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Paris Opera at Palais Garnier
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Completed in February 2014, this project took about 4.5 months to design & build. There are over 12,000 LEGO parts. This is the largest, most detailed project that I have completed.
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Completed in February 2014, this project took about 4.5 months to design & build. There are over 12,000 LEGO parts. This is the largest, most detailed project that I have completed.

















































As an opera fanatic and an admirer of French architecture, this project was inspired by a copy of a painting in our home by Jean Beraud: "Le Couloir de l' Opera." The Grand Staircase is beautifully portrayed and I wanted to create an ornate interior along with a detailed exterior finish.

Microsoft Excel was very handy in order to plot out the footprint, staircase height, tile designs, Fleur d' lis pattern, and more. I also relied on Google Maps 'streetview' and popular images of Palais Garnier for inspiration and guidance. The proper scale of Palais Garnier would have required a LEGO structure about three times the size of this creation. I incorporated the dome and the hip roof elements into this version, although there would be much further back from the front facade. Also, the sides have no protruding elements, so that this creation can be displayed along with other LEGO modular creations OR two smaller domes on the original Palais Garnier can be added as a separate project. This version does not include the front exterior stairs, not the lower level.

The grand piano on stage was copied from mijasper.







Comments

 I made it 
  November 3, 2016
Quoting Derrick Lau Are you able to sell this model, or at least the instructions and a required bricks list?
I am sorry Derrick... I do not have any instructions for this item. I do not have any plans to sell it.
 I like it 
  October 21, 2016
Are you able to sell this model, or at least the instructions and a required bricks list?
 I made it 
  September 2, 2014
Announcing that this project, PARIS OPERA HOUSE has been chosen is being promoted on "Staff Picks" over at the LEGO Ideas site: https://ideas.lego.com/dashboard ---- Here is you chance to support a large-scale building that has caught the attention of The LEGO Company.
 I made it 
  April 12, 2014
Thank you all for your wonderful comments and encouragement. This project is now on Cuusoo. If you have a chance, please support this project. You can go to the Lego Cuusoo site and search for Paris OR visit: http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/61827.
 I like it 
  February 24, 2014
incredible ! beau travail
Bob P
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Lars Kumpfert
  February 23, 2014
Really great architecture, especially the round roof part. The whole build looks really cool and feels so realistic to my eyes!
Bob P
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Matt Bace
  February 20, 2014
Wow! The level of detail in this build is mind-blowing. And I love the olive green roof.
 I like it 
  February 20, 2014
That is awesome! I love all the details, and the roof on the little building on the back is really cool! Good job!
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  February 20, 2014
Fantastic design! my only complaint would be the small photos.
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  February 20, 2014
Striking build here, Dude! Great job, inside and out!
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  February 20, 2014
Crazy good, obviously an elite creation!
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  February 20, 2014
Incredible architecture! Super impressive details. Wow!
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  February 20, 2014
Beautiful, congrats on this fantastic creation.
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  February 20, 2014
wow! sumptuous! the fleur de lys is a nice touch!
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  February 20, 2014
Beautiful! Such intrinsic detail is present everywhere I look!
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  February 20, 2014
Brilliant! Amazing detail. Superb work. --Blast--
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  February 20, 2014
This is actually real art. Very stunning work!
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  February 20, 2014
wooooow this is amazing
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  February 20, 2014
very well done!
 
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