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Smithsonian Natural History Museum
First in a series of all of the Smithsonian Buildings, this is my first attempt at building it. This was built and screen-captured from Bricksmith on OS X using a slightly extended LDraw library. When I get some proper renderings done, I'll upload them.
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This is the back of the building, or front, depending on your point of view. Eventually once I build this for real, I'll put it on green baseplates with some proper landscaping of trees and stuff. Actually, I guess I'll need to figure out what to do about the parking lot. Yeah, there's a parking lot next to the building. :)



A side view showing the various heights of the rooftop elements. This is as close to reality that I could get.



Can you figure out how I did the windows? The interior of this building is quite interesting. :)



Comments

 I made it 
  August 16, 2010
I'm hoping by then to have the rest of the designs done and all the pieces purchased by then, so yes, that would be a great! I do plan on participating at the next Brickfair.
Quoting Arthur Gugick If you ever build this (with real brick) perhaps we could team up next BrickFair and make a Micro DC collaborative display. What do you think?
 I made it 
  August 16, 2010
I'm not sure what you mean by the offset for the roof. Initially I'd thought about using a 1x2 plate with one centered stud on top to center things on the roof, but I found it was not necessary at this scale.
Quoting Blake Baer Wow Joel that is really well done. The design of this is very detailed. I love the window idea. Is that a half stud or whole stud offset for the roof?
 I like it 
  August 16, 2010
Wow Joel that is really well done. The design of this is very detailed. I love the window idea. Is that a half stud or whole stud offset for the roof?
 I like it 
  August 16, 2010
If you ever build this (with real brick) perhaps we could team up next BrickFair and make a Micro DC collaborative display. What do you think?
 I made it 
  August 15, 2010
The "concern" about the parking lot is that I plan to do the entire National Mall at some point. There are two tunnels -under- the mall and the NMHM is actually built on a slight hill!
Quoting The Brick Scho Don't worry about the parking lot. It's a waste of black/grey tiles. Concentrate on the building itself. You can check out my other buildings on Flickr under The Brick Scho. Keep creating!! ;-)
 I like it 
  August 15, 2010
Don't worry about the parking lot. It's a waste of black/grey tiles. Concentrate on the building itself. You can check out my other buildings on Flickr under The Brick Scho. Keep creating!! ;-)
 
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