My fourth skyscraper based off Spencer Rezkalla's original design. The model took about four days to design and three months to complete. The Chrysler Building was the tallest building in the world for almost a year before it was dethroned by another building a few blocks away; The Empire State Building . The model features over 1,800 rare very light gray 1x1 plates. Completed May 17, 2010.
When viewed head-on, the light gray grill tiles are the most visible details.
The famed Art Deco style crown of the Chrysler Building. Spencer and I both wish that the crown's pieces were available in metallic silver color!
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The back of the building. In reality, the part of the building next to the brown structure is angled outward away from the rest of the building.
The front of the building showing the different levels.
Back of the building showing details of the levels.
The four steel sculptures above the round silver windows.
My favorite detail of this building are the narrowing effects starting at the 1x1 tile with the paneled corner, above which are the 45-degree angle eagle head statues represented by clip plates, leading up to the offset very light gray columns with the arches on top of them.
Hey Gang!! Johnny and I had the pleasure of seeing this beauty at the Northbrook Lego Store today. It's a stunning piece for it's scale, and we can see a lot of great things coming from Rocco in the days to come. Fantastic work!
Quoting David Bridges
I have seen in your construction photos a list of parts needed for each model's construction. It looks like Excel. Did you count out each type of bricks you needed and create the list youself?
Glad you asked. Yes, it is Excel and that's how I make all my parts lists. I don't count pieces individually on LDD, though. For a high quantity part such as the 1x1 clear plates in the Sears, I isolate them, delete the rest of the building, then generate a building guide. Then I use the option "generate html building guide". This gives you an exact count of the pieces. Then I go back to LDD and undo the deletion and delete the part I just got the count of after I type it into excel. Then once I'm done I make sure not to save the LDD file because then all the pieces I deleted while making the parts list would be gone.
I have seen in your construction photos a list of parts needed for each model's construction. It looks like Excel. Did you count out each type of bricks you needed and create the list youself? Sorry if this is a below par question.
This is quite amazing! One thing that has been requested of me in the past is to load pictures in 'large' at the bottom of the upload photos thing, that way people don't have click to see the pictures. Well done on this architectural icon!