15 Central Park West

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    Central Park West Facade

    Over the last 6 weeks, I had the amazing opportunity to design and build my largest LEGO creation yet. When the National Building Museum announced they were expanding their exhibit on LEGO architecture and invited Robert A.M. Stern Architects to submit a model, I jumped at the chance. There were a lot of long hours and sleepless nights as a result, but I am very happy with the end result and am honored to have something that can be enjoyed by thousands rather than just anyone who happens to be in my living room. Here are some facts and statistics:

    Project: 15 Central Park West
    Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP
    Location: New York, New York
    Building Height: 548 ft (35 stories)

    Scale of Model: 1” = 16’-0”
    Height of Model: 36”
    Number of Pieces Used: over 30,000
    Time to Create: 200 hours (100 hours to design; 100 hours to build)

    This model is now on display in the National Building Museum in Washington, DC as part of the expanded exhibit LEGO Architecture: Towering Ambition from now until September 3, 2012. It is in the company of 15 models by LEGO certified professional builder Adam Reed Tucker, so I did my best to create something deserving of sharing the floor with them.

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    1. eilonwy77 25 months ago | reply

      Neat-O! Congratulations! ;-D

    2. snaillad 25 months ago | reply

      Excellent work, well done!

    3. Rick_3691 25 months ago | reply

      Incredible work!

    4. L@go 25 months ago | reply

      Superb. And huge! Nice to see you do some non-minifig-sized work - your building skills work just as well on this scale :)

    5. Dakar A 25 months ago | reply

      I wish I had that much tan... Great work mate.

    6. @rabid 25 months ago | reply

      Nice! LEGO on reddit, cool.

    7. notenoughbricks 25 months ago | reply

      Sweet Jonathan. I guess I'll do my best to get to the NBM in August during Brick Fair. Would have been cool to see in person at your job.

    8. sonicstarlight 25 months ago | reply

      It comes back to us once the exhibit ends in September, so if there is ever another meeting in the area after that you'll have the chance to see the finished thing rather than the stump it was.

    9. Central Park Bikes 24 months ago | reply

      The construction price of this one is $950 million dollars! How about that:)

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