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Ishavskatedralen
The arctic cathedral in Tromsø, Norway.
About this creation
Ishavskatedralen or the arctic cathedral is a iconic curch in my home town Tromsø. When you come to the city by airplane, boat or by car from the south you will see this curch from far away. It is shaped like slabs of ice because this town has a long time been known as the gateway to the artic sea. All ships in the old times came to this town to get their lates supply before their expedtitions to the arctic.


The actual name of this curch is "Tromsdalen Kirke".
And since I live in Tromsø and this is a striking design I desided to try this as one of the first large sculpturing/modelling of great buildings in my hometown. This is in fact the fifth version I have made of this. The three first was just a test and then I found the nice technic to build it. That was in december 2005. Then another building "needed" the bricks so I teared it down to build "Polaria". Another landmark in this area with similar designs.

But after a request from someone that wanted this church on display, I rebuilt it in october 2007 and it still is on display here in my apartment. It has also been on display at LEGO World Norway 2008. There is a few small details added after these pictures was taken, like fences around the edge.



The rear of the curch with the glasspainting.



Top view.



Front entrance.



Inside view of the glasspainting.



The original that my model is based upon.













More pictures can be found in my Brickshelf folder.




Comments

 I made it 
  September 29, 2011
Quoting Joost Cumps this is indeed a beautiful church (went to search on the internet because your link doesn't work and you can make someone really curious). You made a beautiful moc of it!!!
Sorry for that. The link should work now.
 I like it 
  September 28, 2011
Very impressive church, it reminds me of the modern Cathedral we have in Bristol UK. It looks like it was fun to build, well done :)
 I like it 
  September 28, 2011
this is indeed a beautiful church (went to search on the internet because your link doesn't work and you can make someone really curious). You made a beautiful moc of it!!!
 I like it 
  September 28, 2011
Tromso looks beautiful. In reality and Lego.
 I like it 
  September 11, 2011
Great build! Wonderful!
 I like it 
  September 10, 2011
amazing structure!!! it s almost fig scale, the inside is as much impressive as the exterior, great work! ...and thanks for the geo infos! i live in quebec canada!
  September 10, 2010
Yes that's right, but I have'nt seen it yet. I'm coming from West of Norway!
 I made it 
  October 14, 2009
Added a few new pictures. This MOC is now teared down. I don't have the space for it anymore and I need the bricks too, for a new project ;) But since I have built it five times and lots of pictures of it I could rebuild it quick and easy.
 I like it 
  July 18, 2009
fantastic
 I made it 
  July 3, 2009
Quoting Brian Ogellego Wow! I like this. I am Norwegian, so I appreciate the fact that someone would acknowledge our heritage. This is a strangely shaped building- how did you make it so triangular? I would like to know.
Thanx! The secret behind the creation of this triangular shape is maybe revealed in this picture on Brickshelf: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=1544571 Each side walls is easy enough to get to hold together but the two walls is locked together with a few hinges in top. I can actually lift the roof off in one piece because the hinges is at diffrent hight and locks them in the right angle. Well, the foremost two slabs is actually loose because they are angled both ways and not paralell the the side walls, and I could not find a way to hide those swivel points...
 I like it 
  July 2, 2009
Wow! I like this. I am Norwegian, so I appreciate the fact that someone would acknowledge our heritage. This is a strangely shaped building- how did you make it so triangular? I would like to know.
 I made it 
  June 30, 2009
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Wow! There's a lot of inspiration where you live. Please forgive my ignorance, but where's Tromsø? Thanks!
If you a look on BBC and the weather map on that TV-channel, Tromsø is just north of their map :) Tromsø is a town far north in the country Norway. You know the country that has all the oil and fish in Europe :)
 I like it 
  June 30, 2009
Very very nice, interesting construction, well done!
 I like it 
  June 30, 2009
Wow! There's a lot of inspiration where you live. Please forgive my ignorance, but where's Tromsø? Thanks!
 I like it 
  June 29, 2009
Very different from the usual models and interesting to see another part of the world
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  June 28, 2009
Very neat design, I liked how you managed to form that perfect triangle shape on the entire creation. That glass painting is awesome too. Come see my newest moc if you get the chance! -Dylan
 
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