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Old May 27th, 2011, 04:51 AM   #29361
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Hi all.

I found pics of the lego architecture series model a month ago online.
I agree with Gerald - a poor model at best. Like it's for a 5 year old ...
I was hoping for a realistic looking model using special shaped pieces.

I have been looking for a bigger lego model of the burj for some time. I have shots of 11 different lego models including the one in Oasis's post. I would like to make one but only around 2 meters high. The problem is unless the model will be near 3 meters or more, it would be difficult to make it look realistic using standard pieces. There is one (I have shots of) that looks to be 5 feet high that looks pretty good but although the pieces don't look speciallized, they don't look like they came from a standard set.

The article posted by Imre seems to be mistaking the big 2.7 meter model with the crappy one that is sold as part of the architectural series.
The article also seems to say the big model made of more than 140,000 standard pieces will be available at some point. Do I have that right ? - or is this also a mistake and is referring to the small, bad one ?


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Old May 27th, 2011, 09:01 AM   #29362
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The Lego model would look a whole lot better if it wasnt so stubby..

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Old May 27th, 2011, 09:27 AM   #29363
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Old May 27th, 2011, 10:08 AM   #29364
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Hi all.

I found pics of the lego architecture series model a month ago online.
I agree with Gerald - a poor model at best. Like it's for a 5 year old ...
A 5 year old?

My cat could put that together.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 12:03 PM   #29365
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If they wanted to use the UAE flag to adorn the base, the least they could have done was get it the right way up!


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Old May 27th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #29366
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That lego model which it is a part of the prestigious Lego Architecture Series actually its not too good. Away not good...
I was expecting a more realistic model from Lego about Burj Khalifa
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Old May 27th, 2011, 06:52 PM   #29367
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A 5 year old?

My cat could put that together.
Isn't your cat more then 1 year old ... and isn't 1 cat years something like 5 human years?
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Old May 28th, 2011, 11:25 AM   #29368
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i think they spoiled the lego tower by making the top of it cuboidal
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Old May 28th, 2011, 12:16 PM   #29369
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This is more like it. And this is even from 2008. There is probably already a better model out there somewhere.

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Old May 28th, 2011, 02:29 PM   #29370
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The lowest tiles must be under enormous pressure The burj khalifa lego building technique is not impressive at all, but the chicago spire is very well built! Do you have another pictures of these buildings?
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Old May 28th, 2011, 07:03 PM   #29371
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Old May 29th, 2011, 04:31 AM   #29372
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On the subject of cloud-splitting and HDR...

Original, adjusted. One shot. No HDR necessary:

Hey, I was just wondering what program you used to achieve this effect. Does it work with normal camera images as well? Thanks
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Old May 29th, 2011, 07:25 AM   #29373
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Hi all.

Lego models ...

1 - This 15 foot model is the closest to the real deal for accuracy - .

[IMG]http://i56.************/2py9kp4.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i52.************/aeo0vs.jpg[/IMG]

2 - Here is the plaque for the 17 foot model posted by Atmosphere, above.
Over 450,000 pieces.

[IMG]http://i53.************/ib97ie.jpg[/IMG]

3 - This is the best smaller model Ive seen.
I figure it is just over 5 feet. Looks like the pieces aren't specially made for the model but are from a non standard set.

[IMG]http://i54.************/r0qqsy.jpg[/IMG]

4 - This must be the 2.7 meter model displayed (in the mall ?) with the pathetic arch. series models in the boxes.

[IMG]http://i55.************/2ir9k60.jpg[/IMG]

I have shots of 7 others including the one on the last page.
#'s 2, 3. and 4 and the one on the last page are all about the same for acuracy - not too bad - not quite as close as # 1. The rest are less accurate.

The builders of all the big models (including # 1) could have definitely benefitted from talking to someone who knows the details of this structure. I know there must be some limitations with using lego blocks, especially the top 10 or so tiers, but they could all be improved no doubt. The tier heights on all of them seem to be arbitrary and those could be accurate if nothing else.

I guess none of the builders had access to someone who knows the details of this structure. Too bad they're not members of the forum - I would have been happy to help.

I want to repeat on just how bad the arch. series models are. Almost like they are abstract art ... Hard to believe Emaar allowed these to be made available to the public ...


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Old May 29th, 2011, 08:07 AM   #29374
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Hey, I was just wondering what program you used to achieve this effect. Does it work with normal camera images as well? Thanks
Original shot deliberately over-exposed without clipping (histogram pushed as far to the right as possible). This means that the maximum possible amount of detail was captured in the RAW file.

RAW file then converted and imported into Photoshop and curves applied with masks to bring out the details and correct the apparent over-exposure in the original file.

I'm not really very good at this to be honest, and there's a lot more that could be done with this photo to improve it further (just as an example, the shadow of the Address Hotel could be pretty much removed entirely from the shot if desired) - it was just a technical exercise really to practise what I'd learned on a course.
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I want to repeat on just how bad the arch. series models are. Almost like they are abstract art ... Hard to believe Emaar allowed these to be made available to the public ...


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Old May 29th, 2011, 09:55 AM   #29376
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The spires is hell a taller then I thought it was. And the lego model is sub par.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 11:29 AM   #29377
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This 15 foot model is the closest to the real deal for accuracy - .

[IMG]http://i56.************/2py9kp4.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i52.************/aeo0vs.jpg[/IMG]
This model its indeed very good instead of the recent exposed one; i guess that this model we seen it only in Burj Khalifa "at the top".
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Old May 29th, 2011, 05:18 PM   #29378
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Fantastic the model with Lego
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Old May 29th, 2011, 07:40 PM   #29379
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This model its indeed very good instead of the recent exposed one; i guess that this model we seen it only in Burj Khalifa "at the top".
Hi Chris.

I don't believe so. I have shots from Imre from 2008 and 2009. Some from '09 show signs saying Legoland Dubailand. The model was at Cityscape - ??

Imre can tell us.


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Old May 29th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #29380
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The Legoland themepark isn't opened yet, but maybe they already placed the signs:

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New LEGOLAND Park to open in Dubai in 2011

LEGOLAND Dubailand is scheduled to open at the end of 2011 and will be a 3 million square-foot park forming part of DUBAILAND, a large ambitious tourism, leisure and entertainment destination.

Similar to the existing four parks, LEGOLAND Dubailand is going to offer families LEGO experiences with its mix of kid-powered rides, cool building challenges, spectacular LEGO models, interactive attractions, family-friendly coasters, and shows that pull the audience into the action – all in all more than 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions geared towards families with children ages 2 to 12.
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