Modular Madness: Museum of History
Posted 07 July 2012 - 07:39 PM
Museum of History
Welcome to the Museum of History, founded in 1938 by the great explorer, Victor Storm, to house and display his vast collection of artifacts, acquired over many years of exploration. His likeness can still be seen watching over the entrance to the museum, though this is a later addition to the building added, in memorandum, by his daughter following his disappearance, whilst on expedition, three years later.
His granddaughter currently maintains the museum, continuing to enhance it with new exhibits, such as those on the recently renovated second floor dedicated to the industrial age, space and underwater exploration. The museum is divided into a number of halls spread across three floors.
To the left of the entrance you will find the Hall of Dark Ages and to the right you will find the Hall of Archeology. Please pay at the kiosk directly opposite the entrance to the museum. Guidebooks and souveniers can also be purchased from this kiosk.
Standing at the top of the stairs, to the right you will find the Hall of Buccaneers and to the left you will find the Hall of Oriental Dreams. Don't forget to view the Minerals of the Earth exhibit in the hallway.
Standing at the top of the stairs, to the right you will find the Hall of Astronautics and to the left you will find the Hall of Oceanology. The model Traction Engine in the hallway was commisioned by a private collector and donated to the museum last year.
Top Floor - No Public Access
This floor houses the store room where additional artifacts and exhibits, currently not on display, are held pending restoration in the room across the hall. The movement for the clock visible on the outside of the museum can also be accessed from the hallway on this floor.
This is actually a model I started designing and building last year, but it's been sat on my desk for a while and this contest was a great excuse to finish it, photograph it and get it online. This is my first attempt at a modular building and probably the biggest creation I've built so far. I originally decided to build a museum as it gave me a way to use an interesting selection of parts from themes that I don't usually work with.
With the rules limiting the number of photos to five in this post and the building having four floors in total (it's about the same height as the Town Hall), it's quite hard to show all of the detail within each of the rooms, so I'd really advise you all to check out the full set on Flickr as there are a lot more detailed photos of each of the individual halls and exhibits:
Museum of History on Flickr
Posted 07 July 2012 - 09:11 PM
Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:34 PM
When I first started creating the ground floor, I used bricks that I had available (I'd purposefully bought the City of Alantis set as I wanted to build something with columns using the round grille bricks), but as I began to develop the upper floors and redevelop the ground floor slightly (originally it was all white with no light bluish grey), most of the bricks I ordered specifically for the creation.
The only exception to this was that I tried to develop the contents of the halls based upon some of the parts I already had, but wouldn't normally use, primarily parts I'd got from promotional polybags (like the white ninja) or duplicate collectable minifigures.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:36 PM
Good luck in the contest! There is some really good competition. Hopefully I can finish mine in time.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:45 PM
Nice idea also. Lego never made (at least as far as I know) museum, because its difficult to create so grand looking building as museum. I wonder how next years city version will look, because it will be even more limited in number of used bricks than modular buildings.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:59 PM
EDIT: Oops, post number 1.000. I was planning on saving that for something else, but whaddyaknow, let's just say that commenting on this museum was a worthy way to celebrate my Count status!
Edited by L@go, 07 July 2012 - 11:01 PM.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:39 AM
Lots of beautiful details, my favorite exhibits are the Dark Ages, and Oriental Dreams. Great build and I hope you do well in the contest
Here is my website: http://brickbuilt.org
My flickr: link
John 14:6, Jesus answered, "I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:02 PM
Blogged on Brick Town Talk!
Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:52 PM
(okay, that was my Indiana Jones' minute...)
Keep bricking on !
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