This model of the Taj Mahal, build in 2005 (which pre-dates Lego's model), was taken apart and the pieces were used for another, better, more intricate model of the Taj in 2008 (which also pre-dates Lego's model. (Look at the icon to the left or look at my folder on Mocpages)
The "newer" model was used for a movie entitled "Taj", an independent Australian film. The film is making its USA debut next weekend in Boston and the following weekend in San Francisco.
See more at http://www.tajthemovie.com/index.html
I really love this creation. It's very beautiful. It looks similar to the new (shipping 10/01/2008)Lego Set 10189 Taj Mahal. Of course since they are both based on the same building, that is to be expected, but I'm a little surprised to see that this seems to built to the same scale. Am I right? Does this model measure approximately 20 x 20 x 16 inches? Of course the Lego set does not include the reflective pool, but that's okay. It will be the perfect modification to work on. May I ask? What part did you use for the secondary domes? They appear to have been especially molded for this model.
this is quite possibly one of the most extaordinary things i have ever seen!! you are incredible at this form of art my hat is off to you Mr. Gugick! i was looking for a way to contact you privately to ask about how you built it and all, my email address is enclosed along with this message PLEASE get back to me as i have many questions for you...once again incredible job!!