Continuing my series of Lego Architecture builds – I took a page out of Tom Alphin’s book The LEGO® Architect and built my own version of a US State Capital domed building. I ended up building two different LEGO® Mocs – the first being a much smaller build while the second was nearly twice as large.
The Lego State Capital Buildings
The State Capital LEGO® builds where inspired by Tom’s book and the LEGO® Architecture US Capital Building. I took the design of the LEGO® dome and married it with my own interpretation of what a state capital building would look like. On the Large State Capital I used the base of Tom’s domed building – then augmented it dramatically.
The Small State House
For the Small State House I used the fence piece, also seen in the LEGO® Architecture Brandenburg Gate, as the base for the building. I then built an interior with a large entry hall and side rooms with arched entrances. I made the dome removable so that you could see inside the main building.
I then took the building and elevated it with a basement level and added a grand staircase out front. No State Capital is complete without some mad cool landscaping – so I added reflecting pools, LEGO® lamp posts and bushes. I was very happy with the build but found it a little small, so I broke it down and started on a second and much larger version.
The Large State Capital Building
The Large State Capital build used far more LEGO® pieces and had a more clearly defined column entry. The sides of the building have arched windows and the dome was raised up nearly two more stories. I then built the whole structure up on to a complex platform with grass, trees and decorative tile flooring. The roof is also removable on this version of the build as well.
Future Iconic LEGO® Architecture Buildings
I am looking forward to building more iconic LEGO® Architecture structures. There is the Brandenburg Gate and Lincoln Memorial in the works – there are also some great official LEGO® sets coming soon.
LEGO® Architecture resource guide
Websites, books, links, LEGO® Sets and Pinterest Boards to help you find inspiration for your next Architecture build. If you have additional resources please contact me so I can add them to the list.
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