The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron.
About this creation
Here is my model of the Parthenon, built in the style of the LEGO architecture line. I built this about a couple months ago for history, but I never got around to posting it. Thankfully, I'm now all caught up with posting old models, so you should see a couple new things in the future (hopefully). ;)
There are four discrepancies between the model and the actual (now ruined) temple:
- The real temple is not grey in colour.
- The roof of the model has too much slope.
- The columns in the portico don't have Ionic capitals. All of the columns in the actual temple have Doric captials. I ran out of 1x1 plates, so I had to get a bit creative....
- Half the columns are missing. I only had enough 1x1 cylinders to make it 4x8 (columns). The real things is 8x17. Can you imagine the amount of work it would've taken in the fifth century B.C. to construct 50-some columns for the exterior of a temple?
Anyway, enjoy the photos and let me know what you think!
"The first 100 Parthenon architecture sets to be sold come with a complimentary 'Statue of Athena' minifigure, so be sure to get yours as soon as it hits shelves across the nation."
If this was an actual set, it would be a great "parts-pack" set. It contains 88 1x1 cylinders, many, many 1x1 plates in light and dark grey, a few masonry bricks and tons of 1x1 and 1x2 cheese slopes. I think it would retail for about $45-50 CAD. That's a pretty good deal, in my mind.
The main pic again.
Well, there you have it. Yes, yes, I've been building in a lot of grey recently, but that will change. I have something very bright and cherry to push out all the cold and dull grey/bley that should be finished as soon as I can get to the LEGO store, so keep an eye out for it!
Thank you very much for viewing! C&C always welcome and appreciated.