I have been buildings LEGOŽs since I was in first grade. In the intervening thirteen years, I have been constantly evolving and expanding my skills of using LEGOŽ bricks. Since 2009, I have focused my skills on a continually growing study of using LEGOŽ as a medium to convey realism through my models of microscale skyscrapers. When I stumbled upon Brickshelf for the first time in 2008, I became inspired by Spencer Rezkalla's skyscraper models. This in combination with my budding interest in architecture inspired me to build my own skyscraper models. Even as a first year undergraduate of architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology, my love of building LEGOŽ hasn't faded. I am also proud to say that I am a builder who will never experience the fabled "Dark Ages" of building.
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 EarthŽ, Google Street ViewŽ, 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.
My Chicago models will be on display in the lobby of the Prudential Building in Chicago for one month! Currently, I have fourteen Chicago models, with expectations for at least three more by then. Further details will be posted when available.
You can find my models and other pictures on my Brickshelf page. Check out cool LEGOŽ pics including ones from the 2010 National Scout Jamboree and other public displays such as Brickworld.
All my skyscrapers are available to download on my Brickshelf page . Open them with LEGOŽ Digital Designer. PLEASE NOTE
1) You may need LEGOŽ Universe Mode for LDD in order to download the files. Click here for information on how to use it, activate it, and convert previously existing models to it.
2) 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!
I have also added my parts lists for each model in their respective LDD file folders on Brickshelf. The lists open in Microsoft Excel. These lists are subject to change whenever I upload a slightly modified version of one of my models.
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If you have questions about the models or want advice on building, you can email me. However, I request that you clearly state your intention in the subject line of your email so that I know whether or not it is a question or comment that pertains to my work. If it is not clearly marked, I will not open it. This is not, by any means, because of distrust, it is simply a matter of internet security.