There is a LEGO CUUSOO project from one of my favorite LEGO builders I would like to bring to your attention: the LEGO Architecture – Ancient World Civilizations by Matija Grguric.
The LEGO Architecture – Ancient World Civilizations series is a LEGO project Matija has been working on for a couple of months now, and it is still growing. Currently the series includes some really gorgeous LEGO sets:
Moai – Mysterious Sculptures of the Easter Islands: iconic sculptures with a past steeped in mystery.
Greek Temple – Dorish Style Ancient Greek Temple: dedicated to Poseidon, God of the Sea.
Hatshepsut Temple – Ancient Egypt: part of the ancient Egyptian temple-complex, Deir el-Bahari, near Luxor. This is a particularly interesting project when you look up the history.
Great Wall of China – Ancient China: micro-scale Great Wall of China – section Mutianyu. You can find a nice image of the real building here.
Chitzen Itza – Kukulcan: famous Mayan pyramid in Yucatan, Mexico. You can read more about the original structure here.
Pagoda – Japanese Culture: Inspired by Pagoda of Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto and other beautiful Pagodas all over Japan.
New additions to the LEGO Architecture – Ancient World Civilizations series you might see in the future are the Colosseum, Machu Picchu, Titus Arch, Parthenon, Petra, Stonehenge, and similar. If you have any suggestions and ideas for future projects let Matija know. He is open to your feedback! Visit Matija at his flickr gallery, or CUUSOO project page.
Matija shares that the idea behind this LEGO Architecture project is to make a series of LEGO sets, which represent different ancient civilizations and cultures, by something they left for us to admire. It could be a landmark, a style or type of architecture, a piece of art or sculpture. This is why Matija combine both landmarks and styles specific to that civilization.
All the LEGO Architecture models in this series are built on a 32×32 stud base-plate, which doesn’t make them too big, or expensive – just the right size to decorate a shelf or coffee-table. With each LEGO Architecture set a booklet (similar to those from the current LEGO Architecture series) would explain basic facts about the civilization and the structure itself.
If you like the LEGO Architecture – Ancient World Civilizations series, please vote for it on CUUSOO. Here is the link: VOTE ON CUUSOO. I believe this LEGO Architecture series has great potential to be made into actual LEGO sets. They are beautiful, interesting projects that would appeal to LEGO fans, model-builders, Architects, and those who love ancient architecture and history. What do you think?
If you are interested in LEGO Architecture sets you can also read here: