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Circus Maximus . Panem et circenses is a latin phrase that means "bread and circuses", signifying the means by which Roman emperors kept the people pacified. Back then circuses were more like nascar and less filled with creepy clowns, elephants, and acrobats. This is my lego replica of the Circus Maximus, the biggest and best race track in Rome. The place where it stood is now a large open field. . Bricks used: 23,395. This build needs a lot of acknowledgements. Krazy Kastle Krak Guy provided inspiration for methods, colors, columns, and decoration. I used some of ArzLan's column and decoration techniques from this bulid: And last but not least I copied Mattia de Maio's White Horse to use as a statue. We couldn't have "bread and circuses" without the bread! Some mead goes nicely with that too. One of my favorite parts of this creation is the mosaic floor. It extends all the way around the building. It took a really long time to do. My other favorite part is the construction of the rounded section. I overlapped all the bricks so as to leave no gaps deeper than a third of a brick. This gives the whole section a much more cohesive look. I'm not sure what this relief is supposed to be... two guys attacking a goat maybe? It looks good as long as you don't look too close. :D What stadium would be complete without box seating and some servants on hand to give you wine? Here is that statue that I pillaged from Mattia. Here is a closer look at some of the mosaic work. A better view of the racers. A better view of the side and the stairs up to the rafters.


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