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When I first saw the kit for the Statue of Liberty I knew it was something I had to have. The day it arrived, I left work a little early and built the statue in 6 hours, strait. Although it is a very nice model, I though it would be more impressive with a pedestal (that's why real statues are put on pedestals anyway!). At first, I thought of building the pedestal using tan bricks: unfortunately the only shapes available from Lego Shop at Home are 2x1 and 2x4. My next choice was grey... Before placing an order for the bricks, I decided to build some sections of the pedestal using bricks I already had. It turned out that I had a lot of red ones: so I started building and noticed that it would not look bad in red! The rest, as they say, is history... To guide me in this first attempt at a large model, I used some high resolution pictures of the Statue taken by the National Geographical Survey. I found one shot of the pedestal taken almost strait at it. I then drew a grid (With Lego proportions of 5 to 8 and at the correct scale, given by the width of the Statue's metallic base.) over it and printed the result.
My second sculpture is a 3D version of my company's logo.
|Copyright 2002||David Wegmuller|