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The Parthenon
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
Hello everyone,

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.

~Mark



Comments

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  August 6, 2017
Nice! This would indeed make a great architecture-set :-)
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  May 21, 2015
classy, it could sit well on a desk!
  May 10, 2015
Wow great Job! Keep On the good Work!
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  April 27, 2015
Superb build!!
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  April 26, 2015
Wow, nice Job!
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  April 26, 2015
There really should be a Parthenon Architecture set, and this is fine although it does need a shallower pitch on the roof. Nice build!
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  April 24, 2015
I knew what it was when I first saw the main picture. Spectacular!
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  April 18, 2015
Nicely done. It looks just like something from the Architecture line...I think you nailed it.
 I made it 
  April 16, 2015
Thank you both very much!
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  April 16, 2015
Very nice! You gave it that Architect themed feel to it, well done!
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  April 16, 2015
Simple and beautiful!
 I made it 
  April 15, 2015
Thank you, everyone!
 I like it 
  April 15, 2015
Awesome job man!
Mark McPeek
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Graeme Straughn
  April 14, 2015
Very cool, Mark! It's always good to see your posts. I really like light/dark bley so I'm fine with it. :) Great work on this amazing piece of architecture. :D
Mark McPeek
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Batman ....
  April 14, 2015
This is really cool. Great microscale build.
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  April 14, 2015
Refined and accurate - love it.
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  April 14, 2015
Fantastic work as usual Mark! Instantly recognizable!
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  April 14, 2015
An amazing MOC of fantastic architectural design and detail. Brilliant.
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  April 14, 2015
excellent detail put into a small build :)
 I made it 
  April 14, 2015
Thank you everyone for your likes and comments!
 I made it 
  April 14, 2015
Quoting Mister Lego ~ Yes, I could totally see this as an architecture set. You've definitely captured the look of The Parthenon. Maybe try the famous Roman Colloseum next?
Thank you! Yes, I'd really like to build the Colosseum, but I need a lot more cylinders and arches. One day, maybe!
 I made it 
  April 14, 2015
Quoting Centurion Cone You should put this on lego ideas!
I might, but not right at the moment. I'd have to check the rules for architecture sets first. They might not accept this, because they have a special designer for that line. Thanks!
 I made it 
  April 14, 2015
Quoting Mariner 1000 Fantastic job, Mark! It's funny that those are the pieces I can't seem to get enough of.
Thanks! Yes, I used a lot of my PaB order from a while back on this. ;)
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  April 14, 2015
Great job Mark! I really like the pillars! Great roof too!
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  April 14, 2015
Very nice and accurate! Well done!
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  April 13, 2015
Very nice creation! I actually thought it was full size at first glance. Nice work!
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  April 13, 2015
Beautifully done! Great work Mark :D
 I like it 
  April 13, 2015
Yes, I could totally see this as an architecture set. You've definitely captured the look of The Parthenon. Maybe try the famous Roman Colloseum next?
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  April 13, 2015
amazing job!:D
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  April 13, 2015
Awesome job!
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  April 13, 2015
Haha, very nice. I could totally picture this as an official set.
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  April 13, 2015
You should put this on lego ideas!
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  April 13, 2015
Fantastic job, Mark! It's funny that those are the pieces I can't seem to get enough of.
 I made it 
  April 13, 2015
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Amazing piece of architectural brilliance! The statue looks awesome too. This would make a great addition to the LEGO Architecture line. Outstanding!
Thank you very much, Clayton!
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  April 13, 2015
Quoting Mr. Unknown Very nice! Love the details!
Quoting Cheryl P Excellent!!!!!
Thanks!
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  April 13, 2015
Amazing piece of architectural brilliance! The statue looks awesome too. This would make a great addition to the LEGO Architecture line. Outstanding!
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  April 13, 2015
Excellent!!!!!
 I like it 
  April 13, 2015
Very nice! Love the details!
 
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