Tuesday, August 21, 2007

12-foot Eiffel Tower

Name of Model: Eiffel Tower
Created by: Eric Harshbarger
Found at: http://ericharshbarger.com/lego/eiffel_tower.html
Here's one for the don't-try-this-at-home department - a 12 foot Eiffel Tower made entirely out of blue bricks with no glue or supports. Although, this one does cheat and include a small support in the middle - but it doesn't go the whoie way up, so does it really count? I think it's safe to assume that the lattice-work offers more support on the higher levels than the builder's description admits. It's great, though, how the scale works so that the lattice-work can be all normal bricks - no plates or special parts needed. Let's be serious here, though - the scale is what makes this project so ambitious. This won't fit in a normal house and can't be made with any "normal" LEGO® collection. There are probably more blue 1x2 bricks used in this one then there are visitors to the real thing in the course of aw week. I'd hate to have to move a model this size without any glue in it. Don't worry, though - this one was dismantled and recycled into more practical models a while back.

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