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World Trade Center, New York
Model completed in 2002. Version 2 updated in 2005.
About this creation
This model is approximately 1/650th scale. The towers were completed on December 14th, 2001 and the plaza and smaller buildings were added in early 2002. Some construction details of the original version of the model as well and the large quantity of parts used can be found here. The towers are slightly over 25 inches tall.

In late 2004, I updated the model to Version 2 by enlarging the base, revising the rooftop details, and redesigning the supporting buildings and plaza.

Brickshelf Gallery
38 Photos on Brickshelf.com

Digital Models
Download an LDraw model of the original Version 1 plaza and towers

Download a LEGO Digital Designer model of the towers created by Rocco Buttliere
Download a parts list for 1 & 2 WTC (towers)
Download a parts list for the WTC plaza
Download a parts list for 3 WTC (Marriott Hotel)
Download a parts list for 7 WTC

See Other Versions Of This Design Created By:
Eric Warren
Joe Beresford
R.H.
Rocco Buttliere

A overview of the model which contains all seven original World Trade Center buildings. The model sits on four 10inch square green baseplates. Included on the far right is a model of the forty seven story 7 World Trade Center.





A close up of the tops of the towers. The offset effect of the tile grilles is accomplished by spacing the vertical columns of grilles with headlamp bricks turned sideways relative to the columns. The height of a brick is 6/5 that of a stud. Hence a tile grille mounted sideways on a headlamp brick represents three evenly spaced "columns" and three windows.

Austin J. Tobin plaza at the base of the towers. Included is a representation of Fritz Koenig's golden sculpture "The Sphere".




3 World Trade Center, a twenty two story hotel operated by Marriott is nestled between the two towers.







A view of 5 World Trade Center from what would be the corner of Vesey and Church.





Another view of the plaza showing the outdoor stage at the foot of 1 World Trade Center on the right.



