego Architecture has surfaced for 21017 Imperial Hotel. There’s no word on the price or release date, but you can find more pictures on Eurobricks.
Edit (AB): A few notes about the real-world building: Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, and construction was finished on the Maya Revival-style complex in 1923, just in time for the Great Kanto Earthquake that same year. The structure survived, though with some damage, ultimately having to be torn down several decades later. This will be the first LEGO Architecture set inspired by a building in Japan.
Noah McClung (Glory_Forever) has created an absolutely stunning scene for the Colossal Castle Contest. The combination of natural landscaping and beautiful architecture creates a very tranquil scene!
And that roof just makes me smile :)
Full photo set
Anupehr has been creating some incredible LEGO versions of famous landmarks from around the world. One of her most recent, the Rialto bridge, won ‘Best Architectural Style’ at BrickCon earlier this month. This is one builder to keep an eye on. She has managed to fly under the radar for some time but she has some incredible skills.
Check out the whole set of pictures for more details.
David Frank (aka Fraslund) has been working on a medieval Castle layout for most of the last year and he finally unveiled it at BrickCon. His work was nothing short of breath-taking. The level of detail was stunning and I discovered incredible new details everytime I looked it over. David is definitely a builder to be reckoned with. Take time to examine all of his pictures of this creation, both wide-angle and closeups. You won’t be disappointed.
This window by Projecto Construir is mind-blowing and the level of detail is outstanding. It has been a long time since I have seen a build of this caliber. This creation is absolutely a work of art.
Bruce H., from Classic Castle says, “Projecto Construir is a Portuguese social welfare association that was founded with the support of the University of Oporto. President Romão Santos and an army of volunteers, including local LUG members, set up events at schools, hospitals and other settings where disadvantaged kids take part in large construction projects.” You can check out their homepage or their Facebook page for more information.
Many thanks to Bruce for pointing this out!
Gabriel Thompson (qi_tah) is really building amazing stuff these days. Here is another one of his creations – oriental Teahouse. I admire classic asian architecture, and just love the colors and details on this one.
Dark-Alamez has built us a Chicago street section. Two of the buildings are based on real ones, while the third one is out of his imagination. It took me just a glance at the thumbnail to recognize the city this creation represents. Aside from beautiful buildings my favorite is the Chicago Loop railway segment.
The LEGO Halo group over on Flickr is hosting a contest that challenges LEGO builders to design their own sets to counter the fact that one of LEGO’s competitors has the Halo license.
Théo (Titolian) joins the fray with this fake LEGO Architecture set. It’s an interesting little structure, wonderfully presented and immediately recognizable.
(And please, dear readers, do not suggest — as several on Flickr already have — that this would be a great LEGO CUUSOO project. Ain’t gonna happen…)
Buildingxyz (Michel Labelle) built his vision of the future home from LEGO. This is mid 21st century family house in California. I really like the house design and how Michel also equipped the whole interior with futuristic furniture.