Mystery awaits in a rediscovered Mayan temple

Even though this ruined Mesoamerican temple by Jonas Wilde doesn’t depict any particular site, it’s clear Jonas was inspired by the amazing Mayan structures of the Classic Maya era (250-900 AD). Jungle foliage drapes itself over the building, while palm trees sprout from the platform. The composition of this LEGO build is stunning, with the scene built on a platform that includes cutaway views of earth and stone, and a variety of heights that accentuate the detailed flora.

Temple in the Jungles of Celestia

A pair of explorers are apparently searching for the Superb Orchid, hidden somewhere in the temple complex.

Temple in the Jungles of Celestia

The main temple is tiled with a mixture of light gray and olive green, taking advantage of the seams between tiles and plates for additional texture under the plants.

Temple in the Jungles of Celestia

A small waterfall feeds into a stream that blocks the path of the explorers.

Temple in the Jungles of Celestia

The massive orchid is worth the harrowing journey.

Temple in the Jungles of Celestia

2 comments on “Mystery awaits in a rediscovered Mayan temple

  1. Jonas Wide

    It is in a fictional setting (built for Brethren of the Brick Seas on Eurobricks) but it is indeed heavily inspired by pictures I’d seen of Palenque.

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