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Tower of Pisa
About this creation
The main section of the tower is a 13-sided polygon (triskaidecagon or tridecagon)

The mathematics of the main section was interesting: I needed to find the smallest polygon that satisfied the following conditions:
1. The sides of the outer polygon were length 4 studs.
2. The sides of the inner polygon were length 3 studs.
3. The two polygons were concentric.
4. The two polygons were 2 studs apart (the difference in their apothemís was 2).

A lot of math was also used to establish the dimension of the base of the tower (a nonagon: 9-sides) as well as the top of the tower.

Overall, once I did the math, the construction was fairly easy. Easy to reproduce. Cheap to build (compared to my other MOCís)




Comments

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  March 12, 2011
A+W-E=S-O+M+E!!!!! M=A-T-H+S, thats the word!!
Arthur Gugick
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  February 4, 2011
Hey! I live in Pisa and that is very accurate.
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  January 12, 2011
Quoting Cinnamon Sch. Hi, there. This is beautiful and a true work of art. I have a problem...I am not mathematically inclined but would like to try your model with my son who is brilliant and he is mathematically inclined. Do you have (for gift or for sale) the instructions, and where to order the parts (it could be bricklink or lego.com...). I know that a master like you doesn't need to help a novice, but if it weren't for my boy, I wouldn't be asking. Please help. Share your gift with the world. I appreciate your time. Email me at cinmcmin@msn.com Thanks!! Cin
email me at arthur@gugick.com please for assistance!
  January 12, 2011
Hi, there. This is beautiful and a true work of art. I have a problem...I am not mathematically inclined but would like to try your model with my son who is brilliant and he is mathematically inclined. Do you have (for gift or for sale) the instructions, and where to order the parts (it could be bricklink or lego.com...). I know that a master like you doesn't need to help a novice, but if it weren't for my boy, I wouldn't be asking. Please help. Share your gift with the world. I appreciate your time. Email me at cinmcmin@msn.com Thanks!! Cin
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  December 28, 2010
cool
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  September 16, 2010
how did you make it lean over like dat?
  January 20, 2010
First off, I must say i went through all your lego masterpieces and I am in AWE, they are AMAZING, perfectly done. I admire your work. The reason why I bumped into your gallery is because i'm working on a school project (i'm a graphic design student) and i need a leaning tower of pisa made of legos.... obviously i knew from the start i would never have the talent or patience to recreate such architectural icon in legos, plus... i don't own any legos.... hence, the internet. I was wondering if you would allow me to use one of your lego leaning tower of pisa photos for my project. As i said, it's 100% academic, no profit whatsoever, well.. other than my grade. :) If you are interested please reply at valerie_melito@hotmail.com YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH YOU'D BE HELPING ME OUT!!!
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  April 3, 2009
This is amazing!! I wish I had 1/2 of your creative ability. I love building LEGO sculptures, unfortunately I do not have the architectural skills to create something like this on my own. Is there any chance you are willing to sell instructions for this model?
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  December 29, 2008
sweet!
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  July 2, 2008
in italy ive got many photos of that. AMAZING!!!
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  June 21, 2008
thats amazing
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  March 22, 2008
GAAHH! That's, that's...incredible! Wonderful replica! -- -- Michael
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  October 6, 2007
That's so awsome. It's cool that you make so many structures of the world.
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  May 30, 2006
I have never seen another Moc of the leaning tower. It feels so good to see such detail...
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  December 15, 2005
You've gone for cheap thrills with those slanted angle shots. You're da bad ;)
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  December 15, 2005
Isn't it supposed to lean. Other than that great job, real close to the actual thing.
 
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