Great Architecture on LEGO Ideas

The LEGO Ideas website has many fascinating fan-made LEGO creations. I’ve highlighted my five personal favorite architecture projects, along with a few favorites from other Brick Architect contributors.

My Favorites

The Alamo, by jhlavenka

This project highlights the front facade of the current Alamo. The builder uses some interesting parts for detail—I particularly like the gears used on the front.

The Alamo, by jhlavenka, on LEGO Ideas.

The Alamo, by jhlavenka, on LEGO Ideas.

The ground is made by putting slopes sideways and not connecting them, so that it looks like a cobblestone path. The use of hinge pieces to make the arch in the back is also a nice change from normal arch pieces. It is smaller than minifig scale, which is slightly disappointing. It seems really accurate for the actual building and has nice detail, including the flowering tree and flag outside.

Back of model, The Alamo, by jhlavenka, on LEGO Ideas.

Back of model, The Alamo, by jhlavenka, on LEGO Ideas.

Taj Mahal, by Theengineer24

With the re-release of the Taj Mahal set, is it fun to see a microscale version of the building. It is only 12 studs by 12 studs. While it doesn’t have as much color as the large set. It does look nice for its size.

Taj Mahal, by Theengineer24, on LEGO Ideas.

Taj Mahal, by Theengineer24, on LEGO Ideas.

LEGO Architecture – Egypt, by Micro_mini

Taking after the LEGO Architecture Skylines series, this idea includes five different buildings: Abu Simbel, Philae Temple, Heliopolis Obelisk, the great Sphinx of Giza and the stepped pyramid of Djoser. The Nile is also depicted like other rivers in Skyline series. Since it is of ancient Egyptian buildings, it is mostly monochromatic, so the color from the Nile is a very nice addition.

Egypt, by Micro_mini, on LEGO Ideas.

Egypt, by Micro_mini, on LEGO Ideas.

Torre de Belem Lisbon, by ruimrbranco.

I think this a gorgeous model with a lot of detail. I like the waves in the water. Using white cheese slopes in different directions make convincing waves crashing against the structure.

Torre de Belem Lisbon, by ruimrbranco, on LEGO Ideas.

Torre de Belem Lisbon, by ruimrbranco, on LEGO Ideas.

The towers are well done with the nose cones upside down to make the interesting shapes of the actual towers. The original Torre de Belem isn’t shaped like a square and this model captures it very well. All the details of this model are amazing.

Puzzle City, by Mitsuru Nikaido

While this set is not based on any particular building. It is a LEGO built base with buildings built on 4×4 or 2×4 plates and then placed on the base. The buildings can be rearranged and turned different directions to make different city layouts. I think the fun of rearranging buildings works well with LEGO.

Puzzle City, by Mitsuru Nikaido, on LEGO Ideas.

Puzzle City, by Mitsuru Nikaido, on LEGO Ideas.

Other Great LEGO Ideas

Those were some of my favorites. Here are some favorites from other Brick Architect writers…

Tate Modern London, by Ldd_fan

Tom: “This is an excellent re-creation of the repurposed power plant that is now the iconic Tate Modern Art Museum.  I love that the model also includes the brand new addition behind the repurposed building in front.  The color palate, and faithful re-creation using a small number of parts makes this a winner in my book.”

Tate Modern London, by Ldd_fan, on LEGO Ideas.

Tate Modern London, by Ldd_fan, on LEGO Ideas.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by DavidBowman01

Michael: “This one is pretty special to me. I lived in Boston for many years, and my wife worked at the MFA. I love the use of panels for parts of the roof, and for low walls around the building, and the somewhat unusual choice of 1×1 bricks for trees. The Japanese garden at the back of the museum is recreated wonderfully, as is the green Chihuly glass sculpture in an interior courtyard, made by stacking Plate, Round 1 x 1 with Flower Edge (33291).”

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by DavidBowman01, on LEGO Ideas.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by DavidBowman01, on LEGO Ideas.

Ancient Wonders & New Wonders, by Ymarilego

7 Wonders of the Ancient World, by  Ymarilego, on LEGO Ideas.

7 Wonders of the Ancient World, by Ymarilego, on LEGO Ideas.

Michael: “Two projects that go together: Both the Ancient and Modern Wonders of the world. The Colosseum is a little chunky and not quite round enough, but I think the other 13 structures are very well done!”

The New 7 Wonders of the World, by  Ymarilego, on LEGO Ideas.

The New 7 Wonders of the World, by Ymarilego, on LEGO Ideas.

Chaosville the Board Game, by BrickoMotion

Christine: “Chaosville is a proposed LEGO board game which features some great little buildings. What I like about these sorts of Ideas is they give LEGO Architecture fans something to do with their builds and to encourage them to make a greater range of buildings including the everyday buildings of a city.”

Chaosville the Board Game, by BrickoMotion, on LEGO Ideas.

Chaosville the Board Game, by BrickoMotion, on LEGO Ideas.

I hope you enjoyed this selection of Architecture models on the LEGO Ideas site. Visit LEGO Ideas to find even more great Architecture creations, and share your favorites by leaving a comment below!

2 Responses

  1. Håkan says:

    You forgot the headline for the Torre de Belem.

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