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Entry from Praeclari Miles for category "Lego Architecture" in the 2010 MOC Athalon.
About this creation
I realize I have chosen a lesser known structure, which may put me at a disadvantage. However, the idea of an almost 400ft tall monolith that creates enough electricity to power 6,000 homes is just too cool to pass up. Read more and see a reference picture at the wiki here .



Basically, a lot of mirrors are focused on one point. The heat from the combined energy is enough to convert water to steam. The resulting pressure powers a turbine, which generates electricity. Since its power comes from the sun, this structure has zero (0) emissions.





I tried plenty of techniques to try to get the smoothness and proportion right but nothing seemed to work as well as just good ol' studs up. Too simple? You decide.



Comments

 I like it 
  June 15, 2014
Hi Alex, this magic MOC is one the things I had noticed several months before registering to MOCPages. The pictures are impressive, the kind of things that makes me want to try micro scale some day... PS: I have answered your question about "why build in white" ;)
 I like it 
  March 15, 2010
Another great entry, Alex. You really put out some epic stuff in this contest.~H
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  February 18, 2010
The presentation is the star here. I would have liked to see a little more attention placed on the landscaping (a green baseplate doesn't do it for me). I award 4 points.
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  February 18, 2010
Woah when i saw what this really is like i was like 0_o anyways this is really cool, great rendering
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  February 17, 2010
Nicely executed and quite recognizable to me! This was one of the ideas I had in mind when planning for the microscale category in the MOC Olympics. I must say, though, your vision was better... XD
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  February 17, 2010
Now who is this "Alex" that comes out of the wings and starts nailing categories one after another. A fine build, and of something that I would have never thought to build. A solid four (4) points. Lee.
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  February 17, 2010
Cool idea. see ya. garth
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  February 17, 2010
Great rendition. 4 points for you.
 
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