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The World Trade Center (1999)
My Lego WTC was built before the terrorist attacks. It was 5.5 feet tall, and contained over 12,500 pieces. It was accidentally knocked over by a friend in April 2001.
About this creation
I have gone through three version of the World Trade Center. This is Version 1, from April 2000.

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   I made this building long before the terrorist attacks. It wasn't a political statement, it didn't have anything to do with death or war or anti war or anything. It was just a really cool set of buildings. My Lego WTC project started in April 2000 and took almost a year to gather the parts needed. The first of the Twin Towers was done in February 2001. In April 2001, it was accidenially knocked over by a friend.

Here's a picture of me with the tower right when I finished it in April 2001. It's about 6 feet tall.

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   Up up up! This is a comparison of my LEGO WTC with the real one. You can see in this close-up how I had to cheat a bit on the doorway tops because I didn't have any 1x3 inverted slopes at the time.

The exterior contained over 12,500 pieces, or about 500 pieces per floor! (The walls were 3 studs thick and contained mostly small white 1x1 and 1x2 pieces.) The building was 6 feet 6 inches tall, including the 1 foot antannae.

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The tower was hinged on its center, and opened to reveal the inside. It was constructed on two 16x32 baseplates. There were 25 floors, including a 3-story lobby, a 2-story sky-lobby, and an observation deck on the roof. The whole building would come apart in stackable "chunks", which made moving it around and swinging it open less insane.

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When complete, each tower was to be 5.5 feet tall. Tower 1 had a 1-foot tall antennae on top, and tower 2 was to have an observation deck and helipad. Buildings 3 through 6 would each be just under 1 foot tall. The whole center was to be situated on an 11-square-foot open air plaza. Underneath, there was to be a shopping plaza and subway lines. This is a sketch I did when I was planning everything back in late 1999 / early 2000.

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   What was inside

About 25% of the building was populated before it was knocked over. I had created a 3-story tall lobby which contained a waiting area, a reception desk, and 4 elevators. There also was a photo studio, building security, a dentist, a corporate office, and a hallway with a Coke vending machine.

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   This is a picture of me, working on the building. I'm a slavedriver.

Actually, sticking together all those little 1x1 and 1x2 pieces would get VERY tedious, and after a while they would really hurt my thumbs. Each floor had over 500 little 1x1 and 1x2 pieces.


