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Denver Public Library
This was a two week build for the Colorado Governor's Mansion Holiday Tour 2010 as part of the CoWLUG group. It was a pain to try and replicate the barrel part of the building without all the bricks flying apart. But I think it turned out okay. The architect for the real Denver Public Library is Michael Graves.
About this creation
Blogged at Denver Westword.



Here's my MOC next to a photo of the actual building so you can get an idea in case you've never been to Colorado.



This is a sculpture by Donald Lipski that actually sits outside the Library. It's called The Yearling and has a horse on it, but the Lego horse was not the right scale for the build so I used a dog. The real sculpture is actually many times bigger than a person, so it looks funny here, but it's the right scale.



This red sculpture is actually more orange in real life and is called Lao Tzu by artist Mark di Suvero. They call it "the big orange thing."






















































Walter the cat making it difficult to shoot the photos, but good for scale comparison.



Me setting it up for the photographs.



Comments

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  June 7, 2013
I live in Colorado too it looks so real
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  June 7, 2013
I live in Colorado too it looks so real
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  February 29, 2012
Quoting Dan Pasternack Awesome build...and I love the cat!
Thanks. Walter the cat may have to get his own page. :)
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  February 27, 2012
Awesome build...and I love the cat!
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  July 11, 2011
I live in colorado! I might tell you if it looks the same.
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  June 26, 2011
Quoting brett ost hey jonny thunder was chasing the mummie who was chasing the guy who was looking for pie!!!!! ccooooolll
Hahahahaha!!
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  June 26, 2011
Quoting Pavel Marek Am I the first one to notice Admiral Ackbar in one of the pictures? He's everywhere in your MOC's!! Anyway, very well done. Too bad for the interior thought.
Congrats for noticing him in other MOCs too. He's kind of my standard Easter Egg among other things I add here and there. Thanks, and yeah, would be cool if I'd had time or enough bricks to do an interior for this one. :)
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  June 26, 2011
Am I the first one to notice Admiral Ackbar in one of the pictures? He's everywhere in your MOC's!! Anyway, very well done. Too bad for the interior thought.
  April 13, 2011
hey jonny thunder was chasing the mummie who was chasing the guy who was looking for pie!!!!! ccooooolll
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  February 14, 2011
Wow, this is amazing! Very well done!
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  December 6, 2010
Well done, nice details and technics
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  December 6, 2010
WOW! ... plus classic construction dudes checking out hot blonde chick!
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  December 6, 2010
exellent build, I think the colours look great, some nice details too.
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  December 5, 2010
Quoting Joshua Benjamin The sheer scale of this building is amazing, as well as the attention to detail. Also, love the mummy chasing the dude out of the museum lol
Yay! Someone noticed the mummy and made the connection to the King Tut exhibit across the street. The question is, did you notice who was chasing him?
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  December 5, 2010
Quoting Racer62439 . Epic. Any interior.shots?
No time for an interior. I had two weeks to build this. Honestly, since it's scaled down slightly the interior would be skewed. So if I wanted to do the interior I'd have to do it to scale the whole thing would be incredibly huge.
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  December 5, 2010
Quoting Ced The Clever Awesome work man, I lived in Denver for some time and am very familiar with this building, what a great surprise! Now for the art museum!!
The Denver Art Museum...the Hamilton Building....Ummmm...No?! Thanks though. Glad to surprise you.
 I like it 
  December 5, 2010
Awesome work man, I lived in Denver for some time and am very familiar with this building, what a great surprise! Now for the art museum!!
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  December 5, 2010
Wow, impressive work!
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  December 5, 2010
Awesome work man, I lived in Denver for some time and am very familiar with this building, what a great surprise! Now for the art museum!!
 I like it 
  December 5, 2010
Epic. Any interior.shots?
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  December 5, 2010
nice
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  December 5, 2010
The sheer scale of this building is amazing, as well as the attention to detail. Also, love the mummy chasing the dude out of the museum lol
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  December 5, 2010
woooooh im blown away u r my first favorite builder and the only. i wish u would detail the inside though
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  December 5, 2010
Stunning work! The art pieces are particular favorites, but the overall accuracy is a huge BRAVO!~H
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  December 5, 2010
wow, thats epic! it should be getting tons of comments.
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  December 5, 2010
Nice and clean build. And obviously close to the original. Bravo.
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  December 5, 2010
Very amazing work, nice 'big orange thing'.
 
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