Over at A Look at LEGO podcast, a friend of mine, Paul Janssen (COLTC) was interviewed about building the Ohio State University horseshoe… I haven’t seen it in person yet, but I know it’s a monster build. I vaguely remember when he announce to the LUG that he was going to build it, so it was nice to reminisce.
Thinking about monster LEGO buildings reminded me of a presentation that I gave at BrickMagic ’10, on Building Commissions. I had uploaded it to BrickBuildr, but under the ‘downloads‘ section, I guess I forgot to add a link — it’s there now.
I should update the presentation a little, there’s more information I could add, now that we’ve completed the Miami Children’s Hospital build… updated photos of the model, a small picture gallery of source images, a quick snapshot of architecture drawings we used, etc., to give a rough idea of the process we go through for building a large model. It sounds like a similar process Paul went through to build the horseshoe, but he was a one man builder, whereas we had 4 builders.
On a side note, our LUG is getting ready for Star Wars Celebration VI. Which means I’ve been a slacker, and only have a few weeks left to build. 🙂 I’ve started on project if you haven’t seen it in my Flickr stream — I’m a little further along than what’s pictured here, but not much…
If you’re going to be in town for Star Wars Celebration, give us a shout out.