Visiting Japan soon? Be sure to visit these architectural landmarks when you make the trip! Torii Gate - bigboy99899 (2013) Location: Nationwide Kinkaku-ji - Carson Hart (2012) Location: Kyoto Himeji Castle - Andrew Becraft (2010) Location: Himeji Nakagin Capsule Tower - SPACE, TIME & REALITY (2009) Location: Tokyo Osaka Castle - jjukjang (2016) Location: Osaka Palace Side Building - Melvin Lee (2015) Location: Tokyo Tokyo … Continue reading TBT – Japanese Landmarks
With the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Rio Olympics starting tomorrow, what better time to see experience some great olympic architecture! Though not many custom LEGO creations exist, the olympics buildings (and sculptures) below are truly amazing. Olympic Rings Jason Allemann (2011) Seoul Olympic Stadium Yo-Sub Joo (2013) Beijing National Stadium Chiukeung Tsang (2009) Vidzeme Olympic Center Peteris Sprogis (2014) … Continue reading TBT – LEGO Olympic Buildings!
With all the talk of presidential race in the US, why not show my support of the White House! Architecturally speaking, of course. Experience some of the best LEGO versions of the White House, before a candidate moves in. Arthur Gugick - 2006 GW Scholbrock - 2010 Mini_Wizardy - 2009 Benjamin Mischler - 2008 Stephane Pilon - 2012 … Continue reading TBT- White House
De Stijl, translated as "The Style", was a Dutch artistic movement from 1917-1931. Architects and artists pushed for the abstraction of elements to black, white and primary colors as well as vertical and horizontal compositions. Using LEGO as a medium the components of De Stijl easily translates into models and projects. This TBT will take a look at … Continue reading TBT – De Stijl!
Gothic cathedrals and churches are well known for their flying buttresses, ribbed vaults and pointed arches. These marvelous have always captivated mankind as evident by the towers that reach for the heavens. This week we will look at some of the best Gothic cathedrals around. Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi Anthony Sava - 2010 Notre … Continue reading TBT – Gothic Cathedrals
The Prairie School style developed in the late 19th century from the Arts and Craft movement. The architectural style, made famous by Frank Lloyd Wright, exhibits strong horizontal lines, flat or hipped roofs and integration within the landscape. This edition of TBT takes a look at some of the best custom made LEGO prairie style … Continue reading TBT – Prairie Style Homes
As one of the world's oldest cultures, Chinese Architecture has never failed to capture the imagination and inspiration of LEGO builders. This edition of TBT takes a look at some of the most recognizable landmarks, faithfully translating Chinese architecture into each model. Great Wall of China lisqr (2012) Matija Grguric (2011) Shanghai World Financial Center … Continue reading TBT – Chinese Landmarks