I believe I have reached a point in my growth as an artist, whose medium is the LEGO® brick, where I have come to realize a vision of what I hope to achieve through my mode of expression. I am, therefore, establishing the basis to which all further Chicago skyscraper models made by myself will adhere to; the eventual realization and rigorous realistic representation of a contiguous layout of the Downtown area of Chicago at 1:650 scale.
Though no accurate timeline currently exists, I would estimate its realization in no less than ten years. I would also estimate, albeit much more freely, that the final model would size up around 20'x18', with an estimated parts count of somewhere between two and three million LEGO® pieces.
Phase 1 is what I am calling my first broad-scope layout of the city. My plan, over the next few months, is to combine my current six-building Chicago River layout with my current four-building Millennium Park Skyline layout. To join these layouts, I will be designing and building numerous small and mid-size buildings of the North Loop/Chicago River area. These include various well-known buildings such as Mather Tower, London Guarantee Building, 333 North Michigan, Hotel Monaco, Hotel 71 & the Equitable Building.
You can expect to see the whole thing at Brickworld Chicago in June. The theme this year is Brick to the Future
. And what better way to look to the future than with the first step toward the first-ever contiguous layout of a major global city? I hope you're as excited as I am!