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1. I made this micro museum entirely out of LEGO® bricks. There are no modified parts or custom parts. The tools I used were my favorite ones - my hands and my brain. I worked from photos I'd taken of the museum. In the second image on this page there is a small photo of the actual Longmont Museum for comparison.
2. I designed this build as part of a presentation to the staff at the Longmont Museum near my home for an exhibit they are planning. The exhibit is about the art of LEGO®. I thought they would like to see their own museum built out of LEGO® bricks. I chose to design it in micro scale, which is smaller than minifigure scale, because I wanted to show how a simple design can also be beautiful. Plus, other people can build it for themselves with the instructions at a reasonable price since they would not have to buy many pieces to complete it. I had to make many choices during the design process in order to decide on the right part. For example, I removed rare pieces and replaced them with more common pieces that were more affordable. I asked for my Mom's opinion on a few of my design decisions and took them into consideration as I came up with the final build.
3. I worked on this design at home. It is technically part of my schooling since I am homeschooled. I'm putting together a portfolio of my original LEGO® designs for a senior project. Building with LEGO® is a huge part of my life and eats up most of my time - it's kind of an affliction! The build and instructions took about one week to complete from start to finish.
4. This particular design taught me that it's not so easy to make a micro scale build of a structure. I usually like to work bigger. Finding the right piece to represent a life-sized element in a building was a challenge for the part inventory I house in my brain and my basement! I am happy that it is an accurate, and recognizable, representation. It was a fun challenge which I hope will please the Longmont Museum staff enough that they decide to use it for their exhibit.
Step 1: Inventory
These are all the LEGO® elements you will need to complete this build. Links for each element will take you to BrickLink for an image of what the part looks like. You can order parts from LEGO® at the pick a brick online store or use parts in your own collection.