David Stott Building, Detroit (Lego Model)

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    In April 2008, I completely rebuilt my Lego model of Detroit's David Stott Building (1929) to make it more accurate. The model now has 37 floors just like the prototype. I reduced the height of each floor by 1 brick to achieve more realistic proportions. This is my 2nd tallest Lego skyscraper as of 2008.

    1. atbozzo 73 months ago | reply

      Wow, great work! The original was already very impressive.

      Is the floor height the same all the way up, or do you selectively compress the upper floors to get something closer to minifig (or other) scale at ground level?

    2. DecoJim 73 months ago | reply

      Thank you atbozzo for your comments!

      All of the floors are at least 6 bricks high which is still high enough for a minifig to stand up in and have a bit of space above his or her head.
      I do not use forced perspective and I try to use as little selective compression as possible. Unless I made a mistake somewhere, this model should have the same number of windows as the real David Stott. The bottom three floors are about 8 bricks high but many buildings do have taller ceilings in their ground floors than in their upper floors.

    3. Moved to ipernity [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      Way too cool Jim, now for the ultimate- you should wire it up with LED lights in some of the windows and get a night shot- people working late in the office you know :)

    4. SNWEB.ORG Photography, LLC. 72 months ago | reply

      Haha Lost-NYC... not many lights on the place nowadays, but he could put on the top accent lighting... showing the one light out of a dozen or so that hasn't burned out :D

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