Comments

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  February 10, 2014
i was born on 9/11
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  December 12, 2013
salut combien a coûter cette magnifique construction ??
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  August 11, 2013
amasing! they look like the real thing never forget 9/11 yay 300 like!
  July 23, 2013
i will always remember that building! good job!:D
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  June 5, 2012
What was the Price by Lego Desiner?
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  May 7, 2012
By far best World Trade Center Model I've ever seen
  May 3, 2012
how did u find all the detail on the original towers
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  February 10, 2012
Absolutely impressive! A great tribute for all which have died on this tragical day. They will never forget...
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  January 26, 2012
Very nice work on the world trade center R.I.P to though who died that day 343 to the men and women brother's and sister's of the FDNY and the NYPD
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  January 24, 2012
Very nice!
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  December 20, 2011
Absolutely amazing! Such a respectful tribute to those who died on that day.
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  December 9, 2011
Quoting Paul McKeever III wow all you need to make now is a model of the freedom tower and building on the same property.
I already have: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/281233
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  November 13, 2011
really amazing. R.I.P. for the lost soldiers and firemen
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  October 16, 2011
wow all you need to make now is a model of the freedom tower and building on the same property.
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  September 25, 2011
Quoting Jesse Lee How did you guys get the pieces for this model? Did you buy them directly from Lego or one of the Brick Stores?
Mostly Bricklink and some bulk packs directly from LEGO (back when LEGO still sold those - way before online PAB)
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  September 18, 2011
How did you guys get the pieces for this model? Did you buy them directly from Lego or one of the Brick Stores? I checked on LDD, and it's like a $1500 model. It seems that there might be a cheaper way to buy all of the pieces necessary other than finding a sponsor to buy them for me. I really live this model! You guys are the best!
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  September 17, 2011
Beautiful work, superb detail all round.
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  September 16, 2011
Not just as a lego builder, us citizen, but also as a combat veteran I'm truly impressed and respect highly what you have done here! Very nice build. I would have it sisplayed somewhere publicly, maybe in a museum even. Very authentic and has a lot of detail and due to the tragedy it has that much more dignity and I feel priveleged to even be able to view this, seriously- thank you for sharing.
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  September 15, 2011
Quoting Garrett Gourley Is there any way you can send me a list of the Lego pieces
Download the LDD file using the links above. I'm pretty sure a parts list can be generated from LDD.
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  September 15, 2011
Quoting Jesse Lee Is Rocco Buttliere's LDD model download going to be available soon? It's still not public on the site.
It looks to be available now. I've updated the link to take you directly to his WTC LDD folder.
  September 14, 2011
Is Rocco Buttliere's LDD model download going to be available soon? It's still not public on the site. I was unable to import it from the LDraw code to my LDD. Unless someone knows how to do this. I do have the Universal extension. Thanks! This model is awesome!
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  September 12, 2011
I saw this model on brickShelf years ago but I haven't had the time or the drive to look into building it until now. After the 10th anniversay I felt the need to build it. Is there any way you can send me a list of the Lego pieces you used in creating version 2 so I can build this tribute to the people that died that day. Please email me at gourleygarrett@gmail.com. Thank you
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  September 12, 2011
it's a very very nice job i would download it, but i can't i tried to download it a lot of times , but i can't
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  September 12, 2011
i'm planning on building one of my own but am wondering were you get all the pieces from please email me at davis666@hotmail.co.uk
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  August 16, 2011
Very nice and welcome tribute...
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  August 15, 2011
This is amazing! i love the towers!
  August 12, 2011
how much to purchase? what is it made of?
Spencer  R.
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Sam Knavel
  April 11, 2011
This is your best model, this was my favorite landmark when i was little, and they still are, thank you for uploading this!
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  February 28, 2011
Are you a LEGO building god?! AMAZING!!!!
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  January 27, 2011
Ironically the week before the destruction I was in the center by the stage you did listening to a Ty Hernon concert and shaking my booty. Then I lost 4 friends. It's so strange that as of this year 10 years will have gone by. I enjoy seeing the way people remember the WTC and in LEGO it becomes an easier way for children to understand. whereas for adults it's bitter sweet - you already are one of my favs now after seeing this I realize why. Thank you for your tribute. God bless you.
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  December 28, 2010
Not sure how you pulled it off, but just an exempliry build
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  November 15, 2010
saddest day of some peoples lives
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  November 8, 2010
Looks very realistic, well done.
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  October 25, 2010
wow!very detiled great lego world trade center
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  September 9, 2010
dude thats so amazing!!!!!5000/5 dude whydont you come check out my stuff please
  August 11, 2010
For this having been the first skyscraper you ever made, I can honestly say it's the best! It's really the greatest memorial to what happened to the buildings that a normal guy could make! Having made my own version of this design, I know that's true. Great work Spencer! And I think we're all patiently awaiting the day you start making the New World Trade Center and hopefully the memorial too! Good luck!
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  July 26, 2010
NICE WORK.... are you going to make the freedom tower complex now.....
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  July 26, 2010
Quoting Brandon Le How can I put the LDD model that i downloaded from your site into the Lego designer? please reply. :^)
You may need "Universe Mode" in LDD for some of the models. See this thread. http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=40794
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  July 26, 2010
How can I put the LDD model that i downloaded from your site into the Lego designer? please reply. :^)
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  April 22, 2010
WOW! thats really huge!
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  March 25, 2010
Nice. That's tall.
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  December 27, 2009
where did u get all the peices, from a set or did u make it free hand. becuase i want to make something like that!
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  November 14, 2009
Me likey!
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  October 4, 2009
Quoting Eric Warren I am curious; when you redesigned the plaza did you consider including the underground mall as well? Perhaps with the plaza lifting off for access?
Hmm, I never really gave it much thought. I would have to raise the base a few more plates in height to do it. Then I'd have to do that with all my other models to keep the relative heights the same. At this time, I don't think it would be worth all the effort. I do have some layout illustrations of the old WTC mall sitting somewhere on my computer.
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  September 30, 2009
AWSOME!!!!! i've always been a fan of yours ! i'm actually working on a new, post 9/11 wtc concept, although a plan has already been selected and started.
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  September 23, 2009
