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Empire State Building (1998)
Over 5 feet tall, this was my first LEGO skyscraper ever. It was not very accurate or detailed, but it was a great centerpiece for my LEGO city.
About this creation
This model is very old (1998). A more detailed model was set up at the top of the real Empire State Building in 2008.


I also built a another Empire State Building model in 2003.



And here's the really old one.

Built from 1998-1999, my first LEGO Empire State Building was over 5 feet tall and contained over 20 floors of offices, stores, and other services for tourists, including a observation deck on the top floor. It was dismantled in 2001 when I moved.







Construction



The building wasnt really designed very well. It was the first skyscraper that I'd ever built, so I did not put a lot of thought into its physical infrastructure. When constructing the building, I originally worked from a VERY small photograph and created a small model out of Lego, at 1/2 the scale of the final building. I now know that I missed a lot of things working from the small photo, and in porting a 1:2 model to the full-size model, I ignored a lot of very important physics. The building was sturdy, but at that size, it needed structural reinforcement under the facade. I never got a chance to rebuild it before it was dismantled in 2001.



Inspiration



The real Empire State Building is a world-famous New York City landmark. It stands as a symbol of New York City and of America. A feat of engineering in its day, the building stood as the tallest in the world for over 40 years, helping New York City earn the nickname "Skyscraper National Park". Today, it serves as an office building, and has a public observation deck on the 86th floor. It has stood as the tallest building in New York City for since its construction in 1931, except while the World Trade Center stood, 1971 - 2001.



