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. ;)

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    1. segwaymonkey 60 months ago | reply

      Incredible!!!!!!!

    2. brik. 60 months ago | reply

      I'm just stunned....no I'm freaking out...no I'm speechless

    3. daniel-jones 60 months ago | reply

      ohh i love lego

    4. Lino M 60 months ago | reply

      Stunning, just stunning. Makes my old Falling Water look like child's play.

    5. Matija Grguric 60 months ago | reply

      You also did it? Cool, I didn't know that, do you have some pictures?

      Thanks for the great comments everyone!

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    8. Doctor Mobius 60 months ago | reply

      Simply perfect.

    9. rabidnovaracer 60 months ago | reply

      Drop-dead gorgeous!

    10. Eclectico yo soy 60 months ago | reply

      Interesting project

    11. Johan_vd_Heuvel (Teddy) 59 months ago | reply

      This is really beautyfully done. I really like it a lot. I can imagine there was quite some structural collapse with all those balconies. Did you use techic beams for internal support?

    12. Matija Grguric 59 months ago | reply

      Thanks!

      No. All the balconies are made in SNOT. Inside are large plates, and below are bricks put on sides, and connected with bricks 1x4 with studs. I used technic beams for support under the terrain.

    13. orlandodig 56 months ago | reply

      Great! I just completed the boxed version of this house, which is considerably smaller than your creation.

      I was wondering if you submitted this design using their Creator computer program. In that community you are able to share designs and purchase custom projects with every piece.

    14. Angka Utama 56 months ago | reply

      Falling in Love.

    15. iomedes !... 44 months ago | reply

      Awe-some!!!!!!!...Another fantastic design.

    16. scotts 26 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful, and far better than the lego version. Do you have any creation notes anywhere? As I am building he Lego version, the first thing I want to do is change the color of the columns from their yellow to grey - I don't understand what they did not make them grey. I also love the way you did the waterfall and water. And the windows - how did you get the red incorporated?

    17. meyerotto 25 months ago | reply

      I believe Adam Tucker (designer of the official Lego version) chose to go with a monotone color scheme to give the model a cohesive look. It's very much like a pencil sketch. I'm sure he tried it with dark gray, but the color broke the "flow" of the overall design too much.

      This model is of course exquisite, but far out of reach for the average Lego architect to build.

    18. andyandresen 19 months ago | reply

      Just saw this today. Do you have plans available or is it just made in the go?

    19. Tom Alphin 2 months ago | reply

      This is the most impressive LEGO Fallingwater ever created.

      I've added this to my collection of the best Modernist LEGO Architecture at www.pinterest.com/tomalphin/

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