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Taipei 101 5-ft 6-inch tall model of world's tallest (completed) building
~10,000 pieces Build time: several months, off and on, finished up after going to TaiPei for work SNOT: yes, very SNOTty
About this creation
One of the problems with having aliases is that sometimes you inadvertantly create accounts under each alias early on, as was the case with my dawei drake and my david drake account.

Enough background details, I am re-posting this MOC here on my official MOC page. You can still see the original posting with the construction details on my other account. This is a MOC of the actual TaiPei 101 bldg in TaiPei, Taiwan. It is currently the tallest building in the world, even though the Burj Dubai is already taller. The Burj Dubai isn't yet complete, so technically it isn't the tallest. I'm sure somebody will be willing to debate and/or correct me on this. Don't expect a response out of me, I'm partial to Asia, even though I visited the Burj Dubai in June of this year. I'd much rather buy more laptops and funnel money into Taiwan that I would like to buy more gasoline and funnel more money into Dubai.

The pictures here are the best I have of this to date, and were taken by various people at BrickFair 2009. To those that photographed my tower and posted on Flickr, I am endebted to you all. I was so busy snapping off shots of everybody else's MOC's that I honestly forgot to take pictures of my own. I will gladly credit your awesome photography skills if you drop me a comment here.

Without further adue, here is the TaiPei 101 (again), in its rightful place on my official MOC page. Some of the pics really accentuate how I lit it up from the inside with a simple string of 100 Christ-mas lights, wrapped around the 4 interior columns that go from the baseplate to the base of the spire.


















Here are a couple pics that shows it lit up.





Next up, I plan to redesign it so that it doesn't take an hour to re-assemble. While I can partially blame the long re-assembly time at BrickFair to my jet-lag (I had just flown in from Hong Kong the day before), it was mostly due to the fact that each of the 32 hanging walls come off, each of the 32 corner pieces, the 4 sides of the base, and the spire as well, ALL must come off and go back on. I need to design in "stackability" so that I can stack it in 5 minutes or less. Any ideas?



Comments

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  September 26, 2011
wow you did great and created a beautiful thing. I would love to see how much you could get for this if you auction it. Hope you get a lot for it if you sell it you deserve it,
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  April 16, 2011
Gorgeous! And even better lit up!
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  March 14, 2011
Hi is it possible to get blueprint of taipei 101 so people could build there own version of it. its a amazing build you have made there :) best regards Martin
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  February 17, 2011
WoooooW! I live in Taipei and see it everyday and your is just the real one. It can even have light inside. 5000/5!!!
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  March 29, 2010
Sorry Johan, no plans. Shame too, because it's really repetitive after the base. Wouldn't be too hard to do, but then again, I'm in the process of moving and although the movers will do everything, I will dis-assemble the towers myself and transport them myself as well. Life it just TOO busy now to tackle anything non-essential.
Quoting Johan Liebert Would it be possible to sell your plans or digital blue prints of it so i can build one together, with the details on setting up the lights too. I'm pretty sure fans would love to put one together with your signature approval.
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  March 6, 2010
Would it be possible to sell your plans or digital blue prints of it so i can build one together, with the details on setting up the lights too. I'm pretty sure fans would love to put one together with your signature approval.
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  December 8, 2009
Ah, I wish I could see this in person. Hopefully I'll make it to "Bricks by the Bay" this year, a convention in my area. This tower is just one of many stunning architectural feats in your collection. Nice. Hey, thanks for the bevy of comments the other day. I was laughing so hard at them. You should make some comedy stuff, if you haven't already. Now I need to go check.
  October 31, 2009
Fair enough, I had guessed from your picture that the person I was thinking of was not you. Not that it matters, still love the technique. Lee.
 I made it 
  October 31, 2009
Quoting Lee Jones Was this in Chicago as well? It certainly looks like one that was there. And if so, then you would be the gentleman than gave a fine talk about building the same.....? Lee.
I'm [not] the man you think I am. This has only been displayed at BrickFair 2009, my home, and at Fab 11 of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (also known as WaferTech), where I used to work. The Taiwanese executives really liked it, and even though it exceeded the allowable height requirements for office clutter, they let it stay as long as I worked there.
 I made it 
  October 31, 2009
Quoting Lee Jones BTW - stunning build. Love the colour choices - trans over blue? Lee.
It's all trans green, with sand blue framing. Each horizontal row of trans green brick and sand blue frame represent one floor. I wanted to do light blue, but it woulda' been prohibitively expensive for me at the time.
 I like it 
  October 31, 2009
BTW - stunning build. Love the colour choices - trans over blue? Lee.
  October 31, 2009
Was this in Chicago as well? It certainly looks like one that was there. And if so, then you would be the gentleman than gave a fine talk about building the same.....? Lee.
 I like it 
  October 22, 2009
Seeing this on display for the public, during Brickfair 2009, was an absolute joy!! It will always be one of my favorite buildings of yours. This is an incredibly close to the original building as I have been to Taipei to see the real deal. Until Brickfair 2010 I will enjoy this as our new nightlight!
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  October 21, 2009
That's a lot of trans-green... Very, very nice, clever build, I love the last pic in particualr, beautiful !
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  October 14, 2009
Every facet of this building is angled so I dont know how you could make it more "stackable" without compromising design. You tackled a tough one here and did a great job at that.
 I made it 
  October 13, 2009
Quoting Emperor Ludgonious This tower blows mine out of the water. It's absolutely gorgeous. Excellent build!
but no interior decorations on mine. I was thinking about leaving one of the 32 wall sections off so that people could see inside, but it's just a jumbled mass of Christmas light wires and random-colored bricks used for the interior supporting columns.
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  October 13, 2009
This tower blows mine out of the water. It's absolutely gorgeous. Excellent build!
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  October 3, 2009
o my god im freaking out im in one of the pix! I am not the kid with the lap top im the one in the distance on the couch! I miss brick fair hope to see every one the next year. i already told you in person but yet again great job.
 I like it 
  October 2, 2009
cool, i saw that at brickfair too!
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  September 29, 2009
WOW ... that is beautiful ... it looks like a Towering-Gleaming Gem !
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  September 26, 2009
TaiPei huh? Funny story, had my appendix taken out there. Got a nice scar to remind me of the wonderful times I had in Asia HAHAHA. Seriously, this is a great building. The Christmas lights idea is something I've been wanting to try but just haven't built up the nerve (or the moc) for it yet. Maybe I'll get something done for BrickWorld 2010 and the world of lights. Ok, time to check out more of your awesome buildings! ~ Chris.
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  September 16, 2009
It blew my breath away whenever I passed it!
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  September 15, 2009
That's some expert microscale building techniques there. You gotta get some pictures of it lit up in the dark. Continue the great work!
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  September 11, 2009
Stunning, like all your buildings! And indeed, the lights finishes it off..
 I like it 
  September 10, 2009
Nicely done, it looks very realistic
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  September 10, 2009
Absolutely fantastic! Love the lighting.
 
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