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Skyscrapers, Highrises & Landmarks
by Rocco Buttliere
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Where it all started...
Upon receiving my first LEGO® set at the age of six, I became an avid user of the childhood “bricks.” First came the Harry Potter themed sets, then Star Wars, until around the age of twelve my interest shifted; moving from the less practical ships and rovers of alternate universes, to the more intriguing designs and techniques of the more advanced sets LEGO® had to offer. Constructing sets such as the Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal, both of which were well beyond my age range at the time, helped to improve my understanding of the seemingly simple “bricks” and expand my ideas on the myriad possibilities with which the “brick” can be applied. At the age of fourteen, having moved beyond what the sets could offer, I began to design my own models. The subject of my creations became clear after years of visits to downtown Chicago gave me the aspiration to become an architect. I am currently a second year architecture student at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Credit where credit is due...
Ever since I saw the work of Spencer Rezkalla at Brickworld in 2008, I have been inspired to build my own skyscraper models. Some have been inspired from his material, while others are of my own personal inspiration and design.
When creating my models, I use sources such as Google Earth®, Google Street View®, diagrams on SkyscraperPage, and various online photographs as resources in replicating the real life architectural and aesthetic aspects of my subject matter as accurately as possible.

Upcoming events...
I will, once again, be displaying all my models at Brickworld Chicago. Public days for this expo are Saturday and Sunday of Father's Day weekend. See the Brickworld site for more info.


News...
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Digital models...
All my skyscrapers are available to download on my Brickshelf page . Open them with LEGO® Digital Designer.
PLEASE NOTE

I respectfully ask that you DO NOT re-post any of my files on any other website(s). Each of my files represent significant time & effort to make. I have no problem with linking to them, however. Thank you!

Contact info...
If you have questions about the models or want advice on building, you can email me.


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Christmas
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Displays
Displays
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W.I.P's
1 LEGO creation
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Collaborative Displays
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