Here is my entry for the Architecture Contest, the Parliament Buildings of Canada, entered as a Landmark Series entry.
The prominent tower is called the Peace Tower, and is a very recognizable and well known symbol in Canada. The Parliament Buildings actually encompass many buildings, so to be precise, this model represents the most famous of them - the front section of the Center Block. I chose this model as I live in Ottawa and this building is about 15 minutes from my house.
More information about these buildings can be found here.
Location ..... Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Style ........ Modern Gothic Revival
Completed .... 1922 (Peace Tower completed in 1927)
Designer ..... John Pearson and Jean Omer Marchand
Height ....... 92.2 meters
Pieces ............ 192
Size .............. 22 x 9 x 15 studs
Instructions ...... truedimensions.com/lego
The roof of the building is made of copper and as you can see in the real photo, the Peace Tower roof has not been restored yet and is still the pale green of oxidized copper. I decided to make the roof of the model entirely black, to represent what it will look like when the entire roof restoration is complete.
I wanted to build this model at a very small scale but still keep as many details as possible. It was quite challenging and I went through several versions of the Peace Tower before coming up with this one.
Thanks for looking, hope you enjoy the model!
Edited by Rufus, 05 April 2012 - 09:06 PM.