I present you the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, "Hrvatsko narodno kazaliste", a neo-baroque building designed by the Viennese architects Ferdinand Fellner and Herman Helmer. These are the same architects that designed the Art Pavillion in Zagreb, presented here by my friend Matija Grguric. The theatre was ceremoniously opened by the emperor Franz Joseph I in 1895, after 16.5 months of work.
The model has been built approximately in scale 1:42 (more or less minifig scale) and it is meant to be be part of Brikkelauget's layout and/or a standalone model on various exhibitions. The size of the whole model is 267 x 229 cm, while the building itself is about 170 x 100 x 78 cm. There has been no emperor ceremoniously opening this one, though.
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Current state (last update: 2008-05-24):
Design in MLCAD:
Details on the facade (last update: 2008-01-17):
Comparison photos (last update: 2008-01-17):
Project status and changelog:
- added the surroundings, according to the real thing
- version 1.0 done!
- domes finally built
- front facade and roof built
- building slowly started
- arrival of the first big batch of bricks
- design finished - approximately 35000 parts, not counting the invisible but necessary support
- budget planning (the scariest part)
- proof-of-concept (design in MLCAD)
Photos of the original theatre: Marijana Bittner & Vatra
Perfect, absolutely perfect. The detail is absolutely amazing. Why haven't you applied to be a Lego Certified Master? You have some real talent in building buildings.
P.S. Can you please send instructions and a parts list for that Rolls Royce?
Beautiful work! I live just a block away! It's just like the real thing... pozdrav iz Zagreba! Ja uskoro pocinjem slagati Umjetnicki Paviljon... mislim da je vecina kockica skupljena! Javi se da izmjenimo iskustva... ipak slazemo iste autore. :)) Cak sam neko vrijeme imao ideju i za HNK, ali mi se cinio prevelik u pocetku... a i onda si me prestigao! Izvrtan model, cestitam!
Absolutely superb! The curved small roof sections, window details, SNOT decoration - and the immense scale, really make the building "pop". These old buildings are so difficult to model, but very rewarding when done!