Jump to content


Architecture Contest: Ludwigskirche, Germany


22 replies to this topic

#1 Skalldyr

Skalldyr

  • Don't worry, be a Redcoat!


    Posts: 1161
    Joined: 16-March 10
    Member: 9943
    Country: Germany

Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:06 PM

Posted Image
Hello everybody,

I had an long run in not building a single spot in LEGO. But when I saw the Architecture Building Contest, the fever got me again. :blush: So I used my newly sorted LEGO and built all night long. I'm very pleased with the result and here we go...

It is an outstanding landmark in my Hometown. The 'Ludwigskirche' in Saarbrücken
Also featured on our 2€ coins.
The construction has started 250 years ago. And this year many events will take place around the church and I'll ask if I can display it in our new Lego store.  :classic:

Ludwigskirche in Old Saarbrücken, Germany, is a Protestant baroque style church. It is the symbol of the city and is considered to be one of the most important Protestant churches in Germany.

History

Ludwigskirche and the surrounding Ludwigsplatz (Ludwig's Square) were designed as a "complete work of art", in the sense of a baroque place royale, by Friedrich Joachim Stengel on the commission of Prince William Henry. Construction was begun in 1762. After the death of William Henry in 1768, work on it was stopped due to lack of funds. The church was finally completed in 1775 by his son, Louis, and it was also named after him. The consecration of the church took place on August 25, 1775, with a church service and a cantata composed especially for the occasion.

In 1885-1887 and in 1906-1911, the church underwent restoration. During the Second World War, Ludwigskirche was severely damaged. After a bombing on October 5, 1944, only the surrounding walls remained. Rebuilding began in 1949, however it has still not been completed. A fundamental reason for this long delay was the fierce dispute, which lasted from the 1950s into the 1970s, about whether the baroque interior, which had been completely lost, should also be reconstructed. At first, it had been agreed to restore the exterior, with a modern interior, but this plan was finally abandoned. At this time (2007), the "Fürstenstuhl" (i.e., the princely seating in the gallery across from the organ) in the interior and some of the balustrade figures on the outside are still lacking.


~Wikipedia~

Facts:

Architect ................ Friedrich Joachim Stengel
Architectural style ... Baroque
Location ................. Saarbrücken, Germany
Materials ................ Sandstone
Year ....................... From 1762 to 1775

Modelfacts:

Construction ........... 5 days, 5 hours a day
Piece count ............ over 2000

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

I hope you enjoyed what you saw.  :classic:

Gallery

Edited by Rufus, 04 April 2012 - 08:39 PM.
Indexed

Flickr / Brickshelf / Mocpages

Posted Image  Don't Worry, Be Crabby! Posted Image

#2 JimBee

JimBee

  • Bubbler


    Posts: 9707
    Joined: 07-January 08
    Member: 2436
    Country: USA

Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:51 PM

I don't really see the point in keeping it a secret. The more exposure time your entry has, the more likely it is to win, IMO. I know, winning isn't everything but I would very much like to see this MOC instead of being teased.  :tongue:

Posted ImagePosted Image
Currently playing Hybros, 53-year-old male imp Chi Monk in the Heroica RPG

Currently playing Jerry Bergeron in Red Menace Mafia
Stats | Bio


#3 Etzel

Etzel

  • Me Want Ducky!!!!


    Posts: 2935
    Joined: 30-January 08
    Member: 2625
    Country: Sweden

Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:03 PM

Yeah, show us! Show us! Show us!  :sing:  :grin:

#4 Churchill

Churchill

    Posts: 441
    Joined: 03-July 09
    Member: 6563
    Country: USA

Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:15 PM

View PostJimButcher, on 11 March 2012 - 09:51 PM, said:

The more exposure time your entry has, the more likely it is to win
I agree.  I think the way to gain support for an entry is through exposure as opposed to building suspense.  Show us! :classic:

#5 Legocrazy81

Legocrazy81

    Posts: 4447
    Joined: 12-August 10
    Member: 12542
    Country: USA(California)

Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:34 AM

Chalk up another tally for showing now. Teasing is no fun, unless you get some sick, twisted enjoyment out of watching us squirm while you sit back and laugh maniacally as you read our responses.  *huh* :look:
Clone Army-120 & counting...

GS Red Squad Relief Fund- Donate today!

#6 Skalldyr

Skalldyr

  • Don't worry, be a Redcoat!


    Posts: 1161
    Joined: 16-March 10
    Member: 9943
    Country: Germany

Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:58 PM

When I look at the poll and your comments... it seems you want to have more teaser! Well here is the next one.  :tongue:


But I will post the real pictures today, so don't worry. I'm just having a bit of fun.
In addition, I discovered a small mistake. I need to fix it but still have some time.  :sweet:

Posted Image
Flickr / Brickshelf / Mocpages

Posted Image  Don't Worry, Be Crabby! Posted Image

#7 Legocrazy81

Legocrazy81

    Posts: 4447
    Joined: 12-August 10
    Member: 12542
    Country: USA(California)

Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:42 AM

Oooh! I really like it. The details are excellent! I like the brickwork. You did great capturing all the features at that scale.
Clone Army-120 & counting...

GS Red Squad Relief Fund- Donate today!

#8 Holodoc

Holodoc

  • Has finally seen the box


    Posts: 3829
    Joined: 24-November 06
    Member: 1094
    Country: Germany

Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:42 AM

I believe you can stop your poll now. :wink:

And I like what I see! But it keeps me from building an own entry in the contest. Posted Image
Very well done.
If you hadn't posted it, I would not have known it is on the 2€ coins. Thx for the info.
Even more interested in LEGO bricks & parts? Read Tim Johnson's (aka Caperberry) blog: Posted Image

#9 Skalldyr

Skalldyr

  • Don't worry, be a Redcoat!


