Microscale BIG builds

Inspired by the lego FORMGIVING exhibition at DAC and since I work as a Design Assistant at BIG Copenhagen I got the idea of recreating some BIG builds in microscale. Being a big fan of micro lego builds this was a real pleasure to build them. So let me show you my first three lego recreations.

ARC-Amager Bakke

Waste-to-energy plant topped with a ski slope, hiking trail and climbing wall in Amager, Copenhagen.

This model has been created in a total of two days. I mostly work on Lego Digital Designer to design my models. This helps me to create fast lego models, whitout having any constraints. For the building technique I got inspired by the lego build of Helgi Toftegaard for the Danish Pavilion (Expo 2010), using the the 1×2 Liftarm lego element connected together.


Via 57 West is a residential building, a hybrid between the European perimeter block and a traditional Manhattan highrise, combining compactness and efficiency.

This model was really challenging due to it’s complex shapes, difficult to reproduce with lego bricks. After different tests, I choose to split the surface into 9 slices which allows me to get an accurate shape while keeping the build small.

CON-Urban Rigger

Urban Rigger involves stacking shipping containers on a floating platform to create student housing, docked in the harbour of Copenhagen

This is probably one of my favorite build so far. The challenging part on this wasdue to its small size and the level of detail on the surface.

Exploded view-axonometric