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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
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