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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Lego World Trade Center

Well, not much has been going on in the Transformer world for me in the past few days so I thought I might showcase one of my Lego creations. First off let me say that this is not my design, but I was able to replicate it from the original without any instruction or direction. I loved the World Trade Center in New York and had the special privilege of being able to visit and enjoy it in 1997. I was devastated in 2001 not only for all the lives lost, but for the wonderful structure that will never be replaced. I will always have a great memory of that place and it will always hold a special place in my heart. This was my way of creating a small tribute to my memory so that the WTC will always be close at hand.
The entire WTC complex.


WTC 7

WTC 3, the Mariott

The WTC Plaza

The entire complex again.
This build took me around two and a half months and about 19,000 lego pieces. The main towers were the most complex but the rest of the site was fairly straightforward.

See also:
Lego Sears Tower
Lego Rockefeller Center

4 comments:

  1. I would love to build my own just like this one and I know it will end up being quite expensive. Could you please advise me as to which Element ID's I will need and approx. the quantities of each?

    Thanks, Mel.

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    1. I don't have the exact part counts anymore, but you can go here:

      http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=460955

      Another Lego fan created the design in the Lego Digital Designer which will give you a parts list and the instructions on how to build it. You're right, it was expensive, the parts cost me close to $2K back in 2009. The small grey grills were the hardest to obtain just because you need so many. Good luck!

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    1. Hi, unfortunately this isn't an official set so it cannot be purchased anywhere. See the above posts for info on how to buy all the parts to make one yourself.

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