I designed this for the LEGOLAND Dubailand announcement in Dubai, UAE in May of 2008.
It is 18 feet tall and it was on display at the Arabian Travel Market tradeshow for one week at the Dubai World Trade Center. What an experience! The model now resides in the Dubailand main office.
The bottom picture is of a 6-foot high "mini" version I made as a gift for Tatweer, the developer of Dubailand. This picture was taken from inside the Emirates Towers (well, one of 'em anyway) and has the real Burj Khalifa in the background!
Mr. Al-Bashael makes a good point. Seriously, if you work at TLG, then the Burj Khalifa tower would be an excellent project in either the LEGO Architecture line or as a minifig-scale building. nice job on the building, Eric.
WOW, double WOW in fact. I have just come across this by accident. You guys that work for LEGO are so so lucky to get to build such magnificently huge creations. You are on talented dude! Its very very impressive.
How on earth does one get to work for LEGO?
Wow only 10 comments? I think people looking at the main pic think its 20 cm high, you should change it to the scale pic with the people standing next to it. Anyway, this is EASILY the best lego tower ever built. The design and contruction time that went into this is hard to comprehend. How this wasn't nominated for a MOCie award is baffling, you can send your angry e-mail to Chris Phipson!
OMG ... 18 ft !?! ... (geeze) ... i had just built my very first Tower, and it stands 9 ft. 6 inches ... and i thought i did great =[ ... NOW i'm gonna have to do it all over again ... my new goal NOW is to build a Tower at least 18 ft. and 1 inch (Heh') ... you can check on my progress here if you want ... http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/96166 ... and wish me luck.
I'm tired from just looking at it and thinking of all the work that you did. Congrates on the big build. I plan on not building anything I need a ladder to work on, but I'm older now and less spry. Thanks for the look, it's a really nice building. garth