Follow along as I build Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie School masterpiece "Wingspread" out of LEGO!
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Upcoming Show - Discovery World Milwaukee
This December 19-20, come on by Discovery World in Milwaukee! They're having a Family Winter Weekend, including displays from the Kenosha LEGO Users Group. Wingspread will be there - this will likely be the final show that I take Wingspread to, and is one of KLUG's largest events of the year. You don't want to miss this!
KLUG Featured on "Real Milwaukee" on FOX 6
On December 3rd, the "Real Milwaukee" show on Milwaukee FOX 6 did a short piece on the Kenosha LEGO Users Group, of which I am a member. Filming was done at Wingspread, where we displayed a few other LEGO models alongside my Wingspread model. Check out the video here.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Wingspread LEGO model on display at Wingspread through November
Today I spent 2 hours setting up my Wingspread model inside the real Wingspread! I'm very happy to have the opportunity to display my model there for the next 2 months.
The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread gives free tours. If you're going to be in the area, schedule a visit! Feel free to leave a comment here on my blog, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the model.
If this is your first time at this site, feel free to browse my older posts here. I used this site as a log of my progress as I built the model. I have a list of Frequently Asked Questions in the links on the right as well.
A big thanks to Mark Hertzberg for doing a feature on the model and setup on his Wright in Racine blog!
The LEGO Architect book now available!
On seeing the finished product, I am quite impressed at how beautiful the book is. I'm happy to keep this on my coffee table - every page is laid out well, and the photos of LEGO models and of real buildings are very nicely shot.
The book is available on Amazon.com.
Check out Tom's blog at BrickArchitect.com.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Beyond The Brick feature - Brickworld Chicago 2015
I was fortunate to talk to the Beyond The Brick podcast team during the show at Brickworld Chicago this year. Check out the interview above, and enjoy the view!
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Over the last weekend, I showed my Wingspread model at Brickworld Chicago 2015. I'm happy to say the votes are in, and it won Best Large Building! A huge thanks to everyone who voted for me. It was so nice to talk to many of you about the model. This is my first time winning any awards for my LEGO creations, and my third time being nominated.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
After 2 1/2 years of work, 50,000 pieces, and hundreds of hours of building, I've completed Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie School masterpiece in LEGO! The completed model is 5ft by 5ft, and will debut at KLUG's "Uke's Harley-Davidson" show in Kenosha, WI this May. It is also coming to Brickworld Chicago 2015 in Schaumburg, IL.
In the coming days I will be posting information about building techniques, packing for transport, and getting things "show ready".
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