Comments

 I like it 
  July 9, 2013
So this is genesis, huh? Who knew it that this little site would grow top what it became. The MOC isn't too bad; maybe the wrong color, but still, excellent work!
  April 14, 2013
Aaaand spam... right under his nose... brilliant.
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  July 25, 2012
wow, you actually created MOCpages? 5/5
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  July 6, 2012
Very impressive, well deserving of being the first MOC on the 'pages. ;)
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  June 22, 2012
Quoting The Essence Of Randomness . Sean, this Meme hadn't been over-used so much when this was posted, but hey, you really should have gone... FIRST!
The meme didn't /exist/ when this MOC was uploaded. The word "blog" didn't event exist yet, nor did the entire concept of adding a comment to something on the Internet.
 I like it 
  June 22, 2012
Sean, this Meme hadn't been over-used so much when this was posted, but hey, you really should have gone... FIRST!
  June 13, 2012
First creation :D
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  May 1, 2012
it's taller then me it's sweet
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  March 28, 2012
This is excellent building!I'm honoured to ncomment the very first MOCpages MOC!:-))
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  February 2, 2012
1st ever MOC and quite possibly best ever MOC.
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  January 5, 2012
It would make sence if it was the first moc on the pages, because if you go to the adress bar on top and remove the big number at the end and enter 1 instead; you will get this page!!!
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  November 19, 2011
A great first MOC ever added to MOCpages :)
Sean Kenney
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The Active One .
  November 7, 2011
This is nice!
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  October 14, 2011
Wow,that is amazing,The previous comments made me curious.Is this really the first MOC in MOCpages.
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  October 6, 2011
Very cool job! I love it! Can you come see my u-boat?
Sean Kenney
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White Knight
  September 8, 2011
Stunning !.....in Classic lego red
 I like it 
  August 25, 2011
Lol I feel like I'm in a holy place, commenting on the first MOC in the world. Great site you got here
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  August 14, 2011
I feel honored to be able to comment on the first moc!
 I like it 
  June 9, 2011
cool.
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  May 31, 2011
the first ever moc and its only got 117 visits! my stuff has mre visits than that ;)
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  May 12, 2011
HOLY POOP! That is amazing!!!!!
 I like it 
  May 2, 2011
MOC # 1...
Sean Kenney
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Toa Oblivious ,Master of Earth
  March 31, 2011
awesome first creation!
Sean Kenney
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Paperweight .
  February 22, 2011
The first lego creation on MOCpages..... This is epic.
Sean Kenney
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Hopeless Pie
  February 21, 2011
The First MOC.....
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  December 22, 2010
wow first moc ever... thats amazing thanks sean for starting mocpages
  December 18, 2010
UUUUH good... but build something exciting like ... WORLD WAR 2!!!!!
Sean Kenney
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Benjamin McRobert
  April 6, 2010
Cool, first MOC! back in 2003 MOCpages was off to a good start.
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  December 3, 2009
Is this the first MOC in mocpage. Anyway, awesome.
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  September 15, 2009
wow, first MOC and it is REALLY humungos wow awesome.
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  August 13, 2009
i like it
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  August 8, 2009
It was quite a pity that it was dismantled but it was really NICE !!
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  June 20, 2009
nice
  June 11, 2009
This is awsome!
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  April 5, 2009
This is awsome!!!
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  March 15, 2009
Wow a piece of MOCpages history the 1st moc!
 I like it 
  February 25, 2009
I just had to type in http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/1 this is what it came up with, the first MOC!
 I like it 
  January 27, 2009
AWESOME!
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  December 19, 2008
very nice! :)
 I like it 
  November 30, 2008
Cool! Where do you get the legos to build it?
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  November 27, 2008
............................Wow.
 I like it 
  October 15, 2008
I was born on the year 1998!!
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  October 7, 2008
this is good, i like it very much
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  October 5, 2008
Nice!
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  September 3, 2008
Nice aircraft carrier!
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  September 1, 2008
its really good.
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  August 24, 2008
so this is moc nr1... impressive, very nice
 I like it 
  August 18, 2008
please review my jeep. i hope to improve it like yours. great lego jeep!
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  August 6, 2008
?????
Sean Kenney
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the doctor
  July 23, 2008
wait what
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  July 22, 2008
this is great i love it
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  July 20, 2008
Good!!
 I like it 
  July 17, 2008
cool i love it
 I like it 
  July 12, 2008
sorry can't delete this , some weird internet bug made my comment appear on the wrong MOC ...
  July 3, 2008
you need pictures but its not a bad idea i will change my rating if i could see pictures. also i have put pictures up of my stadium so you can look at them.
 I like it 
  June 24, 2008
wow, thats awesome! even i couldn't summon that many bricks to build and empire state building! pretty cool if u ask me!
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  June 23, 2008
very good
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  May 18, 2008
nice, i dont think i have seen anything like this before
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  May 6, 2008
it's good but, i was trying to change the review i left on Dylan D's page and it took me to this... retarded...l. oh well.. sweet
 I like it 
  May 4, 2008
Awesome!!!!!!!! Check out my stuff!
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  April 25, 2008
This iws the best Viper I have ever seen i really like that it is a very good scale model. good work :)
 I like it 
  April 10, 2008
I Take it back. You ARE the master!
Sean Kenney
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Bradley DeBildt
  March 31, 2008
Nice I like the size, and the color just because my favorite color is red.
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  March 30, 2008
The colors are off, but otherwise awesome.
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  March 19, 2008
AWSOME!!! Man that thing is big!!!
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  March 5, 2008
pretty cool but you should change the color
Sean Kenney
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Nathan Alger
  March 4, 2008
Nice. I don't know how I got herew but its good
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  February 17, 2008
Dude thats so cool!… and not much else to say! IT ROCKS.
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  February 11, 2008
Cool! I really like the interior, with the sushi shop and whatnot. ~Jackson
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  February 3, 2008
cool exept for the color scheme.
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  January 26, 2008
how did i get here? good anyway
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  January 26, 2008
I wish to make an alliance with you if u accept please leave a review on my alliance page.
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  January 4, 2008
VERY VERY COOL!!! you are a pride to the lego community!!!
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  December 27, 2007
it's realy cool and good i love it please email instruction when they are finished
Sean Kenney
Zoran Mitrovic
  December 14, 2007
Not bad but you should make better photos.
 I like it 
  November 17, 2007
Wow...that's...like...amazing.
 I like it 
  November 17, 2007
very cool i can only wish to make something like that
Sean Kenney
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Ethan Moss
  October 28, 2007
AAAIIIIIIIEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!I like your creation, but I'm screaming because MOCpages is going glitchy on me!
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  October 13, 2007
p.s. can i have your building instruktions?
 I like it 
  October 10, 2007
I love your buildings!
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  October 5, 2007
okay, but when will you fix the weird thing with the names and e-mails! e-mail me please!
 I like it 
  October 3, 2007
good
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  September 26, 2007
Good work.
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  September 25, 2007
nice job
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  September 25, 2007
cool
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  September 23, 2007
Great job
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  August 21, 2007
pretty good
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  August 12, 2007
its ok
 I like it 
  August 2, 2007
cool!
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  July 31, 2007
The colors sorta wierd, but great other than that!
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  July 30, 2007
This is excellent.
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  July 28, 2007
how did I never see this, it is awsome!
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  June 2, 2007
Looks like the real one, after some wierdo with a bucket of red paint got ahold of it. :-) Good work! I'm in the same boat with you, Red Leader. Don't know what's going on. ???
 I like it 
  May 28, 2007
Very cool moddel
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  May 15, 2007
Awesome Work!!! (I would be so sorry once I've put on another review.)
 I like it 
  April 28, 2007
That is cool!
 I like it 
  April 9, 2007
Nice.
 I like it 
  March 30, 2007
i have now just logged in saying rate empire state building weird?
 I like it 
  March 11, 2007
good job
 I like it 
  August 7, 2006
woooooow...that is pretty good...
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  August 1, 2006
OMG OMG OMG thats SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET
 I like it 
  June 23, 2006
cool nice detail.
 I like it 
  March 25, 2006
nice
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  February 20, 2006
This is impressive, really impressive, and thanks for this wonderfull site!
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  March 24, 2005
LOVE it. notice how you can tell whos jealouse by the ratings...
 I like it 
  January 12, 2005
A very impressive creation
 I like it 
  October 6, 2004
Impressive.
 
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