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  December 6, 2017
the prophesy is true! nice build. looks just like the real one
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  May 13, 2017
IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!! You should rebuild it even though it has been 18 years now..
  October 4, 2016
Today is the day when that creation was destroyed Anyways marvelous creation!
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  March 24, 2016
I thought it was kind of funny (coincidentally) that your friend knocked it over in April 2001, just a few months before the real one was knocked over! Almost as if it was prophecy! Anyways, nice job on it, I was looking through the first MOCs on the 'Pages so I figured I would stop by and comment.
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  April 16, 2015
Still one of my favs after all these years, Sean.
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  August 28, 2014
cool!visit my page some time!
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  October 6, 2011
I like the idea this is very nice and very well done!!! I like it! Can you come see my u-boat?
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  December 9, 2010
nice mod is there any way you could give me your specs thanx.
  May 11, 2010 is a great place to get all the pieces you need for fairly cheap. You will have to get a general idea of which pieces you need before you start ordering them.
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  March 21, 2010
Im intereted in making the world trade center out of legos Will someone give me the details regarding where to purchase the lego and what other materials are needed. Thanks
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  February 2, 2010
I really liked your lego set it was awesome Ive been really liked legos and the twintowers so im thinking of building New York City in 1999. Do think you can give me the address of the place where you got your pieces for the twintowers please email me im really interseted. Thank you!
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  January 26, 2010
Its huge!Ilike the detils in the lobby
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  January 20, 2010
Very nice! :D
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  December 6, 2009
Is it true that you have over 1 million bricks in your studio?
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  July 13, 2009
Nice Design, if you could email me the list of materials at when i build it and put it on moc pages i wil give you 50% credit for it.
  April 4, 2009
That's a pretty hot picture. were talking about the girl right? ;) good job on the tower.
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  January 30, 2009
Shame it got knocked over. Kinda ironic. There still cleaning up the goddang mess those mike foxtrots made (that's military talk for mo-fo's! lol.) If only it wouldn't have been knocked over. If you decide to rebuild, got to cinncinati bricks. They have plenty of 1x3 inverted studs there. Nice!
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  January 26, 2009
If only that didn't get knocked over. I agree with smeckie6887. It is kind of ironic. Tht is really cool, though. If only I had that.
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  January 3, 2009
Sean, its a shame that it got knocked over. To think this could have been done twice. Though if you reconsider rebuilding try making it a slight bit wider.
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  January 1, 2009
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  December 12, 2008
Dude this is really good creation! Hello MOC creators I am holding up a contest Here it is..... You have to show me a realy really really cool decal that you will make me use it (don't steel other peoples ideas or you'll be DQ), or you have to show me a really really cool creation thats made out of lego and just lego no paper or glue just lego. and who every wins i'll comment on all the winners creations and rate them 5 stars (tell me that you have a creation by commenting me) Start Creating!
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  October 23, 2008
I've just read most of the reviews below and some are quite depressing and stupid... Anyway, this is a very nice masterpiece. Thanks for the site and for showing us such wonders !
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  October 14, 2008
dang that's a fricking lot of comments
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  September 18, 2008
major bummer, it got knocked over!!! its really sweet, so have you rebuilt it?!?! and its way more than a tall box, so shut up if your that inconsiderate and ignorant. nice job sean, dont let some of these idiots get you down.
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  September 10, 2008
im sad
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  July 15, 2008
It rocks!
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  July 13, 2008
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  July 8, 2008
Man that must've been alot of work... and, your sister has become MocPage's official booth babe/spokes person/icon to be put on all the t-shirts, coffee mugs, and hang out with the Ambassadors
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  June 25, 2008
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  June 2, 2008
yeah! and... is that your sister! :-) !!!
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  April 30, 2008
an excellent piece of architectural design.
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  April 22, 2008
great job. i would be honored if you review my mocs. so plz do.
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  February 20, 2008
Sean, great job! you should build some of the buildings that are going to replace the former towers though.
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  April 25, 2007
There is nothing I can say about this structure that hasn't yet been said. However, just out of curiosity... that girl in the first pic. She wouldn't happen to be the friend who accidentally knocked it over, would she? :P
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  April 19, 2007
This is great. to bad it got knocked over
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  February 15, 2007
nice building! must have taken a lot of pieces. how many pcs. did it take? by the way i think the girl is hot.
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  August 8, 2006
Definitley the most mindblowing model I have seen in my entire life. If I could add + ratings, that would make two-hundred thousand, eight-hundred nintey stars... instead of five.
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  May 28, 2006
I remember seeing this on this site a few years ago, and it's about time I review it. I was and still am very impressed with how massive and great the design is. It's unfortunate that it collapsed, but at least you were able to take some excellent pictures before it fell. In closing, I just want to say that you obviously put your heart into making this building. It really shows.
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  April 21, 2006
this is excellent. slap a cool photoshoppped sign on, and you got an instant memorial for anywhere. (provided you still have it)
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  March 13, 2006
This is great. It's a shame that it got knocked over. To those who complain about this, saying "the roofs wrong" or "Its not accurate", well I bet you can do MUCH better. And to those who make "jokes" saying you need a plane, do you people find the bombings funny?
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  November 16, 2005
Wow... I'm actually building a pretty similar design myself with pretty much the same bricks. You don't get bulk block packets out here and pleeeese e-mail me if you can suggest where i can get all those 1x1 and 1x2 bricks in white.
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  August 4, 2005
Wow Thats cool besides the top of it it would be real. Please Rebuild it Please The World Trade Centeris my favorite Bbilding Thats why im making it myself but it will take a loooooooooooooog time to finsh. God Bless America
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  May 27, 2004
12,500, thats crazy!!!! You rock!!!
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  November 3, 2003
I love it! This is the best Lego Creation I have ever seen.
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  August 4, 2003
This is amazing, what a creation, possibly the best i have ever seen. well done! I have nearly completed mine. thanks for all the tips and help you always give. and once again, wow! ;-)
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