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Old February 11th, 2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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JArch's LEGO Sears Tower

This is my only lego project, which began at the beginning of the year. I started ordering parts I'd need around Christmas time and began working on it shortly there after.

1-9-09, 7 stories complete


1-26-09, 17 stories complete


1-30-09, 23 stories complete


2-9-09, 30 stories complete


40 stories


47 stories


... and this is where I'm at, three stories from the first setbacks. After 47 stories, or 43.5% complete, it stands 23.5" tall.

The white parts you see in the center is the two express elevator shafts that will end at the Skydeck. The roof and top will be removable to reveal the skydeck and elevators.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 10:29 PM   #2
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Looks cool
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Old February 11th, 2009, 10:34 PM   #3
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Great project, looks very realistic. Keep up the good work, I'm curious for the result.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 05:42 AM   #4
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awesome!
reasonably simple, because it is square.
Are you going to put a light in it?
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Old February 12th, 2009, 02:10 PM   #5
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I've thought about it, but I'm not sure if I am or not.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 04:40 PM   #6
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awesome!
reasonably simple, because it is square.
Are you going to put a light in it?
I don't think that will look good.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #7
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Looks pretty cool !!! How tall approx will it be once it's topped out?
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Old February 12th, 2009, 09:29 PM   #8
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I'll reserve judgement, but the more recent pictures look promising, I think it should turn out well...............
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Looks pretty cool !!! How tall approx will it be once it's topped out?
47 stories is 23.5", so add another 7 stories and you get 3.5" giving 27" to the halfway point of 54 stories. Double that to 108 stories, and you come up with 54 inches.

Guessing as close as I can, to the mechanical penthouse on the roof, it should be right around 54.5 inches, or 4.5 feet. Including the antenna I think it'll be just over 5 feet total. Once I get to the roof part I'm going to play with the antenna size to make it look semi-proportionate. I know the antenna on the real roof are right around the 290-300 foot mark.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 07:24 AM   #10
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I raided the lego tubs to find any plate I could find, and finished it up to the 50th story, I have the first two setbacks completed. All in all, it's working out wonderfully.



Pretty sweet huh? I'll be on hiatus for March, won't make a whole lot of progress on it until then.
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lol , i love the message written in the dust on the TV :P
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It looks like you already made the antennas on your table.
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Old February 16th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #13
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Yep! I have the roof, and Skydeck floor built along with a rough build on the antennae, I think they'll end up being taller than that though. Once the building is topped off I'll have to see whether or not they're proportionate. They might end up another half foot to a foot taller than they are now.
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Been a while since I've been able to get here and update this. I made it past the first setbacks, and I'm stuck at the 63rd floor for now, which of course, is two mechanical floors from the next two setbacks where the building will take on the + shape.

Here she is, 63rd floor, 58.33% complete, and 31.5" tall.

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looking good..................
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Old March 21st, 2009, 07:01 PM   #16
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Great work already
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Great work...Where dou you get that much of the same parts??
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Old March 21st, 2009, 11:40 PM   #18
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Lego.com has a pick a brick section, but the massive amounts of one part really starts to add up.

You can search for specific pieces like 1x1 black bricks in the Toys & Hobbies portion on Ebay, which is where I've gotten most of my pieces.

They're usually around half the price too.

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Dude, this is lookin' awesome! Keep posting the photos during progress! Thanks
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 12:06 PM   #20
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You should post the final costs of it once you are ready. Maybe people will donate :p
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