Glasgow’s Barrowland in Miniature

It was my father in law who originally suggested that I build a smaller version of my Barrowland Ballroom Lego model.  I didn’t give it much thought initially because I thought it wouldn’t work. My original Lego Barrowland had proved to be a big hit on social media, with a lot of people wanting me to build one for them. The problem was that it took me the guts of a year to build that one, and measuring three feet long and more than a foot high it wasn’t the most practical building to mass produce. My first attempt to miniaturise it failed because I got hung up on trying to get lights that worked for it. But after experimenting with various battery operated lighting units I couldn’t make it work in a way that looked right.  At that point I didn’t bother finalising the design. It wasn’t until midway through 2019 that I came back to the project and

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Lego Architecture

Originally posted on City Forward:
I saw this post today on Lynn Becker‘s blog, about building the Nagakin Capsule Tower out of Legos: Compare with the original building It’s strikingly similar; and it got me thinking – what influence has Lego had on modern architecture?  Old, ornate buildings like the Taj Mahal require special pieces and a lot of them, but a lot of more contemporary buildings are recognizable even with only basic bricks: Then there’s some buildings that look pretty Lego-inspired.  I searched for an hour today to re-locate a photo I saw of a new art center (or school?) in Chicago, that is basically a short box striped in Lego colors.  (Anyone have any idea what it is?) [will post photo when I finally track it down] THEN there’s an actual fusion of Lego and architecture, in which building design is all at Lego scale, and/or Lego bricks are physically integrated into the building. Exhibit A:  Flickr pool…