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Burj Al Arab, Dubai
Model completed in 2009.
About this creation
A microscale model of the famous Dubai luxury hotel. This model is approximately 1/650th scale, similar to my other skyscapers. It took seven months to design and build.

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The Burj Al Arab is built upon an artificial island that rises out of the Persian Gulf just off the shore of the Jumeirah beach in Dubai. A bridge connects the island to the mainland. Note that in the model, the water darkens toward the deeper parts away from the shore. This is accomplished by using various shades of blue plates beneath trans-light blue plates and tiles.



The Burj Al Arab is shaped like the sail of an Arabian dhow sailing vessel. Two v-shaped wings of the hotel are connected with a white sail-like fabric membrane which creates a towering atrium.





The curving "fabric" wall is constructed using flex tubes and white technic beams.







Guests of the hotel arrive by chauffeured Rolls Royce or via helicopter. The helicopter landing pad near the roof has also featured a tennis match between Andre Agassi and Roger Federer, and Tiger Woods practicing his tee shots. Meanwhile, I'm patiently waiting for LEGO to produce the 4x4 round plate in the color green.


Front view of the tower.








A side view showing the curving profile of the hotel. There are 28 double story floors. All suites feature two floors and range in size from 1800 to 8300 square feet. Prices start at more than $1000 per night, and the largest suite lists at $28,000 per night.




The Al Muntaha restaurant cantilevers out over the water at a height of 660ft, offering spectacular views.




Comments

 I made it 
  December 20, 2013
Quoting Bill - Is it possible to have instruction?
Sorry, no building instructions exist at this time for this model.
  December 19, 2013
Hello, Very good job. It's so realistic thac i would like have it at home. Is it possible to have instruction?
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  April 27, 2013
just perfect
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  February 25, 2013
I saw this building and it looks exactly the same! Great details!
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  April 22, 2012
Beautiful!
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  April 2, 2012
LOOKING AT THIS LEGO CREATION COULDEXPOSE YOU TO SPAZZ UNCONTROLABLY, THIS COULD RESULT IN SEVERE CHARLIE HORSES HEARTBURN HEART ATACK, OR EVEN DEATH! PROCEED TO ADMIRE LONGER AT YOU'RE OWN RISK!
Spencer  R.
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kenneth rattledge
  February 25, 2012
excellent building, first class attention to detail.
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  February 10, 2012
Absolutely impressive work! Very well done :)
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  January 24, 2012
omg im doing my speech on dubai and this is soooo cool
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  May 1, 2011
hands down excellent
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  November 14, 2010
Wow this is incredible,it is insanely acurate. Great Job, Could you maybe do instructions? That would be great.
Spencer  R.
lego lord
  November 10, 2010
The designing techniques that you used are somewhat professional.
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  August 21, 2010
Nice Model i like the method you used to create the shapes in this model. i am only 11 but i have researched the burj alarab and the cost per person per night was 497! also i took in alot of the info u wrote on ur page and i've learnt a little more about the burj alarab.
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  July 17, 2010
This is absolutely incredible, have you ever thought of making sets for lego to sell? Because it would be a really big thing..if only lego wouldn't heavily over price it like every other set...
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  March 25, 2010
Fabulous, it really does look like the real deal!
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  February 20, 2010
Wow it's great! It really looks like the original!
  December 18, 2009
I saw this in brickjournal. Nice job getting it to taper like that
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  November 27, 2009
Sweet!
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  November 27, 2009
Sweet!
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  November 27, 2009
Sweet!
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  November 14, 2009
I love it!!!!!
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  September 24, 2009
checking back again, I now realize that I can cross this one off my life for good... EXCELLENT JOB!
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  July 25, 2009
looks EXACTLY like the real one
  July 9, 2009
Absolutely amazing. Plus I love the usage of color for the hotel.
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  July 1, 2009
brilliant
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  April 11, 2009
this is so realistic amazing:) i am just speechless:D
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  April 10, 2009
This is quite a beauty you have here. You really captured the look of it, excellent work on the shading of the water. Overall, great job!
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  April 5, 2009
Whoooa ... that is AMAZING ! ... definitely a 10/10
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  March 31, 2009
Excellent job!
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  March 29, 2009
Great job! It can be pretty tough to build a curved building like that, especially in Micro Scale.
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  March 27, 2009
Absolutely beautiful!
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  March 17, 2009
Wow! Truly amazing! I hope to see this and your other models at BrickWorld again this year.
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  March 14, 2009
The curved design is just fantastic. Nicely done.
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  March 13, 2009
This is stunning. I love the real hotel, probably one of my favorite architectural works, but your replica is amazing. Its unmistakable and the detailing and accuracy are fantastic especially given the models relatively small size. Great work. Peace - Patrick
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  March 13, 2009
Fantastic
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  March 12, 2009
Not bad... of course its grrrreat! Very innovative use of parts to achieve the unique shape of this building.
  March 11, 2009
Looks Great.
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  March 11, 2009
Amazing! Great microscale! I love it.
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  March 11, 2009
Amazing as always. I've always been impressed, not only with the design of your models, but how you've kept them all to the same scale. Truly wonderful work. Hope to see at BrickWorld.
 I made it 
  March 11, 2009
Quoting Mark Kelso Fantastic work! Great job on the curvature in the structure, and the water is handled beautifully. This is a BB blog spot if I've ever seen one.
Thanks. I mocked up quite a few different solutions for modeling the water. In the end trans-light blue plates provided the most realistic appearance - unfortunately it was also by far the most expensive solution!
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  March 10, 2009
amazing accurate rendition of a most Lego-unfriendly shape. Great job as usual! What does the inside look like?
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  March 9, 2009
:o :o :o :o!!!Huh?!Oh wait,i'm drooling.
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  March 9, 2009
Thats awesome, It looks just like the real thing, keep up the great work!
Spencer  R.
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Aaron Stoppa
  March 8, 2009
This Building shows youve got talent for sure, but..... It would be nice to see The Atlantis hotel and palm island in miniscale, if youcatch my drift..... hmmmmm Great work keep it up !
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  March 8, 2009
I just happen to be in a T-shirt that has a picture of Burj Al Arab on it along with "DUBAI" written in bold lettering across the bottom and the same day I see this very accurate creation on MOCpages home page! What a coincidence! Did you know that Burj Al Arab also took about 10 years to build and its the world's only 7 star hotel? (As far as I know, anyways.)
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  March 8, 2009
This is very good. I always like to see stuff that the uninitiated would not know is made of lego until they got close.
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  March 8, 2009
Very cool. You know that crahsed plane from Turkish Airlines? A girl from my class was in there. They came from Dubai. She isn't hurt.
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  March 8, 2009
Awesome! Dubai has a lot of amazing engineering.
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  March 8, 2009
Fantastic work! Great job on the curvature in the structure, and the water is handled beautifully. This is a BB blog spot if I've ever seen one.
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  March 8, 2009
Fantastic job, there are so many great techniques that you used to build this. Keep up the great work!
 
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