F. L. Wright - Fallingwater

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    Building info:

    Fallingwater, also known as the Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. Residence, is a house designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1934 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The house was built partly over a waterfall in Bear Run at Rural Route 1 in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains. For the rest of the information regarding the house please visit Wikipedia.

    Project:

    I've had thoughts about this project since I've built Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye. I finally made up my mind in September 2009. when I began planning and working on some early designs. Scale of the building is minifig, or approximate 1:40. One of the issues was how to make the stone walls of the building. The result here is made out of 4 different shades of grey (old grey and bley). Other was the terrain and vegetation. In the end I decided to make it in winter atmosphere. Snow is something I always enjoy, and I was always more of a winter type of person, so here it is - my first snowy MOC. :)

    Building process spread over total of almost 7 months, and the structure is made out of more than 15000 bricks (just an approximate guess). It is placed on 6 48*48 baseplates, and measures 115 x 80 x 50 cm. It weights more than 20 kg. This MOC will be displayed in Technical Museum in Zagreb on "Kockice EXPO 2010", in May and June this year.

    I would like to thank dear Klementina for her help and support during the rough times - multiple structure collapses. ;)

    Rob Deakin, JamesW., LuciusVorenus, and 61 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Erdbeereis1 61 months ago | reply

      Unbelievable...

      Excellent work Matja.

    2. tol557 [deleted] 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Lego moc's and we'd love to have this added to the group!
      It's brilliant!

    3. Lego-Merc 61 months ago | reply

      man that is amazing

    4. Zemmy 61 months ago | reply

      Great job

    5. rwjohnson 61 months ago | reply

      Wow this is way cooler than the Lego set of the same structure. WAYYY Cooler.

    6. gordangrguric 61 months ago | reply

      Superb - world class LEGO creation!

    7. J_Rich 60 months ago | reply

      Would you look at E Fay Jones' chapels (Cooper or Thorncrown). Those are two of my favorite places in Arkansas.

    8. Dutch-builder 51 months ago | reply

      beautiful!! I love it :D so large and full of the details!

    9. ElNickre 45 months ago | reply

      I'm sure I've written a comment on this somewhere on the Internet, but I just have to say how cool this looks in person. I visited Paris recently, and entered a certain department store, only to find myself standing in front of this, much to my surprise. I was thinking "Hey, I've seen this before . . ."

      Great work.

    10. eljeko 37 months ago | reply

      simply incredible! kudos

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