Nothing game related this time from me (you don't want to hear about the ups and downs of [re-]writing an e-learning platform, do you?)
So what we have here today is something Lego related. I think I mentioned once or twice my fascination for Lego and for architecture (on g+ at least) and in between coding session I started to build my own version of Case Study House #22 (or CSH#22 for short, also know as House Stahl). I'm not entirely sure what I like more, the house itself or the picture of it (done by Julius Shulman).
I began tinkering with it sometime last year (the early part) and I guess a first model was ready by mid 2011, ordering it through Lego's Design ByMe wasn't quite an option as the model came in at about €180 (some 930 parts after all), so I filed it away as a nice thing done.
Came December and I felt the need of buying something useless so I had another look at the CSH#22 model and started to redo it, reducing parts and adding a base to the model and ended up with 841 parts and a model I was pretty pleased with. Still €149 is something to think about (esp. in December) - no order for me.
Finally on Jan. 18th I decided I *want* that model. NOW! Too bad Lego discontinued the service on the 16th. What a let down I can tell you. To cut that part short - I ordered all the parts through Pick-A-Brick (€50 less, btw) and now it waits to be assembled.
Erm - what was I about to write about again?
Oh, yes. The model went on http://lego.cuusoo.com/ (go, sign up there ... and vote for it) - although I think 10k backers might be a bit ambitious ...
Anyway, from there I was contacted by a nice fellow who asked if he could do renderings of the model (as the screengrabs from DigitalDesigner are not really making anyone "wow").
So here they are:
A shot not unlike Shulman's foto (click image for larger version)
Front shot (click image for larger version)
Overview (click image ... you know)
Images rendered by Phillipe P. (see his other renderings on Flicker or at http://www.argobrickmodels.com/)
I'll post an image of the finished "real" model ... when it's done ...