    Posts: 1161
    Joined: 16-March 10
    Member: 9943
    Country: Germany

Posted 13 March 2012 - 12:23 PM

View PostHolodoc, on 13 March 2012 - 11:42 AM, said:

I believe you can stop your poll now. :wink:

Poll deleted!

View PostHolodoc, on 13 March 2012 - 11:42 AM, said:

And I like what I see! But it keeps me from building an own entry in the contest. Posted Image
Very well done.

Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it. But please build one! I want to see some more german buildings in this contest.

View PostLegocrazy81, on 13 March 2012 - 05:42 AM, said:

Oooh! I really like it.

Thank you too!
Flickr / Brickshelf / Mocpages

Posted Image  Don't Worry, Be Crabby! Posted Image

#10 L@go

L@go

  • Awesome Sport!


    Posts: 1651
    Joined: 18-March 10
    Member: 9962
    Country: Norway

Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:08 PM

Yeah, this is lovely! The colours are nice and the detailing is very well done. Good job!

Posted Image   Posted Image   Posted Image   Posted Image   Posted Image   Posted Image   Posted Image


flickr


#11 moctown

moctown

    Posts: 110
    Joined: 09-March 12
    Member: 27213
    Country: Germany

Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:17 PM

Like your creation very much and it comes close to the original in my eyes.

But I suggest to think about using these parts instead of these on the roof!?
Posted Image   Posted Image   Posted Image

moctown on flickr

#12 Skalldyr

Skalldyr

  • Don't worry, be a Redcoat!


    Posts: 1161
    Joined: 16-March 10
    Member: 9943
    Country: Germany

Posted 13 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

View Postmoctown, on 13 March 2012 - 06:17 PM, said:

Like your creation very much and it comes close to the original in my eyes.

But I suggest to think about using these parts instead of these on the roof!?

I tried that, but
first: they are only available in gold, silver and copper.... But I would need them in tan.
and
second: Would TLG use them in a real architecture model... I think no. That's why I choose the tan cylinders.
Flickr / Brickshelf / Mocpages

Posted Image  Don't Worry, Be Crabby! Posted Image

#13 Zepher

Zepher

  • Green!


    Posts: 9248
    Joined: 04-June 08
    Member: 3241

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:09 AM

Superb.  The blurred picture actually showcase how similar they are, they really appear to be the same building.  Where you could, you captured the exact details of the building, but that's often hard with tiny models.  When you were unable to get the exact details, you used the same feel as the original piece - the coloring and design are the same in both.  This is exactly what a small replica should be!   :thumbup:

Lord Lawrence Boomingham


&


Lil' Zepher In Mafia School


#14 JackJonespaw

JackJonespaw

  • Help Me Build Hogwarts!


    Posts: 2096
    Joined: 12-June 11
    Member: 18405
    Country: U.S.A.

Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:47 AM

This looks great! My only issue is that the part of the tower above the clock looks a bit small in comparison to the real building. Good luck!

#15 frogstudio

frogstudio

    Posts: 383
    Joined: 06-February 08
    Member: 2684
    Country: Argentina

Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:40 AM

Congrats!!!  This is beautifull!!!

#16 MetroiD

MetroiD

  • Lost in the forest of life


    Posts: 2660
    Joined: 22-February 09
    Member: 5374
    Country: Bulgaria

Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:50 PM

This is hands down one of my favourite entries so far. You've got a brilliant eye for detail and scaling it down appropriately, well done mate!
Currently trimming bangs and slicing scalps in TrumpetKing's CMF Mafia 2 as Melinda Dugan.
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

#17 Tragic Banjo

Tragic Banjo

  • There is no spoon.


    Posts: 556
    Joined: 02-June 11
    Member: 18218
    Country: USA

Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:37 PM

I agree about the cones to represent the statues - I think it's exactly how an official model would be done. You've captured the scaling and balance between detail and abstraction really well!
Posted Image

"Am I the only one who-" "No."

#18 viracocha

viracocha

  • Mmmm forbidden donut


    Posts: 250
    Joined: 15-March 12
    Member: 27322
    Country: RF

Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:10 AM

Good work! Especialy I like the well combined colors it looks nice!

#19 Skalldyr

Skalldyr

  • Don't worry, be a Redcoat!


    Posts: 1161
    Joined: 16-March 10
    Member: 9943
    Country: Germany

Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:35 PM

Thank you all for the kind words. I have revised the model a little bit and uploaded new pictures. So now it's finally finished.  :classic:
Flickr / Brickshelf / Mocpages

Posted Image  Don't Worry, Be Crabby! Posted Image

#20 RobTheLegoNutjob

RobTheLegoNutjob

    Posts: 13
    Joined: 31-March 12
    Member: 27657

Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

That's exellent; nothing more :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :classic:

#21 Leo-J

Leo-J

    Posts: 332
    Joined: 27-July 10
    Member: 12259

Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:10 AM

Impressive!
Need bricks? Come shop in The Brick Hub™.

#22 Niku

Niku

  • Wants two initials


    Posts: 1516
    Joined: 26-December 10
    Member: 14912
    Country: Guatemala

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

This was one of the first I saw on this contest and you raised the bar from the very beginning .
It is a precise design on the build and the choose of colors is perfect, it resembles a lot.
Good luck.  :thumbup:

Posted Image


Spoiler


#23 Brickmaestro

Brickmaestro

    Posts: 52
    Joined: 14-October 11
    Member: 20953

Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:11 PM

Fantastic interpretation - great scaling of the details. Very impressive work. Good luck in the contest.
Tashbaan the Nomad - Kaliphlin Guild Allegiance



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users