Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tower of Belem Lisbon Portugal

Name of Model: Tower of Belem
Created by: torgugick
Found at:
Microscale builder torgugick has built yet another impressive landmark. This time, it's the Tower of Belem in Lisbon, Portugal. To get the gritty and realistic look of the walls smaller LEGO parts called "plates" were used instead of the larger LEGO "bricks" we're more used to seeing. These sorts of things are also good case-studies on why you shouldn't use off-brand parts - other brands don't have pieces that are the correct size to work with LEGO plates in models like this. Other things worth mentioning include the use of a fence from a LEGO Wild West set to make windows, the tile bricks used in the water, and the way slopes were used near the model's base. If you look closely, you can also see slopes and cones used for other architectural details. The offset-based stairs are a cool trick too!

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