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All of Greenwich Village
Greenwich Village is the LEGO city that I built in 2002, inspired by the clutter and bustle of the historic districts of New York City. Also, watch a time-lapse animation of the city being built.
About this creation
Here are some pictures of the whole city. The whole thing took about 6 months to build, from July to December of 2002. Be sure to check out the closeups of the city life.

Also check out this time-lapse animtion of the city being built. It is a 1MB animated GIF. There is also a larger version . (3.7MB)

I also have a folder full of pictures and descriptions of each building .


About the city: Playing with scale
When building The Village, I bent the "standard" scale a lot, learning from what Walt Disney Co. has done in their theme parks. In Disney World, the areas where people walk (such as shops and things) are all built normally, but all the upper floors are at a smaller scale... 3/4, I think. You would think it would add "forced perspective" and make the buildings feel bigger, but it actually gives them more of a "quaint" feeling, which is exactly why they do it.

I did the same thing in Greenwich Village. The upper floors are not big enough for a minifig to stand, but it doesn't matter.


About the real Greenwich Village
My model isn't a "copy" of any particular place, or of any specific buildings; I just wanted to imitate the atmosphere of this part of Manhattan. For those of you that don't know New York, large parts of "The Village" are designated as Historic Districts.... most of the buildings are from the late 1800 and early 1900s, are small, and have a lot of character. There are no skyscrapers. This part of the city is always bustling because it has hundreds of places to eat, an active night life, and many charming narrow streets serviced by wide, busy avenues.



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   Here's a small close-up. See more pictures like this.



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   The Village, under construction in July 2002



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   Another angle of the completed Greenwich Village. The large, blank, white building had a large advertisement on the side at one point.



Comments

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  August 29, 2013
wow!:D
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  November 27, 2011
Amazing. You are a great builder!!!
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  June 14, 2011
Nice just nice. But I've seen Greenwich Village It's a lot bigger but I don't blame you.
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  November 14, 2009
Awesome Mr. Kenny! That is cool. Also, could you check out some of my creations please?
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  October 26, 2009
i am legolord. you are lego master. your designs are to great to be commented properley. for every ! i add to this post counts as 10% of your lego awsomeness. !!!!!...
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  September 11, 2009
I might have been there before! Very impressive MOC, and very detailed! I'll also be coming to your book signing in Clinton, and I'm very happy about it!
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  August 14, 2009
Quoting Graham Agee OMGZZ SEAN! if you live in greenwich, my town, bedford, is about half an hour fron there! maybe we could meet? but right now im in SC. PLEASE WRITE BACK!
No, Greenwich Village is the name of a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. BUT, If you're talking about Greenwich and Bedford Connecticut, then I'll actually be doing an event nearby in October. I'll post more information about it soon. (And if you're talking about Greenwich and Bedford England, sorry, I'm not even close.) :)
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  April 9, 2009
hi,im 12 years old and i adore your art work you are my biggest ideal i love all your creations but this is one of your best.i don't live in new york or the usa. im aussi but i love new york i know every thing about it and i was wondering if Greenwich is a really town? new york city is awesome. so is your Greenwich.....can you plz look at mine and tell me what i should change. kind regards l.d
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  March 22, 2009
omg this is the best creation I have ever seen can you comment on mine
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  February 14, 2009
This has been my favorite LEGO creation of all time, so I finally decided to comment/rate. A beautiful city that captures the feel of New York perfectly (though I don't know NY as well as you). The details are incredibly well done and add so much more to the creation. The city truly feels alive, something I've seen in very few works of art, let alone just LEGO.
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  January 16, 2009
This is CCCCCOOOOOLLLLL!!!!!
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  January 16, 2009
You are amazing!!!! And you work with Lego ALL the time!...this world is so unfair!
Sean Kenney
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patrick leon
  August 21, 2008
Comment on my stuff please you are amazing!!!
Sean Kenney
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Ian Minchin
  May 18, 2008
OMG please look at my stuff
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  February 18, 2008
Isn't this one of the key places Bob Dylan played at when he was starting out? Cool city... Yes I'm right!
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  May 6, 2007
Awesome lego creation, the city is alive!
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  February 2, 2006
Im new at moc,s and i think you are the greatest plz check out my moc,s site i have bionicles so plz check them out.
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  January 21, 2006
WOOOOOO...huff...pufff...OOO W!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*faints of exhaustion*
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  January 12, 2006
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  October 8, 2005
Great way to capture the spirit of downtown.
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  September 5, 2005
I love it. I have a little city myself and think this is sweeeeet(better you know?)!
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  March 6, 2005
this is probably one of the best towns i have ever seen!!!!!!!!!
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  February 12, 2005
Your creations are amazing! and i hate Leprechauns! Greenwich village is really cool! theres one thing i don't get though: where do you get all those green elements you use to make your trees?
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  December 9, 2004
Wow, it looks really cool.
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  January 31, 2004
Simply brilliant.
 
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