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Space Needle
A 8' Tall Space Needle.
About this creation
Project: Space Needle
Status: Completed
Start Date: December 2004
Completion Date: September 2008
Estimated Bricks: 30,000 approx.
Project Budget: Way Over Budget
Worksite Injuries: None

The Real Deal: The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World's Fair in Seattle, WA.  The theme was Century 21, a look at the future.  The pavilions highlighted looks at the future.  The Seattle Monorail was a look at modern transportation.  The Space Needle was the centerpiece of the fair.  It is a tri-pod structure with three elevators to take you to the top.  The entrance was remodel a few years ago and features a partial spiral up to a second floor where you catch the elevator to the top.  The lower deck that sits in the legs used to be many things and is used for special events today.  The lower part of the saucer is the revolving restaurant where one can dine and get a 360 degree view of Seattle.  The upper part is the observation deck where you can get an excellent view as well.  The real space needle is 605 feet tall.

MOC Space Needle: This is the one thing that I have always wanted to build.  And it only took 4 years!!  Actually, got distracted in that time, buying a house and getting married but it was worth it.   It was a real challenge since the structures is a tri-pod and the saucer is round.I used a lot of hinges, tiles, windows, plates, just about everything to complete it.  Getting the pieces for the project took a lot of time.  For the legs, I used lots of tiles and 1x2x1 white panels, about 2700 of them.  In the middle of the construction, I moved and the needle came with us. I did make the design come apart so it could be easily moved, but didn't fair well in transport and essentially had to start over.  The legs, and the center column with the elevator tracks were redesigned many times.  Some things that worked at a foot tall did not work at 8 feet.  It is finally done and this is the best creation I have made.

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Ryan Swarick
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Tyler Neuwirth
  October 17, 2013
8 feet tall thats impressive, really cool im liking it. Even more if you enter my group Meep.net you can have a chance of getting #1 in my top 10.
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  August 20, 2013
Very impressive my friend!
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  June 11, 2013
I've always wondered why the space needle gets more recognition than the CN-tower, the CN-tower is taller, has a rotating head, has a restaurant,you can walk on its roof with no guard rails (there is a harness instead) and is situated in one of the biggest cities in Canada What's not to like?
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  March 11, 2013
WHOA! Amazing!!!
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  March 11, 2013
Sir, now that, is a masterpiece of lego engineering! Totally deserves being MOTD!
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  March 11, 2013
Nice! Congrats on MOTD!
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  March 11, 2013
wow, amazing! Congrats of MOTD!
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  March 11, 2013
It is just perfect in every way! :)
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  March 11, 2013
Oooooohh mmmmmyyyyy gggggooooosshhhh!!! there are no words to describe how great this is..
  April 30, 2012
Ryan, I am extremely glad that I found you as a Lego seller at one of my favorite websites. Thanks for the offer to visit your MOC page. I, like everyone before me, am extremely impressed. To build something so magnificent and make it big enough to adequately display Mini-figures relatively to scale is an extremely awesome undertaking. Maybe someday I too will gain enough confidence to actually build something like that. You are my Lego Hero! Dave
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  June 15, 2011
This is brilliant moc! The details really put this over the top. The only thing that would make this better is the elevators that run up and down the legs. Im a washingtonian so the space needle is a pretty common sight in my day to day lifeand this is a perfect representation of it
Ryan Swarick
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Sam Knavel
  June 14, 2011
So epic!
Ryan Swarick
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Kane Sagar
  June 14, 2011
This looks like the Sky Tower in New Zealand, where i come from, :D. Great work on this man, EPIC stuff, :D
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  June 14, 2011
I can't believe this has 17K views, but only 77 "likes". Excellent work. I would love to see more photos of it.
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  June 14, 2011
I took my GF to the Space Needle last summer (she has lived in Washington her whole life and had never been). You captured it as closely as possible in Lego bricks! Great job! 5/5!!!
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  June 14, 2011
awesome job!
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  June 14, 2011
Awesome! excellently built!
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  June 14, 2011
Good lord, it's built to minifig proportions. AWESOME!!
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  June 14, 2011
Wow! That is awesome!
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  June 14, 2011
Very well done. Professional and clean. This seems like it would be standing in the lobby at the bottom of the space needle before you enter the elevator. THis is truly a work of art. 5/5! ~Stay green
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  June 14, 2011
Wow! Excellent build, and a good choice for a subject! Congrats on MOTD!
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  June 14, 2011
woooowww!!!! thats cool.
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  June 14, 2011
Monster Moc Madness.....
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  June 14, 2011
Wow, this is amazing!
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  June 14, 2011
Really amazing piece of Lego architecture!!
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  June 14, 2011
Ha, really cool. The detail is amazing!
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  June 14, 2011
nice, and congrads on MOTD!
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  February 12, 2011
Uhhhh... These last times I see a lot of things that would deserve well over a hundred likes. This is one of them.
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  October 25, 2010
Wow! Seattle Space Needle! Awesome work :)
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  August 11, 2010
Cool, just like the real thing! Is that a minifig on the edge of the tower?
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  July 10, 2009
I am speechless!!! :o Ive been in the space needle. Your model is so accurate!!
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  May 15, 2009
Wow, a scale space needle. Honestly one of the coolest things I've ever seen, reat stuff.
Ryan Swarick
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aaron abeyta
  March 22, 2009
sweeeet.im from seattle and still is so thank you!
Ryan Swarick
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Thomas N
  January 28, 2009
Wow, This looks just like the real thing, great work!
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  September 18, 2008
Can't wait to see this in person!!
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  September 4, 2008
Amazzzzzzzing! I wish I could go to BrickCon this year... :(
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  December 5, 2007
now this is a moc keep building your own ideas
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  November 8, 2007
ive been to the space needle. it was awsome! i think i even saw one of your tractors there from the top. otherwise, great creation! must be a very expensive one.
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  June 16, 2007
Sweet! I'm from Seattle! Are you?
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  September 25, 2006
Good luck with this major project.
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  September 25, 2006
Wow! Once again, the jaw hit the floor! You're off to an amazing start here! Keep building!
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  September 25, 2006
holy cow! that thing is HUGE and amazingly acurate! i wish i could build such realistic things with legos. keep it up, i like your style!
 
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