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Architecture Contest: Burj Al Arab

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#1 Spencer_R


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

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We decided that if you could draw a building simply with a few strokes of a pen, and it was instantly
recognizable as not only the building, but the place... then you've created something that was an icon

                                                                       - Tom Wright, architect Burj Al Arab, on the philosophy behind its design.

Inspired by the words of Mr. Wright, I decided that if I could build a building with a few simple LEGO elements, and it 
was instantly recognizable as the building and the place, then I've created something that might be worth entering in a contest.   :wink: 

My Landmark Series entry for the Architecture Contest is the world famous Burj Al Arab luxury hotel in Dubai.

Approximate Model Dimensions:
122mm x 122mm x 177mm
16 x 16 x 22 studs

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Some facts and a picture of the real building. If you are not familiar with the building, please do an image search. One picture does not do
the colors, shapes, and setting of this magnificent structure justice.

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Edited by Rufus, 08 April 2012 - 08:13 PM.

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#2 prateek


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:08 PM

Wow, now this is something I would pay money for! Fantastic job! You've got every detail, from the ridges on the curved side, to the helipad on top! :thumbup:

#3 L@go


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

Stunning. This challenge really brings out some fantastic entries!

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#4 jojojo


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:42 PM

good job

#5 caperberry


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:19 AM

Yup, instantly recognisable! This would be a good addition to the Architecture range.
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#6 Steverd


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

Another WOW!! This one might be my favorite!

#7 Nightshroud99


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:11 PM

Simply stunning, if more LEGO Architecture sets were like this I'd buy them in a heartbeat.  :sweet:
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#8 purplepeopleeater


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

I absolutely love this, and, like other people have said, would definitely buy it if it was part of the LEGO architecture range.

#9 sonicstarlight


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:34 PM

This tops the list, in my opinion. The way you took a highly complex building and scaled it down to that size while retaining all the design details that make it unique is nothing short of amazing! I'm glad I don't have an entry in here because there is no way I would top that.  :classic:

#10 Vincent Kessels

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:07 PM

That is a great version of the Burj Al Arab!

#11 CamelBoy68


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:53 PM

impressive... :thumbup:

I'm definitely going to struggle with the voting now.... :angry:

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#12 moctown


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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

I think you don't need good luck, you just have it with this entry!  :wink:
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#13 Erik Leppen

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

After having seen all entries I think I find this one the best of them all. It's an iconic building, captured very well in a small scale. That last fact makes it fit perfectly within the spirit of Architecture sets. I could see this as an actual set! Lovely parts usage, it even has Technic :D Great job!

#14 The Blue Brick

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:23 AM

This really is stunning. Also, do you mine sharing the instructions.

It is just to great. I would love it for my desk. :classic:

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#15 Venunder


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:09 AM

Amazing that you can build this with lego.
So teeny tiny it is brilliant.  :laugh:

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