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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 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


  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.

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

      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!

    2. Hi Eric Warren.
      This is the best World Trade Center Moc I ever see and I would like to build this set on my own. In your comment you said that an other Lego fan have the part list and the instructions. How to contact this fan? Can you give me some informations? :)
      I hope you read this because the last activity was three years ago.
      Thanks in advance

    3. Hi, I'm just now seeing this. Unfortunately the original creator seems to have removed his part counts and instructions. I never kept a list either but using the pictures online and some imagination, I'm sure you can come up with everything you need.

  2. Replies
    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.

  3. how much would it cost to buy all these parts? I am and always have been fascinated with the twin towers. i have my own modle but it's not as realistic like this one, and i really want to build one like this.

  4. How much would all these pieces cost? I love building my own Lego creations and I have been fascinated with the twin towers for a long time. I have my own WTC complex but it is very small and it does not include WTC 7. I would like to build and enjoy this for years to come. also, where do i get these pieces?

    1. You can buy them on Search out which parts you need and make a list before you go shopping, you'll save a lot of trouble that way. As for the cost, I spent about $1500 I think (it's been a long time since I built this) but that could be a lot different today since the cost of parts change over time. Good luck!