Two World Trade Center is finished!
The model stands roughly 65 cm tall and consists of approximately 8,600 pieces. At 1:650 scale, it is consistent with all the models in my body of work.
As you can see, the façade of the model consists mostly of transparent elements. Behind this outer layer, the inside is almost completely made up of medium blue bricks and plates, which give the model its beautiful bluish color, as if it’s reflecting the sky.
Each of the six rooftop terraces created by the stacking setbacks of the building are sprinkled with green elements to represent trees and grass. This gives the model a very organic appearance and enhances the dynamic nature of the stacking effect.
Depending on where you view the model, you might be surprised that you’re still looking at the same building!
The seven stacked masses give the overall model a truly unique appearance, one that will certainly turn heads once the real building is completed in New York.
The model also features detailed landscaping at the street level
The greenery encircles the building and surrounds the open glazing of the lobby.
Also included in the model are the various satellite arrays within the parapet at rooftop level. A couple of these satellites make use of minifigure hockey mask visors for the curved dishes!
A final view of the model shows how all seven sections stack seamlessly together along a single 2×2 spine. This spine starts within the base of the model, and every section simply slides into place on top of one another, all the way to the top.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project come to life as much as I’ve enjoyed designing and building it! I will be traveling to Billund to install the model in the LEGO House on Thursday, April 26 with the rest of the BIG Buildings Exhibition. I look forward to having it on display as well as seeing all the other incredible models that will be a part of this exhibition!