Warsaw’s Palace of Culture and Science was originally build by Russian architect Lew Rudniew in 1952-1955. This LEGO brick version was built by me (Jetboy) during 2015-2016.
This build consist of almost 30000 bricks, is over 125 cm high, and it is the biggest thing i ever built. It’s base 4×5 baseplates, although i seen bigger things built out of LEGO bricks, is huge enough to call it crazy.
In late 2015 Polish LUGs were approached by LEGO Poland, to build some most iconic Polish landmarks AFOL style fir their Zone of Adult Fans of LEGO. We made projects in LDD, and 4 of them were selected to be built with real bricks. Palace of Culture and Science was one of them. It took me about half year from starting project in LDD to handing the model to LEGO Poland, it was and adventure of it’s own. I will write in depth article about it soon. Subscribe, so you will not miss it!
I was building it keeping LEGO Architecture style in mind. That’s why there is that black, stripe around it. The thing is that Palace is so huge, i had to make it 2 studs wide, as one stud tiles would be hardly noticeable.
Daniel Krentz, retired LEGO designer passed away at the weekend.
That is sad news, because Daniel was not only lego designer who
brought us classic sets like Yellow Castle, but he was probably first Adult Fan of Lego.
Daniel was born and raised in the USA in 1937 living in Colorado and Chicago, he discovered LEGO bricks while at college in the 1960’s. He bought as many brick packs as he could afford on his salary and soon his fan creations came to the attention of LEGO’s US distributor at the time (Samsonite) who began using them as display models to increase sales. Soon after they showed off his MOCs to visiting LEGO reps he was recruited to be a designer in Billund Denmark. He was both the first AFOL and the first non-Dane hired to be a designer by the company. He started work as a designer in the mid 1970’s and continued until the year 2000. In Denmark he fell in love and married his wife who passed in the 1990’s, attended church every Sunday and lived a quiet peaceful life in Billund building with LEGO bricks every single day.
Daniel was the designer of many LEGO sets in his time but among his most iconic sets are:
If his work or life had a positive impact on yours we will make sure his family gets any messages you would like to leave.
After retiring Daniel has kept his interests in LEGO. I have meet him during last Fan Weekend, unfortunately we did not talk long enough. Daniel had inspired so many builders with his creations… He will be missed.
If you are one of those crazy afols that go to Skaerbaek Fan Weekend in Denmark, you would be interested that Monday programme has been announced.
This time it is visit at construction site of LEGO house, and usual visit to the Employee Shop.
Also Signup for Big Box od LEGO started at the same time, so if you are going to attend the event be quick, as the spots are going out quickly.
What is LEGO House?
LEGO House is going to be a hands-on minds-on experience center where children and fans of all ages can experience the endless possibilities of the LEGO brick. It will be a place where the visitors are offered an active and fun as well as educational and inspiring experience based on everything that LEGO play has to offer.
Being an AFOL i was always strongly against gluing bricks, but yesterday i had to do it for the first time. That was an awkward eperience and it pushed me in a philosophical mood. To glue or not to glue? That is the question!