Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Pewabic Pottery

Name of Model: Pewabic Pottery, Detroit MI
Created by: Peter Guenther
Found at: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/34398
This brilliant minifig-scale reproduction of the Pewabic Pottery building features great details both inside and out. One section has an exposed top floor so that you can see minifig crafters at work. The mottled roof looks great - I think it's using traditional red LEGO® slopes with some newer and darker shades of red mixed in. You can also see some studs-not-on-top effects used to place smooth-topped plates on the outside of the building to replicate the feel of the old beams on the original building. Part of why this building looks so great is because the builder was able to get the support of the pottery shop while he was building it - blueprints of the original building were exchanged for the promise of allowing the LEGO® replica to be shown at Pewabic Pottery after the train show it was built for was over.

This model is currently on display for public viewing at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, MI. From what I can tell, it will be on display there for the foreseeable future (you might want to verify elsewhere how to get to this one before planning a trip).

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