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New Photo from the National Building Museum Exhibit
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Just wanted to share a new photo from my recent exhibit at the National Building Museum. I have recieved many questions about my color choice and thought this was a good time to explain that.

Overall, I usually build using a minimilist appraoch to both color and element selection, that said in this case there was not much of a choice as the structure in real life was entirely beige when construction began in 1936. Many modelers use light gray for the stone work, but actually this is not accurate. The stucco and native sandstone were originally a match, but over time the stone has weathered giving a darker color, but not gray as sandstone is a sandy/beige color.

Anyway, I wanted the texture of the stone to be seen by the subtle effects of natural shadows. Using a different color to replicate the texture could have been done, but that approach was not as authentic.

Hope that helps explain my choice of all beige. Other areas I should explain is the lack of or absence of the dark red or "Cherokee Red" window frames and the design behind the white grid topography. I will add that later...

Best, Adam


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  December 31, 2017
Excellent. I recently caught the Lego disease. Building lots of kits and models from plans to learn Technic but itching to branch out on my own. The biggest barrier to entry is the price of the bricks. I have a mosaic I'd love to do but its 6' long and 4' high. I have not even counted the number of tiles I would need. I try and buy in bulk but it is difficult and time consuming to "dumpster dive" and sort all those bricks. I look for sales and used but is there any way to purchase bricks in quantity?
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  March 23, 2015
Have seen the Taliesin West model, just great. I was an apprentice at Taliesin 1956-1959 and rebuilt all the roof at Taliesin. I was the welder.
  November 23, 2012
Hi there! I don't know if it is appropriate to post here this note (plase delete it if it is in violation of MOCPages conditions or of good taste/spam rules.. ;-) but I took inspiration (even) from your official Lego model of Fallingwater for this little Cuusoo project of mine: Fallingwater Nano-scale model: - . Cheers Ervino
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  March 13, 2011
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  August 31, 2010
That is awesome, wait a minute.... I went there today! I saw all of your amazing buildings in the museum, you are a truly amazing builder! For all of you that want to go, the museum is in Washington D.C USA and the exhibit will be showing until september 2nd. I think you have to pay a very minimal fee to get in, but you wont regret it. He has MASSIVE models of the World trade center and the empire state building to name a few. You can also build your own building or tower in the play area. I built a HUGE yellow pyramid :P (Amazing that no one had thought of that yet)
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  August 18, 2010
Gorgeous! The natural shadowing works brilliantly.~H
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  August 18, 2010
This is breathtaking! The house is gorgeous, but I want to compliment you on the base; it is very unique and creative. Where is this museum?
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  August 17, 2010
Looks great! Excellent textures there on the stonework. Impressive!
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  August 17, 2010
This is so cool! Man, I need to take a trip to the museum before school starts up again. I'm a big fan Adam! You've built some great buildings.
  August 17, 2010
Wow! Adam, this is beautiful! The colors that were chosen work very well, and the platform it is built on is very unique, and gives the piece a nice energy/vibe. This is a really good representation of the Frank Lloyd Wright-Style design and function! great work! Keep building! -Anthony Dunne
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