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15 Central Park West

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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Taken on March 25, 2012