Spencer, I have marveled at this creation ever since 2001 when your first version came out. Your attention to detail is fantastic and your approach to microscale really translates well. I am curious; when you redesigned the plaza did you consider including the underground mall as well? Perhaps with the plaza lifting off for access? I only ask because it looks as though you left no stone unturned and the mall was a big part of the complex. I also like how you included the stage and seating for the concert series that was going just before the disaster. You must have a fantastic photographic library of the site as I have known even 3-d render specialists to reference your work for accuracy. Good luck on all your future projects and congratulations on the fantastic model!
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  September 20, 2009
Quoting Jamie Sisco Do you have a materials list? Blueprints of the construction?
There is an LDRAW file in the links above.
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  September 14, 2009
This is AMAZING. This is an extremely good job. You should be an architect!
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  September 13, 2009
Do you have a materials list? Blueprints of the construction? If so, could you please email me them. I will give you 50% credit for the buildings when I post them on here. And NO I wont throw a model airplane into it, just in case you're wondering.
  August 24, 2009
Very well done. We just saw your model of the towers, and we're a couple of weeks away from launching our own global project called the 911 Towers Memorial. It will be a true-scale (minifig scale) model of the two towers, or otherwise put, at 1:65. The towers will be 21 feet tall and over three feet wide per side. We've already begun, and will conduct the public launch before September 1, 2009. www.911towersmemorial.com
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  July 19, 2009
Ive always loved this set of buildings, this might I add is the most repetitive Lego architecture ever! It sadly probbly is made more than Lego Empire State Buildings! The Detail is great on this. You've inspired me to do something, I just dont know what exactly..
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  July 1, 2009
brilliant
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  June 22, 2009
great but I think you should (if possible) make it fit minifigures inside, at least you can make a larger section of the building! P.S everyone's right, you should put a plaque beside it as a memorial
Spencer  R.
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Ata Karagoz
  June 14, 2009
Dude Seriously you should give this to some kind of memorial area maybe at that tower they are building in memorial
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  June 14, 2009
IT was a saddest day in our lifes!!
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  June 14, 2009
An excellent Moc. Well deserving of Moc of the Day. :) I reckon this could be used as a tribute to the people who were lost during 9/11 (God bless them and their families).
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  June 14, 2009
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  June 14, 2009
This is AMAZING!!!
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  June 14, 2009
It's very good.
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  June 14, 2009
COOLIO! God bless those families who lost their loved ones in that fatal day of September 11, 2001...
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  June 14, 2009
I dont know what to say... Other than THIS IS SO COOL!!!!!
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  June 14, 2009
I am stunned. Just awesome!
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  June 14, 2009
Great! Looks pretty cool - I like it!
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  June 14, 2009
This is simply amazing. This IS the best WTC out there. 'Tis a shame it was destroyed.
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  June 14, 2009
Wow. Just amazing. ~ Ghostman :)
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  June 14, 2009
AWESOME!!! Great Detail!!! These look so realistic just for lego bricks... Great Job!!! and maybe you could make the pentagon or the smithsonian next.. Congrats on the MOTD!!!
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  June 14, 2009
Cool
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  June 14, 2009
I remember seeing this on brickshelf a while back. To get this moc so accurate in such a small scale is genious. Congrats on a well deserved moc of the day!
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  June 14, 2009
Even if no one takes offence to that its not something thatshould be brought up. otherwise i think that this is one of the best creations i have ever seen good job
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  June 14, 2009
okay: so you can never have enough grill tiles, but this one tops them all! great work!
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  June 14, 2009
Uh, wow Ben. That is all I will say. Spencer: I love the scale and details. You did a great job of capturing the area! 5/5
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  June 14, 2009
God Bless America. Thats all I can say
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  June 14, 2009
Simply awesome, I'm speechles, But what do you mean by MicroFigs?
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  June 6, 2009
spencer thats cool and u did GGGGGRRRRREAT! i wanted to see those towers before i had known they got attacked
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  May 31, 2009
You should try doing the Centerpoint tower in Sydney, it will be a challenge!
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  April 11, 2009
u make the best models :)
  February 2, 2009
its me again,still loving it and i really need to know how you made the towers
  January 27, 2009
You should build this on the new lego designer so it would be easier to give the instructions to people.
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  January 17, 2009
Thats amazing! Did you say it had over 9000 legos, incredible.
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  December 10, 2008
I love it, keep up the good work =)
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  June 11, 2008
WOW
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  April 21, 2008
this moc is the best one ever!!!it might not be as good as other things that are technic but it is awsome.it has almost every detail! this is a great memorial and makes me and our country proud!i like how you made the entrance at bottom! good idea!
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  April 21, 2008
this moc is the best one ever!!!it might not be as good as other things that are technic but it is awsome.it has almost every detail! this is a great memorial and makes me and our country proud!i like how you made the entrance at bottom! good idea!
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  April 21, 2008
i wanted to answer the guy belows question before i make a real review.he used the little 1x2 flat pieces that have lines through them. there very common.
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  February 17, 2008
thats huge how long did that take 2 make ?
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  January 7, 2007
God bless America...
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  November 11, 2006
Amazing tribute Spencer! Great job..
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  October 22, 2006
only one word cool
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  November 20, 2005
Excellent...A very detailed model. The best of the WTC I've ever seen.
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  October 15, 2005
Dude this is exelent. I am making my own with the lego factory digital building thingy, yeah you get the idea. I am then going to upload it and by it. And when you upload a creation on lego.com others can buy too so feal free too. It could also be made into a ACTUAL LEGO PRODUCT. I am using the grills to though I am NOT coping your idea, I had that idea years back before I even saw this. Well enogh about mine because I can already tell yours is better. Your creations are always my favorite to look at. Your a Lego mastermind.
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  August 4, 2005
Looks Better ALOT BETTER.
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  April 4, 2005
This is amazing!!!!! where do you get all the pieces from? especially those grills you used for the windows? overall brilliant work as always!!!!!!!
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  April 3, 2005
Wow. Simply Wow. Fantastic job here. Your details, the buildings - love it! Cheers! ~ Paul.
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  March 26, 2005
I love the roof detail! Nice job!
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  March 25, 2005
Simply outstanding.
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  March 25, 2005
I thought that your WTC version 1 was great. This version is nevertheless a significant improvement. The level of detail is astounding. Brilliant!
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  March 25, 2005
this is excellent. It flows, and its an excellent tribute to 911. People like you make my day.
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  March 25, 2005
the use of grill tiles accurately resembles the sides of the buildings. So realistic! Great job!
 
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