Project: Space Needle Status: Under Renovation Start Date: December 2004 Original 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 and 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 ever wanted to build. Displaying at NWBrickCon in 2008, I did see things that needed to be changed. After an accident that cause the whole thing to crash down into pieces, I have started the renovation. I did know that the top was a little too small so I have made it larger and just need some more pieces to finish it off. Once done, I will update with new pictures.
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?
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!
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
I like it
June 14, 2011
I like it
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